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Michael Gerson

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


His message of democratic capitalism and social inclusion is sorely needed in the age of Trump.

  • Oct 8, 2015

Rather than legislating, he prefers moral posturing.

  • Oct 5, 2015

Neither Donald Trump nor Bernie Sanders is a new William Jennings Bryan.

  • Oct 1, 2015

The Gates Foundation has joined the ambitious campaign against malaria in Africa.

  • Sep 28, 2015

People can’t be exploited or abused without defacing the divine, Pope Francis tells Congress.

  • Sep 24, 2015

The presidential candidate is plain wrong when he says Islam is not compatible with the Constitution.

  • Sep 21, 2015

To survive, Republicans must defeat him.

  • Sep 17, 2015

President Obama seems to think Iranian provocations should not upset the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Sep 14, 2015

Fourteen years after the attacks, the GOP needs a more presidential stance on terrorism.

  • Sep 10, 2015

The most significant development of the State of the Union address was President Obama's decision not to use the immigration issue as a partisan wedge.

  • Feb 12, 2013
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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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