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A Blogger Breaks Free: Your Thoughts II

A reader writes: I’m know you’re getting a thousand-and-a-half of these emails today, but some bizarre, sentimental impulse compels me to write my own goodbye. It’s hard to see you go, and it certainly came as a shock: standing at the urinal yesterday between classes, bored out of my head and reading the Daily Dish […]

The View From Your Window

Rome, Italy, 12 pm. The reader writes: When I read the news on the NYTimes yesterday, I had to fight back tears. They threatened to flow anew when I sat down to read your post. But I was left with a wide grin on my face when I realized what a gift you were giving […]

A Blogger Breaks Free: Your Thoughts I

We’re still processing your emails. I couldn’t look at the in-tray yesterday. But today, I ventured in and am still reeling from the range and depth and sincerity of so many of you. These are a first batch of immediate reactions (more to come). Show More Summary

Correction Of The Day

A reader calls out Paul Farhi: I’m sure you’ve got a flood of email coming in today. I just wanted to let you know that your readers are looking out for Dusty’s memory. See the attached email from WaPo media reporter Paul Farhi promising to correct his article that defamed her. I took a screenshot […]

A Note To My Readers, Ctd

Just to let you know that we’re not dead yet; we’re just figuring out the timing of ending the Dish, and hope to have a last hurrah of pure Dishness in the coming days. First up are your emails in response, which we are curating and reading as I write. There was an avalanche of […]

A Note To My Readers

One of the things I’ve always tried to do at the Dish is to be up-front with readers. This sometimes means grotesque over-sharing; sometimes it means I write imprudent arguments I have to withdraw; sometimes it just means a monthly update on our revenues and subscriptions; and sometimes I stumble onto something actually interesting. But […]

On Flip-Flopping

Some of it is calculated: But some of it is subconscious, as Eric Posner explains: To investigate the role of motivated reasoning in the sort of institutional flip-flops that politicians and judges engage in, Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein and I conducted a series of surveys. In one, we asked people whether President Bush […]

Map Of The Day

Katy Steinmetz sees a bright horizon for pot smokers and lovers of liberty: A new report [from ArcView Market Research] predicts that 18 U.S. states will have legalized recreational marijuana in the next five years, a huge increase from the four states that currently have or are in the process of creating legal markets for […]

Colbert’s Heir Does See Race

Max Ufberg looks back at the first week of The Nightly Show: So far, [host Larry] Wilmore has already mocked the Academy Awards, poked fun at Al Sharpton, and taken down Bill Cosby (“That motherfucker did it”). The response has been favorable. Critics have praised Wilmore’s affability and wryness, even his “ideological unpredictability.” He has, […]

What Is Humanity’s Greatest Invention? Ctd

We can’t argue with this contribution: Humanity’s greatest invention? That’s obvious. Dogs. Think about it. Wolves are terrifying, but no animal is more loving than a dog. Wolves compete with us in the food chain – even hunt us in the food chain! – but dogs have an ancient tradition of being our best hunting […]

The Hunker Mindset, Ctd

A lot of readers can relate to this state of mind: ?My daughter, who is a graduate student in England, says that the rush to buy bread, milk, and eggs before a storm is referred to there as “the French toast panic”. Another suggests a different meal: On one level, I can see this as […]

And Then They Came For The Gays

Liam Hoare reflects on yesterday’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitiz: Whether at the cement plant in Sachsenhausen, the underground V2 rocket factory in Buchenwald, or the stone quarry at Flossenbürg, homosexuals were subject to deadly assignments and a scarring, bone-shattering system of punishments. Sixty percent of gay internees died in the camps. For […]

The Meaning Of ’90s Sitcoms, Ctd

Readers keep the thread going: In discussing how the sitcom Friends dealt with homosexuality, it is important to note Episode 11 of Season 2, which was titled “The One With The Lesbian Wedding”. It’s funny that even though it was 1996 there was no mention of “commitment ceremonies” or “domestic partnerships”. It was a wedding, […]

The View From Your Blizzard

Littleton, Massachusetts, 9.20 am. Many more below: Malden, Massachusetts, 11.30 am Framingham, Massachusetts, 9.10 am Cambridge, Massachusetts, 12.20 pm Topsham, Maine, 11.30 am Concord, New Hampshire, 9.38 am Portland, Maine, 3.17 pm Hull, Massachusetts, 9.30 am “Okay, fine, it’s not really the view from my window. Just a cranky NYer. Martial law for 8? of […]

Will Marriage Equality Remain A Wedge Issue?

Sargent spots a divide in the GOP presidential field: Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush are calling for respect for the courts’ decisions on this matter and/or respect and understanding for people on both sides of the issue. But Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal are suggesting continued resistance; both have talked about a Constitutional […]

Face Of The Day

A member of an association of Auschwitz concentration camp survivors walks through the infamous entrance gate in Oswiecim, Poland after laying wreaths with other members at the execution wall on January 27, 2015. International heads of state, dignitaries, and over 300 Auschwitz survivors are attending the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of […]

How Netanyahu Is Harming Israel, Ctd

Goldblog pulls his hair out over Netanyahu’s absurd decision to treat Obama as an adversary and try to sabotage the Iran deal: Israeli prime ministers [have] two main tasks. The first is to protect their country from existential threats. The second: To work very hard to stay on the good side of the president and […]

Obama’s Meetup With Modi

Bruce Einhorn checks in on the summit: The visit is Obama’s second to India as president, and relations are clearly warming. The two leaders on Sunday announced a deal on civilian nuclear projects after years of delays. The U.S. will drop its insistence on tracking nuclear fuel sold to India to ensure it’s not used […]

The View From Your Window

Kuala Belait, Brunei, 1.15 pm. Something to balance out the blizzard views to come.

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