Ruth Marcus

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 story would go viral was guaranteed: a 2-year-old...

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...

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...

05/21/2016 - 6:00pm

    The last few weeks have offered Americans a chilling glimpse of three faces of Donald Trump: the stonewaller, the shape-shifter and the liar.

    Trump the stonewaller has been on display in his refusal to...

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