Ruth Marcus

05/24/2016 - 10:00am

    Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote last week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had assumed I was referring to Hillary Clinton.

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05/21/2016 - 6:00pm

    The last few weeks have offered Americans a chilling glimpse of three faces of Donald Trump: the stonewaller, the shape-shifter and the liar.

    Trump the stonewaller has been on display in his refusal to...

05/15/2016 - 6:00pm

    One of the chief policy mysteries of Donald Trump's campaign platform is how he intends to achieve the arithmetically impossible: reduce taxes by trillions of dollars; shield Social Security and Medicare benefits from any cuts; "rebuild" the military and...

05/12/2016 - 4:17pm

    My fellow Republicans, my fellow Americans:

    I stand before you today with a heavy heart, to say that I cannot in good conscience support the man my party appears to have chosen to be its nominee for the...

05/11/2016 - 9:00am

    Now that the contours of the general election are reasonably predictable, it is time to start thinking about the tripartite institutional reckoning that should come in November's aftermath -- for the media, Republicans and Democrats.

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05/11/2016 - 8:00am

    Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, would be the first to acknowledge that she is the world's least-typical single mom. But on this, her second Mother's Day in that unexpected status -- Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly...

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