by Chris Bodenner

Of the roughly 15,000 posts the Dish published this year, we'd like to look back at the 200 or so that Andrew delved into the deepest - the posts that stood out from the frenetic pace and now hopefully stand the test of time. Below is the first set of keepers, enjoy:

How Cheney Made America A Torture Nation
The ticking time bomb is now an ancient criterion.

"Radical Pacifists"
That's what Marc Thiessen labels people who oppose torture

Did Cheney Understand We Were At War?
How this utter failure gets to pontificate after his record is beyond me.

Sorry, Jonah, Conservatives Do Back Abu Ghraib
Will National Review run a correction for this untruth?

You Are Part Virus
I learned to love my HIV.

Lieberman And McCain Back Netanyahu Against Obama - In Israel
Are you surprised?

"Mentally Unstable"
The Palin selection was a farce; a joke; a disaster.

Ted Olson, A Conservative For Civil Rights
He reminds me why I should hold out hope for conservatism.

Have Gay Men Conquered The Crystal Menace?
Readers know I'm a libertarian on soft drugs, but this stuff is poison.

How Palin Responds To Factual Criticism
She doesn't.

Watching Beck And Palin
FNC is now the RNC.

Ailes' New Political-Media Party
More on the FNC-RNC hostile take-over.

Obama's Substantive First Year
A liberal pragmatist in politics and a conservative in his view of the presidency.

Three Corpes In Gitmo
The very worst seems true.

A Looming Landslide For Brown
This is a nihilist moment.

Both Sides Now
I have yet to see a single proposal from the right that would address the uninsured.

Now: Call The GOP's Bluff
Obama should agree to their healthcare compromise.

Now Fight!
The one huge mistake right now would be to surrender the Senate health reform bill.

The Fiscal Pivot
Obama should shift his attention to the deficit and the long-term debt.

How Natural Is Masturbation?
Now there's a topic for some interesting dialogue.

Live-Blogging The SOTU
"We were sent here to serve our citizens, not our ambitions."

Palin, Emanuel. Pot, Kettle
Did she really just call for Rahm to be fired because he allegedly said "fucking retarded"?

My John Edwards Failure
I displayed a double standard in my treatment of vice-presidential frauds.

Live-Blogging Palin's Tea Party Speech
"I will live and die for the people of America!"

The Latest From Leon
Let me grapple with his first claim, about my citation of Auden's letter to Niebuhr.

Something Much Sadder
Wieseltier attacked me as an anti-Semite without even the candor to say so.

Judis vs Walt
The case for Iraq was pushed most by neocons, Jewish and non-, and Israel was one factor.

The Silence Of The Bishops
On Thiessen's statements supporting torture on Catholic television.

Just The Catholic Church
I despair over its adoption decision in DC.

Joe Stack's Manifesto
Terrorism is terrorism whoever does it.

The OPR Report
It is the lynchpin for prosecuting war criminals.

On Chait
I'm overdue for the response I promised regarding Israel.

"May The Judgement Not Be Too Heavy Upon Us"
Thiessen's torture is not America.

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