Ruth Marcus

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 "you're likable enough, Hillary" and the...

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...

07/31/2014 - 8:35pm

    Don't be so sure the Supreme Court is going to save Obamacare. Again.

    The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are from state...

07/31/2014 - 8:06pm

    Let us now praise anonymous sources.

    The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources.

    Josh Earnest -- has there ever been a...

07/18/2014 - 1:11pm

    Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama.

    No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is the proper course of...

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