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Michael Gerson / Politics

Movies Lacking Grace

WASHINGTON -- Part of this year's Lenten discipline for many religious people has been to see two bad religious movies, "Noah" and "God's Not Dead." Both left me longing for the comparative moral simplicity and integrity of "The Wolf of Wall ...

Political Skills for Divine Purposes

WASHINGTON -- When a pope meets a president -- and the Vicar of Christ gets pulled into political coverage -- trivialization ensues. As a reporter, I covered the St. Louis meeting between Pope John Paul II and President Bill Clinton in January ...

Lessons of Inaction

WASHINGTON -- History is like a teacher, except armed with truncheons and guns. So what are its recent lessons?

In the early 1990s, Ukraine briefly possessed the world's third largest nuclear arsenal, including about 1,900 strategic weapons, an ...

The GOP's Need for Creative Policy

WASHINGTON -- Of all the signs of Democratic midterm trouble, it is fitting that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius -- who has already contributed so much -- should make another important offering. She recently assured the ...

Can Obama Rise to Carter's Level?

WASHINGTON -- As Winston Churchill might have said, the battle for Crimea is over. The battle for the idea of Europe is about to begin.

Russia -- as one might expect from an espiocracy, ruled by a Soviet-era spy -- practices a particularly ...

Making the AIDS Crisis Worse

WASHINGTON -- Some of America's closest friends in Africa have turned with a vengeance on gay people. In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan recently approved a law making homosexual acts punishable by a 14-year jail sentence and outlawing gay ...