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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December 9, 2022

7 things we learned in 2022

Yet another tumultuous year in politics is coming to a close.

December 6, 2022

Primary musical chairs: Michigan and Georgia advance. Iowa retreats.

Winners and losers in the primary scramble.

December 5, 2022

Republicans should have booted Trump long before he threatened the Constitution

Republicans are stuck with an insurrectionist at war with democracy.

December 5, 2022

Biden is right to be cautiously optimistic about the economy

No strike. Lower inflation. More jobs.

December 4, 2022

When will Trumpism end? Jennifer Rubin answered your questions.

Rubin's Q&A with readers was at 12 p.m. ET on Friday. Read the transcript.

December 2, 2022

The MAGA cult should face facts: America will never be theirs ‘again’

The GOP keeps fighting the culture wars, but it's already lost.

December 1, 2022

Trump’s very bad week leaves him teetering on the brink of disaster

Multiple developments spell trouble for the former president.

December 1, 2022

Cynical MAGA censors are damaging public education

Attacking teachers and schools has come with a price.

November 30, 2022