Latest from Michael Gerson
  • Opinion

Biden is embracing a redefinition of war — but not an alternative to war

A move from ground operations to preemptive counterterrorism comes with its own practical and ethical questions.
  • Sep 9, 2021
  • Opinion

Kevin McCarthy emerges as a demagogue in his own right

In embracing Trumpism, the House minority leader is affirming the most dangerous ideologies of the new GOP.
  • Sep 2, 2021
  • Opinion

Forever war vs. hasty retreat: Afghanistan didn’t have to be a binary choice

Biden wanted a decisive departure. Living with ambiguity and watching developments might have been the better option.
  • Aug 30, 2021
  • Opinion

Why did Biden want the Afghanistan withdrawal tied to the 20th anniversary of 9/11?

Our day of national mourning will now be a day of Taliban celebration.
  • Aug 23, 2021
  • Opinion

Govs. DeSantis and Abbott, in denial and risking lives, have betrayed the public trust

The two have chosen politics over their duty to protect.
  • Aug 19, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump wanted out of Afghanistan. Biden’s choice to follow through is a catastrophe.

How did the last gasp of “America First” foreign policy become the first priority of the Biden administration?
  • Aug 16, 2021
  • Opinion

Why traditional conservatives should root for Biden’s success

The president is fighting a rear-guard action to save political rationality.
  • Aug 12, 2021
  • Opinion

Tucker Carlson’s Hungarian adventure gives right-wing populists a new tagline: Disdain America first

The Hungarian president uttered aloud the alarming sentiments many American populists believe but don't always say.
  • Aug 9, 2021
  • Opinion

Yet another indictment shows: Trump made America not great, but vulnerable

The indictment of Thomas J. Barrack presents further evidence of how easy it was for foreign powers to take advantage of a weak, manipulable president.
  • Aug 5, 2021
  • Opinion

We shouldn’t be cruel about covid deaths. We should focus on getting everyone vaccinated.

As individuals and as a country, we need to talk ourselves down from this ledge.
  • Aug 2, 2021