Beneath all the hoopla and political gamesmanship, has Obama already begun a quiet revolution in government? I get an emerging sense of a revival of political support for Obama - not on the basis of the fickle spin and noise of the blogosphere but on that fuddy-duddy old criterion - governance.

(Ornstein's eye-opening piece about the current Congress's achievements here.)

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