I had several things to write this morning about events of last week but then I read my own blog and found many of them redundant. You can usually bank on the last week of August to be relatively news-free, but Katrina changed that. And last week's Gonzales resignation and Craig arrest news kept up the pace. So we were lucky to have one of the best blogging teams around to keep up with the dog days. I'd like to thank my guest-bloggers deeply for their often lively and relentlessly intelligent and focused posts during my time off. Please keep up with them all at their own excellent blogs: hilzoy at Obsidian Wings, Steve Clemons at the Washington Note, Jamie Kirchick at the Plank, and Greg Djerejian at the Belgravia Dispatch. If you didn't know of them before, now you have no excuse. Thanks so much, guys.