Latest from Michael Gerson
  • Opinion

Vaccine resisters sacrificing their jobs are not heroes

It’s abhorrent that people continue to demand autonomy even if it kills their neighbor.
  • Oct 14, 2021
  • Opinion

The Trump nightmare looms again

The most likely scenario in 2025 is catastrophic: Trump back in the White House and Republicans in charge of the House and Senate.
  • Oct 11, 2021
  • Opinion

NIH’s Francis Collins, on covid, science and faith: ‘There is such a thing as truth’

A respect for scientific knowledge, Collins says, would have resulted in far fewer pandemic deaths.
  • Oct 7, 2021
  • Opinion

MAGA politics has broken federalism. For the country’s sake, we need to repair it — carefully.

Progressives are seeking national correctives to state excesses. But minority influence needs protecting, too.
  • Oct 4, 2021
  • Opinion

The Democrats’ agenda is right. But the strategy’s all wrong.

Ambition is good. Outsize ambition confuses the public and muddies the message.
  • Sep 30, 2021
  • Opinion

Future political violence feels inevitable. Meeting it with violence won’t be the answer.

Those committed to liberal democracy need a plan for resisting if Trumpists retake power.
  • Sep 27, 2021
  • Opinion

Bill Gates on fighting covid globally: Expect long campaigns in difficult territory

Outbreak prevention should be the goal, Gates says — as in the battle against polio.
  • Sep 23, 2021
  • 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