Today at, Scott Galupo still can’t figure out Mitt Romney, Samuel Goldman delved into the paradoxes inherent in punk rock’s counter-cultural connection to far-right politics, and Daniel Larison challenged interventions aimed at international goodwill. Bill Kauffman considered the less-explored merits of the Mormon faith, and Rod Dreher addressed the decline of the progressive Catholic nun.

Dan McCarthy explained why gun control laws are unlikely to return, Scott McConnell noted that Romney’s hawkishness against Iran could be electorally dangerous, and Larison chided Republican attempts at identity politics.