Today on the Dish, Andrew defended Obama's decision to campaign on the bin Laden raid (response to a reader on McCain specifically here), decried the pressure campaign that led to the firing of Romney's gay spokesman, and wasn't buying Beinart's theory that this campaign was going to be boring. We caught another Big Lie from Romney, watched independents return to Obama as the race narrowed, heard from readers on Obama's "forward" slogan, checked on the latest entry in the veepstakes, and compared two ads on North Carolina's anti-gay amendment. Libertarians had an opportunity to run on pot legalization, Ron Paul debated Paul Krugman, and The American Prospect needed your donations. Ad War Update here.
Andrew also reflected on Mays of yore, gaped at the labelling of David Remnick as "anti-Israel," and went after Jose Rodriguez's theory of the relationship between the President and the CIA. Afghans may have been inflicted en masse with PTSD, infrastructure couldn't fix Europe, and employment appeared here to stay. We matched the brogrammer with his inner frat boy, guessed we were entering the age of the e-book, tracked the flow of urban trash, and noticed an uptick in carnivorous city dwellers. Susan Sontag backed off the personal fight against homophobia, apologies were linguistically tricky, violence created its own social language, and everyone needed pre-K. Self-help hurt, having a celebrity's name kinda sucked, and a falling sky would kill us all. Ask Steven Pinker Anything here, Quotes for the Day here, here, and here, Malkin nominee here, Hathos Alert here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.