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

A legacy in question

A legacy in question

The focus of Obama’s remaining tenure must be on eradicating the Islamic State.

Two governors on trial

Two governors on trial

The stories of Bob McDonnell and Rick Perry offer lessons in when to police political behavior.

Learning from Nixon

Learning from Nixon

What’s the relevance of Watergate to the modern era?

Who broke Congress?

Who broke Congress?

Ted Cruz’s pointing fingers at Democrats is pure chutzpah.