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  • How to win an election using tales of an ordinary, middle-class upbringing

    In the past weeks, I have commended Hillary Clinton on her seemingly newfound personality, one that is demonstrating true dynamism, new energy, and a more personal style of discourse. During recent interviews, I have continued to be impressed, as she shows far more of her character and beliefs, and with a verve and candor that I had never seen in

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  • How I would have coached Mrs Clinton

    In the previous post, I wrote that I would begin to sketch out some examples of the type of discourse I would have encouraged Hillary Clinton to use, had I been advising her. Today, my goal is to explain the rationale for the approach I would have taken with her, integrating some of the concepts I use with nearly everyone

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  • A flawed argument from Hillary Clinton’s book, What Happened

    In the last post, I referenced Hillary Clinton’s declaration that her background and upbringing were not very interesting, particularly when compared with those of the last two Democratic presidents, Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. Based on all my research and experience, I must say that this is a rather specious argument, a feeble attempt to explain “what happened” when she

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  • Storytelling: Everybody has a usable past

    Once again this week, I begin by repeating that I have every intention of coming back to writing about the social media themes in the news these days. In the past several weeks, I have collected an abundance of material from a wide variety of sources. And, I will most assuredly continue to do so, as I find much of

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  • Hillary Clinton returns: What happened?

    Breaking stories about social media, polarization, fake news, and outside influencers are again plentiful this week, and it remains a top-of-mind issue for me. In spite of that, I feel a desire to write about something else I have been watching recently: the return of Hillary Clinton to the public arena, with some truly fascinating television interviews. The defeated former

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