The Daily Wrap

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 21 2012 @ 10:35pm


Today on the Dish, Andrew blasted Santorum's social radicalism, marveled at Mitt's tree pandering, guffawed at Romney scion Craig's ridiculous tumblr, caught Craig red-handed treating a fish in his father's Seam(us)-ful footsteps (reup here), and conjectured about what Shelly was playing at. We launched the Romney caption contest (winner above with runners-up here), sized up Mitt's light war chest, tracked the anti-Santorum backlash from one prominent Romney backer, debunked the Catholic vote myth, defended SuperPACs, and worried about a brokered convention. Ad War Update here.

Andrew also thought deeply about how the closet's tyranny shaped Whitney Houston's life, doubled down on his defense of Pat Buchanan (follow-up here), was disgusted by American soldiers burning a Koran, and pondered the results of our Urtak poll on the US reaction to a potential Iran war. We grabbed reax to the Greek deal, debated parallels between Iraq in 2002 and Iran in 2012, spotted some lobbying on the topic in Congress, figured out how many nukes we needed, projected that Obama's drone wars would bring some grim consequences, and got concerned that indefinite detention would last as long as al-Qaeda did.

Jeremy Lin revealed the differences between American and Chinese professional sports culture, the US got older sans immigrants, homeschooling swung left, and the Prop 8 case developed. America choked on red tape, Finland's intense teacher education paid off, photographing the recession was a huge task, and the Heavy Press Program made our military technology. A statistician predicted crime, cognitive enhancement created ethical conundrums, the chicken matrix aimed at taking animal welfare out of food farming, and gibbons were dicks. Chart of the Day here, AAA here, Quotes for the Day here and here, VFYW Contest Winner here, VFYW here, FOTD here, and MHB here.