Peter J. Wallison

Peter J. Wallison is a senior fellow emeritus at American Enterprise Institute. He was the White House counsel and the general counsel of the Treasury in the Reagan administration.

Peter J. Wallison is a senior fellow emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute. He was general counsel of the Treasury and White House counsel in the Reagan administration. His most recent book is Judicial Fortitude: The Last Chance to Rein in the Administrative State.

Saving the Loans

The Obama loan-modification package is well-designed, and it makes sense to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the central players. They both have the expertise and staffing to handle ...
Politics & Policy

Two Americas

John Edwards was right; there are two Americas. He just failed to identify them correctly. After reading the post-election op-eds of many liberal pundits, it’s not difficult to discern the ...
Politics & Policy

Quiz Show

It now appears that Senator John Kerry’s statement that he would have voted to go to war in Iraq–even if he had known that weapons of mass destruction would not ...
Politics & Policy

A Man Apart

As Ronald Reagan assumed the presidency in 1980, pundits were saying that the job was too big for one person–that the United States needed more of an executive-team approach, like ...
Politics & Policy

Lead, Man!

The John Kerry medals story is a weird one. It does not, in the end, demonstrate beyond question that Kerry is untruthful, as some have suggested, but in a sense ...