Today on the Dish, O'Donnell was a bit of a flake; Palin urged CQ Politics to "print truth;" Tea Partiers weren't quite libertarians; and a review of the full O'Donnell files can be found here. A majority of Americans were for marriage equality , even if the National Review thought marriage was only for mating and we reiterated that DADT isn't just about parades.

Andrew fired back at the Krauthammer dissent, defending his Malkin award; and Newt was today's inductee for his Sebelius "in the spirit of Soviet tyranny" remarks. We mined history for the roots of Marty's mistakes; and while the American right was scary, it still didn't hold a candle to the Taliban. Graeme Wood wondered about the Medal of Honor; Ta-Nehisi grappled with compassion and the Civl War; and Buckley got real on the Boomers.

The Life Sack saved lives; hype trumped security in Haystack; and Fidel Castro helped create the gay rights movement in the U.S. Pope protestors created quite the signage; the killing continued in Iraq and even journalists weren't immune from PTSD. Weed got crowd-sourced; essay mills weren't worth the money; and Rachel Laudan wrote in defense of processed foods. Jeff McMahan wondered whether all meat-eaters on the planet could be evolved into herbivores; green jobs were made to move abroad; and the war on Christmas came early this year. You can find the VFYW here; MHB here; and FOTD here. Ira Glass read the New York Times; Livejournal remained timeless; we gazed at shrooms and capitalism killed Prep.


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