Gary Abernathy


Contributing columnist
Gary Abernathy, a contributing columnist for The Post, is based in the Cincinnati 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 often serves as an on-air political analyst for "PBS NewsHour," along with other frequent te
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In today’s rowdy GOP, could Jim Jordan be the adult in the room?

Could the Ohio congressman suddenly be the adult in the room?

January 12, 2023

Ageism is one form of bigotry that never seems to get old

We rightly decry other forms of prejudice, but this one is openly practiced and thriving.

December 28, 2022

From Trump Country, an argument for welcoming immigrants

If people want to come to the United States to do jobs our country desperately needs to fill, why not help them?

December 12, 2022

Serious about bridging our divide? Here’s some language to avoid.

A good first step would be avoiding some of the most accusatory and divisive language — the conversation-stoppers.

December 12, 2022

Trump demuestra que ni siquiera su base puede confiar en él ahora

Sus seguidores se están dando cuenta de que si el expresidente Donald Trump es capaz de volverse en contra de sus protegidos, puede hacerlo con cualquiera de sus simpatizantes.

November 16, 2022

Trump proves that even his base can’t trust him now

In a surprising instance of his instincts failing him, Trump seems to be turning his gifts for gaming the system on his allies.

November 16, 2022

The big message from the midterms? Voters aren’t impressed with either party.

If Republicans win the House, they shouldn't waste time on "revenge investigations."

November 9, 2022

Voters clearly think there are bigger issues than election denial

Democrats' rhetoric is falling flat against concern about inflation, energy and the border.

October 26, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee preaches to the choir

Is the sermon finally over?

October 13, 2022

Trump had his chance and blew it. His supporters deserve better.

I don’t regret giving Trump a chance. I regret that he squandered the golden opportunity he was handed to be a transformative president.

September 28, 2022