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Only the comfortable can retreat from the cause of justice

Feb 09 2018 | 5:13 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: For some years, the main political project of the right has been to take control of the government while denigrating the government. Donald Trump drew this strategy to its logical conclusion during his presidential...

The best response to Trump’s dehumanization is humanization

Feb 02 2018 | 3:31 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In general, a State of the Union address is massive in the moment and quickly forgotten. And Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address was even more unmemorable than usual.

Trump’s conspiracy theories endanger democracy

Jan 29 2018 | 2:49 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Just as Bill Clinton’s 1998 State of the Union address is known as the speech after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke, Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address is likely to be remembered as the speech...

Autonomy, inclusion and the abortion debate

Jan 19 2018 | 4:03 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade was decided, the right to abortion that the Supreme Court discerned remains controversial and disputed.

Trump is at war with the central ideal of the Republic

Jan 16 2018 | 5:19 pm - Sometimes it is necessary to begin with the obvious. The claim that America needs more Norwegian migrants and fewer Africans from “sh-thole countries” is racist. It is not the same as arguing for a higher-skilled immigrant pool. That...

In Trump’s White House, it’s the survival of the servile

Jan 12 2018 | 7:58 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: White House staffers have two general objectives: to serve the president and to please the president. The two do not always coincide.

Trump can't lose a grasp on reality he never possessed

Jan 11 2018 | 12:47 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Because of President Donald Trump's absence of downward loyalty, his elevation of the morally impaired and his encouragement of staff factionalism, his administration will produce any number of damaging memoirs and...

In the Iran struggle, information is ammunition

Jan 04 2018 | 2:52 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Though events in Iran are murky, their direction is historic.

The tale of Tonya Harding, where contempt and mockery meet

Jan 01 2018 | 10:40 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: “I, Tonya” is a movie that is, in places, very difficult to watch. But it is also impossible to look away.

A healthy Republican Party can only be built on the ruins of this one

Dec 15 2017 | 5:52 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: I find myself wandering in an unfamiliar place. As a pro-life conservative, I am honestly happy — no, positively elated — that pro-choice Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s Senate election.

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