Several of you have asked where our esteemed friend and colleague Steve Benen has gone. The answer is simple: Vacation. He'll be in and out some with posts over the next couple of days (guy's hard to stop), and then back for reals next week. I've never missed him more than I do just now, with the next post straight ahead.
(Image: Camp'Otel Family Vacation, by @Librarygroover on Flickr, nothing to do with Steve Benen.)