Today on the Dish, Andrew looked to Israel's moment of truth on the settlements, pulled the reins on Glenn Reynolds, and (almost) defended Glenn Beck. Scott Horton held the adminstration to task on al-Awlaki, and Andrew fought back against Larison on the semantics of killing. Andrew had qualms about the premise of Sam Harris' new book, but that wasn't going to prevent him from reading it.
Mary Fallin abused the Palin model to the extreme, while Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes, thought it up first. Jim DeMint kept Christianism alive, attacking gay and female teachers while Dan Savage wanted to see some gay Christian characters on television, but he didn't care for "good" Christian children taunting gay kids. Smear campaigns work, Tom Friedman's third party presidential prospects weren't looking good, and Chait skewered a culture war that is really about economics. We parsed the tax receipt proposal, a reader defended Alan Grayson, and financial reform could be simpler.
Kyle Berlin toured California's first pot factory, we tracked the back and forth over Michigan's medicinal laws, and Rob Kampia started full court press on Prop 19 since it's definitely better than the 1972 initiative. Idaho welcomed a mosque into its community, the housing bust devastated Florida (in photos), and Lee Billings didn't believe in the "Goldilocks" planet. Adam Ozimek championed the societal good of frozen vegetables, and the U.S. needed to hop on the frugal engineering bandwagon. An anonymous freelancer reported from Beijing's casual tyranny, and Ken Silverstein couldn't stand Washington any longer. Jon Hamm liked websites, teenagers used condoms more competently than adults, and American captives gave North Korea the finger. FOTD here, VFYW here, MHB here, and the acronym you need to know here.