Via Very Short List: Alex Ross has opened an audio companion site to his much-ballyhooed book, which I have read a great deal about and need to read
A reader of Matt Yglesias does a cool little analysis of population density and partisanship
And Yglesias himself discusses the demographic electoral college--his point is simple in some ways but routinely missed. Obama's willingness to open offices in red counties of swing states strikes me as an indication that his campaign knows to avoid the DEC trap.
Jack Lynch, who likes him some moose more than anyone else I know, finds the bright side to Sarah Palin's campaign
And I was slow on this, but you have to see it if you haven't: Colbert and Greenblatt on Shakespearean candidates