Ruth Marcus

06/25/2015 - 12:42pm

    The sloping red line offers a sobering prognosis for American democracy. Contained in a new report on improving the presidential debate process, it charts the precipitous decline of viewership: from above 60 percent of the voting age population in 1960, when the first televised debates were held, to under...

06/25/2015 - 10:44am

    On Saturday, I was impressed with Hillary Clinton. On Sunday, I was disappointed. Something tells me that the rest of this presidential campaign is going to be more of the same roller coaster.

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06/19/2015 - 12:06pm

    It has come to this: The chairman of the Federal Election Commission and a fellow Democratic commissioner have filed a petition asking their own agency to do its job.

    Don't hold your breath...

06/19/2015 - 10:37am

    Warning to readers: Reports of Hillary Clinton's supposed lurch to the left have been greatly exaggerated, and there's more to come.

    Certainly, her campaign has supplied bullet points for...

06/10/2015 - 2:30am

    "The Stress Cost of Children."

    It's all in the headline -- or, in the case of academic papers, the title -- and this one, released recently by the National Bureau of Economic...

06/10/2015 - 12:59am

    Not every bad act is a crime. Not every bad act that can technically be categorized as a crime should be pursued by prosecutors. And not every bad act that clearly amounts to a crime should be pursued by prosecutors in the United States.

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