As I write this month's editor's letter, I do so from a temporary workspace in midtown Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy damaged our building downtown. My staff and I also finish this issue just a few days after the presidential election.

With the end of one political struggle, another begins. Some uncertainty has vanished with the re-election of Barack Obama as president. Yet, with his second term comes the problems that haven't vanished, including a sluggish economic recovery, a huge deficit, a still high unemployment rate and of course, the fiscal cliff.

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