Ruth Marcus

05/24/2016 - 10:00am

    Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote last week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had assumed I was referring to Hillary Clinton.

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03/26/2016 - 6:00pm

    Oh, those hands. Donald Trump holds them out, regards them, waves them for everyone in the gleaming conference room to see. How surreal is this? We are talking NATO, the Senkaku Islands, nuclear proliferation ... and hands.

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03/25/2016 - 10:00am

    Donald Trump, you might want to learn something about L.B. Sullivan and the Supreme Court case he inspired.

    Sullivan was a city commissioner in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1960 when The New York Times published...

03/23/2016 - 6:00pm

    Maybe sometimes, even in this crazy town and in this crazy season, the best policy turns out to be the best politics. In the context of the Supreme Court vacancy, President Obama's choice of Merrick Garland may be the hardest for Republicans to reject -- or, as...

03/21/2016 - 4:00pm

    Not that anyone should be surprised that the judicial wars went nuclear even before President Obama chose a Supreme Court nominee, but two recent developments drive home the dismal state of affairs.

    First, a...

03/15/2016 - 7:00am

    It's always a good day in middle school when the seventh-graders make it out of the cafeteria without a lunchtime food fight. So we should, I suppose, pause to appreciate the restraint and substance of the latest GOP presidential debate.

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