The Daily Wrap

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 12 2012 @ 10:37pm


Today on the Dish, Andrew defended Obama's use of drones to target al-Qaeda leaders, declared his support for Obama rested principally on foreign policy grounds, and laid the blame for our economic problems squarely at Bush's feet. We uncovered America's hidden austerity, gave advice to the uninsured, listed the many ways Romney decieves, discovered that Romney's anti-gay sentiments caused him to veto an anti-bullying law, looked at evidence that the election would be all about turnout, debated whether America's disbelief in evolution mattered, and feared the consequences of the death of local news. Ad War Update here.

Andrew also explained how a study that would be used to damn marriage equality actually ended up praising it, found an instance of a GOP campaign outing the candidate's son, and found quasi-Victorian awkwardness about sex extended to the proclivities of penguins. The blogosphere exploded with views on the gay Mormon in a straight marriage and the NFL remained a closeted place. We continued discussion on America's most important allies, weighed a hypothetical about assassinating Assad, and imagined a nightmare future…that actually played out organically in a ten year long Civilization 2 game.

Finally, Andrew shared his scatological secret with the legion of emailers on poop psychology and reupped a joke about our insomnia post for the wakeful. We delved into the dark history of fairy tales, found an instance of product placement gone wrong, tracked the increasingly exclusive character of broadway, and learned about the first paparazzo. Tampons doubled as wilderness survival tools, your trash piled up, and humans reconstituted nature. White matter in the brain might not have caused more lying, Google Street View paved the way for driverless cars, and Google built a more meaningful search. Ask Tina Brown Anything here, Headline of the Day here, Hathos here, VFYW Contest Winner here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.