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The shattered ceiling

The shattered ceiling

The glass ceiling metaphor is going to be invoked a lot this week and rightly so. With her double-digit victory in California and her overwhelming lead in both the popular vote and the delegate tally, Hillary Rodham Clinton has broken a 240-year-old barrier to become the first woman to hold the title of presumptive nominee of a major U.S. political party.

No matter what one may think of the former first lady (and there is clearly no shortage of haters out there), this was a major barrier to be shattered. She acknowledged as much in her rousing speech Tuesday night in Brooklyn that invoked the women's rights movement from the Seneca Falls Convention to present.

As much as this...