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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June 14, 2023

What happens if Trump is convicted and elected? Jennifer Rubin answered your questions.

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June 7, 2023

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Treating truth and lies as worthy of equal consideration makes the media complicit in MAGA deception.

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An unlikely source — a district court — rebuffs Republicans' war on free speech.

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The former president's worst enemy is always himself.

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Trump’s travails: More legal hammers will drop

Indictments are likely soon.

June 2, 2023

Chris Christie is not in it to win it. His task is more important.

Republicans need someone to deliver a knockout.

June 1, 2023

Biden’s underrated deal-making prowess strikes again

Recall where the debt ceiling negotiations began and it's hard to conceive of an outcome more favorable to the president.

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