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A heartfelt look at how evangelical gays are finding their place

Feb 24 2017 | 5:59 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Stephen Cone’s movie “The Wise Kids” is important because it depicts a traditional religious community in the midst of a moral earthquake.

America’s sacred fire must not be doused

Feb 21 2017 | 7:56 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: “Well, I preach the Church without Christ,” says a vivid Flannery O’Connor character named Hazel Motes. “I’m member and preacher to that church where the blind don’t see and the...

Trump may thrive in chaos, but the presidency cannot

Feb 13 2017 | 12:13 pm - In early January, Speaker Paul Ryan met on the issue of tax reform with a delegation from the president-elect. Attending were future chief strategist and senior counselor Stephen Bannon, future Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, future senior adviser...

Trump’s frightening first weeks are bad for conservatism

Feb 06 2017 | 1:00 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: I am grateful to Trump for the wise nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the high court. But the trends of the first two weeks are not good for the Republican Party or for the long-term interests of conservatism.

A jurist who sees the law as a defense for the weak

Feb 02 2017 | 4:20 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: It is the gist of much Neil Gorsuch coverage that he is a brilliant jurist with one large weakness: being firmly anti-choice.

A picture of American shame

Jan 31 2017 | 2:08 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The image of President Donald Trump, flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis, signing an executive order that (among other things) excludes Syrian refugees from America, is indelible.

The perils of a tweeter in chief

Jan 26 2017 | 3:44 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: All political leaders, presidents in particular, dream of using technology to avoid the media filter and speak directly to the American people.

Attacking Lewis showed Trump’s disregard for the American story

Jan 17 2017 | 1:55 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Who is John Lewis that Donald Trump should be mindful of him?

Where campaign pledges meet fiscal reality

Jan 13 2017 | 10:13 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: On the first day of his presidency, Donald Trump will face a serious governing challenge of his own creation.

Can Trump inaugurate a time of healing?

Jan 09 2017 | 5:56 pm - Were Donald Trump to read all the previous inaugural addresses in preparation for his big day, it would be pretty tough going from James Madison to James Buchanan. Then there was that Lincoln guy, who was really first rate in the big speech...

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