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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    As a society, we tolerate a lot more hatred and invective against Arabs than against any other group.Report

    • I’d say “lobbyists” get a significant share of rhetorical abuse. If not for fearless social pioneers like Hillary “lobbyists are people, too” Clinton, I shudder to think what horrors we’d have subjected this beleaguered class to by now.

      On a more serious note: my estimation of Sullivan took a major and irreparable nose-dive after the rather unimpressive way he handled not only Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” but, more importantly, defending himself from critics on his left. But, at the same time, I never thought Andrew was the guy to go to for slow, reasoned and numerically-gifted analysis; so while I may read the Dish (considerably) less than I used to, I still think he’s unquestionably a net-positive for the blogosphere, and I admire his rather unguarded humanity as a writer. I think he’s wrong on many things for many reasons, but I also think that, from what I can glean by reading his work over the years, he’s basically got a good heart; and in politics that’s no small virtue.Report

  2. Avatar Vertov says:


    Bawer sounds like LGF, circa 2005. For a guy who lives in Norway his contempt for Europe and 9/12 uber-patriotic mindset is baffling.

    But the best way to damn him is to let him speak for himself: “European officials have a clear route out of this nightmare. They have armies. They have police. They have prisons. They’re in a position to deport planeloads of people everyday. They could start rescuing Europe tomorrow.”

    He’s a creep.


  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    If he said those things about Libertarians, he’d inspire a 400-post thread.Report