Peter Wehner

Our Bitter and Graceless President

We all know people of towering arrogance and we all know people of staggering incompetence, but Barack Obama is quite possibly the perfect package.

How Christians Can Flourish in a Same-Sex-Marriage World

By many accounts, orthodox Christians have lost the culture wars. How they can live well—not vanish—in a time of retreat.


The Promise of Speaker Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan’s first remarks as Speaker of the House showed a much deeper and truer understanding of the nature of politics than we often hear, doing away with the mirage that our disagreements will evaporate if only legislators did their job well; that our political conflicts are simply based on cynical partisanship.

Morning Joe: Wehner Says Paul Ryan is Plenty Conservative

EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss Paul Ryan’s candidacy for Speaker of the House and the reactions of some members in the House GOP caucus.

Why Ben Carson’s Nazi Analogies Matter

Rhetorical recklessness damages our political culture as well as conservatism, a philosophy that should be grounded in prudence, moderation and self-restraint.

Advice to the Next President

Every two months, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center will publish a set of short memos offering historical perspective and assessing some of the biggest contemporary challenges the next president will face. In his contribution to the first issue, Peter Wehner offers the next president advice on a range of matters.


Seeking President, No Experience Necessary

The struggle within the Republican Party right now centers on those who, figuratively speaking, want to rebuild the village and those who want to burn it down.


Will the Trump Madness Now End?

Will ratiocination, which is supposed to guide politics, prevail in the party of Lincoln?

Clinton, Trump and the Politics of Self-Destruction

Donald Trump, if he were to win the nomination, would do catastrophic damage to the Republican Party. But the Democratic Party, if it were to nominate Hillary Clinton, would be inviting a different kind of disaster.

Is Hillary Clinton Finished?

With the FBI driving the extraordinary investigation into her private email server, things may get a whole lot less pretty for Hillary Clinton.