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Ruth Marcus

04/17/2014 - 4:43pm

    The line between determination and delusion can be obscure. Sometimes, the distinction emerges only in retrospect, like a Polaroid image slowly appearing. In other instances, the difference between productive grit and self-defeating obsession is an artifact of chance, like the lucky bounce of a tennis ball at match point.

  ...

03/13/2014 - 12:12am

    For Republicans to block one of President Obama's nominees is dog-bites-man non-news. For members of the president's party to defect is more notable. And for Democrats to worry more about their political hides than a nominee's fitness for service -- as happened in the Senate last week -- is simply...

03/06/2014 - 2:24am

    In his more than 58 years in Congress, John Dingell has never been known to mince words. So it was no surprise that the 87-year-old Michigan Democrat announced his departure with a characteristically acerbic bang.

    "This Congress has been a great disappointment to...

03/06/2014 - 1:52am

    "Blah, blah, blah, blah," said the speaker of the House.

     Ohio Republican John Boehner, drawing out the words in a tone of ennui, was speaking about a new tax reform plan, and its comatose-on-arrival prospects.

  ...

02/27/2014 - 2:40am

    The deal, for a company you've probably never heard of, is worth at least $16 billion. To put this number into perspective, the market value of Xerox is less than $13 billion, Sony, just $18 billion.

    WhatsApp indeed.

   ...

02/27/2014 - 2:04am

    The treatment helped. The patient is recovering. The doctor is still being accused of malpractice.

    That, in a nutshell, is the story of the $800 billion stimulus package President Obama signed five years ago, the centerpiece of a code-blue effort to defibrillate the...

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