Latest from Roxanne Roberts

The love affair between Jeff Bezos and ‘Star Trek’

Echoes of the show can be found throughout Bezos' life, including Wednesday's Blue Origin launch with William Shatner.
  • Oct 13, 2021

The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal was embarrassing to talk about — but changed how we discuss sex

The “Impeachment: American Crime Story” TV series revisits the Clinton-Lewinsky affair and brings us back to the conversations we couldn't avoid.
  • Sep 22, 2021

Hillary Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ speech shocked voters five years ago — but some feel it was prescient

When Clinton put half of Trump supporters into a "basket of deplorables” in September 2016, it started a rhetorical war — and became a rallying cry for the right.
  • Aug 31, 2021

Barbara Lee doesn’t feel vindicated for voting against Afghan war: ‘I almost wish ... I had been wrong’

Lee was the lone member of Congress to oppose the war in Afghanistan. Now, she said in an interview, “I’ve got to do more.”
  • Aug 18, 2021

After months in lockdown, we need some new memories. But can you ‘make’ them?

Advertisers and inspirational wooden signs love to talk about “making memories.” Your brain doesn't always cooperate.
  • Jul 25, 2021

Billionaires in space: The launch of a dream or just out-of-this-world ego?

For Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk, rocket ships have become the new superyachts.
  • Jul 18, 2021

We hate the office. We love the office. Do we want to go back?

After the pandemic, our culture of Dilbert and “Mad Men” and kvetching about bosses is coming to a head.
  • Jun 30, 2021

The Washington Ballet bounces back with the capital’s first post-pandemic gala

Vaccinated and ready to party, Washington VIPs flock to a million-dollar fundraiser.
  • Jun 5, 2021

This Senate is the oldest in American history. Should we do anything about it?

“Age may bring challenges, but it’s also a benefit when it comes to being in Congress,” says 87-year-old Dianne Feinstein. Many disagree.
  • Jun 2, 2021

Ambassador Rufus Gifford is the reality star who will try to fix America’s image abroad

President Biden has tapped the former envoy to Demark as his chief of protocol.
  • May 29, 2021