Erick Erickson

Posted August 28, 2015

The Republican Party has most often come to power at times of crisis, starting with slavery. But in the great moral crisis now, the Republican Party finds itself infested with charlatans, conmen, louts and Donald Trump

Posted August 21, 2015

Bill and Hillary Clinton have for years looked into the nearest camera and said, "It's just politics." Every attack from every direction has been deflected with that. Even now, as more and more information comes out about Hillary Clinton's email server, the standard Clinton talking point has returned: "It's just politics."

Posted August 14, 2015

This past weekend at my annual RedState Gathering, I rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak after getting the runaround from his campaign on what he really meant when he said Fox News' Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes or wherever."

Posted August 07, 2015

If I had told you in 2008 that Barack Obama would negotiate a deal that he acknowledges will fund terrorism, you'd have thought me a conspiracy theorist.

Posted July 31, 2015

The Export-Import Bank is the height of crony capitalism.

Posted July 24, 2015

Want to eat genetically modified food? Expect a number of voices from the American left to tell you to avoid it.

Posted July 17, 2015

I struggle to be less provocative than to suggest the president of the United States is rooting for terrorists who would harm us, but consider the evidence.

Posted July 10, 2015

In 1980, the Republicans saw six members of Congress run for president. They were joined by three former governors and the former congressman turned United Nations ambassador turned envoy to China turned RNC chairman turned CIA Director George H.W. Bush. Ronald Reagan, the former governor of California, won that year and picked Bush as his running mate. The 2016 Republican primary has the deepest bench of candidates since that year.

Posted July 03, 2015

The United States of America and much of the West are currently in a fit of hysteria. A wildfire is burning through it. Up is down. Down is up. Good is evil. Evil is good. Wrong is right, and right is wrong. Boys can suddenly be girls. Sex and gender are suddenly different things. And Justice Anthony Kennedy believes that because someone may look at the horizon and find loneliness, the Constitution guarantees him the right to marry another man.

Posted June 26, 2015

If you have not realized it, outrage is about the only tool left in the Democrats' political arsenal. After years of the left telling Americans there is nothing beyond this world, there is no higher and best use of one's soul because it does not exist, and the worms will start eating us the day after we die, Americans are rather tapped out of caring about much of anything.

Posted June 19, 2015

Neither Donald Trump nor Ben Carson will be president of the United States.

Posted June 11, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had a bad week last week, according to the Washington Press corps.

Posted June 05, 2015

Greek mythology conjured the tale of Narcissus. The son of Cephissus, a river god, and Liriope, a nymph, Narcissus was renowned for his good looks and skills as a hunter. Narcissus was also renowned for his vanity. He stared into a pool of water at his reflection and fell in love with it.

Posted May 29, 2015

"The difference between Bush's mistakes and his disappointments may just be that he hasn't yet taken ownership of the latter," Massimo Calabresi wrote in Time as he covered President George W. Bush's final press conference in January of 2009. Four years earlier, left-wing journalist John Dickerson had begun a trend among the Bush White House press corps, demanding from the president a recognition of his mistakes.

Posted May 22, 2015

In Genesis 2:18, God says, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him." Thus, he creates the woman, making mankind male and female. Whether one takes the story of Genesis literally, as I do, or as a metaphor, the essential point is clear and objectively true.

Posted May 15, 2015

A surreal moment passed for me this week with several press reports about presidential candidates heading to Atlanta in August this year. Six years ago in Atlanta, a group of online political activists got together in person. They had been online collaborators among the Republican grassroots for six years without ever having met face to face.

Posted May 08, 2015

Last week in Garland, Texas, a lady named Pamela Geller sponsored an event about Islam, a component of which included drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Posted May 01, 2015

The Maryland Alliance for the Poor released a 2014 poverty profile for Maryland. The Catholic Charities of Maryland hosts a copy on its website. According to the report, the 2012 median income in Baltimore was $39,788. The U.S. Census notes that from 2009 to 2013, the median income was roughly $41,385.

Posted April 24, 2015

Though Wal-Mart remains fixed in the American conscience as Sam Walton's business, it is less and less that. Walton was folksy and relatable to the Americans who shopped at Wal-Mart. Everyone could imagine Sam Walton shopping there, too. But over the years, Wal-Mart's management has passed out of the direct hands of Walton's family.

Posted April 17, 2015

Back in 1979, Ronald Reagan first announced his intentions to run for office by releasing a video. That is how it was done back then. It was not really that much of a surprise that you would use yesterday's campaign tactic to declare your intentions last week.



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