Graduate, Wheaton College, Illinois. Formerly: Senior Editor covering politics, US News and World Report; Speechwriter and Policy Adviser for Jack Kemp; Speechwriter for Bob Dole, 1996 presidential campaign; Policy Director for Senator Dan Coats of Indiana; 1999, Chief Speechwriter and Senior Policy Adviser, George W. Bush's presidential campaign; Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, Presidential Speechwriting; Assistant to the President for Speechwriting and Policy Adviser; until 2006, Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning. Aug. 2010, joined ONE as Senior Adviser. Nationally syndicated columnist appearing twice weekly in the Washington Post and in nearly 100 other newspapers. Author, Heroic Conservatism (2007). Co-Author, City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era (2010). Appears regularly on the PBS NewsHour, Face the Nation and other programmes.