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 Single Most Important Word in our Democracy is ‘We'”

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 »

Daylight Video

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.

A 50th Anniversary in Song

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 »

Be Prepared For Bibi

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 »