Michael Gerson

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist

Latest from Michael Gerson

Why I will never live without a dog again

For most of my life I lived in dogless ignorance and would have mocked sentiments about intense cross-species friendships. How wrong I was.

July 4, 2022

Abortion deserves a sober debate. Instead, it gets a war of unreason.

Right and left are both guilty of poisoning our politics on the issue of abortion.

June 27, 2022

Eric Greitens’s ‘RINO hunting’ ad shows the radicalization pipeline in the GOP

A Greitens win would further sunder character from politics.

June 23, 2022

The mission from which Pope Francis should never retire

Dismissing Francis as a liberal fundamentally misunderstands politics and faith.

June 20, 2022

How the gay rights movement found such stunning success

This is a battle in the culture war that was never fully joined.

June 13, 2022

History will accept only one Jan. 6 narrative. This committee has it.

In some ways, pressing the case against Donald Trump is not hard, because he confirms its general outlines.

June 10, 2022

The GOP spin on gun rights is wrong — morally and legally

A main pro-gun argument represents a willful misreading of the Constitution and comes freighted with new danger in the age of MAGA.

June 6, 2022

Why should Americans care about the queen? Her history is ours.

The ultimate source of affinity between Americans and their British cousins is historical, rooted in the English Reformation.

June 2, 2022

After Uvalde, I pray with the grieving — and for bold action on guns

Gun violence is a public policy problem demanding originality, daring and perseverance. Legislators should be watched and judged.

May 26, 2022

The report on Southern Baptist abuses is a portrait of brutal misogyny

When pastors believe the importance of their mission justifies the coverup of sexual abuses, they cross the line into heresy.

May 23, 2022