Ruth Marcus
Ruth Marcus
Opinion Writer

Ruth Marcus is a columnist and editorial writer for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitx, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.

Latest by Ruth Marcus

Defunding Planned Parenthood would actually increase abortions

Defunding Planned Parenthood would actually increase abortions

Defunding the group would inevitably result in more unplanned pregnancies.

Clinton’s new e-mail storm is no criminal scandal

Clinton’s new e-mail storm is no criminal scandal

The e-mail controversy is a political problem for Hillary Clinton. It’s not even close to being a criminal matter.

Bill Cosby should be stripped of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bill Cosby should be stripped of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The accounts of Cosby’s predatory behavior are incompatible with the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Donald Trump and the anger of conservatives

Donald Trump and the anger of conservatives

Trump’s appeal is that he taps into a fundamental anger. His surly message matches the times.