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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May 31, 2023

Technical issues weren’t Ron DeSantis’s biggest problem

The governor and GOP presidential candidate isn't talking about anything voters understand, let alone care about.

May 28, 2023

This is how you fight fascism

Democracy defenders must go all in.

May 26, 2023

Republican 2024 contenders are doing it all wrong

They lack a message and a strategy.

May 25, 2023

How would Trump and DeSantis fare in a debate? Jennifer Rubin answered your questions.

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

May 24, 2023

CNN needs a new chief. Here’s the ideal candidate.

She defended the mission of journalists.

May 23, 2023

Bragg shows a few cards. Critics should reconsider their gripes.

The Manhattan district attorney put together a solid business records fraud case.

May 22, 2023

Biden uses good cop, bad cop against the GOP’s debt ceiling extortion

Negotiating with hostage takers is a mistake.

May 21, 2023

Facts matter: Another disastrous spate of failed GOP investigations

Republican conspiracies fizzle, and Biden pushes forward on his agenda.

May 19, 2023

Ron DeSantis’s big idea: Make Florida students ignorant

The governor is on an authoritarian quest to create passive followers in his state.

May 18, 2023