The Washington Post

Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


A new biography of the former president should be required reading for every presidential candidate.

  • Nov 27, 2015

Anti-Muslim bias echoes prejudice against Jews that doomed people fleeing Nazi Germany.

  • Nov 24, 2015

There are other methods for would-be attackers that the U.S. should focus on.

  • Nov 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton may be inevitable, but the Vermont senator has opened a true debate in the Democratic Party.

  • Nov 17, 2015

The candidate’s lack of knowledge on important issues is unsettling.

  • Nov 13, 2015

Recent events at Yale and the University of Missouri reflect disturbing twin trends across higher education.

  • Nov 10, 2015

The German chancellor is feeling the heat politically over her warm welcome of refugees to the country.

  • Nov 6, 2015

The Owen Labrie case shines a light on institutions that look the other way in sex abuse cases.

  • Nov 3, 2015

The gap between the skills to win and those needed to run the country has never seemed wider.

  • Oct 30, 2015

The risk to the court lies in failing to step up to the historical moment and do so now.

  • Apr 29, 2015
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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