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The cultural factors at play in Africa’s HIV crisis

Apr 25 2016 | 12:07 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Mary, who is 24 but looks barely 18, has already experienced more than enough betrayal for any lifetime. Shyly but deliberately, she told of feeling sick at 16 and being diagnosed with HIV.

Let Trump play the victim

Apr 15 2016 | 1:46 pm - Michael Gerson: This is the Trump-world version of a counterpunch. Lose in a delegate-selection process you’ve known about for a year but didn’t prepare for. Respond with brutish threats of mayhem and personal harm.

Hillary Clinton’s antiseptic campaign

Apr 08 2016 | 11:05 am - “What we are seeing is post-purchase cognitive dissonance,” a well-connected former Democratic official told me. Hillary Clinton has effectively secured her party’s nomination, in part through an embrace by superdelegates who...

Trump: the liberal stereotype of Republicans

Apr 04 2016 | 12:30 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: This campaign season has offered an unexpected form of reality television entertainment: Watching the light of discovery and calculation in Donald Trump’s eyes when he is presented with difficult policy issues,...

Gerson: Limbaugh’s misguided view of GOP boosts Trump

Mar 29 2016 | 2:23 pm - Michael Gerson column: If Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee, one of the main reasons will be that many in the conservative movement found him acceptable. And one of the main reasons that many conservatives are finding Trump acceptable is...

The empty promises of Trump and Sanders

Mar 21 2016 | 6:15 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In a time of brushfire populism, the problem is not the populace, it is the populists who seek to lead it.

Trump the demagogue that America’s founders feared

Mar 10 2016 | 11:40 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: As the unthinkable becomes likely, the question arises: Who is really to blame for Donald Trump?

Trump’s intoxication with power is frightening to consider

Mar 01 2016 | 5:28 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: After leading the Republican field for six months, and in some quarters receiving adulation nearly equal to his self-regard, how has Trump responded? Has he been sobered? Has his rhetoric and temperament matured? No.

Trump’s destructive nationalism

Feb 26 2016 | 7:29 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The main focus of Donald Trump’s media coverage has been his populist disdain for elites. But his main focus has often been a strident version of American nationalism.

The moral insight of ‘Mockingbird’

Feb 23 2016 | 12:58 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: At a time when politics has veered toward division and exclusion, it is somehow fitting that Harper Lee, the apostle of empathy, made her exit.

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