Ruth Marcus

01/20/2017 - 4:00pm

    The hallmark of a democracy is the peaceful transfer of power following an election. An essential, if painful, corollary of that rule is to accept the outcome of the election even when its conduct may have been marred, even when questions linger about the nature of the victory.

    That was the...

10/14/2016 - 9:00am

    The apparent unmasking of pseudonymous author Elena Ferrante feels like an occasion not for outrage so much as for sadness, and regret at the vanishing space allotted to personal privacy in an age insatiable for celebrity tidbits and fueled by omnipresent technology.

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10/06/2016 - 6:00pm

    "The only news here," Donald Trump's campaign declared in an unsigned statement emailed late Saturday night, "is that the more than 20-year-old alleged tax document was illegally obtained, a further demonstration that The New York Times, like establishment media in general, is an...

10/05/2016 - 2:00pm

    Perhaps the best way to understand Donald Trump is as a case of arrested development.

    In terms of personality and worldview, Trump is stuck in middle school. Early middle school.

     And that...

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...

09/21/2016 - 8:00pm

    American voters have received, we are told, all they are going to get from their presidential candidates in the way of medical information. In light of Hillary Clinton's initially (and, if she had her way, permanently) undisclosed pneumonia, in light of Donald Trump's unhealthy body mass index...

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