Ruth Marcus

05/02/2016 - 3:00pm

    Regarding Donald Trump's insulting, diminishing assertion about Hillary Clinton that she is only succeeding by playing "the woman's card" and that if she "were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote": If Trump were a woman, he'd be lucky to do that well....

03/10/2016 - 11:00am

    Children, gather round and let me tell you about a time before candidates vouched for the size of their, um, endowments on national television.

    Was it really so long ago -- OK, actually, it was -- that a...

03/08/2016 - 2:00pm

    I write today to confess error.

    A few months back, pondering the ghastly parlor game of choosing between President Donald Trump and President Ted Cruz, I opted -- reluctantly, disbelievingly -- for Trump, as...

03/02/2016 - 6:00pm

    Transparency is not the natural instinct of the politician. The political mind tends to think: What voters don't know can't hurt you. What political opponents, and media, do with information can.

    So...

02/27/2016 - 7:00am

    The judicial wars threaten to engulf us in ceaseless cycles of partisan warfare and recriminations. Herewith, two modest (read: unlikely) proposals to try to mitigate the damage, one involving the chief justice, the other the president.

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02/24/2016 - 2:00pm

    In this depressingly unserious campaign season, it's time -- past time -- to take Donald Trump seriously. In particular, to take seriously what passes for Trump's domestic policy, aside from that wall.

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