Ruth Marcus

02/05/2016 - 5:00pm

    By the numbers, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton, by a millimeter, won the Iowa caucuses.  Still, the race for the top spot was not the big news of the night -- or, in Clinton's case, far into the following day, when the Associated Press finally called the race for her. The real winners were Marco Rubio, with his...

01/02/2016 - 9:00pm

    Donald Trump is crude and vulgar. He's every -ist in the book: racist, sexist, narcissist, for starters. His dis about Hillary Clinton getting "schlonged" in the 2008 campaign and the accompanying tirade about her "disgusting" bathroom break...

12/21/2015 - 6:00pm

    The Republican presidential debate here was actually a three-part contest: pop quiz, cage match and actual policy debate.

    Donald Trump and Ben Carson flubbed the quiz, although their performances won't...

12/20/2015 - 6:00pm

    Who would be a more dangerous president: Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? This ghastly parlor game lacks a satisfying answer; either would be toxic for America. That the question is not fanciful makes it all the more terrifying.

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12/16/2015 - 6:00pm

    Watching the racial ferment on campuses nationwide, and listening to the Supreme Court consider the charged topic of affirmative action, exposes the gulf -- the chasm, really -- between the difficult reality of race relations on campus and the out-of-touch, aggrieved...

12/12/2015 - 6:00pm

    It is happening here.

    With his call for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," Donald Trump has crossed an uncrossable line of bigotry and xenophobia. The Republican...

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