August 28, 2013
Steve and Cokie Roberts
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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.