Take Tom Coburn's "Wastebook" with a grain of salt.
Concerns about government have not returned to the levels they were at before the shutdown.
How much trust and confidence do Americans have in the federal government? Not as much as they've had for much of the past four decades.
For the first time in at least the last two decades, a majority of Americans say the government poses a threat to their personal rights and freedoms.
The president answered to a series of Republican attacks in his address Thursday night, which suggests his campaign is wary of GOP traction on those issues.