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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Read this: Romney vs. Perry on the corndog issue; Twitter journalism; Chris Brown

Rick Perry dares to eat a corndog. (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)
The GOP frontrunners are a study in contrast, in style, substance, backgrounds — and the way they eat corndogs. Our colleague Phil Rucker reports that at the Iowa State Fair, Mitt Romney nibbled delicately from the side of his veggie corndog, his back to the cameras, whereas Rick Perry “took a bit ol’ bite” off the top of his dog, with gusto, photo be damned. (Rucker’s story is actually mostly not about corndogs, but worth reading anyway.)

Is Twitter making us stupid? No, not you — us journalists. Monica Hesse wonders.

(Kyle Gustafson for The Washington Post)

“No need to make ignoring Chris Brown a moral issue. The quality of his music is reason enough.”

— David Malitz, whose review of the girlfriend-abuser’s DC concert concludes that he’s only “a middling musical talent” anyway.

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