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...

05/15/2016 - 6:00pm

    One of the chief policy mysteries of Donald Trump's campaign platform is how he intends to achieve the arithmetically impossible: reduce taxes by trillions of dollars; shield Social Security and Medicare benefits from any cuts; "rebuild" the military and...

05/12/2016 - 4:17pm

    My fellow Republicans, my fellow Americans:

    I stand before you today with a heavy heart, to say that I cannot in good conscience support the man my party appears to have chosen to be its nominee for the...

05/11/2016 - 9:00am

    Now that the contours of the general election are reasonably predictable, it is time to start thinking about the tripartite institutional reckoning that should come in November's aftermath -- for the media, Republicans and Democrats.

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05/11/2016 - 8:00am

    Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, would be the first to acknowledge that she is the world's least-typical single mom. But on this, her second Mother's Day in that unexpected status -- Sandberg's husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly...

05/02/2016 - 3:00pm

    Regarding Donald Trump's insulting, diminishing assertion about Hillary Clinton that she is only succeeding by playing "the woman's card" and that if she "were a man, I don't think she'd get 5 percent of the vote": If Trump were a...

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