The Daily Dish

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

  • The Obamaites Explain

    Who needs Jay Carney when we've got David Brooks?

  • The "People Of Libya"

    This was the phrase used by the president in his speech justifying a war he had already started. I wonder if by that he meant the inhabitants of…

  • Could An Obese Goalie Change Hockey? Ctd

    A reader writes: Speaking of obese goalies, this Amstel Light spot, from about six years ago, ponders the same thing. Another…

  • A Disappearance In Damascus

    A reader writes: I want to bring to your attention the detention of my friend and Middlebury College classmate, Pathik "Tik" Root, by…

  • "A Better Candidate" Ctd

    A reader writes: If Gabrielle Giffords is considered a Senate contender only because she was shot, Balko would have a point. But she was…

  • King Barack I

    Many of us supported this president because he promised to bring back the constitutional balance after the theories of Yoo, Delahunty, et al put…

  • Arm The Rebels?

    Steve Coll advises against it: [T]he rebels have as yet no command and control; they serve a political entity (if that is not…

  • The Other Civil War

    Packer compares Ivory Coast rebels to Libyan rebels: The key to [Ivorian rebels'] success is the legitimacy of their leader, Ouattara. …

  • Disowning Cap-And-Trade, Ctd

    Erica Greider is disheartened by Pawlenty's flip: It's not so much that his new views are outside the mainstream as that …

  • The Shutdown Odds

    Bernstein continues to think a government shutdown is likely: Basically, for two reasons: one is because it seems fairly likely that quite a…

  • Eating Dirt, Ctd

    A reader writes: I once had the pleasure of hiking in Yellowstone National Park with USGS wildlife biologist Dave Mattson, a man who, thanks to…

  • The View From Your Airplane Window

    Kerala, India, 12 pm.

  • Hoping For A Qaddafi Coup

    Douthat grows ever-weary in the face of increased US entrenchment: [T]he best case scenario for the United States might be (and perhaps has…

  • Birtherism, Front And Center

    Weigel considers the consequences of Trump questioning Obama's birthplace: I tried to get at this in my piece about the "birther…

  • Face Of The Day

    Queen Elizabeth II arrives by jet at RAF Valley where Prince William is stationed as a search and rescue helicopter pilot on April 1, 2011 in…

  • Emails Of The Day

    A reader writes: Oh man, Rickrolled on April 1st.  I've now reached a new low ... Another: Damn you, Sullivan, I fall for…

  • "Hockey Luvin Homos"

    A reader writes: Last night my favourite team, the Vancouver Canucks, clinched first place in regular season league play for the first time…

  • Will Bob Gates Resign? Ctd

    A reader writes: Gates has been planning to resign this year anyway. See this item from last August. He has said he's resigning on…

  • "Where The Fuck Is This?"

    A more succinct version of the window view contest.

  • Not Niebuhr

    David Brooks claimed that the Libyan war is "in the spirit of Reinhold Niebuhr." Adam Serwer shakes his head: If Niebuhr argued…


A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier


What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets


Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.


What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.


CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.