Latest from Ruth Marcus
  • Opinion

One of Trump’s worst legacies will be his transformation of the Supreme Court

The problem of a Supreme Court willing to bend doctrine and precedent to fit its preferred outcome will persist for decades.
  • Jan 18, 2021
  • Opinion

The impeachment of Donald Trump must proceed. The Senate can’t dodge its duty.

We don’t have the luxury of turning the page on President Trump until he has been held accountable for his assault on the constitution and the rule of law.
  • Jan 15, 2021
  • Opinion

Four good things that emerged from our nation’s horrifying week

There was good that unfolded alongside the bad.
  • Jan 8, 2021
  • Opinion

What a prosecutor could do about Trump’s phone call

There’s plenty of evidence, but intention is key to a successful suit.
  • Jan 4, 2021
  • Opinion

An alarmingly large cadre of co-conspirators is helping Trump’s assault on democracy

No one has done more over the past months to undermine the integrity of the democratic system than Trump and his enablers.
  • Jan 3, 2021
  • Opinion

Let Josh Hawley put Republicans to the uncomfortable test

Josh Hawley and Mo Brooks may be doing democracy — and Democrats — a favor.
  • Dec 30, 2020
  • Opinion

No president has ever misused the pardon power as thoroughly as Trump has

The message of these pardons: Lying is trivial. Public corruption matters less than personal loyalty.
  • Dec 23, 2020
  • Opinion

Will Biden be able to compromise with Republicans? The glass is three-quarters empty.

Thanks to Republicans, Biden’s sunny view of bipartisanship isn’t realistic.
  • Dec 18, 2020
  • Opinion

Barr failed at his job. His bootlicking resignation letter made that clear.

The guardian of executive power (and Lafayette Square) steps back.
  • Dec 14, 2020
  • Opinion

These Republicans may not be capable of shame, but you should know who they are

History will record their names.
  • Dec 11, 2020