Happy Birthday to J.K. Rowling, 47.
Straight to the good stuff:
1. Larrry Bartels and Lynn Vavreck have a comprehensive look at the remaining undecided voters in the presidential race.
2. Scott Bland has today's House runoffs in Texas.
3. Great quote about party hacks, mined from a John Reynolds book that I really would like to read at some point by Seth Masket.
4, Excellent takedown of a terrible Newsweek cover (I haven't read the Newsweek story, which sounds bad too, but the cover is awful) from Jonathan Chait. Yes, the George H.W. Bush one was awful, too.
5. And a nice Jamelle Bouie piece about deficits, public opinion, and more.