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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: The right to be ordinary Commentary: The right to be ordinary
23 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Steve received an email the other day from a colleague announcing the birth of her son Brinton. She attached a photo of a red-faced tyke in a striped stocking cap, and co-workers responded with a cascade of “wows” and “bravos.” [Read More]
Commentary: Why governors are different from lawmakers Commentary: Why governors are different from lawmakers
24 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Governors are different from members of Congress. [Read More]
Commentary: This program worked Commentary: This program worked
25 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
26 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
27 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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]
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