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Calm Down

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Ed Litton is the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention, or the SBC. Observing some of the commentary online and engaged with a number of friends, one might think the communists just took over the Baptists. The more that one is involved in Republican politics, the more one is likely to think that and therein lies the problem. It is a ...Read more

The Death of Democracy is Overstated

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

If QAnon is a right-wing conspiracy theory, the Democrats' allegations that Republicans are killing democracy is the left's conspiracy. They have convinced themselves that the Jan. 6, 2021, incursion into the Capitol was the worst event since the Civil War.

We've recently gone through a week that included discussions about the Tulsa Race ...Read more

Democrat Kabuki

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

"If you elect us, we will repeal Obamacare," Republicans claimed in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Each victory brought a goal post shift. Ultimately, the Republican Party never got rid of the Affordable Care Act. The same happened with Planned Parenthood. Despite Republican control, reconciliation processes that bypass the filibuster and Republican...Read more

The Republican Secret Weapon

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Apoorva Mandavilli is The New York Times' COVID-19 reporter. "Someday we will stop talking about the lab leak theory and maybe even admit its racist roots. But alas, that day is not yet here," she tweeted -- not last year, but just a couple of days ago. The "lab leak theory" has always been the most likely theory for the release of the virus ...Read more

Great Is Artemis of the Ephesians!

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In Scripture, Acts 19 recounts a series of miracles that led to mass conversions of residents of Ephesus. The conversions created an economic problem.

Ephesus was, at the time, world-renowned for a temple to the Greek goddess Artemis, one of the wonders of the ancient world. As people began converting en masse to Christianity with St. Paul's ...Read more

The Truth Behind the Cheney Story

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney is out as Republican conference chair in the House of Representatives. The story has dominated American news outlets over the past week. Most Americans are probably hard-pressed to care about the story, but to the political press in the United States, the story has mattered deeply.

This past Tuesday night, as rockets ...Read more

Republicans Distracted

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The House Republican Conference stood up for Rep. Liz Cheney just a few short months ago, and suddenly the relationship has gone south. It has gone south at about the same time census numbers have come out giving the GOP a real advantage to taking back the House of Representatives. It also comes as House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has made...Read more

Failures to Distinguish

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

How many people have died unjustly and unseen, out of mind and now forgotten by all but those who love them? It is a question we should ask in light of the Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd situations. It is a reminder that justice would have been denied to both men had there not been video.

How many more are out there?

Body camera footage and ...Read more

Tribalism Breaks Our Bond With Truth

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Daunte Wright should still be alive. The 20-year-old, killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, did not have to die. Officer Kim Potter confused her Taser and her gun, yelled, "Taser" at the young man and killed him. Watching the horrific and tragic body camera footage, she really thought she had her Taser. But she had grabbed ...Read more

Where Is the Hope?

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Last week, I interviewed the Rev. Tim Keller about his new book, "Hope in Times of Fear." At the beginning of his book, he writes about the word "hope." In common parlance, we tend to use the word hope as a wish. I hope I get a promotion. I hope my kid does well in school.

That is not what the Greek word "elpida" means in Scripture. When Paul ...Read more

A Profound, Unique Event

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Two thousand years ago on planet Earth, there were no civilizations, religions or mythologies that had anything akin to an account of Jesus's resurrection.

When atheists and skeptics argue it would have been easy to pull the wool over people's eyes 2,000 years ago, they take a narrow and bigoted view of culture at the time. They believe ...Read more

Fear Not

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The world seems to have gone nuts. People are seeing unidentified flying objects. The government confirms it. Sen. Marco Rubio claims UFOs are flying over our military installations. Pilots have videos of mysterious objects flying rapidly and making 90 degree turns -- something physically impossible for humans at the speed those objects are ...Read more

 

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