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.
I’ve often thought that the difference between modern-day conservative and liberal politics in this country could be pretty well summed up by the difference between these two common phrases: “Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.” “A rising tide lifts all boats.” It comes down to the difference between individual and collective effort. When Republicans… Read more »
It has been said that our POTUS is competitive. But apparently he’s not the only one. Take a look at FLOTUS getting all “Don’t make me take my jacket off” with Ellen.
In the coming week we will learn what PM Netanyahu has to say to Congress, hear the oral arguments before the Supreme Court on King v Burwell, reach another deadline for funding of the Department of Homeland Security and celebrate one of the most historic moments of the Civil Rights Era in Selma, Alabama. An… Read more »
In a couple of days, our news media is going to be consumed with what Prime Minister Netanyahu said to Congress about a possible deal with Iran on nuclear weapons. As a reminder, Netanyahu has said that he “will do everything and will take any action to foil this bad and dangerous agreement.” Your assignment… Read more »
Ed Kilgore has an interesting article in the latest edition of the Washington Monthly about what we might call the “Palinization of the Republican Party.” St. Joan of the Tundra’s distinctive contribution to the conservative cause was not simply to serve as a lightning rod for resentment of the “liberal elites” that supposedly run the… Read more »