Ruth Marcus

03/01/2017 - 3:00pm

    The Trump administration's move to rescind bathroom access protections for transgender students rests on the idea that school bathroom policies are "a states' rights issue," as White House press secretary Sean Spicer has explained, and that, in any event, it is "preposterous on its face" that the authors of the federal law...

12/21/2016 - 12:00pm

    After post-truth comes all-fake.

    The election of Donald Trump has seen the flowering of the post-truth landscape. Emotion outranks fact; believing makes it so. We are all Tinker Bell now. Clap if you believe in voter fraud. Clap if you doubt a human...

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...

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