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.

The Rumblings of Insurgency

The letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton to the leaders of Iran and signed by 47 Republicans is not simply outrageous because it presents a dangerous challenge to the Constitutional framework under which the United States conducts foreign policy. It is important that we remember the context in which it came about. Here are a… Read more »

Attempting to Blow Up Hostages Is NOT Governing

Talk about a hot mess! Just try unravelling the lunacy contained in this article by Sarah Mimms. As best as I can understand it, she is suggesting that perhaps Sen. Tom Cotton has come up with a new way for the “conservative firebrands” to blow up hostages in light of the fact that Republican leadership… Read more »

Feith Demonstrates Republican Ignorance on Foreign Policy

One of the unintended consequences of the Tom Cotton letter fiasco is that the media focus has turned away from the actual negotiations with Iran to the various excuses Republican leaders are coming up with to explain why they signed it. But there are a couple of exceptions. I have to give Joshua Muravchik some… Read more »

Why Republicans Are Ramping Up the Obama Derangement Syndrome

In case you hadn’t noticed, lately the Obama Derangement Syndrome on the right has been ramped up a few notches. It all started when people like Rudy Giuliani said that President Obama didn’t really love America. Religious leaders on the right like Franklin Graham joined in by saying that this President only knows Islam and… Read more »

Daylight Video

Take a listen to this song – The Valley – from k.d. lang. It really captures why I think she is the greatest female vocalist of our time.