Latest from Patti Davis

Presidents don’t get privacy. My father understood that — even when he was shot.

President Trump and his advisers still need to learn.

October 4, 2020

My grandmother — Nelle Reagan — knew how to survive a crisis

In a crisis, who are we going to be? Nelle Reagan gave me an example to follow.

March 17, 2020

Trump-style cruelty about the dead is especially wounding for their survivors

The president’s sense of decency is nonexistent.

December 19, 2019

The rules are different for politicians’ children. I should know.

Relatives of people in high office will make mistakes. The key is owning up to them.

October 16, 2019

Patti Davis: No amount of time since the attempt on my father’s life is enough to heal

I would like to stop writing about John Hinckley Jr. But he won’t go away.

September 11, 2019

The Ronald Reagan who raised me would want forgiveness for his ‘monkeys’ remark

His comments from October 1971 about African delegates to the U.N. made me cry.

August 1, 2019

People keep trying to steal my father’s identity. It will never work.

I'm used to people trying to tell lies about my father, Ronald Reagan. But you can't take him away from me.

July 11, 2019

I understand why E. Jean Carroll doesn’t want to use the word ‘rape.’ I didn’t, either.

But it’s also important to remember that being raped doesn’t necessarily make you a victim.

June 25, 2019

Dear Republicans: Stop using my father, Ronald Reagan, to justify your silence on Trump

Even those of us who aren’t Republicans deserve better from our public servants.

April 30, 2019

My father, Ronald Reagan, was shot 38 years ago. Out of the horror came lessons.

After the shooting, America joined in a moment of shared sympathy and compassion. My wish is that we haven’t lost that capability.

March 29, 2019