Latest from Michael Gerson
  • 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
  • Opinion

Republicans who support anti-vaccine bills are engaging in performative libertarianism

Republican public officials who bray about defending “bodily integrity” — while actual American bodies needlessly go to the morgue — have ceased to serve the public.
  • Jul 26, 2021
  • Opinion

The GOP’s dangerous compact with extremism just became clearer

Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan and their ilk are leading us into ever scarier territory.
  • Jul 22, 2021
  • Opinion

Covid-19’s global spread is a test for America

This emergency is testing the Biden administration in ways that reach beyond global health.
  • Jul 15, 2021
  • Opinion

GOP anti-vaxxers are sacrificing citizens’ lives for political gain

How does someone look in the mirror and say: Today, I will purposely misinform people in ways that increase their risk of death?
  • Jul 12, 2021
  • Opinion

To fight the GOP’s antidemocratic fire, we need a national effort at civic healing

Enter the new Partnership for American Democracy — essentially, do-gooderism on steroids.
  • Jul 1, 2021
  • Opinion

What’s striking about Biden’s crime plan? It actually focuses on reducing crime.

The president’s realistic approach transcends the usual right-left ideologies.
  • Jun 28, 2021
  • Opinion

I’m a conservative who believes systemic racism is real

Not all White people created structural racism, but all of us should oppose it.
  • Jun 21, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump-DOJ revelations should newly shame his Republican enablers

The depths of subversion and open defiance of constitutional norms are astounding.
  • Jun 17, 2021
  • Opinion

America’s contest of nightmares isn’t even close

Only one of these nightmares threatens to undo American democracy.
  • Jun 14, 2021