Convention Shows Dems are Unified, to Dismay of Trump and Media

by Lanny Davis – 7/26/16 This is the second installment in a daily series chronicling contributor Lanny Davis’s experience at the Democratic National Convention as a Maryland delegation member of the Convention Credentials Committee. Read the first installment here. Sorry, Donald Trump, and all the hyped-up talking heads on cable media: The “controversy” and “division” […]

Darkness vs. Light, “I” vs. “We”

by Lanny Davis – 7/25/16 Philadelphia, July 23 – Arrived in Philadelphia about noon on Sunday at a meeting of the Convention Credentials Committee, of which I am a member. And it took about 5 minutes to pick up the general buzz, two questions I heard over and over again as we discussed the Republican […]

“Extreme Carelessness” Not Supported by the Undisputed Facts

by Lanny Davis – 7/15/16 Hillary Clinton has acknowledged, with the wisdom of hindsight, that she made a mistake in using one device for sending personal and business emails rather than using two when she was secretary of State, and in sending all of her emails to a private server. I respect and agree with […]

The Real Hillary Clinton

by Lanny Davis – 7/12/16 All of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton‘s longtime friends share the same question, the same mystery, whenever we read about the number of people in America who “hate” her or who label her using various horrible expressions. It is this: How can they be so far off in understanding who […]

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Time for Another Democratic Presidential Nomination Rules Commission

by Lanny Davis – 7/5/16 Senator Bernie Sanders certainly can’t seriously complain that there was anything “rigged” about the Democratic nomination – delegate selection procedures. Clinton won by a margin of almost 4 million popular votes and a substantial majority of all elected pledged delegates in the primaries and caucuses and in DC. Sanders and […]

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The Clinton – Lynch Conversation: All Innuendo, No Facts

by Lanny Davis – 7/1/16 Here we go again. The U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch, on Friday stated flat out, without qualification, that she would accept the recommendations of the FBI and not overrule it concerning whether any laws were possibly violated in Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to store her personal and […]

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The Other 2016 Election — and why the U.S. Should Care

by Lanny Davis – 6/24/16 While we in Washington are fixated on the upcoming presidential election, another critical election has just begun: the race for the United Nations secretary-general. Given that the U.S. is currently the largest funder of the U.N., providing 22 percent of the organization’s budget, this election deserves our attention. The U.N. […]

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Where’s Paul Ryan’s “Declaration of Conscience” on Trump?

by Lanny Davis – 6/16/16 Throughout American history, there are pivotal moments where a leader of one of the two major parties rises up to put conscience and moral principles over party loyalty. One such moment for the Republican Party occurred on June 1, 1950. Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, the only woman in the […]

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The E-Mails Issue — Five Undisputed Facts

by Lanny Davis – 6/1/16 With all the hours of punditry and tens of thousands of words written about Hillary Clinton’s emails by the political press corps, it is amazing that the whole episode can be boiled down to five undisputed facts. First, the former secretary of State did nothing illegal by having a private […]

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Has Trump Been Caught in Another Lie?

by Lanny Davis – 5/12/16 Why hasn’t the national press and every cable show interviewer asked Donald Trump the following question: “What happened to the $6 million you claimed to have raised for veterans instead of debating your fellow Republicans?” Can I ask everyone reading this column to call any reporter covering the presidential campaign […]

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