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Adding obscenity to Trump’s dishonest populism

Feb 08 2016 | 11:47 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Win or lose, Trump has brought the language and sensibilities of cable TV to presidential politics.

The American Dream has not been stolen

Feb 02 2016 | 6:13 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: For those who criticize populist candidates, it is doubly important to understand and address the causes of populist discontent. One of those causes is pervasive, warranted economic anxiety.

The GOP needs both Trump and Cruz to fall

Jan 19 2016 | 11:21 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: The outbreak of hostilities between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may not be edifying, but it is clarifying.

Obama promised hope; he brought rage

Jan 14 2016 | 3:34 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Every year at State of the Union time, the president and his staff say the speech will not include them. But the laundry won’t keep track of itself. The union is varied and expansive, and so are the responsibilities...

Harsh judgment of Obama from his inner circle

Jan 12 2016 | 12:03 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In the eighth year of a presidency, who is qualified to begin delivering a historical judgment? A more promising source of assessment is the opinions of high-level officials who actually participated in recent events.

What for the GOP if the worst (i.e., Trump) happens?

Jan 06 2016 | 12:46 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: If Trump were the nominee, the GOP would cease to be.

Bipartisan agreement on education comes at cost to students

Dec 30 2015 | 10:46 am - The nation’s capital is experiencing something of a thaw in polarization and partisanship. And the largest iceberg that that has broken free is the Every Student Succeeds Act, the most consequential education reform in the last 15 years.

Unseriousness rises to the top in GOP field

Dec 27 2015 | 9:32 am - The Republican field, on the evidence of its fifth presidential debate, is beginning to sort itself by seriousness.

Unseriousness rises to the top at GOP debate

Dec 16 2015 | 2:44 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The Republican field, on the evidence of its fifth presidential debate, is beginning to sort itself by seriousness.

Trump has much to learn about being an evangelical

Dec 15 2015 | 2:01 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: By definition, Trump could be an evangelical if he were really serious about it. Actually being an evangelical, however, requires a basic grasp of theology.

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