Nancy LeTourneau

Funding Government That Works

Ron Haskins was a policy analyst for House Republicans in the 1990’s and an advisor to President George W. Bush on social policy. But recently he took to the editorial pages of the New York Times to urge the upcoming Republican Congress to financially support an Obama initiative. Hardly anyone knows it, but since its… Read more »

See You Next Year!

I’m not going to do a traditional “Odds & Ends” today because I have a few things to say before I turn out the lights on this weekend’s blogging. First of all, let me say that I have totally enjoyed my two weekends of blogging here at Political Animal this December. I am exceedingly grateful… Read more »

What does “breaking up the banks” mean?

After the recent drama about the 2015 spending bill in Congress, a lot of people are talking about the “disarray” amongst Democrats. I was particularly intrigued by what Greg Sargent wrote about that this week. There is broad Democratic agreement that the party must come up with a more comprehensive response to stagnating wages and… Read more »

Flame Throwers and Fire Fighters

It’s obvious that the big story of the day is the murder of two NYC police officers yesterday. I’m always hesitant to comment on a story like this as its unfolding. Its better to wait for all the information, process it, and see what we can draw from it. But as people are weighing in,… Read more »