Michael Gerson / Politics

Confrontation, Not Isolation

WASHINGTON -- The value of American foreign policy conducted by majority vote -- which might have resulted in a Nazi-occupied London -- is once again evident.

In 2013, 52 percent of Americans agreed that their country should "mind its own ...

A Question of Leadership

WASHINGTON -- Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Obama's approach to the Middle East.

In his new book, "Worthy Fights," and in surrounding interviews, Panetta contends that...

On Ebola, Hard Choices

WASHINGTON -- Here is what officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have been telling us: America has some Ebola infections (and is likely to see more) but America does not have an Ebola ...

Discipline Along With Love

CLEVELAND -- Ginn Academy resembles no urban public school I've ever visited: all male, dress shirt and tie, the Socratic method employed in classrooms. School spirit seems imported from the prep school; discipline from the playing field; ...

Two Cheers for Obama, Not Three

WASHINGTON -- It is a long, long way from the "JV team" to the "network of death." It is even longer from the arguments of President Obama's 2014 West Point commencement address -- which ridiculed "tough talk," criticized a "military solution" in ...

Introspection Time for Evangelicals

WASHINGTON -- Christian conservatives are often the subject of study by academics, who seem to find their culture as foreign as that of Borneo tribesmen. And this is a particularly interesting time for brave social scientists to put on their pith ...