Ruth Marcus

12/24/2014 - 4:20pm

    Does Dick Cheney matter? Are the former vice president's comments on the torture report worth dissecting?

    Some friends, as I mused the other day about what topic to tackle, argued no: Cheney is history. Too easy a target. Enough about...

11/06/2014 - 5:47pm

    Run, Jeb, run.

    I mean it, despite two powerful arguments against a presidential run by Jeb Bush -- one specific to the former Florida governor, one more generic.

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,...

10/23/2014 - 2:47pm

    The closing days of a closely fought election rarely offer uplifting moments, but the 2014 season has been particularly dreary, nearly devoid of content and high on unedifying spectacle.


10/23/2014 - 2:27pm

    If you are worried about contracting Ebola, I have two suggestions. First, stop. Second, get a flu shot.

    On the first: If you live in the United States, your chances of getting Ebola are...

10/16/2014 - 4:10pm

    The 2008 campaign was the first time a woman was a serious presidential contender, so it was not surprising that gender was an uncomfortable, tiptoe-y subject. The male candidates weren't sure-footed in dealing with it -- recall Barack Obama's...

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