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Senate Republicans needlessly spurn positive step on tax reform

Dec 04 2017 | 2:36 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Compassionate conservatives (the few of us who remain) view healthy, sustained economic growth as a moral achievement — justly rewarding effort and enterprise and allowing society to be more generous to those in...

After year of Trump, Democrats facd their own profound crisis

Nov 07 2017 | 2:29 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Arguably the worst president in modern history might still beat one of the most prominent Democrats in America.

America must recapture its democratic spirit

Nov 03 2017 | 3:45 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: At the moment of national testing, President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt it necessary to clarify and reaffirm the transcendent commitments that undergird self-government.

Elected GOP Trump critics are heroes of sanity and principle

Oct 26 2017 | 5:42 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Many Republican senators share this view of Trump as a danger in need of containment. And there is something disgraceful in holding such an opinion and pretending otherwise in public.

Education must mean more than the avoidance of offense

Oct 19 2017 | 12:24 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The distinction between the language of the schoolyard and the language of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” has somehow been lost on the Biloxi, Mississippi, school board, which recently decided to...

How we should pray

Oct 02 2017 | 4:01 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: One thing we learn from tragedy: that there is always more to come.

Political systems needs to accommodate human complexity

Sep 18 2017 | 5:25 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: As an evangelical sympathetic to gay rights, a Republican critic of Trump and a compassionate conservative, I can relate to Andrew Sullivan’s new essay.

Feinstein is off-base to demand that judges be secularists

Sep 14 2017 | 9:51 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Some political tastes linger in the mouth like spoiled milk or a bad oyster.

Arizona’s ‘Flake primary’ will reveal much about Trump’s political influence

Sep 01 2017 | 3:00 pm - PHOENIX — We know that Donald Trump is a virtuoso at the politics of resentment. But does he lead a movement?

‘America First’ is a gathering moral and strategic disaster

Aug 22 2017 | 12:32 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: This, very concretely, is what Donald Trump’s renunciation of foreign policy idealism means: delighted dictators, bolder attacks on a free press, expanded Russian influence and betrayed dissidents and exiles.

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