Ruth Marcus

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 Washington" in a sentence that ends on a...

07/29/2016 - 5:00pm

    Donald Trump's botched convention made Hillary Clinton's task in Philadelphia easier. Not necessarily easy, but easier.

    The Republicans' four days here were marked by disorganization, division...

07/29/2016 - 3:00am

    Ted Cruz, vanquished presidential candidate, coughed up the name of the man who defeated him for the Republican nomination precisely once in his convention speech Wednesday night. "I want to congratulate Donald Trump on winning the nomination," the Texas...

07/28/2016 - 4:00pm

    Well, Donald Trump can't tell his wife she's fired. Nor should he.

    The evident plagiarism in Melania Trump's speech doesn't reflect poorly on Melania Trump, at least from what we know so far...

07/21/2016 - 11:00am

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's admittedly "ill-advised" remarks about Donald Trump weren't only bad for the justice and her reputation. They were bad for the Supreme Court and, consequently, for the country.

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07/06/2016 - 4:00pm

    Law enforcement officials tend to inhabit a universe that is both binary and terse: Prosecute or don't prosecute. Let the facts in the indictment speak for themselves. No further comment.

    So the remarks...

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