Michael Gerson

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Republicans tend to fall victim to the myth of the midterm mandate.

  • Oct 20, 2014

We are learning some brutal lessons.

  • Oct 16, 2014

Only the U.S. is willing and able to keep a semblance of order in the world.

  • Oct 13, 2014

A spate of memoirs offer a look at how President Obama works.

  • Oct 9, 2014

A vaccine that’s undergoing trials is likely to spur an ethical debate.

  • Oct 6, 2014

A Cleveland school uses an old-fashioned approach to support students.

  • Oct 2, 2014

The president is no longer living in denial about the Islamic State.

  • Sep 29, 2014

Social engagement based on resentment isn’t very Christian.

  • Sep 25, 2014

Can Chris Christie, or anyone else, transform the party’s appeal in 2016?

  • Sep 22, 2014

Laws such as Belgium’s send a dangerous message to society.

  • Sep 18, 2014
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Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Post. He is the author of “Heroic Conservatism” (HarperOne, 2007) and co-author of “City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era” (Moody, 2010). He appears regularly on the “PBS NewsHour,” “Face the Nation” and other programs. Gerson serves as senior adviser at One, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases. Until 2006, Gerson was a top aide to President George W. Bush as assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning. Prior to that appointment, he served in the White House as deputy assistant to the president and director of presidential speechwriting and assistant to the president for speechwriting and policy adviser.
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