Ruth Marcus

06/25/2015 - 12:42pm

    The sloping red line offers a sobering prognosis for American democracy. Contained in a new report on improving the presidential debate process, it charts the precipitous decline of viewership: from above 60 percent of the voting age population in 1960, when the first televised debates were held, to under...

06/04/2015 - 5:46pm

    It's far too early in the campaign season to bemoan the absence of serious policy proposals from the presidential candidates -- but not too soon to set out some parameters of what those proposals, whatever the candidate's ideology, should be...

05/28/2015 - 4:08pm

    One of the most seemingly compelling arguments against the free trade legislation now before Congress turns out to be largely bogus.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), opponents contend, is...

05/28/2015 - 2:25pm

    Again with the speeches. The gross excessiveness of it all, vacuuming up six-figure checks well past the point of rational need or political seemliness. The ceaseless drip of information that ought to have already been released, now being presented with a...

05/21/2015 - 4:21pm

    Let us talk about answering hypothetical questions, gotcha-type questions and no questions at all. That is, let us talk about Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton.

    Bush first flubbed his...

05/21/2015 - 3:29pm

    How depressing is it that, out of the more than a dozen announced or prospective Republican candidates for president in 2016, only one, Carly Fiorina, is a woman. Even more depressing: that Fiorina, as long-shot as her candidacy is, would not be taken even...

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