What Hillary Clinton Hid From Her LinkedIn Resume
On Thursday, Hillary Clinton created a page on LinkedIn, a digital clearing-house for American job-seekers and industry networking, listing her education and work experiences from her college years at Wellesley College to her current job as “2016 Presidential Candidate,” as well as books she had authored through the years.
The resume was by no means exhaustive. In contrast with a past resume from the 1980s, the current version omitted several jobs she took during the 1970s, and did not include her scholarly articles published in the same period.
In the summer of 1972, Clinton worked in the Texas campaign of George McGovern, the Democratic presidential nominee who lost to Nixon by a landslide margin. McGovern’s liberal platform, which included the decriminalization of abortion and amnesty for draft dodgers, proved too extreme even for many in his own party.
In 1974, Clinton served on the Impeachment Inquiry Staff for the House Judiciary Committee, which was investigating then president Richard Nixon.
The resume also omitted her infamous article “Children Under the Law,” published in December of 1973 in the Harvard Educational Review. The article, which contained controversial rhetoric about the nuclear family, was a lightning rod for conservatives in the 1992 presidential election.
In the article, Clinton argued that minors were unfairly deprived of their rights under the existing legal system, and advocated for more autonomy for children, which should increase with time instead of being demarcated by a single age limit, and compared the injustice dealt to children with the institution of marriage and slavery.
“Along with the family, past and present examples of such arrangements include marriage, slavery, and the Indian reservation system,” Clinton wrote.
Clinton isn’t the first presidential candidate to use LinkedIn. Obama used the network to query questions from small-business owners in 2012, and Mitt Romney created a profile the same year.