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Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts Calls Trump Supporters 'Morally Tainted'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics

Cokie Roberts didn’t mince words Tuesday in describing GOP politicians who continue supporting Donald Trump despite serious misgivings. “They’re...

Why We've Got The Wrong Hamilton On The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women

Journalist and author Cokie Roberts is cool with there being a Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill, but she feels strongly that it shouldn't be Alex...

Donald Trump Does Not Deserve Press Neutrality

Clementine Amidon | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Clementine Amidon

In the United States, there is a high premium on press neutrality. We hold journalism to a gilded Platonic ideal: reporters are expected to present the news in a vacuum devoid of commentary or bias. It's time for the press to act like the Fourth Estate -- to warn and protect its public.

Donald Trump: Stop Inciting Students and Children To Spew Hate Against Minorities

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Bonnie Fuller

Thanks to Donald Trump and his hate-filled promises, there are white young people who think it's A-ok to be bigoted. And thanks to Donald Trump, young Latinos, Muslim-Americans and African-Americans, now are being mocked and insulted in 2016.

Donald Trump Bristles At The Idea He’s Inspired Kids To Act Racist

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.09.2016 | Media

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump refused to take any blame for the behavior of children across the country who are using his anti-imm...

I Salute Our Founding Mothers!

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

I'm proud to thank the Founding Fathers for their sacrifices and daring in establishing the United States of America, but I'm also proud to thank the Founding Mothers who supported those sacrifices and kept the home fires burning while they were gone.

The Search For Flight 370 Is Personal For Cokie Roberts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has had personal resonance for ABC News' Cokie Roberts. Roberts' father, Rep. Hale Boggs (D-La.)...

The Republican Shutdown and Time Magazine's False Equivalency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Scherer and Altman leave Time readers with the impression that somehow Nancy Pelosi is equally responsible for the Republican Tea Party crazies in the House who are driving the country into the ground to win concessions from the president they despise.

Fake Cokie Roberts Twitter Feed Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.26.2012 | Media

Someone decided to make a fake Twitter account for Cokie Roberts, and it's really good. The world was delighted and stunned on Friday when, all of...

New Orleans Notables Urge Sale Of Times-Picayune

Posted 09.09.2012 | Media

A group of high-profile New Orleans figures have signed a letter on Monday urging the owners of the New Orleans Times-Picayune to sell the newspaper i...

These Famous Daughters Credit Their Mothers With Their Success

Posted 01.02.2012 | Women

This week, with the death of Hillary Clinton's mother, we got some insight into the major female influence in the life of one of the most accomplished...

Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Alan Chartock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alan Chartock

Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn's op-ed, calling for the defunding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is truly one of the most disingenuous pieces of propaganda I have ever read.

I Respect Tom Brokaw and Al Huang, but I Can't Afford to Eat With Them

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

October in California is fundraising time and if you are on any Republican Party's mailing list you'll be receiving pleas for contributions from two p...

The Politics of Fiction

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

Journalists today are forced to pontificate from their armchairs, barking out at a furious pace the short, sharp commentaries that are the staples of the Internet. Seeking fulfillment, I turned to fiction.

Jason Linkins

Don Imus, Chris Wallace Discuss Cokie Roberts's Criticisms | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, I made note of this segment on NPR, in which ABC News contributor Cokie Roberts, while discussing the way female politicians never find the...

Jason Linkins

Cokie Roberts Assails Chris Wallace For Palin 'Lap' Joke: 'Appalling' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Cokie Roberts took to the airwaves today, joining in a terrific segment about the way female politicians seem to be able to exert some degree of self-control and do their jobs without getting enmeshed in crazy, news-making sex scandals.

Talking Sex, Money, Politics and Tennessee Williams at Lit Festival

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival speakers touched on everything from Jesse James to the Tea Party Patriots. Here are moments from my first day at the festival.

Cokie Roberts: Glenn Beck A 'Terrorist'

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Cokie Roberts devoted her syndicated column (which she writes with husband Steve) to the subject of Glenn Beck, who she writes is "worse than a clown"...

Cokie Roberts: "I Couldn't Give Up Jesus" For My Jewish Husband

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sally Quinn talks to the journalist couple about their Catholic-Jewish marriage....Cokie also talks about her decision not to convert to Judaism for h...

Cokie Roberts On Polanski: "Just Take Him Out And Shoot Him" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A surprising number of celebrities and media figures have come to the defense of Roman Polanksi, arguing that the famous director should not have to f...

The Incredible Shrinking Health Care Reform

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman Solomon

Notions of universal health care are fading in the power centers of politics -- while more and more attention focuses on the care and feeding of the insurance industry.

Think Again: Conflicts of Interest by the Wealthy and for the Wealthy

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Given the power of perception media institutions enjoy over the profits of so many industries, these same institutions can use this privilege to line their own pockets.

A Wry Look-Back at the Presidential Campaign

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

Has it been only two months since the presidential campaign ended?

Sackcloth and Ashes on Wall Street

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The proposed bailout of Wall Street gives unprecedented power to one man -- Henry Paulson -- including any action deemed necessary, with no review, and a report to Congress only every six months.

Cokie Roberts Attack Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Last week when Cokie Roberts attacked Obamafor vacationing in the "foreign" and "exotic" land of Hawaii, most of us just assumed she was schilling for McCain. But she was schilling for something entirely different. Just watch.