Video | How politics sullies religion

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Steven Waldman, of Beliefnet, and Peter Wehner, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discuss Waldman's new book: Founding Faith and other topics in religion and politics.

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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 2001. 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. Prior to joining the Bush Administration, Wehner was executive director for policy for Empower America, a conservative public-policy organization.

Steven Waldman is co-founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of, the largest faith and spirituality website. Previously, Waldman was National Editor of US News and World Report and National Correspondent for Newsweek.

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