Jon Chait describes every Michael Gerson column ever written:
It is very hard to summarize what the column was about. The general theme was a defense of civility.
My college age cousin once told me why he prefers rap music to the emo (I guess I should say proto-emo, since this was ten years ago) stuff that the kids listen to these days: “at least with rap, you can tell what they are talking about — women and money.” That, in a nutshell, is why I prefer George Will and Charles Krauthammer to Bobo and Gerson. I honestly have no idea what Gerson and Bobo are trying to say most of the time. They make only marginally more sense than a Jack Johnson song. They may as well start writing their columns barefoot while humming along with an acoustic guitar.