Today on the Dish, the uprising slowed, Chris summed up today's atmosphere and political developments, and Patrick picked apart the manufactured safety of the Egyptian army. The Muslim Brotherhood promised not to field a candidate in Egypt, and Reuel Marc Gerecht didn't find them a grave threat. We assessed the mystery of assasination attempt of Suleiman, Scott Lucas parsed the opposition talks and feared Tahrir as a tourist trap, and Palin weighed in with some gibberish. Salwa Ismail translated Egypt's class war, revolution rippled in Bahrain, Ammar Abdulhamid didn't foresee an uprising in Syria, and Parmy Olson calculated Egypt's bill for shutting down the Internet. Beinart advised Israel to get used to Arab democracies, Frum urged America to resume its food aid to Egypt, and protesters laughed off the Kentucky Fried Chicken scandal. Sheila Carapico captured what television couldn't, Limbaugh mocked roughed-up NYT reporters, and the US could have restored internet service in Egypt.
Palin tried to trademark her name, AOL acquired the Huffington Post, and Julian Sanchez didn't appreciate balancing metaphors. Conor remembered Reagan at 100, explained why bloggers avoid Israel, and joined Joyner in ragging on the right's dependence on Rush. Glenn Greenwald reminded us of the travesty of Guantanamo, James Gibney analyzed militarized nation-building, Jeb Bush might run, and judges favor lawyers and a more complex legal system. Plundering the lottery isn't as lucrative as consulting, grain production mattered, and Andrew took a couple more days to get better. L.A. supported long-form writing, Bristol planned to pen a memoir, and marriage is a science of its own. Nick Denton reads his news on Facebook, Scientology still creeped us out, and a Dish reader explored the science of looking smart.