Catherine Rampell

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


“Our lawmakers don’t even know what’s going on right beneath their feet.”

  • Apr 22, 2015

The parties are switching roles on expediting the president’s authority to move on the Pacific trade deal.

  • Apr 20, 2015

A gimmick that would hurt the poor and merely shift costs to states.

  • Apr 16, 2015

This is an opportunity to examine why working women cannot participate equally in the economy.

  • Apr 13, 2015

Republicans are more likely to say their shopping decisions have been influenced by their politics.

  • Apr 10, 2015

It’s policy, not technology, that affects workers’ roles in a high-tech economy.

  • Apr 9, 2015

Recent data offer signs that wages may rise.

  • Apr 6, 2015

Backed into a corner, it tries to make a case before the Supreme Court.

  • Apr 2, 2015

If it seems like college administrators don’t view sexual assault as a particularly pervasive problem, it’s because, well, they don’t. Especially at their own universities.

  • Apr 1, 2015

The outrage over ‘religious freedom’ laws puts businesses on the side of gay rights.

  • Mar 30, 2015
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Catherine Rampell is an opinion columnist at The Washington Post. She previously worked as a reporter for The New York Times, covering economics and launching the award-winning Economix blog. She also wrote theater reviews for The Times. Catherine frequently writes about the job market, women in the workforce, housing, taxes, health care, education, and various other topics, with an emphasis on data-driven journalism. Before that, she worked at The Washington Post as an intern and editorial writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education, NPR, The Village Voice, USA Today, NBC and other news outlets. Catherine has received the Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism and is a Gerald Loeb Award finalist. She grew up in South Florida (the New York part) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University.
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