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.

Daylight Video

This is the group that’s hot on the local Twin Cities music scene right now – Hippo Campus – singing “Little Grace.”

July 4th Tip o’ the Day

I’m going to close up shop a little early today because you’re probably all busy firing up the grill anyway. But before I go, here’s my tip o’ the day: When they start playing this song, the fireworks big finale is about to begin. So get your “oohs” and “ahhs” ready (who am I kidding,… Read more »

Iowa Catholics Want to Talk About Climate Change

As 2016 candidates criss-cross Iowa these days, Catholics are being encouraged to talk to them about climate change. This week Bishop Richard Pates wrote an op-ed in the Des Moines Register. The pope repeatedly calls for dialogue about how we can come together to act on climate change. He says that “reducing greenhouse gases requires… Read more »

Perfect Timing for the New Overtime Rule

The June jobs report (223,000 jobs added and unemployment rate down to 5.3%) extends the longest period of private sector job growth in our country’s history. But there are two things that are causing concern. First of all, the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped 0.3 percentage points to 62.6%. As I’ve written before, it… Read more »

Our Journey is Not Complete

Earlier this week I wrote about how President Obama talked about patriotism in his speech at the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma. But on this anniversary of the day we declared our independence, I am also reminded that he talked about how our current challenges are grounded in the aspirational ideals of that… Read more »