All: I’m taking the week off, and turning the blog over to Paul Waldman, who does excellent work over at the American Prospect. He’ll be blogging here full time all week; please treat him well. I’ll try to check in from time to time. Enjoy!

Greg Sargent writes The Plum Line blog, a reported opinion blog with a liberal slant -- what you might call “opinionated reporting” from the left.