Nancy LeTourneau

Daylight Video

The first time I heard this song I was on the beach in Cabo San Lucas soaking up the sun. Now, whenever I hear it, I am immediately transported back to that place. This morning I am going to ask you to indulge that fantasy because the bitter January cold has officially set in up… Read more »

Odds & Ends

Ben Geman has written a must-read profile on John Podesta’s year in the White House driving the “go-it-alone” climate strategy. Due to the lack of public trust in District Attorney’s handling of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner shootings, the City of Cleveland has probably made a good call in handing off the probe into… Read more »

How We Chose Presidents

In the midst of an article about Mario Cuomo, James Fallows addresses something that gets too little attention. National office in the modern United States—the presidency, or a serious candidacy for it—requires a broader range of skills than any real human being has ever possessed… To succeed fully in national leadership a person would in… Read more »

President Obama’s To-Do List

Recently Ron Brownstein got an interesting quote from the White House. One senior Obama adviser says the administration “To Do list” after 2012 included thinking “about how you lock in the Obama coalition for Democrats going forward. Because it’s not a 100 percent certainty that they come out for the next Democrat.” Part of the… Read more »

The Changing Role of Money in Politics

The 2012 presidential election was the first to be held in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United. Too many of us have forgotten that the results of that election were the opposite of what the megadonors had hoped for. Can’t buy me gov. That line neatly sums up the dismal showing… Read more »