Jennifer Rubin

Washington Post

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Jennifer Rubin is a conservative blogger for the Washington Post. She is a former contributing editor to Commentary magazine, a contributor to the New York Observer, a columnist for the conservative American Spectator, and the Washington DC Editor for Pajamas Media.

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Newly divided government could mean change in this new year… or not. House Democrats don’t always stick together--and presidential campaigns could get in the way.

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The #MeToo movement began in Democratic-leaning California. Some people worry that Republican victims of sex crimes may feel uncomfortable saying “me too.”

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The #MeToo movement began in Democratic-leaning California. Some people worry that Republican victims of sex crimes may feel uncomfortable saying “me too.”

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