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November 06, 2012 12:24 PM Your Election Day Tailgate At Ten Miles Square

By Ed Kilgore

I really didn’t realize it until this morning, but the sheer volume of great new content published at Ten Miles Square yesterday and today is amazing. There’s the “stakes of this election” series that I mentioned yesterday, by WaMo interns Max Ehrenfreund and Do Hyun Kim, which is a genuine must-read. There’s the featured piece currently at the top of the page, from my longtime colleague Will Marshall of the Progressive Policy Institute, that is a truly angry “centrist” take on the vast irresponsibility of today’s Republican Party.

There’s Andrew Gelman on the likelihood that the real legacy of this election is the power of big money. There’s David Karol on the slow learning curve of today’s GOP as compared to past major parties suffering defeats. Jonathan Bernstein notes how Ohio slipped imperceptibly from being a toss-up to an Obama state. John Sides makes a prediction and looks at outcomes that would truly surprise him. Seth Masket reports research on the impressively strong linkages between presidential and state legislative results.

There’s more, and more going up every hour. So if you need some brain-food for your election night tailgate party, head to Ten Miles Square and dig in.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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