Michael Gerson

Washington, D.C.

Opinion columnist

Latest from Michael Gerson

Covid eroded other crucial global health efforts. The world must act.

In developing countries, progress against AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis has declined. For wealthy nations, correcting this reversal is a moral duty.

September 8, 2022

Trump should fill Christians with rage. How come he doesn’t?

The MAGA faithful’s resentments, malevolence and violence are a form of moral ruin. So why have so many American evangelicals signed on?

September 1, 2022

Frederick Buechner was a writer tuned in to the frequency of grace

The theologian and author, who died this month at 96, understood that faith and doubt are not opposites.

August 22, 2022

The gaps in Trump’s claims of a ‘deep state’ attack

Imagine an FBI stocked with Trump sycophants and directed at his enemies.

August 15, 2022

Garland is no gambler. My bet is he’s acting on more than a hunch.

A benign violation of the Presidential Records Act would not justify the search. But if legally damaging material is found, that’s another story.

August 11, 2022

A focus on the common good might help Democrats

Political philosopher Michael Sandel and Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado say it's time to emphasize the common good and what constitutes human flourishing.

August 1, 2022

Nunca más volveré a vivir sin un perro

Apenas traje a Jack a la casa, recordé el dilema y la pregunta que reciben todos los dueños de perros: ¿por qué aceptamos nuevos perros en nuestras vidas, sabiendo que quedaremos devastados por sus muertes?

July 8, 2022

How to defeat extreme Trumpists? Build a centrist coalition.

To succeed, liberals will need to strike the right tone to rally the country to democracy’s defense.

July 7, 2022

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