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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: This program worked Commentary: This program worked
11 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Weeks after voters dissed the Democrats, an important economic benchmark was passed with little public notice: The U.S. government sold off its stake in Ally Financial, the auto financing company once known as GMAC. It even made money on the deal — about $2.4 billion. [Read More]
Commentary: Time to make a difference Commentary: Time to make a difference
12 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“There are two kinds of people in politics,” says Mitch McConnell, the new Senate majority leader: “Those who want to make a point and those who want to make a difference.” [Read More]
Commentary: On the wrong side of history Commentary: On the wrong side of history
13 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Sen. Marco Rubio has his views, and he’s sticking to them. He fiercely opposes all of President Obama’s initiatives to normalize relations with Cuba. [Read More]
Commentary: Decline of the dealmakers a loss for Congress, country Commentary: Decline of the dealmakers a loss for Congress, country
15 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
With the defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, not a single Democrat from the Deep South will hold a Senate seat come January. [Read More]
Commentary: Thinking of food instead of school Commentary: Thinking of food instead of school
16 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The Christmas season seems to start earlier every year. Last month, a neighbor put up twinkling silver lights, and the day after Thanksgiving, we saw cars carrying trees on their roofs. [Read More]
Commentary: Facts fail, spin wins Commentary: Facts fail, spin wins
17 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The late, great Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was fond of saying, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” [Read More]
Commentary: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship Commentary: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship
18 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
The economic news from abroad is not good. Japan has plunged into a recession and Europe could soon follow. America’s performance — 3.5 percent annual growth, 5.8 percent unemployment rate — looks positively robust by comparison. [Read More]
Commentary: Give American workers a raise
19 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
American workers need a raise, and there’s one simple way to boost incomes at the lower end of the pay scale: Increase the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. [Read More]
Commentary: Getting things done in Congress Commentary: Getting things done in Congress
20 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Which Republican party will show up on Capitol Hill in January, when the GOP assumes control of the Senate? [Read More]
Commentary: Even less fun than usual Commentary: Even less fun than usual
21 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
If Republicans gain control of the Senate, what will that mean for the last two years of the Obama administration? As young people often say about their relationships on Facebook: It’s complicated. [Read More]
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