By Christina Nuckols
I’m among the millions of National Public Radio listeners who tune in each Monday morning to get Cokie Roberts’ take on the latest shenanigans at the U.S. Capitol. Although the journalist leavens her analysis with a down-to-earth sense of humor, her weekly bulletins can be rather grim.
Roberts will visit Hollins University Tuesday to speak about a happier subject, women in politics. Her 7:30 p.m. lecture at Hollins Theatre is free. Seating is first come, first served.
I won’t steal her thunder on her lecture topic, but I spoke to her last week and asked her a question I’m sure she hears often. Are you just trying to ruin my week with all of that gloom and doom? Is it really that bad in Washington, D.C., or is the Capitol crowd suffering from a case of “the good old days” syndrome?
Nuckols is editorial page editor of The Roanoke Times.