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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: One person made a difference Commentary: One person made a difference
16 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?
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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]
Commentary: Making hard choices Commentary: Making hard choices
26 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Speaker John Boehner talks a good game about pushing immigration reform. He told a recent fundraiser in Las Vegas that he was “hell-bent on getting this done this year,” reports the Wall Street Journal. [Read More]
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