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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...
Jul 21 2016 | 1:51 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence displayed considerable political and rhetorical skill. And he brought great shame on himself and the Republican Party in the process.
Jul 19 2016 | 9:33 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: With precious little attention, the Republican Party’s attitude toward international trade has officially shifted.
Jul 08 2016 | 4:48 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: “The most amazing thing about the 2016 elections,” Roger Porter of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government told me, “is that we are likely to elect someone who close to two-thirds of the country...
Jun 26 2016 | 8:50 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: More than 900 conservative Christian leaders witnessed Donald Trump field some softball questions. This was reassuring enough to reward him with a standing ovation and a positive buzz.
Jun 20 2016 | 10:17 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Republicans are beginning to see that the main problem with their presumptive nominee is Trump’s public character, which no amount of last-minute coaching can change.
Jun 13 2016 | 5:22 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: One of the manifold tragedies of the Orlando mass murder is how difficult it is for us to experience it and mourn it together.
Jun 10 2016 | 1:52 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: No, Trump’s attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel was not different in kind. But for Republican leaders, this much was new: Since Trump now owns them, they now own his prejudice.
Jun 06 2016 | 6:30 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: On June 21, Donald Trump will meet with nearly 500 prominent evangelicals who are trying to get more comfortable with the idea of supporting a decidedly secular candidate.
May 31 2016 | 1:25 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: For those of us with a certain political bent and background, this is the most depressing moment of all. The best of the GOP -- Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, the intellectually serious reformicons who have called attention to...