Back and ready to go

It was good to have a couple of days off, but I’m back and ready to go.

I want to thank the always-terrific Jonathan Bernstein for his great work in my absence — I clearly left Political Animal in capable hands — and I encourage readers to check out his work wherever it appears. You can find him at his main site, A Plain Blog About Politics, in addition to his regular contributions to Plum Line and the Washington Monthly‘s own Ten Miles Square.

And with that, let’s get back to the news.