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Well, not entirely. I mean WE DID WIN!

Oh. Sorry. Right, inside blog voice.

The point is how we won. With informed defense of our positions and informed critique of our opponents. With patient persistence and a dogged belief in facts over factionalism, math over mendacity.

We won, as the cliche goes, fair and square. Our opponents' defeat did not share those qualities.

They lied. They cheated. They stole. They broke laws and standards of decency.

We won fair and square and they lost foul and crooked.

I don't know what the future holds, whether there are paths to bipartisan progress or whether we'll see even greater obstructionism. I don't know if those who talk about politics will internalize the hard lesson of the quants or drift further into narrativism.

But I know I will never again allow some lazy-minded yammerhead to peddle false equivalence around me.

Both sides don't do it. One side doesn't and the other does nothing else.

And Americans don't like it. Ignore this at your own peril, Republicans.

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