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By Matthew Yglesias

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I’m not good at a certain style of grand writing and, consequently, I haven’t even tried to do a post that’s equal to the historic nature of the United States electing a black president. Instead, let me just say that when I went to the supermarket on my block at around 6:30 I saw a huge line of people waiting for the delivery of a “special evening edition” of The Washington Post so that they could keep a souveniere copy of the front page to commemorate the occasion. Some of them had been waiting for as much as three hours and nobody quite knew how long they had left. Apparently, this was happening at supermarkets all across town.

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