Ruth Marcus

04/23/2015 - 1:21pm

    Could this city actually be working? The past week has witnessed several developments -- on the Iran nuclear agreement, Medicare reimbursement rates, and fast-track trade authority -- that offer grounds, if not for irrational exuberance, then for tempered optimism.

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04/08/2015 - 11:16pm

    If you looked in my Washington Post personnel file, you would find an ancient evaluation that describes me as having "sharp elbows." More precisely, being perceived as having "sharp elbows."

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04/02/2015 - 3:05pm

    "In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform."

    --President Obama, March 23, 2010

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04/02/2015 - 2:36pm

Let's get a few things straight about the delay in confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general. It's outrageous. It also has nothing to do with her race or gender.

    Contriving prejudice where none...

03/26/2015 - 8:46pm

    As if more proof were needed about congressional dysfunction, witness the spectacle of the last two weeks, in which the Senate managed to grind itself to a halt over a human trafficking bill that both sides want to pass.

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03/19/2015 - 3:47pm

    College acceptance letters go out -- actually, college admissions web portals go live -- in a few weeks. This column was originally intended to help calm anxious high school seniors, and their anxious parents, about the whole crazy-making process....

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