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Tuesday To-Do: Bless the Mic: Eugene Robinson

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Eugene Robinson speaks at Philander Smith College Tuesday.
  • Eugene Robinson speaks at Philander Smith College Tuesday.

BLESS THE MIC: EUGENE ROBINSON
7 p.m. Philander Smith College. Free.

Philander Smith College's Bless the Mic lecture series continues with a visit, one week after the election, from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and commentator Eugene Robinson.

Robinson writes a twice-a-week column for the Washington Post and is, along with his colleague E.J. Dionne and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, one of the most cogent liberal voices in the country. As such, he's a frequent guest on political shows such as The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball, Meet the Press and more.

One of Robinson's recent Post columns concerned the entirely sensible idea of building surge barriers to protect the nation's port cities from the type of destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.

Of course, that type of reasonable public infrastructure investment would probably never pass muster with the mad hatters in the Tea Party. Still, it's a good thing that folks like Robinson are there to, at the very least, point out the obvious in the face of insanity.


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