The Washington Post

Catherine Rampell

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Congress has been encouraging your employer to give you a dollar more of health insurance rather than wages.

  • Oct 1, 2015

What was that about soaking the rich?

  • Sep 29, 2015

Donald Trump’s plan has giveaways on both sides of the ledger. What’s unclear is who’s going to pay for it.

  • Sep 28, 2015

More family planning services would reduce unplanned pregnancies among low-income women.

  • Sep 24, 2015

Pretty much everything about it. But especially when the other party holds the White House.

  • Sep 23, 2015

The appointment process for federal judgeships has slowed to a crawl.

  • Sep 21, 2015

It’s hard for Republican candidates to run against the economy these days.

  • Sep 17, 2015

Compared with young women, young men are much less likely to have health insurance, largely because of gaps in government insurance coverage.

  • Sep 16, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s attack on Planned Parenthood puts politics ahead of public health.

  • Sep 14, 2015

Really rich people like himself would do very well under his proposal.

  • Sep 10, 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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