Ruth Marcus

07/31/2015 - 8:45pm

    The more I read about comedian/sexual predator Bill Cosby's behavior, the more I question President Obama's my-hands-are-tied response to the matter of taking back Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    "There's no precedent...

07/31/2015 - 7:56pm

    Do not worry about Donald Trump becoming president. Worry, instead, about what his current -- emphasis on current -- stratospheric standing in the polls says about two things: the Republican Party and the other GOP candidates.

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07/23/2015 - 9:47pm

    For all the understandable attention devoted to removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House, a civil rights struggle with far more practical consequences is playing out one state away.

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07/23/2015 - 9:35pm

    Ask Sen. Lindsey Graham his greatest political accomplishment, and the South Carolina Republican does not point to any individual piece of legislation. Rather, he says, it is that "I have not become job scared. I have not been so enamored with the job...

07/03/2015 - 2:41pm

    Chief Justice John Roberts knew a torrent of conservative invective was headed his way, so perhaps praise from a left-of-center columnist is the last thing he needs.

    Sorry, chief, here goes....

07/03/2015 - 1:40pm

    Forget all the focus on the one ugly word President Obama used. Pay attention, instead, to the rest of the words in his podcast interview. They offer a remarkable self-portrait of a president in the second half of his second term, both chastened and...

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