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The facts are only going to get worse for the president

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- Republicans said they wanted process, so now they have it. The question is whether President Trump's defenders are willing, finally, to address the substance of the allegations against him.

Thursday's historic vote by the House set out procedures for the inquiry into Trump's conduct that give the president every opportunity to ...Read more

Trump deserved the boos at the ballpark

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- It is President Trump's own fault that he got so lustily booed at the World Series game here Sunday night. When you publicly refer to people as "human scum," they are likely to return the favor.

Trump looked surprised when his appearance at Nationals Park (where the dastardly Houston Astros won yet another game) was greeted with ...Read more

Cummings knew the difference between winning the news cycle and serving the nation

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

Important Note from ArcaMax Publishing: We regret to inform you that as of Nov. 1, the Washington Post syndication service will no longer license this column to ArcaMax. You may write The Post with your feedback here: syndication@washpost.com or access the column online through the ...Read more

If Trump won't lead, Pelosi will

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- Last week's viral photograph of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pointing her finger at President Trump and reading him the riot act reflected a larger reality: If Trump won't responsibly lead the nation, Pelosi will.

The president has pretty much ceased being president. Trump never really seemed to enjoy the job, except for ceremonial ...Read more

Trump is in a tailspin -- and dragging the country down with him

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- The most powerful office in the world is occupied -- and being abused -- by a man who is entirely unfit and is spinning dangerously out of control. Everyone needs to stop pretending otherwise.

And it's all getting worse.

President Trump's train wreck of a performance Wednesday, at a meeting with congressional leaders, represented...Read more

Racist attitudes lead to tragic outcomes

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- This is a serious question: What can a black person do to keep from getting killed by police in this country?

Driving-while-black has long been potentially a capital offense, as witnessed by the case of Philando Castile, who was shot to death. Driving-while-black got Walter Scott tasered, but it was running-away-while-black that ...Read more

Removing Trump may be unlikely -- but not impossible

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- How much more of this can we take?

That is the question Congress must now confront. How much more of the Trump administration's lawlessness, incompetence and corruption must the nation endure? If President Trump serves the full 15 months that remain in his term of office, how bad will the damage be? For the good of the country and...Read more

The GOP's bootlicking cowardice knows no bounds

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- President Trump's defense against impeachment is bombastic, full of lies and incoherent to the point of lunacy, which is no surprise. Republicans are beclowning themselves to pretend Trump is making sense -- and that, sadly, is also no surprise.

Trump has described his smoking-gun phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr ...Read more

The president is trying to gaslight the American people

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president was an impeachable abuse of power.

I repeat: President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president was an impeachable abuse of power.

Once again, President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president was an impeachable abuse of power.

No apologies for the redundancy. Trump is ...Read more

The laughable Republican defense of the indefensible

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- Impeachment of a president is a deeply serious affair. Efforts by President Trump and his defenders to explain away his clear-as-day abuse of power are providing a bit of comic relief.

The problem for the president and his amen chorus is that the White House released a document proving Trump guilty of an impeachable act. In the ...Read more

Pelosi should move to impeach ASAP

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- The impeachment of Donald Trump need not be a long, drawn-out affair. Speaker Nancy Pelosi could bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the House within weeks -- or she could leave the president twisting slowly in the wind. Her call.

That Trump committed at least one impeachable offense is not in question. He unilaterally ...Read more

Trump is practically begging for impeachment

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- I get my felonies mixed up. Was President Trump committing bribery, if he offered the Ukrainian president $250 million in foreign aid in exchange for an investigation to smear potential Democratic nominee Joe Biden? Or would that be considered extortion?

It doesn't matter. The real question is whether now, finally, the House of ...Read more

 

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