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For wisdom on North Korea, Trump should pay a visit to the White House library

Aug 11 2017 | 3:08 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Donald Trump doesn’t spare much time for reading. “I never have,” he explains. “I’m always busy doing a lot.” But what he is now busy doing is managing a global crisis with nuclear...

With his blistering book, Sen. Flake shows the ‘conscience of a conservative’

Aug 08 2017 | 8:20 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: That sound you hear is the wall of elected Republican support for Donald Trump beginning to crack.

Trump’s problem is not communication. It’s leadership

Jul 24 2017 | 3:16 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The president’s intention in choosing Scaramucci was clear from the announcement. Scaramucci’s calling is to be a more effective harvester of credit.

An American president’s subservience toward Russia

Jul 20 2017 | 1:14 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In the normal course of events, the revelation of attempted collusion with Russia to determine the outcome of a presidential election might cause an administration to overcorrect in the other direction. A president might...

An administration without conscience

Jul 17 2017 | 11:46 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Given what we know about the collusion — and there is no other word for it — between then-candidate Donald Trump’s most senior advisers and what they thought was a Kremlin-tied lawyer offering dirt on...

Compassion extends America’s global reach

Jul 10 2017 | 10:39 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: We are, thank God, sometimes better than our slogans. The U.S. Congress and other donors have been relatively openhanded in trying to prevent another major famine in East Africa.

A gerrymandering of virtues

Jul 03 2017 | 11:29 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: If we have learned anything from the last few years in our politics, it is that civility is for suckers, that compromise is a sign of weakness, and that moderation of temperament is boring and unmarketable.

A brave new world none of us can see

Jun 26 2017 | 4:57 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: Much analysis of Yuval Harari’s brilliant new book “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” focuses on the harrowing dystopia he anticipates.

When will we get off this carousel of hate?

Jun 19 2017 | 9:35 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: Tragedies such as the attack on a congressional baseball team cry out for interpretation, and resist it.

Trump totally misunderstands climate change

Jun 05 2017 | 2:09 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The best hope for keeping hydrocarbons in the ground is for non-carbon based alternatives — ones that don’t disappear at night or when the wind doesn’t blow — to cost less.

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