Today on the Dish, Andrew lamented Obama's foot-in-mouth problem, pulled the rug out from under Romney's foreign policy vision, and marveled at Romney's contempt for Obama's statecraft. Meanwhile, the race remained tight. In Sally Ride commentary, Andrew's "absent heroine" argument stirred dissent, David Link explained the "privacy" fallacy, and readers mulled over the NYT's gender-obscuring obit correction.
In US politics, Trende joined the chorus of those baying for a "positive" Romney message, the drought may be hurting Obama, Adam Clymer pushed Romney to release his returns and companies that lobby the most outperformed the market. Readers pushed back against Weisberg's "Chicago pol" piece, the Washington Blade helped Marylanders ID civil marriage opponents, and Taranto was simultaneously morbid and vulgar on Aurora. On the topic of Gary Johnson's candidacy, Trippi was trippy. Scotland heralded new marriage equality legislation, Barney Frank offered sage advice on wedding ceremony length, and, as the AIDS Conference got underway, Andrew remembered harder times.
Putin went fascist apeshit on a punk band as this post revealed Guiliani's true colors. Pot seemed to be polling well and Mark Kleiman dismantled Greg Campbell's gloomy marijuana trade forecasts. While Mark Rober proved a correlation between SUV drivers and herpicide, readers added nuance on shark finning.
Urban farming projects reduced crime, this post examined the history of hard-shell tacos, and the global cadaver trade turned out to be a shady business, though it's part of a much longer tradition. This video carved out the City from greater London, Emily Nussbaum pondered cliffhangers, and car crashes might be more dangerous than criminals. Readers added more on the most popular suicide locales, the Dish's Alan Watts post transformed this reader, and beagles needed cranial support after the rigors of Cape life. VFYW here, MHB here, and ask Jesse Bering anything (and you know with Jesse Bering, that means anything).
(Photo: A veteran looks on as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)