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Ruth Marcus

Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy.


Something is not right

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:59:51 EDT

Many of us these days find ourselves channeling our inner Miss Clavel.

The Trump presidency doesn’t seem sustainable

Fri, 19 May 2017 08:30:53 EDT

From Comey’s firing to revealing secrets, Trump is becoming the full-fledged disaster of our worst fears.

Trump made Pence and Sessions leave before he talked to Comey. What was he hiding?

Tue, 16 May 2017 07:16:08 EDT

This is the kind of conversation that rational, experienced presidents know not to have.

Comey’s firing should make all of us ‘mildly nauseous’

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00:43 EDT

Maybe the action was warranted, but the timing is deeply suspicious.

Ivanka Trump, you have one job. Time to do it.

Fri, 05 May 2017 07:49:51 EDT

Her new book shows a limited understanding of most women’s struggles.

In defense of Bret Stephens

Mon, 01 May 2017 05:04:09 EDT

The best opinion section is one that offers an ideological brawl, not an intellectual cocoon.

Is $60 million really not enough for the Obamas?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:38:15 EDT

Imagine the powerful message he would have sent had he chosen to renounce the new White House road to riches.

Fox’s conduct is even more contemptible than O’Reilly’s

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:44:15 EDT

The network deserves the same flaying its host is getting.

Is rationality dawning on Trump?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:53:55 EDT

The president’s reversals still reflect a flimsy worldview. But at least things aren’t any worse.

A (probably futile) plea for sanity in the Senate

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:00:56 EDT

Using the “nuclear option” to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court would be toxic.