Today on the Dish, Patrick waded into the debate and humbled pundits attempting to estimate the cost of Obamacare, Maisie reframed the Buffet Rule debate, I pushed back against a drug war talking point, and Chris gave you the above weirdness and reupped Ask Jennifer Rubin Anything. We wondered if Santorum really pulled Romney right, looked at Mitt's next steps, heard the case for Romney-Ryan, pinned the Democratic platform's embrace of marriage equality to 2016 at the latest, and acknowledged Bush's tax victory. Ad War Update here.
We also surveyed Arab attitudes toward Iran, previewed the upcoming negotiations, busted some myths about Israeli and American politics, examined 9/11's impact on Canada, and pinpointed the most violent place on Earth. Economic growth increased death rates, IPOs created "death spirals" for young buisnesses, Facebook bought Instagram for some pretty understandable reasons, and future earnings hypothetically financed college. Reading surged, some YA novels really were worth it for adults (thread-ending Quote for the Day here), and age didn't always increase wisdom. Race divided a parent from child, American Pie broke down sexual norms, religiosity mattered, and humans were incorrigibly optimistic. We pondered the rationality of hating murders, thought through veterinary ethics, heard the sound of meals, and readers continued the cannabis and hockey violence threads. Ask Charles Murray Anything here, Hathos Alert here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.