Why if we are getting so close to Election Day does it still seem so eternally far away? A question for psychologists, to be sure. Here’s what I have left from today’s sparse news gleanings:

* Charlie Cook joins the parade of observers talking about possible popular-vote, EV divergence.

* Matt Yglesias notes the preponderance of central plains states in those with unemployment below six percent.

* TAP’s Abby Rapoport reports on Georgia’s high-stakes referendum over state authorization of charter schools in jurisdictions that have rejected them.

* At Ten Miles Square, Michael O’Hare argues Google stock drop and demise of Newsweek mine canaries for market crisis over cost and price of content.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer suggests we don’t know yet if online degrees will ever be considered equivalent to traditional college degrees by employers.

And in non-political news:

* 49ers coach declined penalty that would have resulted in a safety and a final score that beat the spread–costing betters some serious money.

Time to deal with sleep deprivation issues. Ryan Cooper will be guest-blogging this weekend. And I’ll be back Monday for the penultimate full week before Election Day.


Ed Kilgore

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.