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The Cure For Punditry Hyperventilation About Hillary Clinton — Try the Facts

Lanny Davis
Former Special Counsel to President Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds forcefully to intense questioning on the September attacks on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3CUJJ
Progressive Democrats misrepresent Hillary's views on war, foreign policy, and civil rights.

War And Peace At Camp Equinunk — Lessons For Congress?

9:35 PM 08/05/2014

As public approval of the U.S. Congress continues to dip to ever-lower levels, it is worth examining the cultural phenomenon of something called the Color War at traditional sleep-away summer camps, and what it can teach members of Congress in today’s polarized environment.

Gaza — Facts Vs. False Equivalence

8:30 PM 07/23/2014

I am writing this column on Monday night. I am sick to my stomach after seeing a network TV newscast of a young Palestinian girl lying paralyzed in a hospital in Gaza, the victim of Israeli bombs. I see other children in the hospital. My eyes are tearful. I feel pain in my chest. I finally have to turn away from watching.

LeBron’s Announcement: Crisis Management Lessons For House GOP On Benghazi?

10:00 AM 07/16/2014

LeBron James’s surprise announcement last Friday that he planned to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers from the Miami Heat offers important lessons for effective crisis management. Indeed, the most important lesson might be applicable to House Republicans as they plan new hearings on Benghazi this fall.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ Show Who She Really Is

10:02 PM 07/09/2014

The reviews are in on Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton’s history of her four-year tenure as U.S. secretary of State. They are almost all positive. Her book sales are strong — number one on The New York Times bestseller list for three weeks in a row.

DC’s College Bound Program Is Worth Repeating

8:41 PM 06/25/2014

If there is any issue that stumps liberals and conservatives alike, it is what to do about the crisis in public education in our high schools, especially in urban neighborhoods. If the now-famous campaign theme “It’s the economy, stupid” worked in 1992, then in 2016, the related slogan could be “it’s about education, stupid.”

Jeb Bush, A Formidable Candidate For President

11:16 PM 06/18/2014

OK, OK. To the Bush family, and particularly to former two-term Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: don’t worry. Let me start, up front, by saying: I would never vote for Jeb Bush for president. He is way too conservative for me.

Hillary’s Sense Of Humor

3:08 PM 06/10/2014

I can remember the first time I heard Hillary Rodham (her name back then, in 1969, when we first met at Yale Law School) laugh. A bunch of guys and Hillary in the law school lounge. I forget the joke, but all of a sudden we heard this great laugh -- you only describe it by using the expression "belly laugh" -- and we all started laughing harder, realizing that we were egged on by Hillary's deep and utterly joyful laughter.

Facts Vs. Innuendo On Benghazi

8:03 PM 05/07/2014

So now the House Republican leadership has announced still another investigation of the tragedy of Benghazi. My crisis management mantra about the truth is: “tell it early, tell it all, tell it yourself.” But the Republicans’ mantra seems to be, “tell innuendo early, often, and over and over again,” as if by repetition you can convert fact-free innuendo into the truth. You can't.

Why Obamacare Could Be A Plus For Democrats In 2014

8:34 PM 04/30/2014

If I were a Democrat running for Congress in 2014 who supported the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” I would be running a campaign explaining why I am proud of my vote. And I would challenge my GOP opponent to answer five questions:

Smart power: U.S. strategy for the 21st Century

10:28 AM 04/10/2014

By the turn of the 21st century, it was clear that a new approach to the use of American power to protect our national interests and values was necessary.

Life with my 16 year-old son

10:44 AM 04/03/2014

I have been writing this column called "Purple Nation" since the summer of 2008. My purpose was to write about issues and politics that focused on facts, not ideology, and that offered opportunities for mixed "red state-blue state" or "purple" analysis and solutions.

DC Mayor Gray a victim of the presumption-of-guilt culture

11:23 PM 03/12/2014

The Washington Post’s five-column headline on Tuesday was, “Prosecutors: Vincent Gray Knew.”

Lessons from a legend: Mike McCurry

8:41 PM 02/26/2014

Mike McCurry, who served as press secretary to former President Clinton, was featured in a news profile over the weekend, about him becoming a teacher in religion and politics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Northwest Washington as he earns his degree there.

What is a liberal?

12:07 PM 02/13/2014

“It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”

Hillary and her critics — here we go again…

10:15 PM 02/05/2014

It seems the pundits and polls in our town and on cable TV looking to fill the time can’t get over the apparently irresistible temptation to blame Hillary Clinton for ... well, just about everything.

Al From, Bill Clinton, and the power of ideas

11:13 PM 01/06/2014

A lot of people credit Al From and the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) with making a significant contribution to saving the Democratic Party from virtual political extinction at the end of the 1980s — at least in competing for the presidency. From reminds us in his recently published memoir, The New Democrats and the Return to Power, that in the 1980, 1984 and 1988 presidential elections, “the Republican [presidential] candidate won ... 54.1% of the popular vote and nearly 90% of the Electoral College votes.”

‘Women’s rights are human rights’ — 20 years later

10:59 PM 12/04/2013

Almost 20 years ago, in September 1995, America’s first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, took the podium at the fourth annual United Nations Women’s Conference in Beijing.

There’s something familiar about the Obamacare flak

8:00 PM 11/20/2013

The first argument used against the legislation was ideological. Conservative opponents called it socialistic because it allowed government to force individual Americans to take money from their own funds to pay for the benefits of other Americans who are less well off and can’t afford to pay themselves. This violates the principles of individual liberty and the free market to allocate wealth, conservatives argued. But liberals opted for collective responsibility enforced by the central federal government for the greater, common good.