If you read one article today, make it Peter Slevin's WaPo piece "Moderates in Kansas Decide They're Not in GOP Anymore." It examines a very interesting trend that's happened in Kansas this year, where nine former Republican officeholders will appear on the ballot in November ... as Democrats. This includes the former chairman of the state Republican party, who's running for lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket!
While the Kansas situation is hardly translatable to many other states (Democrats there are quite conservative, for example, so these center-right Republicans fit in rather nicely), it's a very intriguing trend to keep an eye on. What's very clear is that the right wing's politics of distraction are no longer working quite so well as they have ... and that, my friends, is a good sign indeed.