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Michael Gerson

Opinion writerWashington, D.C.


Ben Carson’s and Bob Beckel’s stories of conversion fall perfectly in line with Christian tradition.

  • Nov 30, 2015

Despite Rubio’s and Cruz’s gains, large questions remain unanswered.

  • Nov 26, 2015

Donald Trump’s message legitimizes even more extreme views concerning ethnic and religious exclusion.

  • Nov 23, 2015

Obama’s leadership in the war against terrorism has always been sporadic and halfhearted.

  • Nov 19, 2015

We must concentrate our efforts against terrorists, not Islam or refugees.

  • Nov 16, 2015

The GOP presidential candidate alludes to and embraces an Eisenhower-era deportation program.

  • Nov 12, 2015

GOP candidates either bristle at scrutiny or are immune to it.

  • Nov 9, 2015

Hint: by being Christian.

  • Nov 2, 2015

President Obama poses as a war ender while his policies create a more combative world.

  • Oct 29, 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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