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Walking through town this week, I kept wondering what the town would have been like had McCain won. Remember when the Justice League went to like that parallel universe where they were actually super-villains? Or when Spock had a beard?  Well, through the wonders of modern technology, we've been able to peer into the shadow universe. Look into the screen. Behold what might have been...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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