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Diane Roberts

Diane Roberts

Journalist Diane Roberts has been a member of the Editorial Board of the St. Petersburg Times – back when that was the Tampa Bay Times’s name - and a long-time columnist for the paper in both its iterations. She was a commentator on NPR for 22 years and continues to contribute radio essays and opinion pieces to the BBC, and is a regular columnist for the Florida Phoenix.

COMMENTARY

The GOP displayed its inner bigot during Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearings

By: - March 28, 2022

Just when you think conservatives have reached their nadir, the absolute bottom of the stupidity barrel, they start slinging poop like a bunch of over-stimulated chimps. During the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican senators picked up all kinds of rhetorical turds to hurl. They only soiled themselves, wallowing […]

COMMENTARY

Hey, GOP: There’s a museum in Montgomery y’all really ought to see

By: - August 24, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — You walk out of the fierce summer sun into a shadowy forest of rectangular steel columns, row upon row of them, six or seven feet tall, covered in rust the color of dried blood. It takes a minute to adjust to the dim light. Then you begin to see the names inscribed […]