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07.16.09

Hillary Clinton's Big Speech

After months of staying out of the fray, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a much-anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday at the Council on Foreign Relations. Is she back for good or was she silenced for too long? The Daily Beast offers analysis from Peter Beinart, Tina Brown, Amy Siskind, and Heather Hurlburt.

Will Hillary's Gambit Work?
by Peter Beinart

In her big speech Wednesday, Hillary Clinton told the world she is staking out a foreign policy that was more inclusive than George W. Bush’s. But is it too naïve?

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The Hidden Messages In Hillary's Speech
by Heather Hurlburt

Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday was the best window yet into her mind-set. Former Clinton speechwriter Heather Hurlburt parses her words.

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Sit Down and Shut Up
by Amy Siskind

With the silencing of Hillary Clinton and Kirsten Gillibrand, is it any surprise that a brave woman from Alaska might decide to take a road less traveled?

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Obama's Other Wife
by Tina Brown

Tina Brown on how Clinton became the invisible woman at the State Department over the past six months.

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