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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. 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

      Matthew Whitaker is a crackpot

      The acting attorney general doesn’t accept Marbury v. Madison.

      • Nov 8, 2018

      Why Matthew Whitaker is the wrong choice to replace Jeff Sessions — at exactly the wrong time

      Of course, from Trump’s point of view, that is the point.

      • Nov 7, 2018

      Trump has stoked the fears of the Bowerses among us

      If there is not cause and effect between Trump’s language and Bowers’s alleged actions, there is moral culpability.

      • Oct 28, 2018

      What does Trump have against babies?

      His eruptions betray a lingering anxiety about unreadiness for the task at hand.

      • Oct 22, 2018

      Why Hillary Clinton’s comments were even more painful than Trump’s

      She could have — and should have — been able to recognize the power imbalance in her husband’s long-ago affair with a White House intern.

      • Oct 18, 2018

      Partisanship is poison. How will the Supreme Court survive?

      Hopefully, Kavanaugh will be the “team player” he promised to be during the confirmation hearings.

      • Oct 5, 2018

      Does it matter what Kavanaugh did in high school? Well, yes.

      Kavanaugh’s credibility and integrity are now fairly at issue, thanks to his own behavior.

      • Oct 2, 2018

      What is a week’s delay compared to a lifetime on the Supreme Court?

      Agreeing to an FBI inquiry into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh should have been a no-brainer for Republicans.

      • Sep 29, 2018

      Ford’s testimony was devastating. Kavanaugh’s was volcanic.

      His confirmation now faces a serious threat.

      • Sep 27, 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
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