Ruth Marcus

12/18/2014 - 4:40am

    The so-called "Cromnibus" is an ugly piece of work. On balance, I'm glad -- no, make that relieved -- it passed.

    The Cromnibus is the giant $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the government functioning -- no, make that open...

12/18/2014 - 3:38am

    Releasing the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture wasn't even close to a close call. It was a necessary, if infuriatingly belated, corollary to the choice not to prosecute those who relied on faulty legal advice in engaging in such...

12/11/2014 - 4:30pm

    The decisions by two grand juries not to indict police officers in the deaths of black men mark an opportune moment -- both depressing and uplifting -- to write about civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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12/11/2014 - 3:47pm

    Peggy Young's Supreme Court case sounds like a throwback to the "Mad Men" era, when employers weren't expected -- or required -- to welcome women in general and pregnant women in particular.

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12/11/2014 - 3:25pm

    On the subject of the Obama girls' supposedly disrespectful behavior at the Thanksgiving turkey pardoning: not even close to unpardonable. As my teenaged daughters would say to the Republican congressional staffer who took to Facebook to take off after...

12/04/2014 - 3:44pm

    Two obstacles stand in the way of getting Reginald Latson, autistic and with an IQ of 69, out of the solitary confinement in which he's been held for most of the last year and into the treatment facility that he needs.

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