Ruth Marcus

07/31/2015 - 8:45pm

    The more I read about comedian/sexual predator Bill Cosby's behavior, the more I question President Obama's my-hands-are-tied response to the matter of taking back Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    "There's no precedent...

06/10/2015 - 12:59am

    Not every bad act is a crime. Not every bad act that can technically be categorized as a crime should be pursued by prosecutors. And not every bad act that clearly amounts to a crime should be pursued by prosecutors in the United States.

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06/04/2015 - 5:46pm

    It's far too early in the campaign season to bemoan the absence of serious policy proposals from the presidential candidates -- but not too soon to set out some parameters of what those proposals, whatever the candidate's ideology, should be...

05/28/2015 - 4:08pm

    One of the most seemingly compelling arguments against the free trade legislation now before Congress turns out to be largely bogus.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), opponents contend, is...

05/28/2015 - 2:25pm

    Again with the speeches. The gross excessiveness of it all, vacuuming up six-figure checks well past the point of rational need or political seemliness. The ceaseless drip of information that ought to have already been released, now being presented with a...

05/21/2015 - 4:21pm

    Let us talk about answering hypothetical questions, gotcha-type questions and no questions at all. That is, let us talk about Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton.

    Bush first flubbed his...

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