Ruth Marcus

02/20/2017 - 5:00pm

    On March 21, 1973, White House counsel John Dean confronted President Richard Nixon about the growing Watergate scandal. "We have a cancer -- within, close to the presidency, that's growing," Dean warned. "It's growing daily."

     Dean's famous metaphor is relevant...

12/14/2016 - 7:00pm

    As if she didn't have enough on her hands with the president-elect, Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway has plunged full-force into a topic at least as emotionally charged: the Mommy Wars.

    Speaking at a Politico "Women Rule" event...

12/12/2016 - 5:00pm

    Welcome to -- brace yourself for -- the post-truth presidency.

    "Facts are stubborn things," said John Adams in 1770, defending British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre, "and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the...

12/04/2016 - 8:00am

    To President-elect Donald Trump, Breitbart -- the racist, sexist and all-around offensive website once overseen by his campaign chairman and designated White House chief strategist Steve Bannon -- is "just a publication."

    Breitbart's...

11/28/2016 - 2:00pm

    Less than two weeks into the reality that Donald Trump will be our next president, the situation feels more ominous than on election night.

    "At the right time, I will be so presidential you will be so bored," Trump assured us back in April...

11/19/2016 - 5:00pm

    Herblock, the legendary Washington Post cartoonist, spent decades depicting Richard Nixon as a sinister figure with a five o'clock shadow. The day after the 1968 election, Herblock sat down to draw the cartoonist's office as a barbershop, a paper taped to the wall: "This shop gives to every...

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