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

Merrick Garland is no cowboy

The portrayal of Garland as the great politicizer is a smear of a man who has devoted his career to ensuring the opposite.

August 10, 2022

Why I fear Indiana, not Kansas, charts the future of abortion rights in America

Gerrymandering helps explain the difference between the two states' abortion laws.

August 8, 2022

In Harvard admissions case, will justices cherry-pick their history?

At the Supreme Court, a selective reading of history again.

August 5, 2022

Indiana’s cruel abortion bill is a warning of post-Roe reality

No restriction short of an absolute, unyielding ban will satisfy some abortion opponents.

July 31, 2022

Now we know the truth on what Trump sought to obscure about Jan. 6

Here's what Liz Cheney and the House committee taught us.

July 23, 2022

Even conservative justices have a right to privacy

We can protest the court's decisions without terrorizing justices' families.

July 8, 2022

This was the term the Supreme Court decided to ignore the speed bumps

The conservative majority risks serious, perhaps irreparable, damage.

July 2, 2022

Abortion, guns and the EPA: What can we make of this Supreme Court term? Our columnists answered your questions.

Ruth Marcus, Henry Olsen, Eugene Robinson and Jennifer Rubin were online at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. Read the transcript.

July 1, 2022

Una asistente rompe el pacto de silencio de la Casa Blanca de Trump

En un gobierno de facilitadores que incluso hoy siguen sin ser capaces de enfrentarse a Donald Trump, Cassidy Hutchinson emergió de la nada para convertirse en una improbable —y solitaria— narradora de la verdad sobre el asalto al Capitolio.

July 1, 2022