Ruth Marcus

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.

    The bill would create a...

03/12/2015 - 6:54pm

    Hillary Clinton may not have a serious opponent for the Democratic nomination -- except herself.

    The Clintons' unfortunate tendency to be their own worst enemy is on display, again, with...

03/05/2015 - 7:58pm

    As with everything else here these days, the talk about the Affordable Care Act case before the Supreme Court this week will focus on ideological splits: Will any conservative justice join the four liberals all but certain to back the administration?...

03/05/2015 - 7:11pm

    The most striking thing about interviewing Rula Ghani, the first lady of Afghanistan, may be that the interview is taking place at all.

    Consider: Zeenat Karzai, the physician wife of former...

02/26/2015 - 5:30pm

    In terms of his fitness for the presidency, the fact that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fell short of graduating from college is interesting but ultimately immaterial. What is relevant -- and concerning -- is how Walker talks about...

02/26/2015 - 5:05pm

    One thing that is certain about Monday's ruling by a federal judge in Texas blocking implementation of President Obama's executive actions on immigration reform -- it won't be the last word.

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