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11.10.12

The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for November 10, 2012

From the inside story of the rough final months of Obama’s presidential campaign to the reasons the GOP can no longer win the electoral college, The Daily Beast picks the best post-election journalism from around the web this week.

How a Race in the Balance Went to Obama
Adam Nagourney, Ashley Parker, Jim Rutenberg, Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times


Seven minutes into the first presidential debate, President Obama’s staff were in full panic. But though they played the rest of the game in catch-up mode, their machine had been programmed to win all along.

How the GOP Got Stuck in the Past
David Frum, Newsweek


The finger-pointing misses a bigger truth: Republicans have become estranged from modern America. Why fixating on the old glory days is bogging down the party’s future.

Come On, Feel the Buzz
Alex Pareene, The Baffler


How Politico sold out journalism and ushered in post-truth politics.

The Politics of Fear
Mark Danner, The New York Review of Books 


The 2012 campaign featured endless drama about the American relationship with Israel, but scarcely a word about the horrors in the West Bank.

The Right’s Jennifer Rubin Problem
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic


Conservatives lobbied hard to install one of their own at the Washington Post. But it didn’t work out as they imagined.

The World Is Watching
Roads & Kingdoms

Election night from 23 countries around the world.

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