Ruth Marcus

11/27/2015 - 11:00am

    Ordinarily I'd ignore the anti-Semitism. Not this week.

    Invective goes with the columnist territory. To judge by commenters, emailers and tweeters, I am ugly and fat, a dried-up old hag, a leftist moonbat and spiteful Obama-hater.

11/05/2015 - 1:15pm

    Owen Labrie behaved despicably. As a senior at St. Paul's, the elite New Hampshire prep school, he lured a 15-year-old freshman into having sex with him, as part of a repulsive tradition known as "senior salute," in which graduating boys compete to "...

11/02/2015 - 10:00am

    One of the 10 Republicans who debated Wednesday night is going to end up as the party's nominee. None of them looked like presidential material.

    That theme was sounded early on, when Ohio Gov. John...

10/28/2015 - 1:30pm

    It would be a good idea for Ben Carson to spend some time in this city.

    Some recommendations for the Carson tour:

    -- The 1936 Olympic stadium, where...

10/27/2015 - 3:45pm

    The debate over measures to reduce gun violence poses a cruel paradox. The most effective steps are politically unthinkable and likely unconstitutional. More restrained approaches, such as tighter background checks and reduced ammunition magazine sizes, have proved...

10/23/2015 - 9:30am

    When Dale Russakoff began writing about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to help fix the failing schools in Newark, N.J., she assumed she would end up telling an uplifting story of transformational change.

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