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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July 15, 2022

5 things we learned from the Jan. 6 committee’s latest hearing

The hearing revealed Trump's relationship with violent right-wing groups.

July 12, 2022

Red states with forced-birth laws bask in the right to fall behind

MAGA states are hurting women. But they are also damaging their own economic futures.

July 12, 2022

You might not have guessed it, but Biden’s not the one with the approval problem

The president is unpopular, but Donald Trump is even more so.

July 12, 2022

The economic outlook might not be that gloomy after all

The media might be doggedly pessimistic, but there are positive economic signs.

July 12, 2022

We should worry what happens if Trump never faces justice, not if he does

The media are asking the wrong question about the consequences of prosecuting Trump.

July 11, 2022

Democrats cannot afford to lose focus on abortion

The problem is not activists; it is the extremism of Republicans.

July 11, 2022

Biden has put the forced-birth crusaders on notice

The Supreme Court lit a fire under the pro-freedom majority.

July 10, 2022