25 Years After Bill Clinton’s Election as President

by Lanny Davis – 11/20/17 Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 17, 2017: I am here, along with hundreds of others, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the election of William Jefferson Clinton as the 42nd president of the United States in November 1992. There is much that could be written about the great achievements of Clinton’s […]

Donald Trump’s Incredible Shrinking Base

by Lanny Davis – 11/8/17 The latest polls show that Trump and his core political advisors who celebrate how well he is doing with his “base” are wrong. His base is shrinking – every week, every month. The big Democratic win Tuesday night by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam, rejecting the Ed Gillespie campaign, which […]

George W. Bush Reminds Us Again: The Decency Value Is What Makes America Great

by Lanny Davis – 10/25/17 I have told this story many times in print and on the air. Now it is even more important to repeat it. In the spring of 1966, my junior year at Yale College, a classmate of mine who would be called gay today, but back then much worse words were […]

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To President Trump and His Surrogates: Big Mistake to Attack Mueller’s Motives

by Lanny Davis – 7/25/17 I hear President Trump and his White House strategists referring to the “Clinton model” when attacking the political motives of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and of some members of his prosecutor team. They seem to be referring to Clinton defenders in 1999 such as myself, who often criticized on TV […]

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Memo to Ty Cobb: The ‘Lanny Davis’ Model Starts With the Topby Lanny Davis

by Lanny Davis – 7/16/17 I read some weeks ago that “White House sources” described the need for “a Lanny Davis” or to follow the “Lanny Davis model” to do crisis management for Donald Trump. It was nice to be a noun (better than a verb or adjective), but that isn’t quite accurate: I was […]

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Liberals Can’t Rally for Free Press and Ignore Privacy Rights

by Lanny Davis – 7/5/17 “It is the unwarranted invasion of individual privacy which is reprehended, and to be, so far as possible, prevented…. There are persons who may reasonable claim as a right, protection from the notoriety entailed by being made the victims of journalistic enterprise…” — Samuel D. Warren, Louis D. Brandeis, December […]

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The FBI’s Loss

by Lanny Davis – 5/31/17 Former Connecticut Senator Joseph I. Lieberman has been my friend for more than 40 years, going back to the days when we changed diapers together when our now oldest children were newborns. He is the godfather of my oldest son. That is my full disclosure. But this column is about […]

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Ellison for DNC Chair

by Lanny Davis – 2/16/17 The race for chair of the Democratic National Committee is an important one. This is especially so when Democrats are the party in opposition to a Republican president, and especially when that president is Donald Trump, and thus there may need to be an almost daily public response or rebuttal […]

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Farewell, President Obama: Your Legacy as one of the Best Presidents is Secure

by Lanny Davis – 1/19/17 Historians usually look to various factors when they rate U.S. presidents. The consensus top tier-rated, Mt. Rushmore-type recognition as nation’s top-ranked presidents by historians, in a class by themselves, are usually, Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, and both Roosevelts (FDR and TR). My analysis is that each of them are included […]

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What the Democrats can Learn From J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy”

by Lanny Davis – 12/14/16 I decided to read J.D. Vance’s book, “Hillbilly Elegy,” a few days after the November presidential election. I was still in a state of shock and grief over Hillary Clinton’s loss. Clinton received almost 3 million votes more than Donald Trump. She would be president had there been a switch […]

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