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Essay: what Clinton might be thinking

After all the trips to Iowa and New Hampshire, the endless stream of fundraisers, the talk show appearances and speeches, the scandals (real and synthetic), the constant attacks from left and right, the antagonistic media, and the polls suggesting untrustworthiness, finally, the debate on Tuesday night is an inflection point for Hillary Clinton's campaign. It sometimes seems as if she's been interred in bad news the entire year-except for the fact that she remains the most likely next president of the United States, leading substantially in national and state Democratic polling (everywhere, that is, except Iowa and New Hampshire). Tuesday's debate could solidify her...