Time for Clinton Supporters to be Tolerant and Believe in ‘Stronger Together’

by Lanny Davis – 10/24/16 This column is tough to write. I know that, out of context, I might be accused of wanting to pull punches on GOP nominee Donald Trump and on many of his extreme, hateful supporters. The opposite is the case. Two points about Trump and some of his most extreme supporters […]

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Sticking to her Convictions: Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches

by Lanny Davis – 10/17/16 That great sucking sound you heard after the release by WikiLeaks of excerpts of some Hillary Clinton speeches to Wall Street is the deflation of the partisan hype that preceded them. Despite all the hopeful GOP predictions, the excerpts do nothing to show that Clinton was influenced in her stand […]

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Clinton a Clear Winner, With or Without Sound

by Lanny Davis – 9/29/16 The most famous game-changing debate in U.S. history is well-known: On Sept. 26, 1960, Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kennedy clearly bested the incumbent vice president, Richard Nixon, but only among those who were able to compare the two visually on TV. Among radio listeners, at least as the anecdotal evidence […]

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Crisis of the Week: Samsung and the Exploding Phone Batteries

9/12/16 This is a weekly commentary by external experts. Samsung Electronics Co. finds itself in the crisis arena after halting sales and announcing a world-wide recall of millions of its Galaxy Note 7 phones following reports from customers their batteries were exploding while they recharged their devices. The company’s stock took a hit after regulators […]

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The Media’s Undisputed Bias Against Hillary Clinton

by Lanny Davis – 9/7/16 Just imagine if Hillary Clinton were in the following scenario: Picture that she caused her family foundation to make an illegal $25,000 donation to a political campaign — expressly barred by law — to the campaign of a Democratic Florida attorney general. And that the AG, who was investigating Clinton […]

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Don’t let the Clinton Foundation Become a Casualty of Politics

by Lanny Davis – 8/30/16 There are some serious people whom I respect, including some editorial writers and pundits, who have called for shutting down the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected president, even if Bill Clinton resigns from leadership, as he has promised to do. Their reasoning, however, is based on an entirely […]

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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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