Jennifer Rubin

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic

Education: University of California at Berkeley, BA in history; University of California at Berkeley, JD

Jennifer Rubin writes reported opinion for The Washington Post. She covers politics and policy, foreign and domestic, and provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican and Democratic parties, and threats to Western democracies. Rubin, who is also an MSNBC contributor, came to The Post after three years with Commentary magazine. Prior to her career in journalism, Rubin practiced labor law for two decades, an experience that informs and enriches her work. She is a mother of two sons and lives with her husband in D.C. She is the author of “Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy f
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February 18, 2022

Biden shouldn’t bother searching for a justice who’s a mushy compromiser

The president needs to pick a justice to lead a future court.

February 13, 2022

The Ukraine crisis will test America like no time since the Cold War

Russia faces an existential choice

February 11, 2022

Will the public’s view of Biden ever change? Ask Jennifer Rubin.

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February 11, 2022

The Justice Department has yet another Trump misdeed on its plate

And voters have yet another reason to throw out Republicans en masse.

February 10, 2022

Why the RNC blunder may be a tipping point

Republicans in disarray!

February 10, 2022

For Republicans, being ‘qualified’ has nothing to do with merit

Their hyperventilation over Biden's pledge to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court sounds familiar.

February 10, 2022

Republicans are trying to turn red America into a dystopia

Do they really think this is how to attract the best and the brightest to their states?

February 9, 2022

McConnell was right to criticize the RNC’s censure resolution. Now, he should answer these questions.

The Senate minority leader fails to grapple with the central contradiction at the heart of today’s GOP.

February 9, 2022