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COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS

Cokie and Steven V. Roberts write a column distributed by the Newspaper Enterprise Association.

Articles by COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS

Commentary: Freedom from fear Commentary: Freedom from fear
16 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Karina Velasco paid her way through college by cleaning office buildings in downtown Washington for five hours every evening. She did her schoolwork after getting home at midnight, and is on track to receive her degree in social work next spring. [Read More]
Commentary: One person made a difference Commentary: One person made a difference
17 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
When Cokie was a freshman at Wellesley College in 1960, she met a boy from Harvard named Marc Roberts at a political event. Two years later at another meeting, she saw someone who looked a lot like Marc. [Read More]
Commentary: What would Jesus say on immigration? Commentary: What would Jesus say on immigration?
18 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Conservatives are quick to embrace religious figures who agree with them on issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, and the right of business owners to deny contraception coverage to their employees. [Read More]
Commentary: One small blow against gridlock Commentary: One small blow against gridlock
19 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
There’s nothing new about politicians using their offices to enhance their power. The word “gerrymander” was coined in 1812 after Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed a bill creating a legislative district that resembled a salamander. [Read More]
Commentary: Failing the test on basic economics
20 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Here’s a quiz: Which politician favors reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which aids American companies that compete in world markets and last year helped support $37 billion in exports and 205,000 domestic jobs while actually turning a profit? [Read More]
Commentary: We must not be enemies Commentary: We must not be enemies
21 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Howard Baker wrote his own epitaph. The Tennessee Republican served in the Senate for 18 years — eight of them as his party’s leader — before retiring in 1984. When he died recently at 88, we looked up a speech Baker gave in 1998, in which he described his leadership style. [Read More]
Commentary: Wonders of walking benefit both the soles and the soul Commentary: Wonders of walking benefit both the soles and the soul
23 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Walking is the real miracle drug. Scientists have long connected systematic exercise to better health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular walkers “live longer and have a lower risk for many diseases. [Read More]
Commentary: Yesterday's gone Commentary: Yesterday's gone
24 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
As Hillary Clinton prepares to run for president, she should remember the words of her husband’s campaign theme song in 1992: “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac. [Read More]
Commentary: Governments hide, voters decide Commentary: Governments hide, voters decide
25 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Congress doesn’t do much these days, but here’s one bill that could command bipartisan support: a federal shield law protecting journalists against overzealous prosecutors. [Read More]
Commentary: The pictures on the mantelpiece Commentary: The pictures on the mantelpiece
26 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Sen. Frank Lautenberg died last year at 89 — an unremarkable event, except for one thing. The New Jersey Democrat was the last surviving World War II veteran in the Senate. [Read More]
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