Peter Wehner

Peter Wehner is a former senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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Courage and Honor in Ukraine

Peter Wehner

The human virtues being displayed in a terrible human drama have changed public opinion.

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The Atlantic / March 2, 2022

Trump Is Obsessed with Being a Loser

Peter Wehner

Donald Trump’s 2020 defeat is his obsession; it has pulled him into a deep, dark place. He wants to pull the rest of us into it as well.

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The Atlantic / February 7, 2022

Biden Undermined Faith in Elections

Peter Wehner

The president is heightening the distrust in democracy that he promised to reduce.

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The Atlantic / February 1, 2022

Why It Matters That Support for Israel Among Young Evangelicals Is Falling

Peter Wehner

Christians of every age should find themselves broadly sympathetic to and supportive of Israel—not in spite of their commitment to social justice but because of it.

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The Bulwark / January 25, 2022

What’s Happening on the Left Is No Excuse for What’s Happening on the Right

Peter Wehner

To regard the radical left as a reason to excuse, minimize or ignore the malign movement on the right is an abrogation of conservative duty and principle.

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The New York Times / January 20, 2022

The Gospel of Donald Trump Jr.

Peter Wehner

The former president’s son told a crowd that the teachings of Jesus have “gotten us nothing.”

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The Atlantic / December 26, 2021

Why Jesus Never Stopped Asking Questions

Peter Wehner

Christmas is meaningful, for those of us of the Christian faith, because it situates each of our lives — the joys and the sorrows, the hope and the despair, the dramatic and the mundane — in a larger narrative: Not only did God author it; the son of God became a protagonist within it.

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The New York Times / December 23, 2021

Philip Yancey’s Message of Grace

Peter Wehner

Fifteen years after an accident almost claimed his life, the Christian author reflects on grace, forgiveness, and faith.

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The Atlantic / November 25, 2021

The Evangelical Church Is Breaking Apart

Peter Wehner

The aggressive, disruptive, and unforgiving mindset that characterizes so much of our politics has found a home in many American churches.

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The Atlantic / October 24, 2021

Biden’s Long Trail of Betrayals

Peter Wehner

President Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan is the latest blunder in a foreign-policy record filled with them.

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The Atlantic / August 18, 2021

You’re Being Manipulated

Peter Wehner

Political partisans are using social media to divide, dominate, disorient, and ultimately demoralize the people on the other side.

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The Atlantic / July 14, 2021

Will Christian America Withstand the Pull of QAnon?

Peter Wehner

None of us can fully escape the downsides and the dark sides of our communities and our culture. The question is whether those who profess to be followers of Jesus show more of a capacity than they have recently to rise above them, to be self-critical instead of simply critical of others, to shine light into our own dark corners, even to add touches of grace and empathy in harsh and angry times.

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The New York Times / June 18, 2021

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