Ruth Marcus

01/23/2015 - 3:43am

    I would have thought the French had a better sense of irony.

    One day they are marching in defiant support of offensive speech. The next they are threatening to prosecute people for it.

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12/24/2014 - 2:22pm

    After a grueling year that cost Democrats the Senate majority, the mood at the White House is remarkably chipper. The hyper-competitive president put post-election points on the board with an executive order on immigration, a historic overhaul of Cuba...

12/18/2014 - 4:40am

    The so-called "Cromnibus" is an ugly piece of work. On balance, I'm glad -- no, make that relieved -- it passed.

    The Cromnibus is the giant $1.1 trillion spending bill that will...

12/18/2014 - 3:38am

    Releasing the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture wasn't even close to a close call. It was a necessary, if infuriatingly belated, corollary to the choice not to prosecute those who relied on faulty legal advice in engaging in such...

12/11/2014 - 4:30pm

    The decisions by two grand juries not to indict police officers in the deaths of black men mark an opportune moment -- both depressing and uplifting -- to write about civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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12/11/2014 - 3:47pm

    Peggy Young's Supreme Court case sounds like a throwback to the "Mad Men" era, when employers weren't expected -- or required -- to welcome women in general and pregnant women in particular.

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