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The Ceiling Above Hillary Clinton Tuesday Night Was Not Glass  

The ceiling above Hillary Clinton’s rally in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.  

Seth Stevenson

Hillary Clinton began her speech Tuesday night in the Brooklyn Navy Yard by asserting that those of us in attendance were gathered beneath not just a metaphorical but a literal glass ceiling.

It may be hard to see tonight, but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now. But don’t worry, we’re not smashing this one. Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone. The first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party nominee.

We all looked up, to an overhang of … mostly wood and metal. To be fair, there was a thin ribbon of windows. But Slate can report that Secretary Clinton began the biggest night of her life with a minor fib.

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