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Hagel-ian Dialectic

January 9th, 2013


Washington is abuzz with speculation that the President’s nomination of former Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel is in jeopardy. The reason? Remarks he made on gays and a perceived “softness” on Israel. Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina called Hagel’s nomination “in-your-face.” Despite these sorts of barbs, Hagel is a shoo-in for confirmation. That’s why Hagel and the Obama administration should take the confirmation process as an opportunity to build bridges, not burn them.

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