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A deeper look at pope’s climate change statement

Jun 27 2015 | 8:32 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Ten or 15 years ago, the climate issue was less divisive. But it got pulled into the polarization vortex. And now the two sides do not merely hold different policy views, they have different versions of reality.

Charleston Christians giving a lesson in the ‘strength to love’

Jun 23 2015 | 11:55 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: When many relatives of those cruelly murdered in Charleston publicly offered their forgiveness, it was stunning and admirable in many ways. Not least of which, it provided a contrast to our political culture.

Myth busting the GOP’s top three

Jun 17 2015 | 10:57 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: The starting gun of the 2016 presidential campaign has been fired, and three Republicans are clearly in the first tier of plausibility -- Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio. The conventional wisdom about these...

Rand the reckless

Jun 12 2015 | 12:31 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Rand Paul’s presidential campaign, by many recent accounts, is sputtering. These judgments, even if true, are provisional.. But there is little question that the initial, ineffable appeal of the Paul campaign has...

The call of the world’s broken places

Jun 07 2015 | 4:56 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: It is difficult to imagine a place more physically and psychologically removed from the world economy, from centers of global influence such as Washington or London — than Warrap state.

Humanitarian crisis overtaking South Sudan

Jun 02 2015 | 3:15 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: “I wish,” a South Sudanese female aid worker said to me, “they had waited five or 10 years before resuming the war.” This is what passes for hope in South Sudan.

Religious conservatives’ shifting role

May 27 2015 | 2:28 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: This is what the Pew study is describing: the advance, particularly among the young, of an appealing, powerful culture that has its own standards and values but no longer presupposes religious belief and finds...

Corporate irresponsibility over GMOs

May 18 2015 | 5:13 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Pass any Chipotle these days and you will see signs claiming credit for removing ingredients that contain GMOs from the menu. The business press has pronounced it a “bet on the younger generations in America.”...

Seeking mutual respect amid conflict

May 14 2015 | 12:50 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Under the law, blasphemy is fully protected speech, but when it comes to Islam and blasphemy, many Americans have trouble with that.

A pastor’s faith in Baltimore

May 11 2015 | 4:02 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: This is one of the most distinctive contributions of faith-based institutions to discussions on poverty and crime. Their vision of social healing is required to include the victimizers as well.

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