While adrenaline from yesterday’s election is still running high among progressives, the battle is far from over.  The nation rejected Mitt Romney, but has still yet to fully embrace Barack Obama, largely due to his over-zealous attempts at compromise.  During a second term, the bar needs to be set higher for the president, and its time we see some Wall Street prosecutions, campaign finance issues fixed, marriage equality on a national level, and many other important issues that the president avoided in his first time.  Unless Obama gets busy, we have nothing about yesterday’s election to celebrate.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced