Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


The vice president unbound would be a credible alternative to Hillary Clinton

  • Aug 28, 2015

Trumpism is not so much a theory of government as a celebration of one person’s claimed capacity to govern.

  • Aug 25, 2015

The candidate needs to lose the defensiveness and start answering questions about her e-mails.

  • Aug 21, 2015

His basic beliefs and prescriptions about immigration are way off base.

  • Aug 18, 2015

The GOP candidate said in 2008 that if she hadn’t been backing McCain, she would have been for Clinton.

  • Aug 14, 2015

The president goes too far with his intolerance of any skepticism about the Iran deal.

  • Aug 11, 2015

Everything that makes him dangerous to the GOP and the country was on display at the first debate.

  • Aug 7, 2015

The Democratic front-runner would do well to let Joe Biden’s personable ways rub off on her.

  • Aug 4, 2015

Defunding the group would inevitably result in more unplanned pregnancies.

  • Jul 31, 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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