Ruth Marcus

09/03/2015 - 5:21pm

    Could Joe Biden be the man for this season?

    The vice president has been running for president since Hillary Clinton was first lady of Arkansas. His first campaign, in 1988, fizzled over allegations of plagiarism.


06/25/2015 - 12:42pm

    The sloping red line offers a sobering prognosis for American democracy. Contained in a new report on improving the presidential debate process, it charts the precipitous decline of viewership: from above 60 percent of the voting age population in 1960,...

06/25/2015 - 10:44am

    On Saturday, I was impressed with Hillary Clinton. On Sunday, I was disappointed. Something tells me that the rest of this presidential campaign is going to be more of the same roller coaster.


06/19/2015 - 12:06pm

    It has come to this: The chairman of the Federal Election Commission and a fellow Democratic commissioner have filed a petition asking their own agency to do its job.

    Don't hold your breath...

06/19/2015 - 10:37am

    Warning to readers: Reports of Hillary Clinton's supposed lurch to the left have been greatly exaggerated, and there's more to come.

    Certainly, her campaign has supplied bullet points for...

06/10/2015 - 2:30am

    "The Stress Cost of Children."

    It's all in the headline -- or, in the case of academic papers, the title -- and this one, released recently by the National Bureau of Economic...

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