At Post Partisan, I got involved in a thing between Charles Krauthammer and Greg Sargent (who had a nice post) and argued mainly that the liberal talking point about how the Ryan budget would hit particular programs is a little silly, given that the long-term Ryan budget would shut down almost all of the federal government.
And at Greg's place, I noted that Barack Obama's Gallup approval numbers have now just about caught up to where George W. Bush was at this point in 2004. He hasn't quite yet matched or bettered a Bush number since September 2009/September 2001, but Obama is at 50% in today's Gallup reading, and need only have a day at or above 49% tomorrow (and even a bit lower, down the line) to do it. Of course, the specific comparison is just for fun, but the basic point is that he's now more or less where he would need to be to have a very close race for re-election. Still a long time to go.
I said earlier that I'd have a part two to the Swift Boat post, but I suspect that's not going to happen until Monday. If all goes well tomorrow, I'll try to tweet out my Derby pick before the race.