Ruth Marcus

Washington, D.C.

Deputy editorial page editor overseeing signed opinion content and writing on domestic politics and policy

Education: Yale College; Harvard Law School

Ruth Marcus is deputy editorial page editor for The Post. She also writes a weekly column. 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 Pulitz
Latest from Ruth Marcus

The Supreme Court just made corruption a little easier

Conservatives have taken yet another whack at sensible campaign finance laws.

May 17, 2022

For Justice Thomas, the Roberts court is more feud than family

Since the leak of the draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, any pretense of family harmony at the Supreme Court is collapsing.

May 16, 2022

Two pernicious myths about Alito’s draft opinion

If the legal questions will be unending, so, too, will be the efforts to end access to abortion.

May 12, 2022

La filtración sobre el caso Roe es un desastre para la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos

La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos ha revertido decisiones en el pasado, pero nunca ha eliminado un derecho constitucional existente como el aborto. Ahora tenemos todas las razones para creer que está dispuesta a hacerlo con 'Roe contra Wade'.

May 3, 2022

The leaked draft Roe opinion is a disaster for the Supreme Court

The opinion would be a calamity for American women. But the leak is horrible for a court whose secrecy has been breached in an unprecedented way.

May 3, 2022

Where did all the conservative hand-wringing over judicial restraint go?

All that complaining about judicial activism magically disappears once a Democrat is in office.

April 29, 2022

Another activist Trump judge strikes, this time at the mask mandate

Maybe it’s time to end the mask mandate for airplanes, trains and public transport. But that decision should be made by federal policymakers.

April 19, 2022

Is Dianne Feinstein still up to the job?

Feinstein is the oldest sitting senator, but she is far from the only official whose mental acuity has been called into question.

April 15, 2022

The Supreme Court is broken. So is the system that confirms its justices.

Judicial philosophy is now aligned with political party as never before in the court’s history.

April 8, 2022

A judge calls out racial discrimination in Florida

Read the truth, before it is overturned.

April 1, 2022