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After yesterday’s mini-scoop on the Economist’s mildly anticipated decision to endorse Obama, we are considering updating our magazine slogan. Out goes “Britain’s Intelligent Conversation”; in comes “Prospect: always first with the stories that matter to middle America.” Today, we also have something of an exclusive. Sadly, it is only obliquely related to news from America, which currently focuses on the cratering McCain campaign. (Sarah Palin has, so it seems, “gone rogue”—she is off message, and continues to talk about her recent wardrobe malfunction—while fivethirtyeight keeps the contest…

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