Jennifer Rubin

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic

Education: University of California at Berkeley, BA in history; University of California at Berkeley, JD

Jennifer Rubin writes reported opinion for The Washington Post. She covers politics and policy, foreign and domestic, and provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican and Democratic parties, and threats to Western democracies. Rubin, who is also an MSNBC contributor, came to The Post after three years with Commentary magazine. Prior to her career in journalism, Rubin practiced labor law for two decades, an experience that informs and enriches her work. She is a mother of two sons and lives with her husband in D.C. She is the author of “Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy f
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August 26, 2022

Why would Trump steal secret documents? Jennifer Rubin answered your questions.

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August 19, 2022

How Democrats can help Liz Cheney bring down Trump

If Biden announces he will run for reelection, Democrats could cross over to defeat Trump.

August 18, 2022

A post-Dobbs gender gap in new voters is poised to affect midterms

Women are angry in the wake of Dobbs, and they are registering to vote.

August 18, 2022

If Pence won’t testify, he has no business running for president

The former vice president needs to fulfill his civic duty.

August 18, 2022

Trump has never been in so much peril. Nor has the GOP.

The party is putting all of its eggs in a dangerous political basket.

August 17, 2022

A Cheney presidential run would be a herculean task in a party beyond redemption

Saving the Republican Party might be impossible. But Cheney can still defend our democracy.

August 17, 2022

Taking the Fifth should disqualify a politician from taking office

You cannot defend yourself from the government if you want to serve in it.

August 17, 2022

The GOP is paying the price for Trump’s loopy Senate candidates

Advertising cuts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Arizona are a bad sign for Republicans.

August 16, 2022