Catherine Rampell

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Drop-dead gorgeous women who are also funny are hard to find. But Hollywood isn’t trying hard enough.

  • Jul 6, 2015

Americans are free to worship whomever they like, but not at the expense of harming others.

  • Jul 2, 2015

YouGov recently asked Americans whether they thought of each U.S. state favorably or unfavorably, and the Garden State was the only one to collect more “unfavorable” than “favorable” responses.

  • Jul 1, 2015

European nations use the currency as a way to punish its neighbors.

  • Jun 29, 2015

We know how the ongoing debt crisis is going to end.

  • Jun 25, 2015

Companies say they want to fill vacancies. But applicants must be prepared to wait and wait.

  • Jun 16, 2015

The diminishment of dishonor has contributed to all sorts of depravity, he argued in a 1994 book.

  • Jun 10, 2015

Unlike in the U.S., German teachers and students learn about sustainability across disciplines.

  • Jun 8, 2015

Moderates aren’t getting more liberal. The Republican Party has become radically more conservative.

  • Jun 4, 2015

Putting off a formal announcement can keep the super PAC spigots gushing for presidential hopefuls.

  • Jun 1, 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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