The Day After

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, law professor Sheryll Cashin, WNYC’s political director Andrea Bernstein, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post,’s Mark Blumenthal and others help put the election results in context. Also, how did the voters change the U.S. Congress and the New York State legislature? And listener calls.

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"Obama Songs
by Coco Tea, Makadem and Blakk Rasta


Andrea Bernstein, Mark Blumenthal, Jonathan Capehart, Sheryll Cashin and Jon Meacham

Time Capsule Question

The future is here. Now let's get specific. Share your predictions and prognostications below.

What will President Obama actually change by 2012?


A Note: Please keep this comments thread for your specific predictions only. We're going to try and preserve it as a record to look back on in ...

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The Morning After

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Post-Election Coverage

WNYC’s political director Andrea Bernstein goes through the election returns with Jonathan Capehart, editorial writer for the Washington Post and then Mark Blumenthal, editor and publisher of

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Changes on the Hill

David Hawkings, managing editor of CQ Weekly, looks at what's new for the U.S. Congress.

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Voting Concerns

Alexander Keyssar, professor of history and social policy at Harvard's Kennedy School, talks about technical problems voters might have encountered.

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Legislative Changes

Irene Liu, political writer and blogger for the Albany Times Union, and Liz Benjamin, New York Daily News columnist and blogger, look at what the voters changed in the state legislature.

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Open Phones: Progressive Patriotism

Listeners commandeer the airwaves to close out today's historic Brian Lehrer Show. Is there a new progressive patriotism afoot? Are Democrats taking back the flag? And: we want to hear your reaction to President-elect Obama. Comment below!

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