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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August 30, 2023

Mark Meadows paints himself into a corner

Meadows’s testimony at Monday’s hearing leaves him exposed to prosecutions.

August 29, 2023

Secretaries of state might decide to keep Trump off the ballot

Every state must grapple with the implications of the 14th Amendment.

August 29, 2023

Eastman’s defense is shattered in state bar proceeding

No reasonable lawyer would have given this advice.

August 28, 2023

A Trump lawyer has another harebrained idea

He has set himself and others up for a quick loss.

August 27, 2023

The time to stop Trump’s nomination is now

A concerted effort to stop the former president by rallying around an electable alternative must get underway soon.

August 25, 2023

Biden goes positive. Can voters handle it?

It’s not quite “Morning in America.” But it’s close.

August 24, 2023

Did Trump make a huge tactical error? Jennifer Rubin answered your questions.

Jen’s live chat with readers was at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Read the transcript.

August 23, 2023

Who’s leading the fight against MAGA? Women.

Women are usually at the forefront in fights against repression.

August 22, 2023

Trump’s kid-glove treatment highlights an unequal justice system

Poor and minority defendants get far different treatment.

August 21, 2023