Hurlburt is a Washington-based writer and former speechwriter and special assistant to President Clinton.

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

Obama’s erstwhile rival has been entrusted with his top national-security priority, but she still can’t get any press. So her nuclear-policy speech was the perfect time to surrender to her inner wonk, says former Clinton speechwriter Heather Hurlburt.