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Thursday on the Dish, Andrew sized up Britain's budget cuts and replied to Rick's response on inequality and the dying middle class. British defense cuts could precede our own, and even McCain's former policy advisor applauded them. Al-Sadr switched up the chess game in Iraq.
We talked bigotry on air with the firing of Juan Williams, and Andrew wasn't going easy on him, Fox News, or those who came to his defense. Andrew relished Jonathan Martin's Palin expose two weeks before the midterms, Nate Silver measured the electoral wave, and a political ad unsettled Ozimek. George Packer mulled liberalism, and a reader changed Andrew's mind on Palin-Nixon parallels. Andrew joined the defense of hipsters and hippies, and connected them to the truly religious.
Scott Morgan laid the smackdown on the LA Times, Reason interviewed Prop 19's supporters and opponents, drug busts don't affect prices, and the polls tightened. Yglesias urged the scandalous to stick around, Greenwald gutted the defense of Miller's "bodyguards," and we hailed Tyler Cowen as an economist. The DADT ruling was stayed, and Ben Adler annihilated Obama's argument that only Congress can allow gays to serve.
TNC weighed the benefit of fighting when young, with the bad of fighting as an adult. Kinsley summoned the best defense of buck-raking there is, the Dish became a "mixed regime," and this quote made William F. Buckley roll in his grave. Megan learned no one owns a city, and police officers chilled out because of surveillance. FOTD here, headline for the day here, Nick Carr bait here, quote for the day here, VFYW here, MHB here, map of the day here, and skinny CPAP views here.
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Wednesday on the Dish, Dan Choi re-enlisted. Andrew pushed back against Walter Russel Mead and Goldblog on Israel, and on Ross for lowering his expectations on the GOP establishment and the Tea Party. Farhad Manjoo tracked the blogazine's rise while we lived it, and this reader tried to balance the right and the left. Frum preached compromise and Andrew urged conservatives to be realistic (when imagining a world where McCain had won). Andrew picked apart Obama's stealth tax policy, and we hoped it wasn't true about his visit to India.
France and Britain joined forces to blow Bagehot's mind while saving money on defense, and we rounded up opinions on what the UK's defense cuts meant for the U.S. Scott Horton reported on Obama's secret prison in Afghanistan, albinos were still in trouble in Tanzania, and aid money engendered the need for more aid money.
Hillary Clinton believed It Gets Better, to the consternation of some in the gay community, while Adam Serwer wondered if DADT was going to be Obama's Prop 8. Daniel Larison made the constitutional argument for church and state that O'Donnell was incapable of making, and 9/11 terrorists never attacked Texas. Rand Paul slipped down on Rasmussen, and Charlie Cook predicted a counterwave to this election's wave. DePaul University curbed their students' cannabis policy group, and the drugs and states rights battle escalated in California.