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PETER WEHNER

PETER WEHNER

Peter Wehner is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Previously he worked in the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

After nine years as a regular blogger on this site, I am leaving COMMENTARY, with this being my last post. I don't leave my association with...
donald trump

Donald Trump is in the midst of a fairly dramatic collapse in public opinion polls. What seems to be happening isn't that Hillary Clinton is on...
derangement syndrome

The strongest argument for voting for Donald Trump in November has very little to do with Trump and almost everything to do with Hillary Clinton. She...
donald trump

It tells you something about the desperate state of the Republican Party that Donald Trump's speech last night -- an inoffensive (because it was non-racist)...
Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, who died Friday at the age of 74, was the largest and most captivating sports personality of the 20th Century. A three-time champion, he...
race

Presidential campaigns are often decided by who controls the narrative. Political storylines are typically constructed through different means; policies, biography, rhetoric, and tone; by how a...
C.S. Lewis

Over  Memorial Day weekend, eager to find some relief from this dreary political year, I retreated to the world of Narnia, or at least to...
Israel

I want to add to Jonathan Tobin’s excellent post about the Democratic Party’s move away from support for Israel, which is, in turn, a result...
vince foster

One of the things a Donald Trump candidacy will do is test certain propositions. One of them is that Republican presidential candidates have repeatedly lost not...
conservatives

In a bleak political year, there comes a shaft of light in the form of an extraordinary new book, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social...
platform committee

In the effort to rally Republicans around the Donald Trump candidacy, one often hears two arguments invoked. One is that those who oppose Mr. Trump...
Hillary Clinton

It’s an odd situation for people of both major political parties that when they think about what gives them hope this November, they think not...