Gary Abernathy

Loveland, Ohio

Contributing columnist

Gary Abernathy, a contributing columnist for The Post, is a freelance writer based in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region. After spending 13 years as an editor at three Ohio newspapers from 1983 to 1996, Abernathy worked in Republican Party politics in Ohio and West Virginia, as well as for an Ohio congressman and two U.S. senators. He returned to journalism in 2011, serving until July 2018 as publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette, one of the few newspapers to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2016. Abernathy has served as an on-air election analyst for the PBS NewsHour, alo
Latest from Gary Abernathy

Vilifying Trump supporters doesn’t solve anything

President Biden rightfully called out Trump for fueling the Jan. 6 riot — but then he went awry.

January 11, 2022

Manchin has a national platform. But there’s one place he goes when he wants to talk to West Virginians.

“Talkline” is hosted by Hoppy Kercheval, who is truly, as advertised, the dean of West Virginia broadcasters.

December 28, 2021

Trump touts boosters. Biden credits Trump. Trump appreciates Biden. Oh my.

Such goodwill between the former and current president — limited as it’s destined to be — could break down barriers on coronavirus vaccinations.

December 23, 2021

There’s a lot for conservatives to embrace in critical race theory. The question is what we should do with it.

Many elements of critical race theory should be welcomed, but it should stop short of force-feeding politically driven solutions.

December 13, 2021

A better way to handle cases like the Rittenhouse shooting

As a society, we are stuck in a dysfunctional loop on divisive criminal justice cases. There is a more productive path.

November 23, 2021

A Trump candidacy in 2024 would threaten his own legacy

Trump's ideology already rules the GOP. But his name on the 2024 ticket could threaten it.

November 17, 2021

Youngkin just handed Republicans their 2022 blueprint

Embrace Trump’s populism and many of his programs, while keeping the man himself in the background.

November 3, 2021

Thanks to Biden, Trump remains in the game

The president is overspending and is making serious errors in judgment and governance.

October 29, 2021

Truth, justice and the American way? It includes room for a bisexual Superman.

Those of us who grew up on Clark and Lois need to accept that change is part of life — and art — in an increasingly multicultural world.

October 13, 2021

Thank you for working

With unfilled jobs everywhere you turn, America 2021 is enough to make an old-fashioned capitalist feel obsolete.

October 6, 2021