Jul 14, 2019 11:00 am MDTMichael Gerson: Trump celebrates America's victories, but not its character President Trump talked about the nation's military victories, but not much about the nation's character. He seems to love America because it is his country and a powerful country, but not because it is a country with a calling.
Jun 30, 2019 8:30 am MDTMichael Gerson: Evangelicals praise Trump at steep moral consequence In the process, evangelical leaders have placed themselves — uncritically, with open eyes — into a political coalition that is inspired by ethnic nationalism. Such are the occupational hazards of calling good evil, and evil good.
Jun 15, 2019 10:00 am MDTMichael Gerson: Gillibrand's malicious misrepresentation of pro-life views Gillibrand's argument represents a type of ideological authoritarianism that seems fashionable in our politics. Instead of defeating other viewpoints through argument, she would rather prohibit them as illegitimate and unacceptable.
Jun 9, 2019 1:00 pm MDTMichael Gerson: Civility doesn't just make our system function, it also makes it noble Those who see politics only as a method to defeat enemies and advance favored aims have lost sight of something important. We should honor democratic values such as civility, not only because they make our system function, but to make it noble.
Jun 5, 2019 11:00 am MDTMichael Gerson: To promote Trump, Franklin Graham betrays the gospel Genuine Christian influence is actually needed in American politics. Trump evangelicals could be defending the civil liberties of all religious people rather than seeking the protection of their tribe alone.