Michael Gerson

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist

Latest from Michael Gerson

Jewish worship in America should not involve routine fear

We should not accept the presence of guards and traffic barriers at synagogues as somehow normal.

January 17, 2022

The GOP celebration of covid ignorance is an invitation to death

Republican leaders are betraying not just the interests of their constituents, but their lungs and beating hearts.

January 13, 2022

Jan. 6 wasn’t the end of a failed plot. It was a new salvo in an unfolding uprising.

It feels odd to mark Jan. 6 a day of recollection when the attack on constitutional order it revealed hasn't ended.

January 6, 2022

Most evangelical objections to vaccines have nothing to do with Christianity

In direct opposition to the Golden Rule, those who refuse the coronavirus vaccination show not Christ's radical generosity, but profound selfishness.

December 30, 2021

This Christmas, hope may feel elusive. But despair is not the answer.

How to make sense of blind and stupid suffering? The Nativity story holds some clues.

December 23, 2021

What if the eventual Jan. 6 report is rigorous, compelling — and doesn’t really matter?

For the sake of the country, Trump voters need to change their minds. There’s little evidence this will happen.

December 16, 2021

For legal and ethical guidance on abortion, let’s look to Europe

European abortion law balances a public responsibility to value human dignity and a public duty to respect the autonomy of pregnant people.

December 9, 2021

How is the GOP’s coronavirus recklessness compatible with being pro-life?

Every present Senate Republican voted to “defund” the federal vaccine mandate on businesses, the military and the federal workforce.

December 6, 2021

Covid trauma seems not to have shaken American Christians’ faith

With illness, my own philosophic questions have faded. The importance of the personal and human expands.

November 29, 2021

The assertion of ‘parental choice’ in schools is headed in disturbing directions

GOP activists are gunning for critical race theory, LGBTQ books and now … mental health?

November 18, 2021