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The Democratic Party knows what it wants—now, its politicians must learn how to talk about it

Hillary Clinton was a flawed candidate who never connected with the whole of America. How do progressives make sure they get it right next time?

By Sam Tanenhaus   November 2017

Clinton's memoir is a surprisingly un-bitter post-mortem. But what comes next for the Democrats? Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

The one enduring truth of American politics is that no one really understands how it works, which doesn’t stop many (me included) from thinking they do. A year ago the smart money was on Hillary Clinton to win the US presidential election in a big way. There was excited speculation of a redrawn election map, with longtime red (Republican) states turning blue (Democrat). “Could Hillary Clinton Win…

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