Ruth Marcus

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.

    Perhaps the iconic moment came when former Florida Gov....

10/02/2014 - 4:27pm

    Is the country condemned to another two years, at least, of gridlock?

    The world-weary take on the midterm elections is an indifferent shrug. Whether Democrats control the Senate or Republicans,...

10/02/2014 - 4:23pm

    Imagine that all women in the Unites States, upon becoming sexually active, were automatically fitted with an intrauterine device or other form of long-acting birth control. This scenario sounds creepy, with its undertones of Big Brother and eugenics;...

10/02/2014 - 3:45pm

    My friend Ezekiel Emanuel, in his typically smart, provocative and bullheaded way, has decreed that he hopes to die at age 75, which would give him just 18 more years during which to exasperate friends and family.

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09/25/2014 - 11:30am

    The headline out of Hillary Clinton's visit to Iowa was her flagrant flirtation with the prospect of another presidential campaign. The more interesting part was the shortest of sneak previews of the race she seems increasingly certain to run....

09/18/2014 - 4:45pm

    Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.

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