Ruth Marcus / Politics

Heading for a High Court Showdown?

WASHINGTON -- Don't be so sure the Supreme Court is going to save Obamacare. Again.

The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal ...

Off and On The Record

WASHINGTON -- Let us now praise anonymous sources.

The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources.

Josh Earnest -- has there ever been a more ...

Impeaching the President

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama.

No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, ...

Yousef's Story

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the ...

Hillary Clinton's Lawyerly Past

WASHINGTON -- It should not be necessary to write this column.

Lawyers represent clients. Criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of crimes -- sometimes horrible, evil clients accused of heinous crimes. It is the ethical and ...

Life Experience and Judging

WASHINGTON -- How did the Supreme Court manage to agree unanimously that police must obtain a warrant before searching cellphones, yet split on whether employers must offer contraception as part of their health care plans?

My explanation, ...