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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Women exert bipartisan power in Senate

The headline in the Washington Post read, “Moderates flex muscle.” Below that were pictures of 12 senators, six from each party, who are helpi…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: How gerrymandering sunk U.S. into gridlock

This is not the most acrimonious period in American political history. In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr killed his longtime rival, Alexander…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Pretext of voter fraud claims is fraud

Hardly anyone noticed last spring when Jon Husted, the Republican secretary of state in Ohio, issued a report on the 2012 election. Out of 5.6…

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: The cruel cost of cutting food stamps

Last week Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to slash food stamp spending by $39 billion over 10 years. The next day, the Washi…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Who is a journalist and why does it matter?

Who is a journalist? That’s not a question limited to college classes, like the one Steve teaches on media ethics at George Washington University.

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Ralph Carr's profile in courage

Rep. Steve King is a flag-waving, card-carrying, all-American jerk. In a recent interview with the conservative website Newsmax, the Iowa Repu…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Fighting again for inherent voting rights

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Fighting again for inherent voting rights

Cokie’s mother, Lindy Claiborne Boggs, was born on a plantation in the segregated South before women could vote. When she died in July at 97, …

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Welcome immigrants: Advice from conservative religious leaders

Republicans have long portrayed themselves as the party of faith, and religious practice is a reliable indicator of political behavior. Among …

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Roberts: We must not be enemies

As the Senate headed for a showdown this week over a Democratic threat to erode the filibuster rule, a senior Republican was musing about the …

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Egypt must keep striving for real democracy

Can democracy survive when voters choose a government that destroys democratic values and institutions? That’s the critical question posed by …

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: American families depend on breadwinner moms

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: American families depend on breadwinner moms

Have these men lost their minds?”

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Immigration compromise bill worth celebrating

Compromise is one of the noblest words in the political lexicon. Especially when power is divided between the parties, as it is now, governing…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Obamas speak hard truths to college grads

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 pas…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: DOJ lost its balance with secret AP subpoena

Finally, an issue Republicans and Democrats can agree on: The Justice Department went too far in secretly obtaining phone records from the Ass…

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Agents of intolerance hinder GOP

A group of rich Republicans is raising money to support same-sex marriage. By doing so, they reveal a fundamental split in conservative ranks …

May 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Let's welcome immigrant scientists & families, too

As the debate over immigration reform reaches a climax, a troubling idea seems to be gaining traction. It is that annual limits on new visas s…

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Lawmakers on both sides flunk math tests

There's a lot of hand-wringing about American students lagging their foreign counterparts in math skills. That should not be a big surprise, s…

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Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: It's time for Obama to start leading

President Obama keeps traveling the country to promote the highlights of his legislative agenda — tighter controls on weapons, clearer pathway…

March 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: Voting reform would end a national disgrace

''Obama's proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides."

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Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts: Profit motive drives course correction at Fox News

Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News Channel, is a very smart man. And he knows how to count, a skill that has apparently eluded many of his fell…

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