Ruth Marcus

02/10/2016 - 7:00pm

    The role of money in politics is neither as crude as Bernie Sanders suggests, nor as benign -- at least when it comes to herself -- as Hillary Clinton would have you think.

     Sanders presents a mechanistic view of the impact of campaign donors:...

12/20/2015 - 6:00pm

    Who would be a more dangerous president: Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? This ghastly parlor game lacks a satisfying answer; either would be toxic for America. That the question is not fanciful makes it all the more terrifying.

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12/16/2015 - 6:00pm

    Watching the racial ferment on campuses nationwide, and listening to the Supreme Court consider the charged topic of affirmative action, exposes the gulf -- the chasm, really -- between the difficult reality of race relations on campus and the out-of-touch, aggrieved...

12/12/2015 - 6:00pm

    It is happening here.

    With his call for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," Donald Trump has crossed an uncrossable line of bigotry and xenophobia. The Republican...

12/09/2015 - 10:00am

    "Mommy, what did the news used to be about before it was about terrorism?"

    That was my younger daughter, snuggling in bed a few weeks after 9/11. She was then 4, and, granted, there was probably...

12/05/2015 - 2:00pm

    Inflammatory rhetoric inflames. Words -- extreme language and overheated representations -- have consequences. The killer bears the ultimate responsibility for the carnage in Colorado Springs. But if initial reports of alleged gunman Robert Lewis Dear's comments...

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