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A Demarcation Point

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Last week, noted pastor and theologian Tim Keller died. While the world is focused on Gov. Ron DeSantis's bid for the presidency, many Christians have focused on Keller's wit and wisdom. A Presbyterian pastor, Keller's death drew comment from all corners of Protestantism and even from Catholic and Orthodox clergy. His contributions to the ...Read more

A Question That Needs an Answer

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

I am struggling to get an answer to a question. Each time I ask the question, I get statements that do not even come close to answering the question. Most of the statements relitigate the 2020 election. But this question really does need an answer before we get to 2024.

I asked the question on Instagram and my radio program. It is this: ...Read more

Hostis Publicus

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In A.D. 68, the Roman Senate declared Emperor Nero hostis publicus, or a public enemy. People scraped Nero's name off monuments, repainted his portraits into the likeness of others and otherwise attempted to delete him from history. We have more documentation of Jesus of Nazareth closer in time to his life than we have of Nero because...Read more

DeSantis and Resign-To-Run

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

This past week, a rumor started that former President Donald Trump would go to Tallahassee and personally convince the Florida legislature not to amend Section 99.012 of the Florida election code. That code provision requires elected officials to resign their present office if they wish to run for another office with a term that overlaps. Many...Read more

The Path for Life

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The Dobbs decision gave pro-life Americans what they wanted: the ability to have a conversation on abortion. Without Dobbs, Roe v. Wade, imposed by seven men in the '70s on an America in which most states had pro-life laws, had no competition and pro-life Americans had no way to advance their agenda. In the greatest democratic movement since ...Read more

What Is Truth?

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Two thousand years ago, a group of men flogged Truth to within an inch of its life then nailed Truth to a cross, hoisted the cross in the air and killed Truth. Three days later, Truth came out of the grave. Even secular historians consider Good Friday one of the, if not the, most important events in human history.

Truth came in the form of ...Read more

The Inconvenient Gun Deaths

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The Armalite 15, or AR-15, is not a military weapon that was ported to civilian use. It is a civilian rifle that later the military modified for itself. To say it is a military weapon is to repeat a talking point but reject a truth.

For those who do not know, the AR-15 is actually not as powerful as a hunting rifle and, in a number of states, ...Read more

Lack of Impulse Control, As Always

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Let's just state the plain and obvious point: None of us would be tuning in to find out if a former president was going to be indicted had that former president kept his pants up and not cheated on his wife with a porn star.

The national calamity we are in is because a man with no impulse control lacked impulse control, had a sexual ...Read more

Postmodern Campaign Times

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A hallmark of postmodernity is everyone has their own truth now. "My truth" is espoused by people who say "I feel" instead of "I think." They do not care what is true, but want their truth reflected by others. Those who come closest build trust. Postmodernity precludes grace because postmodernity is built on emotions.

Thus we arrive at Campaign...Read more

'Can He Pivot?'

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

I met with some Republican donors last week who wanted my take on the lay of the land headed into 2024. They had concerns about 2024. Most were enamored with the idea of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as president. A handful had been major Trump donors and I expected some of those would still be with him. They are not.

"Can he pivot?" asked one of ...Read more

Reality Beckons

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

An out-of-context video featuring Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, quoted him claiming American sons and daughters will have to fight and die in Ukraine. Isolationists and pro-Russian propagandists all seized on the video to denounce American funding of Ukraine's war effort. Understanding Zelenskyy's statement in its context, he is ...Read more



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