Today on, as Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, Jordan Bloom reflected on the GOP’s closing of the technology gap, Jim Antle predicted that this year’s election could result in an electoral-popular vote split, and Michael Lind reviewed Thomas K. McCraw’s The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy.

Noah Millman and Daniel Larison discussed David Brooks’s “moderation”. Larison also remained skeptical of any movement towards “political fusionism” in American politics, while Scott Galupo set the record straight on rising disability claims. Finally, Rod Dreher reflected on the French Revolution and the life and work of Thomas Paine