Catherine Rampell

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Big Brother, meet Grand Frère.

  • May 21, 2015

Sexist office rules limit opportunities for success.

  • May 18, 2015

Can everyone stop being so offended and just get to work?

  • May 14, 2015

It definitely doesn’t mean cutting every government program.

  • May 11, 2015

The help offered to homeless Senate cafeteria worker is well-meaning, but it doesn’t address deeper problem.

  • May 7, 2015

Dramatically lower fertility rates among millennials are likely to have long-lasting economic fallout.

  • May 4, 2015

Sweeping tax cuts are wreaking havoc on the state’s school system.

  • Apr 30, 2015

Recent data suggest that aspirations to join the ownership society remain strong, but such dreams are getting less accessible.

  • Apr 29, 2015

Like the “Full House” reboot,for some, political dynasty candidates are a reminders of good time.

  • Apr 27, 2015

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

  • Apr 22, 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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