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 12, 2022

Biden deserves kudos for diverse judges. But White men still dominate.

Democrats should make expanding federal courts a top priority.

August 8, 2022

How many nutty stances can one party take?

Even the slickest candidate would have a hard time peddling the GOP's agenda.

August 8, 2022

Where female activists have come since Dobbs — and what awaits

Abortion rights are not given. They are won.

August 8, 2022

That Cheney ad speaks volumes about the GOP’s rot

A principled patriot to the very end.

August 7, 2022

What might the future hold for Liz Cheney? Jennifer Rubin answered your questions.

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

August 5, 2022

Merrick Garland has sped up his investigation. He cannot let up now.

The Justice Department goes into overdrive.

August 4, 2022

A stunning GOP losing streak since Dobbs could remake the midterm landscape

There is no place for Republicans, who have made abortion extremism their signature issue, to hide.

August 4, 2022

Red states, don’t expect your forced-birth laws to go unchallenged

Be prepared to defend your laws in court — and in November.

August 4, 2022