August 28, 2013
Steve and Cokie Roberts
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OPINION: Deep South U.S. Senate representative will be all Republican in January
In the Deep South today, the Republicans are essentially the white majority party and the Democrats are the black minority party.
OPINION: In a land of plenty, no child should have to go hungry
The Christmas season seems to start earlier every year. Last month, a neighbor put up twinkling silver lights, and the day after Thanksgiving, we saw cars carrying trees on their roofs. So it’s not too early to make our annual appeal: This holiday season, give the gift of food. And health.
OPINION: House Intelligence Committee report dispels Benghazi conspiracies
Findings of a bipartisn House panel is ignored by those who want to perpetuate the myth of a conspiracy behind the deaths of the ambassador and three other Americans at Benghazi.
OPINION: Economic news from Japan and Europe is not good
The U.S. corporate rate, 35 percent, encourages businesses to move overseas and protect their profits from U.S. tax collectors; more than $2 trillion is stashed abroad, according to independent research firm Capital Economics.
OPINION: Which GOP will show up on Capitol Hill in January?
Here’s the problem for the GOP: McConnell, Cornyn and Co. might well understand what the public wants from their party. But they don’t “control” the conservative ideologues led by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who equate any whiff of compromise with heresy.
OPINION: If the GOP takes the Senate, political life in D.C. could get more complicated
Elections always have consequences and legislation is not the only way to measure their impact. If Republicans seize the Senate, they would set the floor schedule and run the committees. Republican staffs would grow while Democratic ranks shrink.
OPINION: To some extent the Obama administration is suffering from self-inflicted wounds
The role of government has turned from an asset to a liability for President Obama. His favorable rating in the latest ABC/Washington Post poll has sunk to 40 percent, the lowest mark of his presidency.
OPINION: Romney is hearing encouragement to make another White House run
Despite declaring that he is not a presidential candidate in 2016, Republicans appear to be pushing Romney to mount another campaign for the White House.
OPINION: Democrats best hopes lie in motivating their own voters to go to the polls
If Democrats pull off any upsets in races favored for their Republican opponents, it will be because they motivated their supporters to get out and vote.
OPINION: President made right call to send troops, money to Liberia
Ebola is killing people every day. It threatens our well-being and demands a rapid response.
OPINION: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush show political rivals can cooperate with each other
Washington resembles a World War I battlefield, with both sides dug deeply into their own trenches. The frontline barely moves, but the casualty rate keeps climbing.
OPINION: The criminal justice system costs too much and accomplishes too little
The United States has 5 percent of the global population but a quarter of the world’s prisoners.
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.
Search the word “Benghazi,” and up pops a paid link to a website that advertises: “Benghazi — T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Mugs and More.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The headline in the Washington Post read, “Moderates flex muscle.”
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.