Ruth Marcus

11/28/2016 - 2:00pm

    Less than two weeks into the reality that Donald Trump will be our next president, the situation feels more ominous than on election night.

    "At the right time, I will be so presidential you will be so bored," Trump assured us back in April, when the notion seemed fanciful. "I know...

11/19/2016 - 5:00pm

    Herblock, the legendary Washington Post cartoonist, spent decades depicting Richard Nixon as a sinister figure with a five o'clock shadow. The day after the 1968 election, Herblock sat down to draw the cartoonist's office as a barbershop, a paper taped to the wall: "This shop gives to every...

11/10/2016 - 11:00am

    On Saturdays in synagogues across the United States, Jews recite a prayer for our country. In my synagogue, the custom is that the congregation stands, and says the prayer in unison.

    Our God and God of our ancestors: We ask Your blessings for our...

11/08/2016 - 10:30am

    Hillary Clinton's top priority, if she is elected president, shouldn't be enacting an infrastructure plan or pushing immigration reform. It should be -- must be, if she is to succeed on any substantive front -- to combat her own worst instincts.

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11/02/2016 - 2:00pm

    How do you solve a problem like Bill Clinton?

    More precisely, how does, as is increasingly likely, President Hillary Clinton figure out what to do with First Gentleman Bill Clinton and his cargo hold of accompanying baggage?

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10/28/2016 - 10:00am

    Even as the country recoils, justifiably, from the prospect of Donald Trump threatening not to respect the election results, let us not lose sight of the mounting evidence of Trump's mistreatment of women -- and his offensive debate dismissal of...

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