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Attacking Lewis showed Trump’s disregard for the American story

Jan 17 2017 | 1:55 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Who is John Lewis that Donald Trump should be mindful of him?

Where campaign pledges meet fiscal reality

Jan 13 2017 | 10:13 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: On the first day of his presidency, Donald Trump will face a serious governing challenge of his own creation.

Can Trump inaugurate a time of healing?

Jan 09 2017 | 5:56 pm - Were Donald Trump to read all the previous inaugural addresses in preparation for his big day, it would be pretty tough going from James Madison to James Buchanan. Then there was that Lincoln guy, who was really first rate in the big speech...

The hypocrisy behind Julian Assange’s hero turn

Jan 05 2017 | 1:27 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: One of the most confusing shifts of the Trump ascendancy is, on reflection, one of the most clarifying.

To live as if we are loved

Jan 03 2017 | 3:07 pm - Many of us have a traumatic childhood memory of losing our mother’s hand in a grocery or department store and feeling, for a panicky moment, that we may never be found again. For Saroo Brierley, the separation was real and lasting.

A holiday story that helps us see, remember where God is

Dec 22 2016 | 4:08 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: It is one of the common questions of eighth-grade theology: If God really exists, why doesn’t he just show himself in some dramatic, undeniable way?

A conservative politics that honors human dignity

Dec 20 2016 | 9:41 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: It is one of fate’s cruel jokes that conservatism should be at its modern nadir just as the Republican Party is at its zenith

Trump’s dangerous dissing of the intelligence community

Dec 12 2016 | 11:56 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Donald Trump has a problem that comes not from the cast of “Hamilton,” but from Hamilton himself.

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...

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