Ruth Marcus

09/18/2014 - 4:45pm

    Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.

    One long year ago, the...

07/31/2014 - 8:06pm

    Let us now praise anonymous sources.

    The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources.

    Josh Earnest -- has there ever been a...

07/18/2014 - 1:11pm

    Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama.

    No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is the proper course of...

07/14/2014 - 2:29am

    The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.

    Ten years...

07/10/2014 - 1:50am

    It should not be necessary to write this column.

    Lawyers represent clients. Criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of crimes -- sometimes horrible, evil clients accused of heinous crimes. It is the ethical and professional responsibility of these lawyers...

07/03/2014 - 4:29pm

    How did the Supreme Court manage to agree unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before searching cellphones, yet split on whether employers must offer contraception as part of their health care plans?

    My explanation, slightly crude but perhaps compelling: All...

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