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

Riding to Obamacare’s rescue

Riding to Obamacare’s rescue

How far will the Supreme Court go to save the health-care law?

Why it’s off the record

Why it’s off the record

Anonymous sources have a place in reporting — and the White House knows it.

Palin is right about impeaching Obama

Palin is right about impeaching Obama

If the president has abused his authority, impeachment is the right course of action. But that’s a big if.

‘It spared me from a lot of hatred’

‘It spared me from a lot of hatred’

Getting shot by an Israeli soldier changed one teen’s life.