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Cokie & Steven V. Roberts
September 2, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts:
Many high school students returning to classes this fall will find a new topic added to their curriculum: the dangers of distracted driving. Or to put it in blunt terms a teenager might grasp: Texting kills. AT&T, in cooperation with three other communications companies, has...
September 2, 2013 - 10:53pm
August 27, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts:
MONTERCHI, ITALY — It was a lovely summer evening. Large families filled the terrace at La Pieve Vecchio, a restaurant occupying an old convent on the outskirts of this hilltop village in Tuscany. Some groups even included small children, perched in high chairs or wandering the...
August 27, 2013 - 12:02am
August 19, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Ralph Carr’s profile in courage
Rep. Steve King is a flag-waving, card-carrying, all-American jerk.
August 19, 2013 - 11:50pm
August 12, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Keeping the Post independent
The masthead of the Washington Post contains these words: "An Independent Newspaper." When word spread that Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, was buying the Post for $250 million, attention focused on the word "newspaper." Bezos once predicted that printed systems for...
August 12, 2013 - 11:16pm
July 9, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Journalists and their rights
Who is a journalist? What rules should protect reporters from excessive government efforts to track down their sources of information and compel their testimony in legal proceedings? Those questions have taken center stage in Washington. They started emerging in May, with revelations...
July 9, 2013 - 12:22am
July 2, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The virtues of diversity
It was graduation weekend at George Washington University, where Steve has taught for the last 23 years. At a brunch for students and their families, one group stood out: a half-dozen women in brightly colored hijabs, traditional Muslim headscarves. They were there to support and...
July 2, 2013 - 12:15am
June 25, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Engines for prosperity
Republican support for immigration reform focuses mainly on political self-interest. Since 71 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of Asians voted Democratic last November, it’s easy to see why smart Republicans are so concerned. As Ron Bonjean, a prominent GOP strategist, told...
June 25, 2013 - 12:07am
June 18, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Out of their minds
“Have these men lost their minds?” That trenchant question was posed by Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren after a panel of her male colleagues bemoaned a new report by the Pew Research Center documenting the rise of “breadwinner moms.” Women are now the primary earner...
June 18, 2013 - 12:05am
June 11, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The politics of extinction
Hardly anyone noticed when Gov. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a Republican turned independent, announced he was registering as a Democrat. His conversion, however, marked another significant step in the gradual extinction of an ancient and honorable political species: Progressive...
June 11, 2013 - 12:21am
May 27, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: No room for excuses
Barack Obama is a gifted storyteller, and he’s always used his own life as a text, a parable, a lesson. Often he’s told tales from his own past to transcend race, to identify with mainstream America, to claim common ground about hardships suffered and obstacles overcome. By...
May 27, 2013 - 11:04pm
May 20, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Assaulting our core values
Finally, an issue Republicans and Democrats can agree on: The Justice Department went too far in secretly obtaining phone records from the Associated Press that covered parts of two months and more than 20 separate lines. The department says it needs the records to investigate...
May 20, 2013 - 11:17pm
May 13, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The perils of self-publishing
“Nobody should self-publish,” says Philip Corbett, the standards editor of The New York Times. “Everything should go through an editor. Ideally, it should go through two editors.” Corbett was speaking in January 2011, after the Times mistakenly reported that Rep. Gabrielle...
May 13, 2013 - 10:50pm
May 6, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Indicting the agents of intolerance
A group of rich Republicans is raising money to support same-sex marriage. By doing so, they reveal a fundamental split in conservative ranks between two very different philosophies. On one side are Western or frontier conservatives, who truly believe in small government and individual...
May 6, 2013 - 10:56pm
April 30, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: We’re all ‘Johnny Foreigners’
On the popular TV drama “Downton Abbey,” the central character, Lord Grantham, turns to his dinner guests and smirks, “There always seems to be something of the Johnny Foreigner about the Catholics.” Grantham is an Englishman, speaking in 1920, but xenophobia has always...
April 30, 2013 - 12:43am
April 23, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Time to make history again
When Margaret Thatcher died recently, it was shocking to realize that she became Great Britain’s first female prime minister almost 34 years ago. Today, 17 nations, from Brazil and Bangladesh to Liberia and Lithuania, are led by women. South Korea swore in its first female president,...
April 23, 2013 - 12:10am