The Dish is so fast and furious these days that my regular attempts to write mini-essays get about thirty minutes' worth of prominence on the blog. Here are the more recent longer posts: The Death of Conservatism, my response to TNC's amazing readership, Under The Microscope, Obama's Victory Of Persistence, and my attempt to understand the psyche of child-molesting priests, Sin or Crime? Ash Wednesday reflections on Marc Thiessen's allegedly Catholic defense of torture here: May The Judgment Not be Too Heavy Upon Us.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.