Latest from Ruth Marcus
  • Opinion

The decline and fall of Elise Stefanik

Stefanik is the new poster child for GOP thralldom to Trump.
  • May 7, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden has huge plans. I say go for it.

The president’s plans won’t pass in their entirety, but this would be a better, fairer country if they did.
  • Apr 30, 2021
  • Opinion

The Supreme Court hangs a gun on the wall

The conservative justices could expand gun rights.
  • Apr 27, 2021
  • Opinion

At the Supreme Court, a tale of two Bretts

Kavanaugh’s opinion restoring juvenile life without parole is a snapshot of the now-conservative court.
  • Apr 23, 2021
  • Opinion

I feel Democrats’ fury over the Supreme Court. Adding justices is the wrong fix.

The debate over increasing the number of Supreme Court justices feels like Filibuster 2.0.
  • Apr 15, 2021
  • Opinion

The right’s judicial movement perfected dark money. It takes chutzpah for them to decry it now.

For the right to inveigh against “secret donors” on judicial nominees is mighty rich.
  • Apr 9, 2021
  • Opinion

Georgia’s shameful new voting laws are a product of GOP desperation

A nationwide Republican effort is underway to suppress the vote, especially Black votes.
  • Mar 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump’s attacks on the press were bad. What this federal judge did was worse.

Laurence H. Silberman used an obscure defamation case to try to undermine a key case in the bulwark of press freedom.
  • Mar 21, 2021
  • Opinion

Kill the filibuster — and reap what you sow

A return to GOP control is inevitable, and the damage they could do is immense.
  • Mar 19, 2021
  • Opinion

If the GOP won’t cooperate down the line, it won’t be the relief plan’s fault

Going it alone on covid relief was an easy call for Democrats. Now, the partisan moves get trickier.
  • Mar 12, 2021