Ruth Marcus

04/28/2016 - 2:00pm

    Into the overheated, under-informed bathroom wars comes a well-timed intrusion of sanity in the form of a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    The court's ruling in the case of Virginia high-school junior Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy,...

03/21/2016 - 4:00pm

    Not that anyone should be surprised that the judicial wars went nuclear even before President Obama chose a Supreme Court nominee, but two recent developments drive home the dismal state of affairs.

    First, a...

03/15/2016 - 7:00am

    It's always a good day in middle school when the seventh-graders make it out of the cafeteria without a lunchtime food fight. So we should, I suppose, pause to appreciate the restraint and substance of the latest GOP presidential debate.

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03/13/2016 - 7:00pm

    For those of you salivating -- or trembling -- at the thought of Hillary Clinton being clapped in handcuffs as she prepares to deliver her acceptance speech this summer: deep, cleansing breath. Based on the available facts and the relevant precedents, criminal...

03/10/2016 - 11:00am

    Children, gather round and let me tell you about a time before candidates vouched for the size of their, um, endowments on national television.

    Was it really so long ago -- OK, actually, it was -- that a...

03/08/2016 - 2:00pm

    I write today to confess error.

    A few months back, pondering the ghastly parlor game of choosing between President Donald Trump and President Ted Cruz, I opted -- reluctantly, disbelievingly -- for Trump, as...

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