Ruth Marcus

10/30/2014 - 1:48pm

    Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.

    Not so good, of course, for Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential campaign, but not fatal either. Lewinsky's decision to...

09/04/2014 - 1:19pm

    "Don't watch the video. Don't share it. That's not how life should be."

    So tweeted Kelly Foley, a cousin of beheaded journalist James Foley, as the video of the brutal...

08/28/2014 - 3:50pm

    I've thought for some time that the Obama administration could look better in the rearview mirror of history than it does in the bumpy ride of the day to day. That may still turn out to be correct.

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08/21/2014 - 6:21pm

    The headlines bring the accidentally colliding tale of two governors and, with it, a valuable debate about the proper role -- and proper limits -- of criminal law in policing political behavior.

    Exhibit A is the questionable -- "sketchy"...

08/07/2014 - 3:02pm

    Ted Cruz must be Texan for chutzpah.

    The Texas Republican gave an interview to NBC's Kelly O'Donnell the other day during which he was asked about political dysfunction in Washington. Without a trace of irony, embarrassment or self-awareness, Cruz placed the...

08/07/2014 - 2:37pm

    Forty years after he slunk out of office, Richard M. Nixon retains the capacity to astonish and disgust.

    Just when you thought you could no longer be shocked by Nixon's willingness to abuse power, his seething resentments and paranoia, and his florid anti-Semitism...

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