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

The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week. By David Sessions.

How a Race in the Balance Went to ObamaAdam Nagourney, Ashley Parker, Jim Rutenberg, Jeff Zeleny, The New York TimesSeven 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 PastDavid Frum, NewsweekThe 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 BuzzAlex Pareene, The BafflerHow 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 AtlanticConservatives lobbied hard to install one of their own at the Washington Post. But it didn’t work out as they imagined.

The World Is WatchingRoads & Kingdoms Election night from 23 countries around the world.

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