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Love on the Streets of New York

In The Independent, Jay McInerney compares the mood in New York City after Obama’s victory to that after 9/11: hugs from strangers, crowds on the streets, sold-out newspapers. “In many ways, this moment feels like the obverse of that terrible morning after,” he writes in The Independent. “And it feels like some sort of vindication for those of us who feel that our country lost its bearings not long after that… After eight long dark years, we feel that history is with us again, and that America is with us again.” The country may be with the city again, but New Yorkers shouldn’t feel too superior, he cautions. They owe their return to the fold to Virginia, Ohio, and Florida.