Ruth Marcus

04/30/2015 - 8:25pm

    How should we think about whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves the death penalty?

    Perhaps you oppose the death penalty in all cases, on the grounds that state-sanctioned homicide is wrong, that it diminishes the moral...

04/08/2015 - 11:38pm

    There are three essential questions to ask elected officials -- and those running for office -- in the usefully messy aftermath of the fight over Indiana's ill-intentioned law to protect religious freedom.

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04/08/2015 - 11:16pm

    If you looked in my Washington Post personnel file, you would find an ancient evaluation that describes me as having "sharp elbows." More precisely, being perceived as having "sharp elbows."

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04/02/2015 - 3:05pm

    "In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform."

    --President Obama, March 23, 2010

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04/02/2015 - 2:36pm

Let's get a few things straight about the delay in confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general. It's outrageous. It also has nothing to do with her race or gender.

    Contriving prejudice where none...

03/26/2015 - 8:46pm

    As if more proof were needed about congressional dysfunction, witness the spectacle of the last two weeks, in which the Senate managed to grind itself to a halt over a human trafficking bill that both sides want to pass.

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