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Conservatives deal with the devil

May 16 2016 | 1:22 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In the category of credit where credit is due, Donald Trump has been exactly right in one important respect. He attacked the Republican establishment as low-energy, cowering weaklings. Now Republican leaders are lining up...

The cycle of dehumanization

May 14 2016 | 1:09 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Hostility to outsiders, of course, pre-existed the political movement taking advantage of it. But what role does leadership play in encouraging this attitude?

The Dalai Lama’s path to peace

May 09 2016 | 12:12 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In conversation, the Dalai Lama’s cast of mind is thoroughly empirical. You can see him considering a matter from various angles and revising his views based on new input.

We must look forward to combat our state of disunion

May 03 2016 | 1:25 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The 2016 presidential race already counts an extraordinary accomplishment: It has made the 2000 election seem like the good old days.

GOP Hoosiers pick between bad and worse

Apr 29 2016 | 10:20 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: In a world where bullying is interpreted as strength, Donald Trump and Bobby Knight would be kings. One of them is testing the proposition.

The cultural factors at play in Africa’s HIV crisis

Apr 25 2016 | 12:07 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Mary, who is 24 but looks barely 18, has already experienced more than enough betrayal for any lifetime. Shyly but deliberately, she told of feeling sick at 16 and being diagnosed with HIV.

Let Trump play the victim

Apr 15 2016 | 1:46 pm - Michael Gerson: This is the Trump-world version of a counterpunch. Lose in a delegate-selection process you’ve known about for a year but didn’t prepare for. Respond with brutish threats of mayhem and personal harm.

Hillary Clinton’s antiseptic campaign

Apr 08 2016 | 11:05 am - “What we are seeing is post-purchase cognitive dissonance,” a well-connected former Democratic official told me. Hillary Clinton has effectively secured her party’s nomination, in part through an embrace by superdelegates who...

Trump: the liberal stereotype of Republicans

Apr 04 2016 | 12:30 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: This campaign season has offered an unexpected form of reality television entertainment: Watching the light of discovery and calculation in Donald Trump’s eyes when he is presented with difficult policy issues,...

Gerson: Limbaugh’s misguided view of GOP boosts Trump

Mar 29 2016 | 2:23 pm - Michael Gerson column: If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, one of the main reasons will be that many in the conservative movement found him acceptable. And one of the main reasons that many conservatives are finding Trump acceptable is...

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