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I Want to Be Proud to Be an American Abroad Again

I miss having the luster of Barack Obama reflecting off me overseas.

Joe Biden and Barack Obama in Springfield, Illinois, on August 23, 2008 (Photo: Daniel Schwen/Wikimedia Commons)

Aside from my 30th birthday and my wedding day, I can’t remember waking up feeling more hopeful and happy to be alive than I did on November 5, 2008.

That morning, I was walking down Avenida Santa Fe in Buenos Aires, where I’d been living…

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