Ruth Marcus

04/28/2016 - 2:00pm

    Into the overheated, under-informed bathroom wars comes a well-timed intrusion of sanity in the form of a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    The court's ruling in the case of Virginia high-school junior Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy,...

04/04/2016 - 12:00am

    This may sound strange coming from someone who doesn't expect Hillary Clinton to be indicted and doesn't think she should be, but I've been worrying about what will happen if she isn't.

    There...

03/29/2016 - 8:00am

    "I think the retweet speaks for itself," said Donald Trump's senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, about the candidate's posting of an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, juxtaposed against his own supermodel spouse.

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03/26/2016 - 6:00pm

    Oh, those hands. Donald Trump holds them out, regards them, waves them for everyone in the gleaming conference room to see. How surreal is this? We are talking NATO, the Senkaku Islands, nuclear proliferation ... and hands.

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03/25/2016 - 10:00am

    Donald Trump, you might want to learn something about L.B. Sullivan and the Supreme Court case he inspired.

    Sullivan was a city commissioner in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1960 when The New York Times published...

03/23/2016 - 6:00pm

    Maybe sometimes, even in this crazy town and in this crazy season, the best policy turns out to be the best politics. In the context of the Supreme Court vacancy, President Obama's choice of Merrick Garland may be the hardest for Republicans to reject -- or, as...

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