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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the "Hillary For America" official campaign launch event at Four Freedoms Park, New York, June 13, 2015 (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP).

Clinton’s Foreign Policy Silence Signals Democrats’ Emerging Consensus

Michael A. Cohen Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sometimes what a politician says matters less than what he or she doesn’t say. Case in point: Hillary Clinton’s big presidential announcement speech this past weekend.

Clinton had a lot to say about income inequality and the need to rebalance an economy in which a privileged few accrue enormous benefits, while the many make do with meager crumbs. She had detailed policy proposals on early childhood education, infrastructure, voting rights and strengthening the social safety net. But in a more than 4,000-word speech, she spent all of 325 words on foreign policy. ...

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