Ruth Marcus

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 and buffoonish physician, in light of both...

06/29/2016 - 3:00pm

    How do you write a platform for a party whose candidate's positions span the unfortunate gamut from nonexistent to offensive to flatly at odds with those of the party?

    Such is the thankless task...

06/22/2016 - 5:00pm

    Along came the alligator.

    A horrifying story at the end of a horrifying stretch, a heartbreaking coda befitting a nation on perpetual edge.

    That the...

06/13/2016 - 4:00pm

    Somehow, it's always the parents' fault. We are too lax, except when we are too helicoptery. We coddle the kids too much, except when we drive them into neurotic overachievement. We are enablers. No, we are Tiger Moms. The societal urge to blame is matched only...

06/08/2016 - 9:00am

"The complete independence of the courts of justice is peculiarly essential in a limited Constitution." -- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 78.

   

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06/01/2016 - 7:00am

        "I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible."

      -- Email from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to aide Huma Abedin, November 2010, contained in State Department...

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