Ruth Marcus / Politics

When to Police Political Behavior

WASHINGTON -- The headlines bring the accidentally colliding tale of two governors and, with it, a valuable debate about the proper role -- and proper limits -- of criminal law in policing political behavior.

Exhibit A is the questionable -- "...

Nixon's Ghost, 40 Years On

WASHINGTON -- Forty years after he slunk out of office, Richard M. Nixon retains the capacity to astonish and disgust.

Just when you thought you could no longer be shocked by Nixon's willingness to abuse power, his seething resentments and ...

Those Other Guys Did It

WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz must be Texan for chutzpah.

The Texas Republican gave an interview to NBC's Kelly O'Donnell the other day during which he was asked about political dysfunction in Washington. Without a trace of irony, embarrassment or self-...