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. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Afghanistan shows security cost in hostile world

WASHINGTON – The Afghan War – really, the war against terrorists and their allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan – has elements of a Greek tragedy. It was unavoidable, but seemingly unwinnable....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

America’s foreign policy vacuum filled by cruelty

WASHINGTON – Whatever the eventual consequences of the Saudi Arabian regime’s suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump’s initial response indicated much about...

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

We saw two human beings flayed – and for what?

WASHINGTON – In the end, everything – every blasted thing – gets sucked into the polarization black hole, never to emerge again. That now includes the U.S. Supreme Court. It is not, of course, that...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Gerson: Republicans must pick their point of resistance

WASHINGTON – One of the unpleasant surprises of your 50s (among many) is seeing the heroes and mentors of your 20s pass away. I worked for the late Chuck Colson of Watergate fame, who became,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

Gerson: Feds should take note of prison reform successes

WASHINGTON – An administration not known for policy creativity is unlikely to have useful internal policy debates. But in the Trump administration, prison reform is a welcome exception. This is...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

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