Ruth Marcus

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 keep the government functioning -- no, make that open...

11/13/2014 - 3:56pm

    A thought experiment in the election's aftermath: What if, instead of focusing on making it harder for people to vote, we made voting mandatory?

    Indulge me in a rant against the phantom...

11/13/2014 - 3:19pm

    Is the government's gridlock about to be dislodged? Imagine the capital as a giant set of pulleys and levers, operating at cross purposes. In the end, the forces tugging President Obama and Republican leaders apart may be more powerful than the ones...

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,...

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