Michael Gerson / Politics

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 ...

Tall Order for GOP in '16

WASHINGTON -- It is the most important development so far in the 2016 presidential race, at least on the Republican side: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is evidently not a total meathead. Which he would have needed to be to have anything to do ...

The Value of a Human Life

WASHINGTON -- From Belgium comes news that a mentally disturbed prisoner is to be granted government help in committing suicide. A typically shallow ethical debate ensued -- isn't assisted suicide for a prisoner a bit too close to capital ...