Peter Wehner

Peter Wehner

Vice President and Senior Fellow

Contact: pwehner@eppc.org

@Peter_Wehner

Peter Wehner is Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and a contributing editor for The Atlantic magazine. Mr. Wehner has written for numerous other publications—including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Commentary, National Affairs, and Christianity Today. He has also appeared frequently as a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS, PBS, and C-SPAN television.

Mr. Wehner served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations prior to becoming deputy director of speechwriting for President George W. Bush. In 2002, he was asked to head the Office of Strategic Initiatives, where he generated policy ideas, reached out to public intellectuals, published op-eds and essays, and provided counsel on a range of domestic and international issues. He has also served as an adviser to several presidential campaigns.

Mr. Wehner is author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (co-authored with Michael J. Gerson) and Wealth and Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism (co-authored with Arthur C. Brooks). His book The Death of Politics: How to Heal Our Frayed Republic After Trump (HarperCollins) was published in June 2019.



Our Great Easter Hope

Published in RealClearReligion on March 28, 2016


The Man the Founders Feared

Published in The New York Times on March 20, 2016




What Wouldn’t Jesus Do?

Published in The New York Times on March 1, 2016



The Passing of a Supreme Court Giant

Published in Commentary Magazine on February 14, 2016


Certitude and Seeking the Truth

Published in Commentary Magazine on January 25, 2016


Why I Will Never Vote for Donald Trump

Published in New York Times on January 14, 2016


The Christmas Revolution

Published in The New York Times on December 25, 2015


The Closing of Barack Obama’s Mind

Published in Commentary Magazine on December 17, 2015



Paul Ryan’s Voice of Calm Reason

Published in Commentary Magazine on November 30, 2015



Our Bitter and Graceless President

Published in Commentary Magazine on November 18, 2015



The Promise of Speaker Paul Ryan

Published in Commentary Magazine on October 30, 2015


Why Ben Carson’s Nazi Analogies Matter

Published in New York Times on October 20, 2015




Will the Trump Madness Now End?

Published in Commentary Magazine on September 17, 2015



Is Hillary Clinton Finished?

Published in Commentary Magazine on August 19, 2015


When Faith Repairs Broken Lives

Published in Commentary Magazine on August 17, 2015




Our Morally Disoriented Times

Published in Commentary Magazine on July 30, 2015



Obama’s Worst Mistake

Published in Commentary Magazine on July 15, 2015






Jeb Bush Makes His Case

Published in Commentary Magazine on June 18, 2015


Have You Ever Been Wrong?

Published in Commentary Magazine on June 6, 2015




Police Lives Matter

Published in Commentary Magazine on May 14, 2015










Government Is Not The Enemy

Published in The New York Times on March 1, 2015




Obama’s Words v. Reality

Published in Commentary Magazine on January 26, 2015




MLK and the American Founding

Published in Commentary Magazine on January 19, 2015


Conservatives in Name Only

Published in The New York Times on January 15, 2015



A Christian Defense Of Israel

Published in Commentary Magazine on December 26, 2014


The Mood of America

Published in Commentary Magazine on December 12, 2014







Democrats Turn On Obama

Published in Commentary Magazine on October 13, 2014


Barack’s World

Published in Commentary Magazine on September 22, 2014


A Healing Illness

Published in The Weekly Standard on September 15, 2014


Miracle at Philadelphia

Published in Commentary Magazine on September 17, 2014


Yes, Obama Was Talking About ISIS

Published in Commentary Magazine on September 8, 2014




Why Politics Matters

Published in Commentary Magazine on August 20, 2014



Ann Coulter’s Absurd Defense

Published in Patheos.com on August 15, 2014


Ann Coulter’s Casual Cruelty

Published in Patheos.com on August 8, 2014