Hillary Clinton: Then and Now

By Lanny Davis – 6/26/15 As I watched Hillary Clinton deliver her formal announcement speech last Saturday at Roosevelt Island in New York City, I went through kind of a time warp. What year is this? I remembered the first time I met her: It was in September of 1969, when she was an incoming […]

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Hillary Clinton and the Frenzy of the Media

By Lanny Davis – 6/25/15 “Mobs of reporters and cameramen and other Big Timers were out there wearing bush jackets with leather straps running this way and that and knocking back their Pepsi-Colas and Nehis and yelling to each other and mainly just milling about, crazy with the excitement of being on the scene, bawling […]

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Privacy Protection and Security: We Can Have Both

By Lanny Davis – 6/24/15 We are again facing the fallacy of the false choice. Those who are concerned about protecting the privacy rights of Americans (including this writer) should not have to choose between protection of those rights and avoiding another 9/11 terrorist attack. The National Security Agency went too far when it established […]

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The Great Purple Issue of Criminal Justice Reform

By Lanny Davis – 5/8/15 What do Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Cory Booker, Tim Scott, Elijah Cummings, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, John Kasich, Bob Goodlatte, Koch Industries and the Tea Party-aligned group FreedomWorks have in common? They all agree on the need for fundamental reforms to the nation’s criminal justice system, with a […]

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Everyone Deserves Due Process — Even Politicians

By Lanny Davis – 4/22/2015 It is a felony for a prosecutor or law enforcement official with knowledge of a grand jury’s investigation to disclose to newspapers that an individual is about to be indicted by that grand jury. It is also a fundamental violation of due process. It taints the jury pool. It prejudices […]

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The Big Idea of the GOP field for 2016

by Lanny Davis – 4/15/2015 So what do the many current and pending Republican presidential candidates have to say to the country about why they should be president in these challenging times at home and abroad? I must say, there is one thing that impresses me so far: Their remarkable unity about one Big Idea. […]

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On Hillary Clinton E-mails: Facts Not Innuendo

By Lanny Davis – 03/10/15 Is there a double standard applied to the Clintons but not to Gov. Bush or Secretary Powell? What else is new? There’s a rule in mathematics that also should apply to charges often made against the Clintons: No matter how high the number, if you multiply it by zero, it […]

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Williams Deserves Benefit of the Doubt: Opposing View

By Lanny Davis – 02/13/15 Let’s not rush to judgment; memories can play tricks. NBC certainly had its legitimate business reasons to try to stop the PR hemorrhage by suspending Brian Williams for six months just one week after the story broke. But that struck me as a rush to judgment — with a suspension […]

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Brian Williams — Lie or Real Mistake?

By Lanny Davis – 02/12/15 The issue for me regarding the Brian Williams controversy is whether he made a mistake or intentionally misled people by making a claim he knew was false, i.e., lied. To conclude that a mistake is actually a lie requires a lot of proof. Otherwise, if there is a possible explanation […]

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An Earlier Start for the Presidential Race? Really?

By Lanny Davis – 02/6/15 Many political pundits and Republicans are hyperventilating about the news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may actually wait a while longer before making up her mind whether to run for president of the United States. How could she delay? How dare she? If you do a Web search […]

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