Today on the Dish, Andrew weighed in on the blogospheres' wideranging debate about the Obamacare case, wondered if the mandate's defeat would help Obama in the fall, and delved into the numbers on just how weak a nominee Romney is. The mandates' odds went up from a 50/50 baseline, readers gave their two cents on the case, the Solicitor General really was that bad on Tuesday, the "limiting principle" peanut gallery debate expanded, and overturning the whole health care law would crush Obama's attempt to deal with drug addiction. Readers explained all the details on Romney's status in the Mormon hierarchy, elites leaned conservative, and the right had difficult with race. Ad War Update here.
Andrew also noted a collapse in support for the War in Afghanistan, defended the logic behind a settlement update, flagged a lengthy interview with the boycott's originator, and speculated about whether Big Football was engaged in a tobacco-like coverup. The Daily Mail served as Fox News for the fish-and-chips set and Tim Tebow took in a Wicked show. We located the culprits for the loss of public sector jobs (Republican state legislatures, if you're curious), announced the rebirth of the salesman, and proposed "fair trade porn" for the ethical masturbator. We also noted a new film adaptation of 1984, wanted television to tell more science fiction stories, blurred the line between reality TV and documentaries, discussed an example of the latter about chess, and listened to a ghostwriter spill secrets of the craft. Catcalling still terrified, learning styles were made up, and effective passwords had to be "memorable and secure." A tumblr catalogued terrible apologies, the buttfish swam out on video, and life found a way – to play pool. Quote for the Day here, Tweet for the Day here, Yglesias Nominee here, Map of the Day here, Hathos Alert here, MHB here, VFYW here, and FOTD here.