Ruth Marcus

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 action.

    Of...

05/15/2014 - 4:06am

    "I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it," said Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Thus did the Florida Republican undermine his other assertion, to ABC's Jonathan Karl: that he is...

05/08/2014 - 9:13pm

    Monica Lewinsky may not have intended it this way, but she just did Hillary Clinton a big favor.

    Lewinsky could be forgiven, of course, if she did not mean to join Team Hillary. She is the forgotten, tragic roadkill of the affair.

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05/08/2014 - 8:45pm

    The genius of the Constitution is to establish zones in which the rights of the minority are protected against majority oppression: freedom of speech and religion, for example, or equal protection of the laws. The role of the Supreme Court is, to borrow Chief Justice John Roberts' metaphor, to umpire the...

05/04/2014 - 11:10pm

    Race is, hands down, the most repulsive aspect of the Donald Sterling scandal. But sex is a close second. To listen to the taped conversation between the octogenarian owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and the 30-something V. Stiviano is to glimpse the tawdry and inherently unequal arrangement between -- well,...

05/04/2014 - 10:48pm

    "We are not final because we are infallible," Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson famously observed, "but we are infallible only because we are final."

    Now -- actually, six decades later -- comes Justice Antonin Scalia to demonstrate that neither...

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