Ruth Marcus

01/23/2015 - 3:43am

    I would have thought the French had a better sense of irony.

    One day they are marching in defiant support of offensive speech. The next they are threatening to prosecute people for it.


01/23/2015 - 2:41am

    The Senate debate over the Keystone XL pipeline, as predictable as it is unedifying, exemplifies two of the most disturbing aspects of political discourse today.

    The first is what might be called...

01/15/2015 - 5:01am

    It took the Air Force to change -- to radicalize, really -- Maribel Jarzabek. Specifically, it took the Air Force lawyer serving in the newly created role of "special victims' counsel" to become convinced that sexual assault cases cannot be...

01/15/2015 - 4:32am

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell deserved to be indicted for taking thousands of dollars in gifts from a businessman seeking state help to promote his dietary supplement. He deserved to be convicted. He deserves to go to prison.

01/01/2015 - 10:26pm

    Neli Latson has a music player. Also, he can order snacks from the canteen, and leave his cell for several hours a day.

    This is good news, or what passes for it, in the life of Reginald Latson, a...

12/24/2014 - 4:20pm

    Does Dick Cheney matter? Are the former vice president's comments on the torture report worth dissecting?

    Some friends, as I mused the other day about what topic to tackle, argued no: ...

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