I know a lot of you returning from the long weekend are just now getting to your mailboxes, so I’ll quickly note that I have the cover story in the latest NRODT. It’s a profile of Indiana governor Mitch Daniels. (Subscriber-only link.) I’d been working on the story for a while, when seemingly out of nowhere, Daniels started getting some deserved attention. Anyone looking to determine a successful future direction for the GOP should probably examine Daniels and why he has a 69 percent approval rating in Indiana. With the expert editorial guidance of my colleagues at NR, I’ve taken a pretty comprehensive look at Governor Daniels and his record.