Ruth Marcus

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 editors and writers, Trump told The New York Times...

09/29/2016 - 8:00am

    Especially in an election year, federal employees make a tempting target. They are, in the popular imagining, entitled and entrenched, unresponsive to the public for whom they work and uninterested in anything but collecting a paycheck and a cushy pension. You never hear the phrase "bureaucrats in...

09/21/2016 - 8:00pm

    American voters have received, we are told, all they are going to get from their presidential candidates in the way of medical information. In light of Hillary Clinton's initially (and, if she had her way, permanently) undisclosed pneumonia, in light of Donald Trump's unhealthy body mass index...

09/12/2016 - 7:00pm

    There are many better reasons to oppose Donald Trump than his rampant sexism. But the brazenness of Trump's recent comments, and the not-so-subtle piling on by the Republican National Committee, demand some attention. The remarks are worth noting not only because of what they tell us about Trump...

09/09/2016 - 7:00pm

    The president, as he prepared to leave office, was dead broke. So broke, in fact, that he had to take out a loan to get him through the transition. Bill Clinton in 2001? No, Harry Truman in 1953 -- and the resemblance ends there.

    Back then, although...

09/08/2016 - 3:00pm

    Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas, the old saying goes. If so, Donald Trump should be awfully itchy.

    Trump has just augmented his ever-changing cast of mostly second-string campaign operatives with a new...

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