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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: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship Commentary: Taxes and trade will provide the test of bipartisanship
8 hours 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
1 week 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
2 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
3 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]
Commentary: The Romney revival Commentary: The Romney revival
5 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“Run, Mitt, run.” That was the chant as Mitt Romney appeared at a rally for Joni Ernst, the Republican Senate candidate in Iowa. The 2012 GOP standard-bearer hears those words a lot as he campaigns around the country this fall, and they trigger two questions. [Read More]
Commentary: Democrats possess secret weapon Commentary: Democrats possess secret weapon
6 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Bill Clinton campaigned in Arkansas this week, focusing on college campuses and urging students to support candidates like Mark Pryor, one of the most endangered Democrats in the Senate. [Read More]
Commentary: Has the trap already been set? Commentary: Has the trap already been set?
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Tony Blinken, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser, was outlining administration policy in the Middle East. “We’re not going to fall into their trap of sending hundreds of thousands of Americans back,” he told Fox News. “That’s exactly what they want us to do. [Read More]
Commentary: Ebola virus
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
When Steve was hosting a show on NPR this past week, several callers questioned whether the United States should be sending 3,000 troops and $500 million to help control the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. [Read More]
Commentary: A tale of two American cities Commentary: A tale of two American cities
13 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
This is a tale of two cities. Murrieta, in southern California, attracted a lot of TV cameras last month when protesters blocked three buses carrying illegal immigrants to a processing center. [Read More]
Commentary: A consensus on criminals Commentary: A consensus on criminals
14 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Partisan antagonism rules the capital, drowning out most attempts at constructive compromise. [Read More]
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