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The GOP’s Trump dilemma: How to overcome futility

Sep 01 2015 | 11:57 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: The pertinent question is not: Can the Trump movement win? Rather: Can any political coalition that includes and accommodates the Trump movement win?

Hunting for a miracle on global warming

Aug 17 2015 | 11:59 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: If climate scientists are right about the total amount of CO2 that humans can emit in the future without potentially catastrophic consequences, then we currently do not have feasible policy responses that are adequate to...

Help Trump marginalize himself

Aug 11 2015 | 2:44 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In the first Republican debate, the klieg light that Donald Trump always carries around with him revealed four or five presidential candidates who, under the right circumstances, could beat Hillary Clinton. But there was...

Help Trump marginalize himself

Aug 11 2015 | 1:13 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In the first Republican debate, the klieg light that Donald Trump always carries around with him revealed four or five presidential candidates who, under the right circumstances, could beat Hillary Clinton. But there was...

A great deal -- for Iran

Aug 04 2015 | 4:43 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The Iran agreement legitimizes Iran’s nuclear program, pretty much guarantees its ability to produce nuclear weapons in 15 years, and will make it a far wealthier country than it has been in three decades.

A GOP led by Trump will fail, and deserve it

Aug 01 2015 | 9:35 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: At this point in the 2016 presidential campaign, the noble, elusive stag of political rhetoric is pretty much road kill.

Are Democrats coronating a wounded queen?

Jul 27 2015 | 4:45 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: The most surprising revelation in recent presidential polling is not that Donald Trump has low favorability in key states -- a welcome indicator of national sanity -- but rather that Hillary Clinton’s numbers are...

Defrauding the nation’s poor

Jul 13 2015 | 12:55 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: In that portion of the presidential field that does not view self-government as a stage for self-promotion, prejudice and blithering ignorance, one of the more encouraging trends is an increasing seriousness about the issue...

Obama plays the lottery in the Middle East

Jul 14 2015 | 11:01 am - Columnist Michael Gerson: The Iran deal is really a high-stakes, strategic bet. But is Obama’s bet a reasonable one? Is he playing blackjack or the lottery?

The high stakes of Congress’ Iran moment

Jul 06 2015 | 2:10 pm - Columnist Michael Gerson: This has been the White House’s consistent political challenge: Its attempts to reassure have multiplied unease. Now (it seems) we are about to see the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act in action.

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