Michael Gerson: We have an American president who doesn’t understand America

WASHINGTON – One of the puzzling aspects of Donald Trump’s hyper-nationalism is its consistent denigration of the nation itself. In a 2017 Oval Office conversation between Trump, Russian Foreign...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Michael Gerson: The impeachment process is inevitable

WASHINGTON – For the first time in American history, the president has pleaded guilty to an impeachable offense. This is effectively what happened when the White House released the readout from...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

The case against Brett Kavanaugh is weakening

WASHINGTON – The decision by The New York Times to remove a key exculpatory fact from its recent article on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is such an incredible editing error that it raises...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Trump’s presidency not unfolding, it’s unraveling

WASHINGTON – Historians studying the Trump presidency will have a prodigious amount of material that demands examination but defies explanation. The president’s Aug. 21, half-hour, South Lawn press...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Civility doesn’t just work, it also makes us noble

WASHINGTON – In his influential 1984 book, “The Naked Public Square,” Richard John Neuhaus recalled attending an event featuring the late Jerry Falwell Sr., who delivered an angry excoriation of...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Harriet Tubman will always have the last laugh

WASHINGTON – When Donald Trump invites historical comparisons, it is usually to his detriment. Even so, the Trump administration’s recent snubbing of Harriet Tubman in favor of extending Andrew...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Harriet Tubman will always have the last laugh

WASHINGTON – When Donald Trump invites historical comparisons, it is usually to his detriment. Even so, the Trump administration’s recent snubbing of Harriet Tubman in favor of extending Andrew...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Book shows how Reconstruction was reversed

WASHINGTON – Conservatives sometimes accuse the academic left of ignoring the good in American history and emphasizing the horrors. But in some respects, the telling of the American story does not...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

The Trumpification of pro-life movement will cost

WASHINGTON – Through a blooming diversity of investigations, we will soon discover if the world that has always surrounded Donald Trump – the sleazy fixers, the disposable women, the questionable...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

The face of Michelangelo’s David could guide us

FLORENCE – A tourist in Florentine museums is like a skipping stone above unfathomable depths. Here a Botticelli. There a Donatello. A single room at the Uffizi that would reward a lifetime of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Are we sincere about second chances and voting?

WASHINGTON – Those of us who participated in the 2000 presidential election are getting political PTSD from the current gubernatorial and senatorial recounts in Florida. President George W. Bush...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Dems will do all of these self-destructive things

WASHINGTON – In the spirit of the political season, I want to claim credit for the most STUPENDOUS, INSIGHTFUL and POWERFUL political strategy since Pericles bound the DELIAN LEAGUE into an empire...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

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