Today on the Dish we primarily focused on the DADT hearings. Reax here. Andrew's take here. Notable quotes here and here. The GOP's exhausted arguments were pointed out by Paul Waldman, Gautham Nagesh, and Steve Benen. Bill Kristol and John McCain stood out in their cynicism. Dan Savage took stock of the overall situation.
In budgetary talk, Ezra gave props to Paul Ryan for proposing conservative solutions while Yglesias critiqued his proposal. NRO simply swiped at budget reform, Keith Hennessey defended the Bush record, and Grep Ip wrung his hands. Charts here and here. Across the pond, Alex Massie and a parody site illustrated the two faces of David Cameron.
On HCR, Greg Sargent, Jon Chait, Sam Stein, and Mark Blumenthal kept up the chorus. Continetti struck a discordant note and Cohn cautioned. In other coverage, a reader pushed back against Andrew's disgust with Eric Holder, Saletan and Cottle didn't like the Tebow ad, and Andrew highlighted some hope from Iran (dissent here). We also checked in with the Prop 8 trial and checked out a fantastic MHB from MJ.
(Photo: Defense Secretary Robert Gates (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen (R) participate in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on February 2, 2010 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the proposed Department of Defense budget request for fiscal year 2011, and reviewing the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. By Mark Wilson/Getty)
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