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As Allison Samuels writes in her piece “How Will Michelle Obama Make Her Mark,” the first lady’s push for Chicago as the host of the 2016 Olympics “provided a glimpse of what Michelle can be like when she wants something: determined, focused, spirited, graceful. We saw flashes of that Michelle during her husband’s campaign. But in the year since the election, she’s mostly played it safe, dabbling in traditional East Wing issues–much like the first ladies before her–without gaining much traction on any particular front.” Read more…