Today on the Dish, Andrew swore to never resist the aging process again after yesterday's beard-catastrophe. Goldblog tackled Andrew's Israel lobby frustrations, and Eugene Volokh dug deeper on Israel's rape by fraud case. Hamburger health insurance created an interesting dilemma for Obama, and we covered the verdict on the mandate's constitutionality. Andrew still couldn't pull … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap
Former drug czar William Bennett is pining for the good old days:
Back when our country was making a serious assault on drug abuse, a show like "Weeds" would never be aired. Today it is promoted in full page ads in our nation's most popular magazines. This, for a comedy about the life and times of a marijuana-growing and -dealing family. As the head of the network that produces and airs "Weeds" put it, "Our ratings were va-va-va-voom! Who said hedonism is passé?" This, for a show where one is lured to root for a family responsible for the death of a DEA agent, children dropping out of school, gang violence and rape.
Does the formerly compulsive gambler Bennett recognize any distinction between pleasure and medicine and … hedonism?
by Chris Bodenner A reader writes: I was cleaning a couch today when I extracted A View From Your Window from between the cushions. Photography isn't my taste, but I purchased it (pre-ordered, actually, at the non-discount price) in the hope that you would commission "It's So Personal," "Cannabis Closet," or other collections of reader … Continue reading The Deeper Dish
Today on the Dish, Rand Paul continued to pile on controversy. Readers pounced on his latest comments, his views on the CRA, and the selective nature of his libertarianism. Damon Root defended Paul, Friedersdorf did as well, and Weigel saw it all coming. The blogosphere reacted to the passage of financial reform in the Senate … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap
Today on the Dish, Andrew gave a qualified defense of Rand Paul and his controversial comments on the Civil Rights Act. Weigel joined him, TNC wasn't as forgiving (and praised Maddow's approach), Ezra grilled the GOP nominee, a reader piled on, and Paul started to panic. Friedersdorf still thought he'd make a good addition to … Continue reading The Daily Wrap
Today on the Dish, Patrick Winn reported on the violence in Bangkok and readers commented. Andrew sounded off on the new Iranian deal and looked inward over the Kagan controversy. More details on her emerged. Netanyahu did a good deed and the Church not so much. A big dose of Palin gossip here and a … Continue reading The Daily Wrap
Today on the Dish we rounded up reaction to Britain's historic election and likely hung parliament. Cameron courted Clegg, voters were clear on Cameron's mandate, Patrick Dunleavy looked ahead, Simon Tisdall scrutinized coalitions, and Hertzberg backed proportional representation. Drunk-voting update here. Analysis of the new jobs report here, here, and here. Coverage of the Greek … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap
Today on the Dish we watched Viacom continue to scrub away any semblance of Muhammed from South Park. Bloggers rallied around Matt and Trey here, here, here, and here. A reader dissented. In response to Brooks' column, Andrew composed a thorough defense of conservatism and Obama. Reader feedback here. Johann Hari assessed the latest British … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap
Today on the Dish, the president got heckled for the delay on DADT. Over in the UK, polling continued to plague the Tories and we continued to shine a spotlight on Clegg here, here, and here. Andrew elucidated more on class warfare and Douthat worried about the implications of the election on the American right. … Continue reading The Daily Wrap
- Worst Logo Ever: 402,400 page views
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- "My Favorite Memo Ever": 113,582 page views
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All in all, you get a glimpse of what succeeds online: masturbating priests, Matt Stone's potty mouth, Sarah Palin's gargantuan lies, taking a moment to make sense of Sarah Palin's gargantuan lies, Chris Wallace's fellatial non-journalism, shit-faced Brits, and stoned parents. But the logo that gave us over 400,000 pageviews?
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