Will Trump Inadvertently Make us a Bipartisan Nation?

by Lanny Davis – 8/8/16 America has great divisions, exemplified by the red states and blue states on presidential election maps. But ironically, thanks to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s willingness to insult and offend virtually everyone, there appears to be a growing chance that an unprecedented number of Republicans will decide to support Democratic nominee […]

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An op ed piece that MUST be read – an insight into Donald Trump’s lack of basic humanity

by Lanny Davis – 8/3/16 Dear friend: I often send you my “purple nation” column about politics. But today, I am sending you a brief message urging you to read an op ed column published in today’s (August 3) New York Times. Please open the link below this introductory comment to the Times’ editorial page […]

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Bill Clinton Talks About the Real Hillary vs. the False “Cartoon”

by Lanny Davis – 7/28/16 Day Two – Democratic Convention Diary On Tuesday night, President Clinton seemed to want to accomplish two things: First, to describe the real Hillary Clinton as a human being vs. the cartoon character, created in large part by hateful partisans and repeated endlessly and uncritically by the media; and second, […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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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