Nancy LeTourneau's big picture look at politics and life
Ending the Indefinite War
Monday, January 9, 2017
Obama: "The Best Is Yet To Come"
Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wrote this on his Facebook page this weekend: My heart sank Friday as I walked down Pennsylvania Av i...
Monday, September 12, 2016
What We Should Be Talking About on the Anniversary of 9/11
Fifteen years ago this Wednesday Congress passed the Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) Against Terrorists . Just three days...
Friday, August 12, 2016
Parallels with JFK
Rebecca Onion reminds us that this flier was making the rounds in Dallas, Texas in the days before President John F. Kennedy was assassinat...
A Tale of Two Ground Games
I recently ran across two stories about what things look like on the ground in Southwestern Ohio - a state where the RCP polling average gi...
How President Obama Moved the Overton Window to the Left
I first started paying attention to Barack Obama about the time he won the Iowa primary in 2008. Prior to that, I figured he was just anothe...
Monday, June 13, 2016
Re-Imagining the Dream
To listen to most politicians and pundits these days is to believe that the American dream - if not dead already - its certainly facing immi...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Adapting to Change Requires Curiosity and Creativity
Our 24/7 news cycle that is addicted to the crisis of the moment and the horse race of electoral politics doesn't do a good job of recog...
Monday, May 16, 2016
How Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy Will Differ From President Obama's
As I've said before , the concern I hear most often about Hillary Clinton from Democrats is her more "hawkish" views on foreig...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Playing the Woman Card on Foreign Policy
After the recent primaries, Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of playing the woman card. In response, she said "deal me in." Th...
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
How Change Happens
Over the weekend I watched the HBO movie Confirmation about the Clarance Thomas/Anita Hill hearings. It was painful to live through that pe...
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Southern States Do Not Distort the Primary
At the end of the last Democratic debate, Dana Bash asked Sanders whether he will take the contest to the convention in Philadelphia if neit...
I'm Ready For This Primary to be Over
As I watched the Democratic presidential debate in New York, I wondered if anyone who was doing so was still in the process of making up the...
Incentivizing Change in the Largest Financial Institutions
After writing this morning about the "living wills" required from large financial institutions via Dodd-Frank, I've read some...
Dodd-Frank Continues to Work as Planned
Key portions of the Dodd-Frank bill were devoted to identifying and regulating "Systemically Important Financial Institutions" (SI...
Obama Administration Forgives Student Debt for the Disabled
We've been hearing a lot about the rising problem of student debt. For Americans who couple that challenge with a disability, the Obama ...
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