THANKS, STEVE!….As always, a million thanks to Steve Benen for keeping the blog going during my vacation. As some of you noticed, there was a period last weekend when he was writing his own blog, my blog, and Josh Marshall’s blog all at the same time. He’s now officially the Iron Blogger.

Steve’s own blog, by the way, is called The Carpetbagger Report, and you ought to be reading it every day. It’s really good.

Anyway, I’m officially back on duty, but at the moment that’s more in theory than in practice. Got some laundry to do first. More later.