Gary Abernathy

Loveland, Ohio

Contributing columnist

Gary Abernathy, a contributing columnist for The Post, is a freelance writer based in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region. After spending 13 years as an editor at three Ohio newspapers from 1983 to 1996, Abernathy worked in Republican Party politics in Ohio and West Virginia, as well as for an Ohio congressman and two U.S. senators. He returned to journalism in 2011, serving until July 2018 as publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette, one of the few newspapers to endorse Donald Trump for president in 2016. Abernathy has served as an on-air election analyst for the PBS NewsHour, alo
Latest from Gary Abernathy

Let’s admit it: The Jan. 6 committee isn’t uncovering anything new

Its efforts to tie Trump to the Capitol riot continue to fall flat.

July 12, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee’s zeal to impugn Trump is in danger of backfiring

Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony was a gossipy mess of things she heard about and 'something to the effect of.'

July 1, 2022

The Jan. 6 hearings’ slippery slope

The Democrats and mainstream media are happy to let the focus drift from Donald Trump to the many millions who support him.

June 23, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee proved that Biden won, but is that really the point?

But its main objective should be determining who's responsible for the Capitol attack.

June 13, 2022

The Jan. 6 committee may have bruised Trump, but he’s still standing

Anyone witnessing the assault on the U.S. Capitol but somehow dismissing it as unimportant or exaggerated is likely immune to being moved by anything offered in Thursday’s prime-time televised hearing.

June 9, 2022

Let’s focus more on why people kill than what they use to do it

Failing to acknowledge that the massacre was a human act misdirects us into focusing on the means of the killing rather than the perpetrator.

May 28, 2022

Imperfect as they are, leaders with age and experience are worth keeping

Having older leaders at the national level is good.

May 19, 2022

The bottom line in Ohio? Trump wins.

The former president's endorsement was much sought after. J.D. Vance's come-from-behind victory shows why.

May 4, 2022

Will Trump’s base ever turn on him? Look to Ohio.

His endorsement of J.D. Vance has sparked confusion and fury among the Republican faithful.

April 22, 2022

Can’t we ‘Imagine’ a better song for peace and harmony?

Julian Lennon's performance for Ukraine was a nice thought. But the song isn't.

April 12, 2022