At the elegant Royal Palms Resort near Camelback Mountain, two Arizona conservatives of note played host to an idea.
John and Lisa Keegan, he the former mayor of Peoria, she the former state superintendent of public instruction, introduced a grand bargain that if realized would bring together conservatives and liberals, gays and straights, in no less a cause than the preservation of marriage.
Delivering this idea was David Blankenhorn, a Harvard-educated scholar who a quarter-century ago founded the Institute for American Values to try to stop the erosion of American civic life.
Joining him was Jonathan Rauch, a distinguished writer and editor for the Economist, Atlantic and National Journal. Read more »