Five weeks until Election Day. Sounds like an eternity now, but time will fly when we are not having fun. Here are some news remainders from a relatively slow day:

* Early voting begins in Ohio, despite continued doubts about whether state GOP officials can be forced by the courts to let it continue until November 6.

* Joshua Tucker explains the Georgian election results at The Monkey Cage.

* Ari Berman supplies the good news about judicial actions to block voter suppression efforts around the country.

* At Ten Miles Square, John Sides provides dramatic evidence that post-debate news coverage has a bigger impact on public perceptions than debates themselves.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer evaluates Arne Duncan’s imprecise promise to do something about college tuition increases if Obama is re-elected.

And in non-political news:

* CNN profiles luxury religious retreats. Jesus wept.

Back tomorrow for more political hijinks, and live-blogging of the presidential debate.


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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.