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.
On this Valentine’s Day, “my gift is my song and…this one’s for you.”
How can anyone look at the fact that Scott Walker is apparently surging in Iowa and not recall all of the candidates who surged – then fizzled – in the lead-up to the 2012 Republican presidential nomination? Will recent history repeat itself? Yesterday I wrote about how the federal government is finally moving past the… Read more »
I haven’t seen the movie American Sniper. And I don’t plan to. I’m also not terribly interested in the back-and-forth that’s going on over the politicization of the movie. But all the commotion about this film reminded me of a much more authentic sniper’s story from the book The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway…. Read more »
President Obama’s “pen and phone” strategy (which he announced a year ago) has confused a lot of progressives. The title of this article by Markos Moulitsas pretty well sums it up: “Imagine that: Obama decides he’ll fight for people, approvals soar.” He’s right that President Obama’s approval rating has risen over the last couple of… Read more »
I assume that Mitch McConnell actually wanted to be the Senate’s Majority Leader. But as he’s finding out lately – the job comes with a lot of headaches. We’ve seen how Boehner and McConnell have been scrambling to get their members lined up to pass a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security by… Read more »