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If you dream of seeing the Great Barrier Reef, don't wait

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- There are roughly eight million plant and animal species in the world. One of them -- homo sapiens -- may soon wipe out a million of the rest. And we're just getting started.

That's the depressing bottom line from a comprehensive new United Nations report on biodiversity. Species are going extinct at a rate unmatched in ...Read more

Give Mueller the mic

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- It's Mueller time.

We need public, no-holds-barred testimony before Congress by special counsel Robert Mueller, and we need it now. As we saw Wednesday, trying to get the truth out of Attorney General William Barr is like squeezing blood from a stone.

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee did wring out a few droplets. ...Read more

Trump's politics of division fuels deadly hatred

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- Hatred, resentment, white supremacy and victimhood are deadly political tools. President Trump wields them with no thought to the consequences -- and people die.

The latest is Lori Gilbert Kaye, 60, shot and killed Saturday at the Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego. The shooter, a 19-year-old gunman armed with a military-...Read more

Biden has the best shot at beating Trump

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden begins his presidential campaign with a lead over the crowded Democratic field and a simple message the nation can immediately grasp: I can stop the madness. I can beat Donald Trump.

That doesn't mean Biden will necessarily win the nomination, which depends on a host of factors, including how well the 76-year-old ...Read more

Democrats must move fearlessly toward impeachment

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- The constitutional case for impeaching President Trump was best made two decades ago by one of his most servile enablers, Lindsey Graham, now the senior senator from South Carolina:

"You don't even have to be convicted of a crime to lose your job in this constitutional republic if this body [the Senate] determines that your ...Read more

Only Congress can hold Trump accountable

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- There is a mountain of evidence that President Trump obstructed justice. There is considerable evidence that the Trump campaign embraced and encouraged Russia's attempt to meddle in the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert Mueller laid out the facts -- and now Congress has a solemn duty to confront them.

Contrary to what Trump ...Read more

Our president wants to put up a "No Vacancies" sign for non-white immigrants

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration has manufactured and exacerbated an immigration "crisis" to further the president's most consistent goal: to Make America White Again.

Tens of thousands of Central American asylum-seekers, even hundreds of thousands, do not constitute a serious crisis -- not for a continent-spanning nation of 330 million, ...Read more

A snapshot of science's power to amaze

From the Left / Eugene Robinson /

WASHINGTON -- Forget everything else for a moment and behold infinity.

On Wednesday, scientists unveiled a fuzzy image that should blow every mind on the planet: the first-ever picture of a black hole, which is a region of space so dense that nothing can escape its gravitational pull, not even light. Black holes were predicted by Albert ...Read more


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