I’m finding the new reader thread on suicide and its survivors illuminative and haunting. I went after the convenient fatalism of pro-Israel Middle East experts, and the finessed racism still thriving at National Review. We got more insights into why marijuana use seems correlated with lower weight and better heart-health; and how old media hacks at the NYT couldn’t bear Nate Silver’s success and accuracy.
The most popular post of the day was my cri de coeur against the vandals and saboteurs in the GOP, followed by my thoughts on old media, Nate Silver and old-fashioned envy. My post on Obama’s role as “defuser-in-chief” continues to rack up pageviews.
See you in the morning.
(Photo: Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, listens as her husband speaks at a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. By John Moore/Getty Images.)