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The Christian right surrenders faith for politics

Jun 26 2016 | 8:50 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: More than 900 conservative Christian leaders witnessed Donald Trump field some softball questions. This was reassuring enough to reward him with a standing ovation and a positive buzz.

The GOP needs to learn that character matters

Jun 20 2016 | 10:17 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Republicans are beginning to see that the main problem with their presumptive nominee is Trump’s public character, which no amount of last-minute coaching can change.

Divided we mourn

Jun 13 2016 | 5:22 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: One of the manifold tragedies of the Orlando mass murder is how difficult it is for us to experience it and mourn it together.

The party of Lincoln, RIP?

Jun 10 2016 | 1:52 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: No, Trump’s attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel was not different in kind. But for Republican leaders, this much was new: Since Trump now owns them, they now own his prejudice.

Evangelicals must not bear the mark of Trump

Jun 06 2016 | 6:30 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: On June 21, Donald Trump will meet with nearly 500 prominent evangelicals who are trying to get more comfortable with the idea of supporting a decidedly secular candidate.

GOP leaders’ sad surrender to Trump

May 31 2016 | 1:25 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: For those of us with a certain political bent and background, this is the most depressing moment of all. The best of the GOP -- Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, the intellectually serious reformicons who have called attention to...

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.

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