Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy has been a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly since November 2014. Before then, she wrote at her own blog, Horizons, for almost a decade.

Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Social Studies/Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Theology/Marriage and Family Therapy. She provided counseling and therapy in various settings before becoming the executive director of a nonprofit organization whose mission focused on juvenile crime prevention.


Two Conflicting Views of Hope

Two authors I admire a lot have written very conflicting views about hope. Here’s Derrick Jensen: Frankly, I don’t have much hope. But I think that’s a good thing. Hope is what keeps us chained to the system, the conglomerate of people and ideas and ideals that is causing the destruction of the Earth… Hope… Read more »

“There Is No Normal”

From Jim Webb this week: Former senator and potential presidential candidate Jim Webb told an audience in Richmond on Tuesday that the Democratic Party has lost white working-class voters by becoming “a party of interest groups.” “The Democratic Party has lost the message that made it such a great party for so many years, and… Read more »

President Obama and the Power of Partnership

Prior to entering politics, Barack Obama taught classes in the community about power. Unfortunately, neither he nor any of the attendees have written much about the content of those sessions. But in watching him over the last seven years, we can begin to understand his view of the topic. As Riane Eisler pointed out in… Read more »

The Color Blind Lie

I grew up mostly in East Texas. To give you an idea of the politics of the area, I lived in the district that is currently represented by Louie Gohmert. During that time, I knew all of two black people – my grandmothers’ maids. When I was about 10 years old, a group of black… Read more »

Daylight Video

When I was in high school in the 1970’s, it was not “cool” to like the music of the Carpenters. But I wasn’t very cool, so… Lately, due to someone named Pedro Andrade on youtube, a whole new generation is getting exposed to Karen Carpenter. He’s removed all of the instrumentation in her recordings except… Read more »