Obama should back Gillibrand

By Lanny Davis – 07/24/13 Some things that happen in Washington, D.C., have come to be expected, such as hyperpartisanship in the Congress along sharp “red” vs. “blue” lines. New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) has assembled a remarkable bipartisan coalition of senators to support her modest proposal, the Military Justice Improvement Act, which would […]

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DC’s Purple Field of Dreams

by Lanny Davis – 07/17/2013 Thomas Jefferson said at his first inauguration in March of 1801: “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” Two hundred twelve years and a few months later, there is only one place in “This Town” where we are all red states and we are all blue states. I am […]

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Gay marriage is no purple issue

By Lanny Davis – 07/10/13 “To officiate a union that is expressly not for the same godly purpose of procreation and to call such a relationship ‘sanctified’ is unacceptable to a sound mind.” — N. Michael Nunn, a member of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, in a letter to fellow Persian Jews and congregants opposing gay […]

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Hillary Clinton’s interconnected ideas: Part II

By Lanny Davis – 06/26/13 Last week I wrote in this space about Hillary Clinton’s June 13 speech at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in Chicago, describing her ability to place the issue of opportunities for women and girls in a broader context than women’s rights — showing its relevance to prosperity for all, […]

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