On the Kaus-Sullivan imbroglio
In reading through Reynolds' links I found this dead-on critique of Sullivan's style in the comments sections at Galley Slaves :
Sullivan's writing is remarkably formulaic if you look at it. It's kind of like a political Mad-Libs. He is as passionate about deficit reduction as he is about the war on terror as he is about allegations of torture as he is about gay marriage.Simply change the terms and Sullivan is at all times saddened, hopeful, amazed, shocked, incensed, etc etc.Sullivan is Horace Greeley.
Chris, the author of that comment, has a blog entitled Legal XXX. It's well worth a look.