QUICK REMINDER…. For readers who didn’t check in over the weekend, I’m on a brief spring break, but will be back tomorrow morning. In the meantime, Hilzoy, dday, and publius will be here — they had some fantastic posts over the weekend — with plenty of items for your reading pleasure.

See you in 24 hours.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.