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Today on the Dish, Garrett Epps relayed Kagan's response to marriage equality, Adam Serwer picked up on her philosophy, and Bernstein wasn't so sure. Andrew asked if the Israeli-Palestinian relationship was apartheid and aimed both barrels at the NYT over torture. Greenwald piled on.

Sharron Angle finally talked to the media - about church-state separation - while a Tumblr transposed her and other Christianists' words with Christ. Palin-Johnston spat here. More Trig discussion here and here. More Palin here. Andrew returned fire to Breitbart and shared his thoughts Hitch's diagnosis

Frum grasped for an approach to a double-dip recession, Leonhardt stayed positive on the bad job numbers, and Rory Stewart remained gloomy over Afghanistan. Drum wanted to nudge Social Security into solvency, Free Exchange was afraid of soaking the rich, Allahpundit predicted Obama's cooperation with Republicans, and a reader dissented over Andrew's support of lifting the cap. Alan Simpson pointed out Reagan's multiple tax hikes.

Mark Liberman took down the "Obama is first female POTUS" meme and a reader helped. Dan Zak glimpsed at the end of gay history and Alyssa Rosenberg looked forward the new Jersey Shore. Readers added to the thread on in utero gay therapy and another defended porn. Malkin Awards here and here. More dog love here. Tumblr fun here and a dose of Simpsons here. MHB here, VFYW here, and FOTD here.

-- C.B.

(Photo: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan listens to a question from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill June 30, 2010 in Washington, DC. By Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images.)

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