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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: Failing the test on basic economics

OPINION: Legislators missing the boat on basic principles

This legislative paralysis mirrors what happened on immigration reform, which passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support but was then buried in the House without a vote.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: The booming Benghazi biz

Search the word “Benghazi,” and up pops a paid link to a website that advertises: “Benghazi — T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Mugs and More.”

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STEVE & COKIE ROBERTS: Make the Russian bully sweat

OPINION: So far leaders in Washington and Europe, the one in Moscow, are making the mistakes

So far, the so-called sanctions imposed on Russia for its incursion into Ukraine have been weak and give Russian President Vladimir Putin little concern.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: The guys just do not get it

OPINION: CIA response to Sen. Feinstein latest case of men behaving badly

A man in Sen. feinstein’s position would never be accused of having a “deep emotionalfeeling” about an issue.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: An outbreak of sanity

Reports by presidential commissions are often like those statues that dominate public squares in Washington: massive in size, but opaque in origin and quickly obscured by a thick layer of grime.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: Cowards are in charge of Capitol Hill

OPINION: Americans deserve better than the congressional leadership they are getting

Both Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are letting hardliners in their respective parties bully them into burying legislation.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: This is why the Media Primary matters

OPINION: Flaws of politicians are magnified and judged because of reporting

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has benefited from being near New York and its media. Now that proximity is his political nemesis.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: Hunger hurts all Americans

OPINION: Cuts to food stamps will hurt those struggling to put food on the table

Most food stamp recipients are hard-working Americans, not the “welfare queens” that conservatives rail against.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: Reversing the Republican death spiral

OPINION COLUMN: The declining white U.S. population is a challenge for the future of the Republican Party

Instead of trying to appeal to a broader base, many Republicans are trying to prevent minorities from voting.

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ROBERTSES: Turn off the blowhards

At a recent news conference, President Obama reflected on what caused the 16-day government shutdown, and how another crisis can be avoided in the futur

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ROBERTS: The women are taking over

The headline in the Washington Post read, “Moderates flex muscle.”

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ROBERTSES: Filling the fertility gap

Opinion column

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 dining area with an anxious parent trailing close behind.

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