Podcast Episode 5, feat. Ruth Marcus: “Washington’s worst instincts have gotten worse”
January 16, 2020
Host Safiya Ghori-Ahmad sits down with Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus to discuss her new book, Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover. We delve into the nitty gritty of how Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the US Supreme Court, and more broadly, what has changed (for better or worse) in Washington since Ruth first joined the Post in 1986.
Ruth Marcus, a syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and deputy editor of the editorial page, has covered every major institution in Washington, including the Supreme Court, the White House, and Congress, and has written about judicial confirmation battles stretching back to Robert Bork in 1987. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary in 2007.
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