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NRO hosts a symposium of pundits offering their takeaways from Tuesday.

Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews political handicapper Jay Cost about his reaction to the midterms.

Jim Talent makes the case against cutting military spending as we tighten the budget.

Conrad Black articulates why voters threw the bums out, and speculates about Republican prospects for the future.

Victor Davis Hanson warns that if Republicans do not get voters’ message regarding fiscal restraint, in two years it will be their turn — again.

Michael Barone observes that voters see government spending programs as the problem behind, not the solution to, a stagnant economy.

Cliff May argues that the U.S. must veto UN recognition of a unilaterally declared Palestinian state.

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