From TAP, Scott Lemieux on the no-brainer progressive case for Obama: Whether you're a moderate liberal or a democratic socialist, the president is much better on many issues and worse on none (and more by Erik Loomis). Why do white people think Mitt Romney should be president? Tom Scocca on parsing the narrow, tribal appeal of the Republican nominee. David V. Johnson interviews Archon Fung on My Fair Election, his new crowd-sourcing project for U.S. election monitoring. What it will take for Barack Obama to become the next FDR? First, he should let the United States go over the fiscal cliff, then he should push filibuster reform. Don't blame Mitt Romney: A new Republican consensus — the candidate, and the party, have done a pretty good job. Robert W. McChesney on why this isn’t what democracy looks like. Robert Farley on why Hillary is likely to be Democratic favorite in 2016 campaign. From Tikkun, a special section on America Beyond the 2012 Election. Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg on how the animated GIF took over the 2012 Election. The most important memes of our lifetime: What the 2012 campaign has done to Internet humor.

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