Today on the Dish, Andrew challenged O'Reilly to duel it out, and he fact-checked D'Souza because Forbes was incapable. Anderson Cooper nailed Andrew Shirvell's bizarre vendetta against a gay student, and this reader shared a heartbreaking story of times before it got better. Germany approached the finish line on its WWI reparations, Pakistan closed its borders to NATO supplies for Afghanistan, and the Derry/ Londonderry drama wore on.
Sarah squared off with Mitt, and Will Wilkinson wasn't buying the "mama grizzly" phenomenon, especially with someone like Carly Fiorina. Brendan Nyhan researched Chait's unenthusiastic Dems, Tom Jensen looked into angry voters, and Andrew scolded unenthusiastic Prop 19 supporters because this vote does matter. Atheists scored more points on world religion, and one in nine black children have an incarcerated parent. This reader wanted the Tea Party to weigh in on the liberty of marijuana, Allahpundit questioned and John Cole answered on James O’Keefe's motives for attempting such a bizarre stunt, and Republicans found their own double rainbow dude.
On the technology front, Jonah Lehrer reached back in time to rebut Gladwell on Twitter while tech pessimist Evgeny Morozov agreed. Walter Russell Mead imagined a world with lots of electric cars, and Jeff Jarvis didn't appreciate The Social Network's portrayal of geeks. Las Vegas was too hot for this hotel, and this marketing stunt might actually save lives. Larry Summers and Megan wanted better airports, and Bruce Schneier feared function creep in internet wiretaps. VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.