Ruth Marcus

09/18/2014 - 4:45pm

    Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.

    One long year ago, the...

09/18/2014 - 4:20pm

    Reader, she married him. The day after he was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault for knocking her unconscious.

    I would say allegedly knocking her unconscious, but there's no doubt:...

09/11/2014 - 2:55pm

    E-cigarettes pose a public policy conundrum. They are a gateway drug -- but it's not, or hasn't been, entirely clear in which direction most traffic through that gateway flows.

    For some...

09/11/2014 - 2:27pm

    The word of the day is herky-jerky, which is a polite way of saying erratic.

    And which, I regret to report, is a fitting description of President Obama's handling of immigration. And, I...

09/04/2014 - 1:28pm

    "Man bites dog" is the classic definition of news. By that standard, "Male senator says something offensively sexist to female colleague" ought to be no news at all. If you're surprised or skeptical about the remarks recounted by New...

09/04/2014 - 1:19pm

    "Don't watch the video. Don't share it. That's not how life should be."

    So tweeted Kelly Foley, a cousin of beheaded journalist James Foley, as the video of the brutal...

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