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Three American texts to inspire, guide President-elect Trump

Dec 06 2016 | 9:23 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Whatever his other considerable achievements, our president-elect is not known for his broad reading in American history. But Donald Trump is about to enter that history. And in the spirit of new beginnings, he might view...

Trump’s hypocrisy is good for America

Nov 30 2016 | 10:08 am - WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump’s campaign promises have been dunked in reality’s strong solvent, many have been transformed in one way or another — modified, moderated, qualified, abandoned or pushed off into the distant...

A triumphant GOP, mired in crisis

Nov 14 2016 | 2:01 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The Republican Party is everywhere triumphant — House and Senate, executive and legislative, national and state — and yet faces a series of crises.

Let’s hope Trump discovers a commitment to the common good

Nov 10 2016 | 2:29 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: “Now all the truth is out,” said William Butler Yeats. “Be secret and take defeat.” Which is not really an option for a columnist.

Where the new right has failed

Oct 25 2016 | 12:00 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: George W. Bush represented a fundamentally different option for president still embraced, in more modern form, by many Republican governors.

Out of his depth, Donald Trump clings to deception

Sep 27 2016 | 4:42 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: What made the first presidential debate extraordinary -- really unprecedented -- was not the charges that Trump denied, but the ones he confirmed.

Preening bluster does not make up for Trump’s willful ignorance

Sep 26 2016 | 10:14 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Of all the absurdities in Donald Trump’s rapid political rise, none is more puzzling than his reputation for toughness in the war against terrorism.

Trump benefits from the ills of Obamacare

Sep 20 2016 | 1:49 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The general atmosphere of contempt for government that helps Donald Trump -- of disdain for the weakness and incompetence of the political class -- is due to the Affordable Care Act.

A conservative cry from the heart

Sep 13 2016 | 9:54 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: As a conservative, I am not one to deny the challenges of modern, liberal societies. But I am a traditionalist with a healthy respect for the achievements of modernity,

The post-9/11 war that we can win

Sep 08 2016 | 3:33 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Fifteen years after one of the most vivid and violent days in American history, there is still a debate over what the events of Sept. 11, 2001, actually mean.

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