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Someplace We've Never Been: A Few Minutes with Eugene Robinson

From left: Eugene Robinson, Mae Ola Dunklin, Mauri Ditzler, Wes Dick
He has watched American politics with a bemused fascination for years as a reporter, editor and columnist for The Washington Post. But Eugene Robinson, who thought he had seen everything Washington, D.C., could be, is amazed at what is transpiring these days. “I’m basically an optimistic person,” he said, laughing. “I think we’re in for a bumpy ride the next four years."

Robinson at MLK Convocation: 'Perfect Storm' Election, 'Wild Ride' to Come

Eugene Robinson, Washington Post opinion writer
Donald Trump's presidency has impacted many things, according to Eugene Robinson, including his own job. That was one of many insights The Washington Post opinion writer and MSNBC commentator shared with a Bohm Theatre full house January 30 for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration.

President Ditzler: On Borders, Principles, and the Need for Meaningful Action

Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler, president of Albion College
Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler shares his thoughts about the recent White House executive order pertaining to national immigration policy.

Letter from Washington: Nick Panourgias, '17, on His Senate Internship

Nick Panourgias (right) with U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan.
"Working in Senator Gary Peters' office in Washington, D.C., has given me quite a few odd stories," writes Nick Panourgias, '17, about his fall-semester Ford Institute internship. "My favorite happened just two weeks into my internship. I lost my cell phone going to a briefing on the tram that connects Senate buildings. When the car I was riding in came back, Senator Barbara Boxer was in it."

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