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.

Odds & Ends

Of course the big news today is the shooting in Copenhagen at a debate on free speech that left one person dead and three police officers injured. James Fallows says Democrats should skip Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and make their case publicly about that decision. Here is a gripping story about a black German woman… Read more »

Cleaning Up Past Mistakes

Given that it’s very possible that we could have another Clinton/Bush presidential contest in 2016, it looks like some family members from past administrations are stepping up to address their mistakes. For example, former President Bill Clinton just apologized to Mexico for his escalation of the failed war on drugs that has so devastated that… Read more »

Fighting the Extremists Within

One of the things that I find interesting in the conservative outrage over President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast is that most of it is focused on his inclusion of the Crusades (and occasionally the Inquisition). It is an attempt to dismiss what the President said because the events he referred to happened… Read more »

McConnell Is Blowing It…Big Time

My take on Sen. Mitch McConnell has always been that he is not so interested in issues/policies as he is in the power game of politics. That approach was never on display more clearly than when he said that his number one goal was to ensure that Obama was a one-term president – in the… Read more »