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 2, 2022

Law enforcement is failing to crack down on domestic terrorism

Imagine the outrage if law enforcement failed to take foreign terrorism after 9/11 seriously.

November 29, 2022

Asa Hutchinson shows up weak-kneed Republican presidential contenders

You don't have to be a spineless apologist for MAGA extremism to run for president as a Republican.

November 28, 2022

Democrats’ lame-duck priorities have shifted

Here's what they should make sure to pass, and what to leave for 2023.

November 28, 2022

Biden has a deep, talented bench for a Cabinet reshuffle

Move up superstars, move out aging underperformers, and fill the bench vacancies.

November 28, 2022

Republicans are still afraid of Trump

It's not enough to oppose Trump because he's a "loser."

November 22, 2022

Hakeem Jeffries will lead. McCarthy will follow.

The likely Democratic leader will have the advantage in the coming session.

November 22, 2022

Democrats need a crash course in political jiujitsu

Republicans will be their own worst enemies. Again.

November 21, 2022

Beware, DeSantis is as much a threat to America as Trump

The governor has shown that he has no fondness for constitutional rights.

November 21, 2022

Democracy defenders have many reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving

If you feel a spring in your step, you are not alone.

November 20, 2022