The Politics of Commencement Speeches
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The Politics of Commencement Speeches

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics
‘Tis the season for pomp and circumstance and politics. As the country’s young graduates prepare to go out into the world, their commencement speakers are not just searching for inspiring words but weighing whether and how to address the nation’s intense and contentious political mood. Characteristically, President Trump hasn’t shied from the latter. In his commencement address to Coast Guard Academy graduates Thursday, he used the occasion to air grievances in responding to yet another self-inflicted controversy.

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