Andrew Sullivan is, by far, our favorite British, Catholic, conservative, gay blogger. Today, his blog, the Daily Dish, turns 10 years old.
Long before the Good Men Project was around, Sullivan had cornered the market of manly introspection. With the Daily Dish, he wears many hats. Within an hour he’ll post a quick hit of commentary with a newsworthy link, followed by a lengthy opinion about foreign policy. His site also functions as a transitory blog pointing towards a slew of daily articles, studies, and news reports. Features like “The View from Your Window” and “Face of the Day” are often fun and always poignant reminders of the humanity that lies buried in political argument.
As a political pundit, he tends to infuse each position with raw emotion; as a cultural observer, he studies the minutiae of our world with academic significance.
Perhaps this is the blog’s only flaw. His essays can take up a lunch break when all you want is a quick dose of laughter. It’s too easy to scroll past two-thousand-word polemics on foreign policy and settle on the daily Mental Health Break (posted each day at 4:20, though it’s unclear why), but we urge readers to digest Sullivan’s serious stuff before delving into the fun bits. Some recent gems peppered among the grown-up stuff: posts about flicking the bean, cooking with wood, and steering the Titanic (and only one of these is a euphemism for masturbation).
In any case, happy birthday to the Daily Dish. We look forward to the years ahead.