The Daily Wrap

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 20 2012 @ 10:38pm

Dina by Ewa Nogiec

Today on the Dish, Andrew talked with readers about the AIDS plague, heard some harsh words from Larry Kramer, threw up his hands at Romney's entirely unworkable budget, discovered Mitt ruined your hit count, and corrected himself on a certain 33 page form. We found the race "basically [still] tied," saw Romney position himself as a generic Republican, explained why the press started taking his stump style more seriously, took one of his positions literally, ignored the Pawlenty chatter, suggested Obama needed to get his advertising hands dirty, connected a vote for the President with a vote for the party, and projected the political implications of health care reform repeal by SCOTUS. The poor and unhealthy in America suffered, the mini-DREAM seemed pretty reasonable, Obama also shifted on immigration with respect to gay couples, the kill list may have become the new normal, and a horse stampeded into political conversation. Ad War Updates here and here.

Andrew also celebrated the mundaneness of the new Arab Spring protests, gave a theological take on Prometheus, and reupped the call to Ask Veronique De Rugy Anything. The gay reader whose mother sang Puccini wrote in and religious liberty got (questionably) redefined. We debated whether cyber weapons necessited a new ethical approach to war, wondered why policymakers failed to properly predict the future, and explained why people don't respond to tornado warnings. Writing apps failed, readers raked David Lowery over the coals for his arguments on file sharing, Microsoft's tablet heralded a new computing era, technology acted like "electric cocaine," and Girls succeeded. Ask Sister Gramick Anything here, Cool Ad here, Quotes for the Day here and here, Yglesias Award Nominee here, VFYW here, MHB here, and FOTD here.