Author: Erik Kain


Turns Out Citizens United Only Changed the Volume

Tod Kelly rightfully points out that last night’s losers were ” the well-off Republicans that paid billions of dollars into Super PACs such as Rove’s American Crossroads. Billions of dollars collected, spent, and it...


FDR On The Modern Republican Party

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook The whole segment with Stewart is great, but the clip of FDR is prime,...


There will be bad blood

Let’s get meta. Oh how I love meta discussions about community, community standards, and discontent. Nothing like addressing the ills of an online community to get the blood boiling. We’ve had lots of squabbles,...


Watch Tonight’s LeagueCast Live

Murali is hosting. Noboru Akimoto, Tod Kelly, Rose Woodhouse, Burt Likko, Kyle Cupp and myself are panelists. We’re talking about public reason. Feel free to watch the live broadcast and send questions our way via Google Plus, the combox...


Tuesday Morning Jukebox

Because I have had nothing to say about politics lately, and because we have been accused of being too white and too male, I give you this. I do hope Romney gets a chance...


Markets Are The New Culture

I do love A Bit of Fry & Laurie. This is quite a brilliant sketch, whatever you make of its politics. Maybe not quite as good as their free-market-police bit, but right up there.


The new logo, the new look, the passage of time

Post thoughts here. Lots of small changes. Still more to come. Thanks to Will and Nob and Johanna for all their work, and to everyone who has offered up their advice so far.



I’ve been tinkering. If things are broken or look funny or disappear, that’s why. I’ve got comments back on old posts, and we’re working on making the logo more catchy, and then it’s off...



So I’ve obviously been tinkering a great deal, and I apologize if your sub-blog is weird right now. I’ll get to it! I promise! I’m not sure if this will be the redesign, or...


2012 Summer League Fund-Raising Drive

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. I’d like to do some site upgrades, maintenance, and something of a redesign/restructuring of the site, and that’s what this fund-raiser is all about....


Technical Difficulties

Thanks for being patient as I tinker. The Feed for this site should be working again, but I’m still running tests. Feel free to make this your happy afternoon open thread.


Inequality, Freedom, and Dignity

Note: This post is a belated entry to our League Symposium on inequality. You can read the introductory post for the Symposium here. To see a list of all posts in the Symposium so far,...


An Interview with Sci-Fi Author John Scalzi

If you’re able to, Alex Knapp is doing a live interview this morning with science fiction author John Scalzi on Google+. Details are here. The interview commences at 11AM EST.


Conservatives, pop culture, and the language of the right

So an old post at my now-basically-defunct solo politics blog about conservatives and pop culture has accidentally sparked off a pretty interesting symposium at Acculturated – a conservative blog about pop culture and society. There’s...


Guest blogging for Kevin Drum

Leaguefest Las Vegas was a blast. Other than my wife coming down with a stomach bug; the headache I got Friday night that came on like a pre-hangover hangover; and the flu (or bad...


On the Eve of #LeagueFest 2012

So the time has finally come. A dozen or so Gentlemen and spouses will be converging upon the City of Sin in the next 24 hours or so. Some of the more intrepid among...