Diane Roberts

Diane Roberts

Diane Roberts is a columnist for the Florida Phoenix. She has been writing for news outlets since 1983 and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Times of London, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Oxford American, and Flamingo.


Things could be worse — you could live in Florida

By: - September 21, 2021

Columnist explains how Sunshine State COVID craziness keeps getting deeper “Human kind,” said the poet, “cannot bear too much reality.” Many Republicans seem especially resistant, preferring to dwell in a miasma of Deep State conspiracies and Internet nonsense inspiring them to believe that Hillary Clinton drinks babies’ blood, Trump won the 2020 election, and that […]

Texas abortion foes play a dangerous game in encouraging vigilante law enforcement

By: - September 8, 2021

Americans like to say we don’t leave Americans behind. We don’t abandon people to be oppressed and victimized by a bunch of gun-toting yahoo zealots who hate freedom and hate science and think they have a direct line to God. So, when do we start evacuating women and girls from Texas?


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

By: - August 25, 2021

National Memorial for Peace and Justice documents our nation's troubled racial history MONTGOMERY, AL. — 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.