From the Right

/

Politics

Impreachment trial brings sound, fury and predictability

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

If you are a Republican, the first week of impeachment meant the Democrats were unserious clowns, out to launch a coup against the duly elected President of the United States. The President's team was diligent, thoughtful and proficient.

If you are a Democrat, the first week of impeachment meant the President's team was a cast straight from the...Read more

Why Are We Still There? When Do We Leave?

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

My children go to a small Christian private school. One of the most popular teachers has been called up to go to Afghanistan for another tour. He will leave behind his wife, children and school. My kids are distraught. My oldest asked me a question for which I have no answer: Why are we sending soldiers to Afghanistan?

Nineteen years ago, ...Read more

The Obama administration's runs a guerrilla war via their control of the media

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In the modern era, it is difficult to come up with an administration that has spent as much energy trying to sabotage its successor in office. Obama administration officials have worked tirelessly to embed themselves into media outlets as supposedly objective voices.

After President Donald Trump oversaw the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem ...Read more

Try and have 20/20 political vision going into 2020

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

If you have 20/20 (or better) vision, you probably don't even think about seeing -- unless you previously had worse vision. If your vision has declined over the years (as mine has), you probably wish for the times when you took your vision for granted.

That applies to more than vision; we often take all sorts of things for granted. To be ...Read more

We are saved by faith alone, and good works derive from our faith

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Many people reading this will have already taken down their Christmas lights. Just a few decades ago, it was pretty normal for Christians in America to leave up their lights for all 12 days of Christmas. Now, many think Christmas Day is the 12th day instead of the first. My lights will burn bright until Jan. 5, where, by tradition, the lights ...Read more

There is no better time than Christmas to work on your relationship with God

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

There are several billion people on this planet who live in stable, highly ordered societies, where they do not have to deal with the braying of biblical donkeys in our Congress yelling at each other. Contrary to claims heard this past week in the House of Representatives, impeaching the President is not more unfair than Jesus before Pontius ...Read more

The Miraculous Beginnings of Christmas

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The United States is currently embroiled in another political controversy. Next week, there will be another one. Each one will distract us. We should work hard to not be distracted from Christmas. We should not be distracted from a key miracle that started the Christian faith.

Both Matthew and Luke tell us that Jesus was conceived by the Holy...Read more

The Best Christmas Gift

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

God organized society around a seven-day cycle that ends in a day of rest. The world has taken that seven-day cycle and added it to a solar cycle of roughly 365 days fixed on a point in space to which we arrive each year, marking a complete orbit around the sun.

In the liturgical calendar, we have arrived at a fixed point in time to celebrate...Read more

The only cure for the rise of intolerances and censoriousness is grace

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Two weeks ago, two prominent evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump, Eric Metaxas and Franklin Graham, had a discussion about the election, the current political situation and opposition to the President.

"It's a very bizarre situation to be living in a country where some people seem to exist to undermine the president of the United ...Read more

We should be thankful for our country and for those with us this holiday season

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Impeachment continues in Washington. The national press is fixated on it. Democrats, too, are fixated on it. Republicans and independent voters have no interest in it or appetite for it. Much of the nation seems in need of a distraction. We will have some distraction with Thanksgiving.

Recent polling from Georgetown University shows that the ...Read more

Let the voters decide

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Impeachment is not a coup. Republicans have seized on the stupidest talking point to come out of the stupidest age in American politics. Impeachment is a constitutional process the Democrats have every right to start. But the Senate Republicans have every right to reject this as partisan gamesmanship, too. Impeachment is not a coup. It is ...Read more

Use the other political process

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

We should be able to objectively acknowledge the Democrats are rushing impeachment. They are. The impeachment of Richard Nixon took months just to investigate. The impeachment of Bill Clinton was based on a multiyear independent counsel investigation. This is a few weeks of Rep. Adam Schiff coordinating with a whistleblower behind closed doors, ...Read more

The coming civil war will be over algorithms

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Last week, Katherine Miller at BuzzFeed published an essay on how the 2010s "broke our sense of time." On the same day, Georgetown University released a survey showing the average voter thinks we are "two-thirds of the way to the edge of a civil war."

I have no idea what the "edge" of a civil war is, but I do think we are at a moment of serious...Read more

 

Social Connections

Comics

Ken Catalino Tom Stiglich Marshall Ramsey Michael Ramirez John Deering David M. Hitch