Raise Taxes Even Higher to Cut Debt

By Lanny Davis – January 21, 2015 President Obama’s State of the Union Address was faithful to the core values of progressive government for which the Democratic Party has long stood — expecting the wealthier taxpayers to finance programs needed by the middle class and the poor. But it failed to address the rising and […]

The Media’s Rush To Judgment on Roger Goodell

By Lanny Davis – 01/15/15 The tendency to rush to judgment in the media, based more on suppositions than facts, is now unfortunately common not only on the Internet and in the blogosphere but in the mainstream media. Here’s a recent example: In July 2014, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imposed a two-game suspension on Baltimore […]

Misuse of Courts – There Must Be a Better Way

By Lanny Davis – January 10, 2015 Under current U.S. legal precedent, parties filing suit and their attorneys have virtually absolute immunity for any false charges made in court filings. And making matters worse, once the public court filings have been made, the media have virtual immunity to report them as “allegations” — a word […]

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Department of Education’s ‘Gainful Employment’ Rule: An Excessive And Ideologically-Driven Regulation

by Lanny J. Davis – January 9, 2015 Suppose a Republican administration’s Department of Education enforced a regulation that cut off federal student loans only for those students who attend colleges that predominantly serve lower income, minority and working class families. Can you imagine the cries of outrage that would be heard from liberal members […]

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Mario Cuomo’s Peacemaker Purple Shade: Column

by Lanny J. Davis – January 7, 2015 The former N.Y. governor transcended partisan divides, yet kept true to progressive roots New York’s three-term Governor Mario Cuomo is remembered by my fellow liberal Democrats as a hero. We can never forget his inspiring words at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, describing America as a “tale […]

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Clinton and Warren — Facts, not Labels

by Lanny J. Davis – December 16, 2014 As a supporter of Hillary Clinton for president if she runs, I don’t mind the efforts of some Democrats to urge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to change her mind and run for president. I admire Warren, especially her recent effort to strip the “cromnibus” budget bill of […]

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Why I Am Ready for Hillary

by Lanny J. Davis – December 11, 2014 Last week, on Dec. 4, I helped organize a Ready for Hillary fundraiser in Montgomery County, Md., in the immediate suburbs of Washington, D.C. The organization, an independent grassroots committee, has been at work for the past year gathering millions of names and small donations in support […]

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Poor communication in Ferguson only made things worse

by Lanny J. Davis – December 4, 2014 No matter how effective the communications skills of the key players in the Michael Brown tragedy, bitterness and anger by the African-American community across the country (shared by many whites as well) would have resulted when the decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson was announced. […]

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Should Rep. Gowdy question Rep. Rogers on Benghazi?

by Lanny J. Davis – November 26, 2014 Last Friday, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence committee, issued a unanimous report addressing all the major issues on Benghazi. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R.-S.C.) heads a special committee to investigate Benghazi. Naturally, the question arises: What is left to investigate? Here is my suggestion […]

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At Least One Crisis Manager Thinks Tiger Woods Was Right to Respond to Dan Jenkins

by Lanny J. Davis – November 25, 2014 When Tiger Woods joined the litany of celebrity athletes with a byline and an honorific in Derek Jeter’s new online publishing venture the Player’s Tribune last week, he used the direct-to-fans platform in a novel way: to fire back at a critic. Woods responded to an imaginary […]

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