After a killer 5 month primary season, I'm in some desperate need of political decompression before the general election campaign shifts into full gear. Fortunately (for me, at least), I've got a couple of trips planned over the next few weeks. I won't be posting at all next week, though Alicia or Mike may blog here during the break.
That said, I've put up a new choice of topics on the sidebar. Voting will be open for a week and then I will blog on the winning topic next week. In the meantime, I'll be trying to see if I can survive without my daily dose of CNN and MSNBC.
In the meantime, here are some things worth looking at:
The John McCain Campaign's blueprint for victory.
Marc Ambinder says that Barack Obama solved the collective action problem.
Mark Blumenthal examines what happens when Astrophysicists moonlight as political scientists.
The New York Times keeps up its good work on producing interactive graphics, this time an interactive electoral map.
Nate Silver argues that, in this election, the electoral college is biased against Republicans.