Today on, Scott Galupo’s elaborate Romney-Ryan wish came true, Daniel Larison broke down the politics of Republican VP nominees, and Jim Antle highlighted Paul Ryan’s many inconsistencies. David Cowan made the case for Jack Kemp, and Noah Millman wondered if the upcoming election will matter at all. A schismatic monastery sued an Orthodox archbishop for copyright infringement, Millman explored the link between secession and America’s venerated documents, and Rod Dreher aired concerns about pornography and parenting.

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