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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.

Antonin Scalia

Sometimes the death of a person is expected, the final act after a long, slow decline that finally frees an individual from misery. Other times...

Here’s a short clip (courtesy of therightscoop.com) of Donald Trump interviewed by Fox’s Greta Van Susteren. She asked him a question from a viewer who...
abortion

A Super Bowl ad by Doritos showed a couple in a doctor's office with the mother having an ultrasound. The baby looks healthy, but the...

In a recent post, I recounted the marvelous story of the restoration of the friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, a friendship that had...
Donald Trump

If Donald Trump had won the Iowa caucus, there was a chance of him running the table. With big leads in New Hampshire and South...
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Merrill D. Peterson’s 1976 book Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue tells the story of their friendship from their first meeting in 1775 as delegates to the...
Truth

While reading Gregory Weiner’s fascinating book American Burke, I came across this comment: “(Daniel Patrick) Moynihan’s intellectual curiosity was such that he gravitated toward thinkers...
Sarah Palin

If you want to understand just how sad the decline of Sarah Palin has been, consider her claim that Barack Obama is responsible for the...
Donald Trump

There’s been a fair amount of attention on the remarks made by Donald Trump at Liberty University on Monday, but I want to focus on...
Hillary Clinton

In Sunday’s Democratic debate, several things became clear. One of them is that Hillary Clinton, who tends to do much better in debates than in other...

Donald Trump is a genius when it comes to controlling the conversation of the campaign, including by making comments that have nothing to do with...
daniel patrick moynihan

In an essay in the indispensable journal National Affairs, “Moynihan and the Neocons,” Greg Weiner writes: What, then, shall we make of Moynihan's pungent critiques of...