Ruth Marcus

01/23/2015 - 3:43am

    I would have thought the French had a better sense of irony.

    One day they are marching in defiant support of offensive speech. The next they are threatening to prosecute people for it.


11/20/2014 - 2:47pm

    The line between consensual sex and sexual assault is not always comfortably clear. Especially when alcohol is involved. Especially in the context of the college hook-up culture.

    No doubt, sexual...

11/20/2014 - 2:20pm

    Reginald Latson's path to solitary confinement began four years ago as he waited for the public library to open in Stafford County, Va.

     Latson, known as Neli, has an IQ of 69 and is...

11/13/2014 - 3:56pm

    A thought experiment in the election's aftermath: What if, instead of focusing on making it harder for people to vote, we made voting mandatory?

    Indulge me in a rant against the phantom...

11/13/2014 - 3:19pm

    Is the government's gridlock about to be dislodged? Imagine the capital as a giant set of pulleys and levers, operating at cross purposes. In the end, the forces tugging President Obama and Republican leaders apart may be more powerful than the ones...

11/06/2014 - 5:59pm

    Thank you, Kaci Hickox.

     You did the world a service in traveling to Sierra Leone to care for Ebola patients. Then you did your country a service in standing up for rationality.

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