Canadian-born political commentator and journalist who came to prominence as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He has also worked as a senior editor for The Atlantic and as a contributor for MSNBC.
He earned his JD degree from Harvard Law School in 1987.
He's given credit for coining the phrase "axis of evil" that Bush used during his State of the Union Address in 2002.
He and his wife, author Danielle Crittenden, have 3 children. His mother Barbara was a well-known journalist and his father Murray was a dentist.
In 2007, he became a senior foreign policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani.