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Dave Broder: A reporter at heart

When Fred Hiatt, the editor of the Washington Post editorial page, offered me the chance to write a weekly column, the first person I turned to for advice was Dave Broder. I headed to Dave's glassed-in cubicle in the...

By Ruth Marcus  | March 9, 2011; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Sheen madness

Call me Number 1,279,090. That would be my place among the ranks of Twitter followers amassed by public meltdown artist Charlie Sheen in little more than 24 hours. If there is a better illustration of the decline of American...

By Ruth Marcus  | March 3, 2011; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Thumb-twiddling on Social Security isn't an option

Procrastination is rarely a cost-free strategy. That is true when it comes to fixing Social Security -- as much as the Obama administration and, even more forcefully, its allies on the left may wish to believe otherwise. Their "what's...

By Ruth Marcus  | February 17, 2011; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Rick Santorum is a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal

Just in case his wife doesn't take Sarah Palin up on her offer, I'll say it: Rick Santorum is a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal. The former Pennsylvania senator and wannabe president was bad-mouthing Palin the other day for being a no-show...

By Ruth Marcus  | February 10, 2011; 2:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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Hey, it's my Constitution, too!

The serious news, such as it was, out of President Obama's remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast concerned the escalating violence in Egypt. The fun news was his description -- and do I ever identify with this one --...

By Ruth Marcus  | February 3, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
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Responsible plans vs. Republican Study Committee's plans

Discretionary spending, the part of the federal budget that is not on autopilot and is subject to annual appropriations, generally constitutes less than 40 percent of federal spending. Take out defense spending and that share drops to well under...

By Ruth Marcus  | January 21, 2011; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Underwhelmed by Speaker Boehner, Ruth Marcus , January 6, 2011
Obama's recess appointment that makes sense, Ruth Marcus , December 30, 2010
Judges, ideology and partisanship, Ruth Marcus , December 16, 2010
Hooked on iPad Scrabble, Ruth Marcus , December 9, 2010
A time to govern, Ruth Marcus , December 2, 2010
Kate Middleton, modern bride, Ruth Marcus , November 18, 2010
Hire Hoyer, Ruth Marcus , November 8, 2010
Pelosi sticks to it, Ruth Marcus , November 5, 2010
Most disturbing results of election 2010, Ruth Marcus , November 4, 2010
Why the Anita Hill hearings matter, Ruth Marcus , October 28, 2010
Remembering Biden's gaffe, Ruth Marcus , October 21, 2010
No one's clean on election cash, Ruth Marcus , October 14, 2010
If the Dems win, will Pelosi still be speaker?, Ruth Marcus , October 8, 2010
Westboro Baptist Church's protected speech, Ruth Marcus , October 7, 2010
Republicans guilty of mass murder on job creation, Ruth Marcus , September 30, 2010
Driving while phone-toxicated, Ruth Marcus , September 16, 2010
Why Christine O'Donnell's victory is scary, Ruth Marcus , September 14, 2010
A limp response to Palin, Ruth Marcus , September 3, 2010
Boehner is right about one thing on taxes, Ruth Marcus , August 26, 2010
Is Congress subsidizing slackers?, Ruth Marcus , August 12, 2010
Bristol Palin: Who's sorry now, Ruth Marcus , August 4, 2010
Mama Grizzly anatomy lesson, Ruth Marcus , August 2, 2010
Sarah Palin's sleight of palm, Ruth Marcus , August 1, 2010
Tom Vilsack's classy apology, Ruth Marcus , July 21, 2010
Leader of the Not-Democrats Party, Ruth Marcus , July 21, 2010
George Steinbrenner and estate tax insanity, Ruth Marcus , July 15, 2010
Alvin Greene raises red flags, Ruth Marcus , June 11, 2010
Bill and Hillary outlast Al and Tipper, Ruth Marcus , June 1, 2010
Kagan the calculating?, Ruth Marcus , May 21, 2010
Rand Paul and Robert Bork are soul mates, Ruth Marcus , May 21, 2010
Sarah Palin wants to deny choice, Ruth Marcus , May 16, 2010
Sorry to see Bob Bennett lose, Ruth Marcus , May 8, 2010
I am so going to miss Justice Stevens, Ruth Marcus , April 30, 2010
Term limits for Supreme Court justices, Ruth Marcus , April 22, 2010
Public is zero for seven at the Supreme Court, Ruth Marcus , April 15, 2010
RNC staffer at strip club was...a woman, Ruth Marcus , March 31, 2010
A return to hyperpartisanship, Ruth Marcus , March 25, 2010
Rielle Hunter bares too much, Ruth Marcus , March 15, 2010
Chief Justice Roberts is a big crybaby, Ruth Marcus , March 11, 2010
Now it's 'Operation New Dawn' in Iraq, Ruth Marcus , February 19, 2010
The Tiger Woods apology: I'm convinced, Ruth Marcus , February 19, 2010
Marco Rubio hands out the red meat, Ruth Marcus , February 18, 2010
Snow-munity, take two, Ruth Marcus , February 10, 2010
'Snow-munity' in the Blizzard of 2010, Ruth Marcus , February 7, 2010
Jenny Sanford, no longer a role model, Ruth Marcus , February 5, 2010
At State of the Union, a chastened Obama, Ruth Marcus , January 28, 2010
Obama, Scott Brown and basketball, Ruth Marcus , January 21, 2010
Martha Coakley and a Massachusetts miracle, Ruth Marcus , January 18, 2010
Colby King is unfair to Peter Orszag, Ruth Marcus , January 16, 2010
Is Obama in trouble?, Ruth Marcus , January 14, 2010
Harry Reid's ill-advised, accurate, analysis, Ruth Marcus , January 10, 2010
The perils of faux-countability, Ruth Marcus , January 7, 2010
Health-care reform and politics as usual, Ruth Marcus , December 24, 2009
Has Howard Dean lost his mind?, Ruth Marcus , December 16, 2009
Obama's brilliant Nobel speech, Ruth Marcus , December 10, 2009
Bad move, Sen. Baucus, Ruth Marcus , December 6, 2009
Tiger's privacy: a reconsideration, Ruth Marcus , December 3, 2009
The truth about the public option, Ruth Marcus , November 24, 2009
Does football cause domestic violence?, Ruth Marcus , November 18, 2009
On Gerson's takedown of Attorney General Holder, Ruth Marcus , November 18, 2009
In defense of Blue Dogs and RINO's, Ruth Marcus , November 12, 2009
Freedom of choice, except for women, Ruth Marcus , November 9, 2009
Continue ignoring the punditry, Ruth Marcus , November 6, 2009
Public option: less than advertised, Ruth Marcus , November 5, 2009
The White House's war with Fox News: still dumb, Ruth Marcus , October 21, 2009
Obama's dumb war with Fox News, Ruth Marcus , October 19, 2009
A Nobel for a Good Two Weeks?, Ruth Marcus , October 9, 2009
Crossing Justice Scalia, Ruth Marcus , October 8, 2009
Levi Johnston's Smarmy Tale, Ruth Marcus , September 3, 2009
John Edwards a Lot Short of 99%, Ruth Marcus , August 14, 2009
All Hail the King of Pop?, Ruth Marcus , July 7, 2009
Sanford's Confession Tour Catch-Phrase, Ruth Marcus , July 1, 2009
Sotomayor's Deliberate Choice of Words, Ruth Marcus , May 30, 2009
Nancy Drew Rules!, Ruth Marcus , May 26, 2009
Gingrich's Deranged Ethics Advice, Ruth Marcus , May 20, 2009
The Magnificent Irony of Dick Cheney, Ruth Marcus , May 15, 2009
Souter Lets Go, Specter Clings, Ruth Marcus , May 5, 2009
From Obama, Presidential Prose, Ruth Marcus , April 29, 2009
Candidate Obama vs. President Obama, Ruth Marcus , March 2, 2009
Soap Opera Digest: The Caroline Kennedy Issue, Ruth Marcus , January 22, 2009
My Beef With Burris, Ruth Marcus , January 14, 2009
Palin in Comparison, Ruth Marcus , January 9, 2009
What's Wrong With Girly Dogs?, Ruth Marcus , November 28, 2008
Courting Disaster With Obama? Hardly., Ruth Marcus , October 29, 2008
Neimansgate, Ruth Marcus , October 22, 2008
The VP Debate: Odd Moments, Ruth Marcus , October 3, 2008
Live Q&A, Ruth Marcus , October 2, 2008
My Breakfast With Mahmoud, Ruth Marcus , September 25, 2008
Palin on Thin Ice, Ruth Marcus , September 23, 2008
Taking Politics Out of the White House, Ruth Marcus , September 22, 2008
Ditch the Surrogates, Ruth Marcus , September 18, 2008
The Pig Takes the Cake, Ruth Marcus , September 10, 2008
Respect Is a Two-Way Street, Ruth Marcus , September 2, 2008
Unmoved by the Billfest, Ruth Marcus , August 27, 2008
Hillary's Pitch-Perfect Toast, Ruth Marcus , August 26, 2008
Richard Cohen Made Me Blog, Ruth Marcus , August 26, 2008
 
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