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Entries by Peter Clothier from 06/2008

Obama's Dignified Calm

| Posted 06.05.2008 | Politics

Clinton can't blame the media, sexism, or others for the failure. She started out an easy frontrunner, with the full weight of the party machinery behind her. It was hers to lose, and she lost it.

Concession Revisited: What I Wish I'd Heard Her Say

| Posted 06.12.2008 | Politics

I wish Hillary had been able to transcend that constantly reiterated "I" and exhort her followers to embrace the perspective of "we". That might have done something to influence obdurate positions.

Gay Marriage: Personal Freedoms and Equal Rights

| Posted 06.18.2008 | Politics

News reports covering the reversal of the same-sex marriage ban have tended to lose sight of the extraordinarily personal nature of marriage itself, illustrated by the new movie, Chris and Don: A Love Story.

Was Obama Wrong to Veer Right?

| Posted 06.30.2008 | Politics

Let's acknowledge, bitter though it may be, a majority of Americans would not cast a vote for anyone who did not make public avowals like those Obama made about gun control and the death penalty.