Latest from Michael Gerson
  • Opinion

Meet Kevin McCarthy, political hollow man

With his fealty to Trump, the House minority leader shows himself willing to sacrifice character, country and dignity for personal gain.
  • May 10, 2021
  • Opinion

Elected Republicans are lying with open eyes. Their excuses are disgraceful.

The GOP leaders who knowingly repeat falsehoods about the election have much to atone for.
  • May 3, 2021
  • Opinion

From Democrats, a credible ideology. From Republicans, a dangerous mess.

Biden’s joint address reminds us how appalling it is that the GOP is within striking distance of congressional control.
  • Apr 29, 2021
  • Opinion

In his address to Congress, Biden will advance his agenda. He’ll also have to defend democracy.

After the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the nation needs to hear a stirring defense of its fundamental principles.
  • Apr 26, 2021
  • Opinion

How to confront systemic racism? Heed the call of Martin Luther King.

Though George Floyd has received some measure of justice, we must still challenge what King called “the system, the way of life and the philosophy” that led to Floyd's death.
  • Apr 22, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is a terrible risk

The president has provided mostly inadequate justifications for a decision that is likely to be costly to America.
  • Apr 19, 2021
  • Opinion

If you are healthy and refuse to take the vaccine, you are a free-rider

It takes common cause to fight a pandemic, yet too many Americans are choosing selfishness over the public good.
  • Apr 15, 2021
  • Opinion

Tucker Carlson shows what mass-marketed racism looks like

This is what poll-tested, shrink-wrapped, mass-marketed racism looks like.
  • Apr 12, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden sidesteps the culture wars, and that’s good for America

The president is spending big, but his agenda runs in older, familiar ideological grooves.
  • Apr 8, 2021
  • Opinion

Why tearing down Fauci is essential to the MAGA myth

If Fauci has been right, Trump and his servants presided over a deadly debacle.
  • Apr 5, 2021