August 9, 2012 2:31PM

The Stakes This Fall

Zhubin Parang, a writer for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, writes about this year’s presidential election:

The match is uneven, to be sure, but the stakes are high. Securing a second Obama victory is the only way we can be assured that our nation will not return to the dark era when it was choked in the grip of an imperial president who executed suspected terrorists with impunity and commanded lawless prison camps while drowning us in debt.

High stakes indeed. Let’s hope we can move beyond that dark era.

Parang’s essay appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Tunnel Vision, a Vanderbilt University alumni publication that does not promptly post new issues online.