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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January 28, 2022

What can be salvaged on voting reform?

Democrats may need to settle for half a loaf.

January 25, 2022

Sarah Godlewski could be the best chance to rid the Senate of Ron Johnson

A pragmatic Democrat who can win statewide can flip a critical seat.

January 25, 2022

Republicans lied about the need for a Jan. 6 commission. There is a lot it already uncovered.

We have learned so much about the insurrection over the past year.

January 25, 2022

Republicans are embarrassed to tell us what they are for

They definitely have an agenda. It's just an unpopular one.

January 24, 2022

The media fails to challenge Joni Ernst’s paltry excuses for voting subversion

Republicans should not be allowed to push their voting suppression nonsense unchallenged.

January 24, 2022

Biden may not find it so hard to turn the corner

Biden shows he can put the past behind him.

January 24, 2022

The legal walls are closing in around Trump

The former president is beset by aggressive investigators and prosecutors with mounds of evidence.

January 23, 2022

Will McConnell dump the filibuster? Ask Jennifer Rubin.

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

January 21, 2022