That election next week, you know the one in the US. Well, my friend Jonn Elledge pointed me towards FiveThirtyEight, an extremely comprehensive polling and election commentary site. Almost incredibly, it stands head and shoulders above the output of mainstream media outlets.
Jonn's also been hard at work, blogging America. He's a great writer, well worth a read.
Edited to add: Here's an extremely thorough New Yorker recommendation of Obama. If you know you wanted to vote for him, but didn't know why (which is how most people vote), it's worth a read.
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