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The Celebrations . . .

…began in my neighborhood at the stroke of 11:00, when ABC called it, and went till at least 2 AM, a combination World Series victory and New Year’s. Through a mix of disturbed sleep and honking and hooting, I heard a song — hymns to Obama already? It turned out to be “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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