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Voting for who you hate to stop who you loathe

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Can we acknowledge no real conservative would vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders over President Donald Trump? If you want, you can sit out because the process grosses you out and you hate them all. But actively voting for a socialist to stop the populist disqualifies you from ever talking about conservatism.

You can rationalize it and say that four ...Read more

Don't dismiss the polls just yet

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The polls are not wrong. I know many people think polls are wrong, because the polls say things people do not believe. Sure, there are bad pollsters, but polling averages do a pretty good job. Take 2016, the example that comes to mind for a lot of people who say polls are wrong.

Hillary Clinton did, in fact, win the popular vote. The final ...Read more

The moral relativism of my tribe

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Nobody really wants to be honest these days. If they were honest, they would have to admit a few inconvenient truths. First and foremost, they would have to acknowledge that had a Democrat done what President Donald Trump did on that Ukraine phone call, Republicans would be outraged, and Democrats would be excusing it.

Second, Democrats would ...Read more

Democrats just overplayed their hand

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

It would have been hard to orchestrate a worse week for Democrats. From Iowa to impeachment, the political winds shifted against them.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, only a few months ago, had been praised by the American political press as a strategic genius. Her role in orchestrating the impeachment of President Donald Trump had her declared a ...Read more

As the news pace quickens, attention shortens

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

One of the least noticed phenomena of the 21st century is the pace of life now quickening. It is reflected in news cycles that can move to new stories in less than 24 hours and forget about stories in 48 hours. It is a remarkable testament to Kobe Bryant's impact that, almost a week removed from his untimely death, people are still talking about...Read more

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

 

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