Ruth Marcus

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 the issue.

02/05/2015 - 7:33pm

    Dartmouth is giving drinking a new college try. That is, the drinking problem on its campus -- and, by the way, on almost every college campus across the country.

      The logical thinking of...

02/05/2015 - 7:04pm

    Oh, the debt. Yawn. How passe. How 2009.

    Once, President Obama held a summit on fiscal responsibility (2009). Once, he gave an entire speech devoted to the subject (2011). Once, his State of the...

01/30/2015 - 12:22am

    Are we witnessing the emergence of what might be called a new "sanity caucus" among House Republicans?

    Earlier this month, 26 of them voted against an amendment to undo President Obama...

01/29/2015 - 11:19pm

    This is a tale of two policies promoted by President Obama: one to make community college free, the other to provide for paid sick leave and parental leave. Both are well-intentioned efforts to address fundamental, economic-based inequities. Only one -- the...

01/23/2015 - 3:43am

    I would have thought the French had a better sense of irony.

    One day they are marching in defiant support of offensive speech. The next they are threatening to prosecute people for it.

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