Latest from Michael Gerson
  • Opinion

In his speech, Biden helps us believe he can make our rusty system work

As the new president spoke, America’s moral and political guardrails were practically being rebuilt.
  • Jan 20, 2021
  • Opinion

A fresh start for Republicans can come only if they abandon authoritarian populism

They must renew a commitment to democratic ideals.
  • Jan 18, 2021
  • Opinion

How Joe Biden can shape a rhetoric of unity

Biden’s inaugural address must unequivocally defend our system but still allow for unity.
  • Jan 14, 2021
  • Opinion

The U.S. must punish sedition — or risk more of it

These Republicans have betrayed the republic and should face every consequence.
  • Jan 11, 2021
  • Opinion

Trump’s evangelicals were complicit in the desecration of our democracy

Tragedy under the banner “Jesus Saves.”
  • Jan 7, 2021
  • Opinion

Let the anti-constitutional Republicans reveal themselves

We have monuments to heroism. We will soon have one to cowardice.
  • Jan 4, 2021
  • Opinion

Josh Hawley’s heedless ambition is a threat to the republic

The Missouri senator finds himself outside the bounds of democracy.
  • Dec 31, 2020
  • Opinion

The defiant hope of Christmas: God is with us

That means there are no insignificant or pointless lives.
  • Dec 24, 2020
  • Opinion

Trump is an authoritarian wannabe. He must never hold power again.

He is the lunatic fringe.
  • Dec 21, 2020
  • Opinion

Trump and his party are threatening our constitutional order

In doing so, they reveal our system’s weak points.
  • Dec 17, 2020