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2:15 PM ET, November 9, 2008

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P.J. O'Rourke / Weekly Standard:
We Blew It  —  A look back in remorse on the conservative opportunity that was squandered.  —  Let us bend over and kiss our ass goodbye.  Our 28-year conservative opportunity to fix the moral and practical boundaries of government is gone—gone with the bear market and the Bear Stearns …
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Obama vs. Pelosi  —  The president-elect meets the enemy.  —  Barack Obama obviously has thought carefully about mistakes made by previous Democratic presidential winners who wrongly believed a Congress controlled by their own party would help make them a success.
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Daily Mail:
The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth … Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell - or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
Discussion: www.redstate.com
Jules Crittenden:
(Hot) Reporter Investigated For Looting  —  No, not me this time.  CBS correspondent Lara Logan is now being investigated by federal agents for taking trashy Saddam propaganda from the wreckage of bombed-out Iraqi government buildings, at a time when U.S. soldiers were using Saddam's mug …
Associated Press:
Coleman loses attempt to block 32 votes from count  —  ST. Paul, Minn. (AP) - Sen. Norm Coleman failed Saturday in an attempt to block 32 absentee ballots from Hennepin County from being counted in his close race with Democrat Al Franken.  —  Coleman's campaign asked Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin …
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Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
A New Day, a New Day in Court in Minnesota  —  Florida 2000, meet Minnesota 2008.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP gears up for 2012  —  Votes are still being counted in some races in last Tuesday's election, but no matter: Talk of the potential Republican field in the 2012 presidential election is already underway.  —  Too early?  —  Too bad — just look around.
Washington Post:
Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions  —  Stem Cell, Climate Rules Among Targets of President-Elect's Team  —  Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone …
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Obama and the War on Brains  —  Barack Obama's election is a milestone in more than his pigmentation.  The second most remarkable thing about his election is that American voters have just picked a president who is an open, out-of-the-closet, practicing intellectual.
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Neil Roland / FinancialWeek.com:
Stiffer bailout terms eyed  —  Terms of the $700 billion financial rescue plan will likely be reshaped to add prohibitions on paying dividends and limits on executive pay  —  The Obama administration is likely to reshape the $700 billion financial rescue program by prodding banks to use …
Al Gore / New York Times:
The Climate for Change  —  THE inspiring and transformative choice by the American people to elect Barack Obama as our 44th president lays the foundation for another fateful choice that he — and we — must make this January to begin an emergency rescue of human civilization from the imminent …
Lee Ferran / ABCNEWS:
America's First Transgender Mayor  —  Stu Rasmussen Became Mayor With Implants, Dresses and Ideas for Improving Her Town  —  The first time Stu Rasmussen was elected mayor of Silverton, Ore., he wore shirts and pants.  This time around, after a landslide victory, he will be stepping into office donning a dress and makeup.
Discussion: PoliGazette
Frank Rich / New York Times:
It Still Felt Good the Morning After  —  ON the morning after a black man won the White House, America's tears of catharsis gave way to unadulterated joy.  —  Our nation was still in the same ditch it had been the day before, but the atmosphere was giddy.  We felt good not only because we had breached …
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Something's Odd in Alaska  —  Election Day did not go off without a hitch, but compared with the last two general elections, 2008 seems to have functioned well-even given the historically high voter turnout.  Moreover, the results suggest to us that the pollsters are getting ever better at their trade.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Pelosi: Prop 8 supporters might have been too dumb to grasp what they were doing  —  Evidently, it's now somehow illegitimate to vote on the substance of an issue without being fully informed of the legal posture first.  Sure, a majority opposes gay marriage — but did they know that four justices …
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Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog:
Memo to the POTUS-elect  —  Congratulations, Senator Obama.  You ran a good campaign, and you racked up an historic victory.  As you get ready for your new responsibilities, let me suggest four ways for you to become a reliable steward of the economy:  —  Listen to your economists.
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N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
It's a Time to Listen, and to Obey the Laws of Arithmetic
Discussion: The Agonist
 
 
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Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Fareed Zakaria to Obama: Think Big.
Discussion: Kevin Drum
Topeka Capital-Journal:
Planning under way for Obama holiday
Discussion: Moonbattery and Never Yet Melted
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Put on a Happy Face
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Liberty Street
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Barack Obama radio address — full text and video
Discussion: The Dish Rag
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Big City Barack
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
That huge voter turnout? Didn't happen
Discussion: Hot Air and The Corner
 Earlier Items: 
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Governors Know Best
Discussion: Commentary
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
After Push for Obama, Unions Seek New Rules
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
High Court May Consider Legality of Detention
Discussion: Salon and Balloon Juice
CNN:
Obama aide denies missile plan report
Discussion: Macsmind
 

 
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