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When will we get off this carousel of hate?

Jun 19 2017 | 9:35 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Tragedies such as the attack on a congressional baseball team cry out for interpretation, and resist it.

Trump totally misunderstands climate change

Jun 05 2017 | 2:09 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The best hope for keeping hydrocarbons in the ground is for non-carbon based alternatives — ones that don’t disappear at night or when the wind doesn’t blow — to cost less.

Caught in a maelstrom, Trump has two options

Jun 02 2017 | 2:15 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In the churning, murky pond water of Kremlin-gate, a few things are increasingly clear.

Conspiracy craziness now part of the political mainstream

May 25 2017 | 10:22 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Hillary Clinton, with a small number of changed votes, would have defeated Republicans. But Trump is doing a kind of harm beyond anything Clinton could have done.

Feeling aggrieved, evangelicals see Trump as a defender

May 15 2017 | 1:33 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Even in an era of marriage diversity, it remains the most unlikely match: Donald Trump and his loyal evangelical base.

On Afghanistan, Trump could learn from Bush

May 04 2017 | 3:30 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The good news? The choices on Afghanistan are being clarified in a context that is the clearest strength of the Trump presidency: his first-rate national security staff.

The language of hatred, increasingly normalized by Trump

May 02 2017 | 11:59 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: For those who claim that Donald Trump has been pasteurized and homogenized by the presidency, his sour, 100th-day speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was inconvenient.

Trump’s critics are playing into his hand

Apr 20 2017 | 4:12 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: For those of us convinced that Donald Trump’s defects of character, lack of knowledge, encouragement of social division and disregard for democratic norms outweigh any good he may do, these are confusing and...

Trump’s hard-hearted budget weakens American power

Apr 17 2017 | 4:20 pm - There was an unseemly glee on the part of some Trump supporters in the use of the MOAB — Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb — against a target in Afghanistan. A powerful nation may possess 21,600 pounds of precision-guided death. A great...

Fox scandals are a fetid reminder that sexism lurks in the workplace

Apr 03 2017 | 6:00 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Reading the accumulated sexual harassment accusations against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and former network executive Roger Ailes is like a quick dip in a sewage treatment pond.

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