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

Foreign donations leave Hillary in a cloud

Foreign donations leave Hillary in a cloud

Hillary Clinton’s clash of money and ethics.

Does the Boston Marathon bomber deserve to die?

Does the Boston Marathon bomber deserve to die?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions were heinous, but not everyone agrees he should receive the death penalty.

Finally, a break in the congressional gridlock?

Finally, a break in the congressional gridlock?

This past week shows even deep divisions can be overcome.

The myths and the challenges that face Hillary Clinton

The myths and the challenges that face Hillary Clinton

Can she avoid lashing out?