Today on the Dish, Andrew lauded Poland's investigation into Bush-era torture, feared Romney would make the same grave mistakes as his Republican predecessor on foreign policy, chatted with Ross Douthat about whether Romney was a Christian, and heaved at the current election news cycle. We used science to predict a wave of muck from now till November, found the party bases unified around their candidates, figured out just how badly Romney could lose among women and minorities Romney could lose and still win, determined that GOP-leaning cities were the least walkable, and wondered what Herman Cain was up to (hint: making money). Deficits seemed in important ways beside the point, Mormon women stayed home, and candidates lacked beards.
Andrew also blasted an "intellectually challenged" bishop, responded to readers on tax reform and religion on the Dish, got disgusted by some picture from Afghanistan, and previewed the right-wing backlash if Iran makes a nuclear deal. We debated the differences between Iran and Iraq (re: Jennifer Rubin's Ask Anything video on same), pushed the limits of free speech on a terrorism case, debated the "humor" in Text from Drone, and situated our infrastructure well ahead of China's. The moral intelligence of a calf's mother astonished, veganism was marginally healthy, and trees were good for cities. People struggled to catch cabs, criminal justice fees rankled, an autism epidemic may have began, humanity got lucky, and robots appeared to be next. We rubbished the cohabitation effect, speculated about growing old alone, pinned romcoms to fairy tales, and profiled WebMD addiction. Ask Jennifer Rubin Anything here, Malkin Award Nominee here, Hathos Alert here, Quotes for the Day here and here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.