Ruth Marcus

11/27/2014 - 7:22pm

    Agree or disagree with Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the president did something important, laudable, and with potentially long-lasting consequences in announcing the move: He released the Office of Legal Counsel memorandum outlining the legal justification for it.

11/06/2014 - 5:59pm

    Thank you, Kaci Hickox.

     You did the world a service in traveling to Sierra Leone to care for Ebola patients. Then you did your country a service in standing up for rationality.

11/06/2014 - 5:47pm

    Run, Jeb, run.

    I mean it, despite two powerful arguments against a presidential run by Jeb Bush -- one specific to the former Florida governor, one more generic.

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...

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