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 3, 2021

Q&A with Garry Kasparov: How foreign dissidents can help renew U.S. democracy

We've been an inspiration to others. Now they return the favor.

November 29, 2021

The Youngkin playbook won’t work for Herschel Walker

A flawed and dangerous candidate cannot mimic the disarming business tycoon.

November 29, 2021

Kevin McCarthy’s weakness on Lauren Boebert defines the GOP

It is not that hard to be a decent leader.

November 29, 2021

Giving thanks for democracy

There is plenty to appreciate this year.

November 24, 2021

Democracy is backsliding across the globe. The U.S. is part of the problem.

A new report offers grim warnings about the U.S. on the eve of Biden's democracy summit.

November 23, 2021

Jerome Powell was Biden’s smartest political option to lead the Federal Reserve

The selection will help reassure markets and tame inflation.

November 23, 2021

If Biden fails to secure voting rights, it will be his most lasting legacy

When it comes to protecting democracy, it's now or never.

November 23, 2021

The White House learns how to message its successes

How to sell a complicated agenda? Short, clear and repetitive messages.

November 22, 2021

What the Rittenhouse trial tells us about race and vigilantism

The best example of two justice systems.

November 22, 2021