* Hans Noel: change the institutions, not the parties.
* Rogers Smith on political science and the public sphere.
* Nate Silver rolls out the first of his election forecasts (and nowcasts); has a nice methodological section for those who want to understand how he is doing his forecasting. Obama is advantaged in both the forecast and nowcast, although the leads are tenuous.
* On the other hand, latest nowcast from Tien and Lewis-Beck shows advantage for Romney.