Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Defunding the group would inevitably result in more unplanned pregnancies.

  • Jul 31, 2015

The e-mail controversy is a political problem for Hillary Clinton. It’s not even close to being a criminal matter.

  • Jul 27, 2015

The accounts of Cosby’s predatory behavior are incompatible with the nation’s highest civilian honor.

  • Jul 24, 2015

Trump’s appeal is that he taps into a fundamental anger. His surly message matches the times.

  • Jul 21, 2015

A legal challenge to a North Carolina law tests the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act.

  • Jul 17, 2015

He may not have much chance at the GOP nomination, but he could spark smart conversations.

  • Jul 14, 2015

Nicholas Winton rescued children during WWII; David Bradley has helped free Americans held in Syria.

  • Jul 3, 2015

Don’t expect a fallout similar to that over Roe v. Wade.

  • Jun 30, 2015

His logic and consistency show he’s no judicial activist.

  • Jun 26, 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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