Following up on yesterday’s tech troubles, my main computer is still having significant difficulties, but I’ve put together a back-up system that will, if all goes well, allow me to keep up a normal posting schedule today. With any luck, readers won’t even notice a difference.

Thanks for your patience.

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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.