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

Sep 26 2016 | 11:14 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 | 2:49 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 | 10:54 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 | 4:33 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.

Time for Fox News to build on strengths, not on anger

Sep 06 2016 | 12:02 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: While Fox News is not going away, it will need to be relaunched and rebranded as the network of Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, rather than of angry white television personalities who employ perpetual outrage as a business...

Does Trump know what it means to preach law and order?

Aug 29 2016 | 2:07 pm - So far, Donald Trump’s outreach to African-Americans has consisted of stereotyping them as impoverished, as attending failed schools and as unemployed, and then asking what they have to lose by supporting him.

Why young voters find Trump a turn-off

Aug 16 2016 | 10:16 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Trump is supported by one in five younger voters -- an astonishing and consequential collapse for the GOP.

Clinton’s ‘short-circuited’ apology

Aug 08 2016 | 12:00 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: One of the most unintentionally revealing moments of Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far came during her recent, unconvincing explanation of the email affair.

It’s not too late to repudiate - and it could regain soul of GOP

Aug 02 2016 | 3:14 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Leaders who support Trump do so for a variety of reasons. But whatever their motivations, they are encouraging an alternate and degraded version of America’s story.

Does Hillary have what it takes to build on faith issues?

Jul 26 2016 | 1:10 pm - With Thomas Hobbes now firmly in charge of Republican messaging — the world is a dark, Darwinian bloodbath, unless we turn over power to a strong ruler who will protect us — Hillary Clinton has a number of rhetorical and ideological...

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