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.

Latin America, Torture and the Cold War

I am tempted to use the word “serendipitous” to describe the fact that within a matter of days, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released its report on the investigation of the use of torture by the Bush/Cheney administration, Brazil’s National Truth Commission released its report on the activities of its brutal military dictatorship, and President… Read more »

If Everyone Does a Little, No One Has to Do a Lot

As is true for many of you, I’ve been reading the Washington Monthly for years. But it wasn’t until they asked me to write here that I actually read their mission statement. Just in case any of you are like me, here it is. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 on the notion that… Read more »

Daylight Video

Let’s start the day off with a Paolo Nutini cover of a great one by the Lovin Spoonful. Sweet daydreams everyone!

Odds & Ends

The big scoop of the day goes to Eric Lipton at the New York Times, who reveals that attorney generals in at least a dozen states have formed secret alliances with energy companies. Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica has agreed to accept six detainees from Guantanamo. That leaves 172 still there, over half of whom have… Read more »

Comings and Goings at DOJ

If she wasn’t already in the spotlight as President Obama’s nominee to be the next Attorney General, Loretta Lynch might have reached that status anyway as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York – where she will oversee the federal inquiry into the choking death of Eric Garner. There is some… Read more »