Michael Gerson / Politics

Where the Only Rule is Terror

BANGUI, Central African Republic -- The tents of displaced people reach nearly up to the runway at the airport -- the first impression of a nation in flight and in fear. Befitting the sectarian cast of the violence in this country, there are two ...

The Healing in Rwanda

KIGALI, Rwanda -- At the 20th commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, the most moving moments were unplanned. In the audience at Amahoro Stadium, first one woman, then another, then dozens in turn, cried out in uncontrollable anguish and had to be ...

The Right to Health Care

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of Obamacare are celebrating that the law is not an unmitigated disaster, just a mitigated one.

As enrollment closed (for most) on March 31, the system passed 7 million exchange signups. What some are taking as a triumph ...

Our Dysfunctional Senate

WASHINGTON -- God saves the Queen. He saves this Honorable Court. But who will save the United States Senate?

The venerable institution that Democrats control and Republicans covet has lately been something of a circus. The Senate majority leader...

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 ...