Ruth Marcus

03/26/2015 - 8:46pm

    As if more proof were needed about congressional dysfunction, witness the spectacle of the last two weeks, in which the Senate managed to grind itself to a halt over a human trafficking bill that both sides want to pass.

    The bill would create a...

02/19/2015 - 9:46pm

    It may be the triumph of hope over headlines to imagine that a Congress currently incapable of funding the Department of Homeland Security could pass a new war authorization.

    Funding DHS should...

02/19/2015 - 8:30pm

    Indecision may not be the best quality in a columnist, but in the case of NBC News anchor Brian Williams, that's what I find in myself: I doubt that the six-month suspension the network announced Tuesday night is enough, and I think he needs to step...

02/12/2015 - 6:03pm

    Such is the daggers-drawn state of political discourse in Washington these days that President Obama could go to the National Prayer Breakfast, call the Islamic State a "brutal, vicious death cult" -- and still end up being assailed by...

02/12/2015 - 4:46pm

    Move over Michele Bachmann. Here comes the 2016 Republican presidential field, on the scientifically indisputable but ideologically fraught issue of vaccination.

    You may recall Bachmann's...

02/05/2015 - 7:33pm

    Dartmouth is giving drinking a new college try. That is, the drinking problem on its campus -- and, by the way, on almost every college campus across the country.

      The logical thinking of...

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