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Roberts is the Court's restrainer in chief

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Believe it or not, John Roberts handed conservatives two big wins at the Supreme Court last week, just not the win they wanted. Roberts gutted the Consumer Financial Protection Board and beefed up the argument for the unitary executive. Roberts, in effect, expanded the power of presidents to exercise control over appointees of independent ...Read more

Christianity must preach to a final day and speak to a voice which knows there must be something better

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In Romans 8:18-25, Paul writes that all creation is groaning for a glory that will be revealed. He urges people to put their hope in what is not yet seen because hope in things seen is not true hope. When Paul writes about the glory that is to be revealed, he is writing about the apocalypse, which means a revelation. The things unseen will ...Read more

Break up Google

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Google has reached a level of monopolization that needs to be taken seriously as a threat to freedom, the free exchange of ideas and political diversity.

Follow along with the logic of your average "woke" Google employee. These employees have been openly arguing for a few years now that Google needs a diverse array of employees shaping Google's...Read more

The forgotten ones are not in Washington

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A man emailed me last week, and his email cut me to the core. He said he was really angry about the Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd deaths, but not for the reason the rest of us are. He, a black, middle-class man, lives with his wife and children on the edge of a crumbling neighborhood. They are saving to move.

He is angry because white people ...Read more

We have replaced virtue with virtue signaling

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

All lives actually do matter. A sports announcer last week lost his job for using the phrase "all lives matter" instead of "black lives matter." Our cultural superiors insist on certain phraseology these days, or else. It is just another effort in the culture war to make you care and think in particular ways.

The phrase "all lives matter" came ...Read more

The president needs to focus on reelection

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In May of 2001, a young congressional staffer went missing in Washington, D.C. Her name was Chandra Levy. She had been murdered in a park in Washington, and her remains were not found until a year later.

During the course of the investigation, the Washington police discovered Levy might have been having an affair with then California Rep. Gary ...Read more

#BelieveAllJournalists and pay no attention to their ever-shifting standards for belief and credibility

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

When COVID-19 began impacting the United States, a vocal minority of conservatives began making statements that wound up being betrayed by the truth. For example, a recurring sentiment had been that the virus was nothing more than "a bad flu." Many compared it to H1N1, the swine flu.

In the 2009-2010 swine flu outbreak, approximately 12,000 ...Read more

Conservatives have an obligation to the truth

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

When Jesus of Nazareth appears before Pilate in Jerusalem, Jesus tells Pilate that "Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." (John 18:37) Pilate responds with one of the most famous questions in history, "What is truth?"

In postmodern America, where people now talk about your truth and their truth instead of the ...Read more

The jailed businesswoman and example of how we should follow God's law

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Shelley Luther is a small-business owner of a hair salon in Dallas. Struggling to make ends meet, Luther defied her local government and reopened her hair salon. She was fined, and she persisted. A court then found her in contempt for defying local orders and sent her to jail. On Thursday, the Texas Supreme Court ordered her released. It should ...Read more

The virus is bad, but so is economic devastation.

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A lot of people seem to believe that the death toll of COVID-19, now over 60,000 in the United States, is exaggerated and that the virus is far more common and widespread than previously believed. To be sure, it appears the virus is more widespread than initially believed. However, it is not nearly as widespread as some claim. The initial ...Read more

We need a path forward around a virus that is not going away

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A lot of small businesses in Georgia are in desperate straits. The business owners, many of them sole proprietors, make too much to get stimulus checks. They do not qualify for unemployment. Either they got denied payroll protection program money or the fund ran out.

These businesses -- barbershops, tattoo parlors, massage therapists -- are ...Read more

The clock is ticking

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

I am in the shelter in place camp. I am also in the camp of thinking we cannot stay sheltered in place for long. I am also in the camp of thinking we must treat this as a regional problem, not a national problem. I am also in the camp of thinking we need the White House to form an articulable plan to help the 50 states reopen.

When I was in ...Read more


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