Latest from Michael Gerson
  • 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
  • Opinion

Good Friday shows that anguish is the proper response to the horrors of death

We may need a God who understands unfair and unjust death.
  • Apr 1, 2021
  • Opinion

The GOP is facing a sickness deeper than the coronavirus

Republican governors’ record indicates a wide streak of social Darwinian callousness in the American right.
  • Mar 29, 2021
  • Opinion

If there were ever an issue where conscience should rule, it is this one

The Republicans’ argument for gun rights has nothing to do with genuine patriotism.
  • Mar 25, 2021
  • Opinion

Ron Johnson isn’t a Republican outlier

I could not advise a young person to join today’s GOP.
  • Mar 22, 2021
  • Opinion

Biden’s stimulus is neither socialism nor a New Deal

The president is mainly adding more money to existing programs and mediating institutions.
  • Mar 15, 2021