Ruth Marcus

01/23/2015 - 3:43am

    I would have thought the French had a better sense of irony.

    One day they are marching in defiant support of offensive speech. The next they are threatening to prosecute people for it.

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12/11/2014 - 3:25pm

    On the subject of the Obama girls' supposedly disrespectful behavior at the Thanksgiving turkey pardoning: not even close to unpardonable. As my teenaged daughters would say to the Republican congressional staffer who took to Facebook to take off after...

12/04/2014 - 3:44pm

    Two obstacles stand in the way of getting Reginald Latson, autistic and with an IQ of 69, out of the solitary confinement in which he's been held for most of the last year and into the treatment facility that he needs.

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12/04/2014 - 3:13pm

    The grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of teenager Michael Brown was the worst possible outcome -- except for one in which passion overwhelmed facts and Wilson was forced to stand trial...

11/27/2014 - 7:22pm

    Agree or disagree with Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, the president did something important, laudable, and with potentially long-lasting consequences in announcing the move: He released the Office of Legal Counsel memorandum outlining...

11/27/2014 - 6:57pm

    Every Democrat should be nervous about President Obama's plan for unilateral action on immigration reform.

    Not because of the impact on an already gridlocked Congress, or because it risks...

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