Ruth Marcus

11/20/2014 - 2:47pm

    The line between consensual sex and sexual assault is not always comfortably clear. Especially when alcohol is involved. Especially in the context of the college hook-up culture.

    No doubt, sexual assault on campus is a serious problem that...

10/30/2014 - 1:48pm

    Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.

    Not so good, of course, for Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential campaign,...

10/23/2014 - 2:47pm

    The closing days of a closely fought election rarely offer uplifting moments, but the 2014 season has been particularly dreary, nearly devoid of content and high on unedifying spectacle.


10/23/2014 - 2:27pm

    If you are worried about contracting Ebola, I have two suggestions. First, stop. Second, get a flu shot.

    On the first: If you live in the United States, your chances of getting Ebola are...

10/16/2014 - 4:10pm

    The 2008 campaign was the first time a woman was a serious presidential contender, so it was not surprising that gender was an uncomfortable, tiptoe-y subject. The male candidates weren't sure-footed in dealing with it -- recall Barack Obama's...

10/16/2014 - 1:27pm

    Who would have thought:

    -- That gay rights groups' biggest concern would not be how the Supreme Court would rule on same-sex marriage but that it wasn't ruling fast enough?

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