Today on the Dish, Ezra Klein assessed the CBO report, Chait prognosticated, and Obama rallied support from the left and center. Catholic groups here and here endorsed the HCR bill.

The Catholic rape scandal flared up in Ireland, Andrew clarified the situation involving Benedict here and here, Hans Kung spoke out, and the pope's defenders fought back. A reader wrote.

Goldblog tried to make sense of Israel's situation, Fred Kaplan did as well, and Bibi's brother-in-law spouted some troubling rhetoric. We saw some promising signs from young Arabs and Dan Choi made a statement. Shafer and Ezra tore into WaPo op-eds, Chait thwacked Thiessen, and Dan Zak shrugged at the census. The No Child Left Behind thread continued here and here.

-- C.B.

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