The Daily Wrap

Jul 6 2011 @ 11:19pm

Hamster

Today on the Dish, Bruce picked apart Islamophobia and gay threats, Albert Mohler's "defense" of the Gospel, and Hamas and The Color Purple. We considered whether flexibility could make marriage stronger, a devoted parent defended gay adoptions, straight readers celebrated gay bars, and transsexuals waited for their turn. Bruce Bartlett corrected Thatcher's record on shrinking the government, and we resembled Han China more and more as the rich avoided taxes. Frum wanted Obama to play hardball with the debt, Reagan would take a deal, and Felix Salmon advised Obama not to ignore the debt ceiling. We tracked the invisible primary, and overvalued what we make.

Technically war is outlawed, which is why we call it nation building or otherwise, and the drug war dragged on. The Mujahedin-e Khalq lobbied to remove themselves off the terrorists list, we checked in on Israel's plans to bomb Iran, and Egyptian assassin reflected about social media, more protests bubbled up, and cell-phone videographers were shot in Syria, among other travesties.

The children of evangelical icons dishonored their parents' legacies, only the cute, white children became martyrs, and robots could solve our class issues. Cy Twombly passed away, more humans are hurt each year by Christmas ornaments than by sharks, and Nabokov dreamt up the emoticon. We glimpsed inside the world of shoplifting, slipped down the slope of marrying pets, and kept our eyes peeled for men with low index-to-ring finger ratios. Chart of the day here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.

–Z.P.