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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: A wall would cast a shadow on U.S. Commentary: A wall would cast a shadow on U.S.
10 hours ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump’s “Great Wall” along the Mexican border is a truly terrible idea. [Read More]
Commentary: President Trump's reality show Commentary: President Trump's reality show
1 week ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
If President Trump were starring in a new reality show — which, of course, he is — here’s a possible title: “The Real World.” [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's budget weakens health Commentary: Trump's budget weakens health
2 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Mitch McConnell can count. The Senate majority leader has 52 Republicans and needs 60 votes to break a filibuster. So when Congress returns from its Easter recess, Democrats will “have to play a major role” in the chamber’s deliberations, he told The Washington Post. [Read More]
Commentary: Liberals flirt with dangerous delusions Commentary: Liberals flirt with dangerous delusions
3 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Does anybody here remember Blanche Lincoln? She was a two-term senator from Arkansas, a moderate Democrat who prospered in a red state by defying liberal power brokers like big labor. [Read More]
Commentary: Can Republicans work with Democrats? Commentary: Can Republicans work with Democrats?
4 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
“Is the Republican party capable of governing?” That question was posed on NBC by Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director. So far, the answer is no. And until party leaders stand up to their own right-wing purists — Sen. John McCain once called them “wacko birds” — the answer [Read More]
Commentary: The American system is working Commentary: The American system is working
5 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump has virtually no experience running a government or reading the Constitution. But now he’s getting a painful civics lesson about one of the principle precepts underlying American politics: checks and balances. [Read More]
Commentary: Losing the soul of our country Commentary: Losing the soul of our country
6 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Donald Trump made this promise on the campaign trail: “I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.” [Read More]
Commentary: We have an obligation to welcome the stranger
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Commentary: We have an obligation to welcome the stranger
7 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump has revised his travel ban on immigrants and refugees and tacitly admitted that three federal courts were correct. The part of his initial order that blocked immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries was unconstitutional. [Read More]
Commentary: Anonymous sources unsurprising Commentary: Anonymous sources unsurprising
8 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
President Trump used a gathering of conservative activists to launch yet another missile attack against the news media. Unethical reporters “make up stories and make up sources,” he fumed. “They shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name. [Read More]
Commentary: The lessons that veterans teach Commentary: The lessons that veterans teach
9 weeks ago - - COKIE ROBERTS and STEVEN ROBERTS
Bob Michel, who died last week at 93, was elected to Congress from his hometown of Peoria, Ill., in 1956 and served for 38 years. As a young infantryman he had landed at Normandy shortly after D-Day, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and earned two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. [Read More]
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