Michael Gerson

It's supposed to be one of Trump's biggest issues. But now, Democrats have a chance to seize it.
The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson is an excellent thinker. In fact, his columns have helped sustain at least one battered
"The conservative mind, in some very visible cases, has become diseased."
“I don’t really know him,” Ryan said of the president's chief strategist.
Donald Trump has a new answer for why he's about to lose in a landslide. It's all a vast left-wing conspiracy. No, really.
Trump backed his personal Titanic up again and again, and tried to just ram through the iceberg, over and over. He was even up early this morning, providing yet another day's legs for this story.
When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.
A nationally-televised presidential debate stage is, indeed, neither the time nor the place, one would think. This year, however, all the rules have been thrown out and we've got Donald Trump and Marco Rubio comparing relative penis sizes in their effort to become the so-called leader of the free world.
I've lost track of the other students in Miss Rankin's social studies class, but I would be interested to hear their reflections on our shared experience. Perhaps a few would agree with me: while we were busy memorizing all those counties, we missed some of the most important lessons of our day.
Does Gerson really believe that the Republican Party in which Trump has risen to be the frontrunner embodies "respect for institutions"? What world is he living in?
If we wish to continue to be a world leader in a global economy, we must embrace all of our nation's children -- regardless of their gender, race, income, parents' immigration status, etc.
That conservatives such as Gerson didn't notice it, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Gay couples have been fighting for the right to marry for decades; it isn't some new fad. It was happening before any "public intellectual" was willing to take a stand on the issue.
Now and then we do stop to notice some of this "soft news," which surfaces in explicitly religious comment and, shall we call it, "theology," which is what it is.
There is a more present death awaiting Americans, and it, too, involves entropy and ultimate hopelessness.
Not only have Republicans blocked comprehensive immigration reform when it had a real chance of passing, they're now trying yet again to bring up unconstitutional bills to drive their point home.
Pennsylvania's pornography scandal just keeps getting worse. So far, four people employed by prosecutors' offices have been forced out. Next in line is a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Justice Seamus McCaffery.
Under scrutiny, Paul recently insisted he never called for cutting off Israel-specific aid. Gerson’s criticism is of a different
Yes, as we come to the end of this "Kennedy Half Century," let us make the commitment to carry on his legacy, to assume our own responsibility for the future, and to ask why not. Why not keep America the land of dreamers and doers rather than deniers and defilers?