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      Ruth Marcus

      Washington, D.C.

      Overseeing Washington Post signed opinion content and writing on domestic politics and policy Education: Yale College; Harvard Law School
       Ruth Marcus is deputy editorial page editor for The Post. She also writes a weekly column and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters and the world’s cutest dog. 
      Honors & Awards:
      • Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for commentary, 2007
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      Latest from Ruth Marcus

      Have we learned nothing since Anita Hill?

      Perhaps, at least, a Kavanaugh-Ford hearing would show some moral progress after 27 years.

      • Sep 21, 2018

      We know who Kavanaugh’s accuser is. What should happen now?

      First, there must be a full investigation. Then comes the hard part.

      • Sep 16, 2018

      We need the fullest possible airing of the accusation against Brett Kavanaugh

      Speed is not of the essence for a lifetime appointment this consequential. Getting at the truth is.

      • Sep 15, 2018

      How resilient is American democracy? Well, we’re better than Europe.

      Former British prime minister Tony Blair says it’s less clear the same level of resilience exists in Europe.

      • Sep 14, 2018

      Kavanaugh’s refusal to recuse disqualifies him

      Recusing would underscore the independence of the judiciary, not make the courts less independent.

      • Sep 7, 2018

      McCain’s death didn’t teach Republicans anything. The Kavanaugh hearing proves it.

      The Kavanaugh hearing speaks volumes.

      • Sep 4, 2018

      Brace yourselves for talk of Kabuki

      Watching confirmation hearings offers a crash course in constitutional law.

      • Aug 31, 2018

      Are there any limits to Paul Manafort’s greed?

      Why is he on trial? What does this have to do with Russia? These are all good questions.

      • Aug 10, 2018

      Future generations will feel only contempt

      Trump’s words suggest he has little regard for the well-being of his country and the integrity of its elections.

      • Aug 1, 2018

      Giuliani said Cohen has no credibility. What about the president?

      Cohen’s character didn’t change, but the damage he could inflict on Trump did.

      • Jul 27, 2018
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