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Author Archives: Ruth Marcus / Syndicated Columnist

Is GOP ‘sanity caucus’ emerging?

WASHINGTON – Are we witnessing the emergence of what might be called a new “sanity caucus” a …

2 Obama policies; 1 makes sense

WASHINGTON – 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.

Crossing promises off presidential to-do list

WASHINGTON – After a grueling year that cost Democrats the Senate majority, the mood at the White House is remarkably chipper.

‘Cromnibus’ is ugly, but necessary

WASHINGTON – The so-called “Cromnibus” is an ugly piece of work. On balance, I’m glad &ndas …

How to survive public humiliation

WASHINGTON – Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for …

Stop panicking and get a flu shot

WASHINGTON – If you are worried about contracting Ebola, I have two suggestions. First, stop. Second, get a flu shot.