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How to Gracefully Deflect a Question You Don’t Want to Answer

The classic politician move can also be a powerful tool for real life

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InIn In the canon of iconic political deflections, one moment stands out.

It was 1984, and then-73-year-old Ronald Reagan was facing questions about his age in his campaign against a younger opponent. “At the debate…

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