Michael Gerson

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Society benefits from allowing space for nonconformity.

  • Dec 22, 2014

Vaccines saved 1.8 million children last year.

  • Dec 18, 2014

We need leaders who take populist discontent seriously and support practical reform.

  • Dec 15, 2014

A candid Jonathan Gruber reveals the belief that Americans are stupid and must be managed.

  • Dec 11, 2014

Releasing the Feinstein report on CIA interrogations would target Americans still at war.

  • Dec 8, 2014

Future treatment will require targeting the locations and populations most affected by the disease.

  • Dec 1, 2014

Its proposals must keep attention focused after the cameras leave.

  • Nov 27, 2014

Even a weakened chief executive has the ability to reshape the debate on a political issue.

  • Nov 24, 2014

President Obama has given up on politics.

  • Nov 20, 2014

Pope Francis has chosen to emphasize the most subversive aspects of Christian belief.

  • Nov 17, 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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