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The Clinton email scandal: a double standard?

The Clinton email scandal: a double standard?

Underpinning the coverage of the Hillary Clinton email scandal is a double standard: She is being pilloried for email practices that are widely used throughout government from local school districts up to the federal level, from junior up to senior administrators and from many past as well as current officials. Admittedly, the press has tried to grapple with the double standard by comparing her practices with those of other government officials in similar positions, such as presumptive presidential nominees (Martin O'Malley, Jeb Bush, Rick Perry and Scott Walker) and former secretaries of state (Colin Powell). For example, a recent Baltimore Sun story about former Maryland Gov....