The Daily Wrap

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 17 2012 @ 10:27pm


Today on the Dish, Andrew defended his view of the race's importance, aired more thoughts on Palin's viability, took Obama to task on the deficit and taxes, checked on the reality of government spending and the need for tax hikes, and labelled tax breaks "fundamentally unfair." Relatedly, since it was tax day, we gave you tips on filing, explained why the IRS didn't calculate them for you, and looked at dangerous tax loans. We also posted some rules for reading polling data, put Arizona on Obama's radar, wondered if Romney really could make a centrist move, broke down the fundamentally cautious character of modern campaigns, met the "teavangelical" candidate for Congress, listened to readers on Jennifer Rubin and W.'s biggest mistake, traced the individual mandate back to George Washington, questioned whether the Secret Service had gotten out of control, and read Biden's lips (badly). Ad War Updates here and here.

Andrew also shared his (highly positive) childhood history with IQ measurement, lost faith in a two-state solution, and reexamined the Iran strike countdown. Bibi was vulnerable in the upcoming election and Iran attacked filmmaking. We debated S&M and feminism, spotlighted an extraordinarily effective form of birth control, continued the gyms and health discussion, put the George Zimmerman trial in a broader context, and noted some nepotism. Idealist depictions of politics went out of style, music had extraordinary powers, science decoded old book smell, and blogs prospered. Ask Jennifer Rubin Anything here, Hewitt Award Nominee here, Chart of the Day here, VFYW Contest Winner here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.