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Are Biden's 1988 Brain Aneurysms Affecting Him Today?

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Standing at the podium as part of a White House forum on food and hunger, President Joe Biden began working through the list of people to thank. He made it bipartisan. He thanked several Republicans and got to his friend Jackie. "Jackie, are you here? Where's Jackie?" Biden asked. Jackie is Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana who died over a month...Read more

Sitting on the Cash

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The dictionary defines "grift" as "a petty or small-scale swindle." What is happening to the Republican Party trumps that and jeopardizes the Republican takeover of Congress. Not enough people are willing to discuss it.

The financial disclosure numbers are out. Combined, the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee have $...Read more

Doom on the Horizon?

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A railroad strike appears to have been averted. Railroad employees I have talked to who insisted they will go on strike tell me they are fine with their pay. They are not fine with limited days off on which they must remain on call. They are tired. A strike would cost our economy $2 billion a day. The Biden administration worked through the ...Read more

The Return of The Dark Ages

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Population declined. Global temperatures rose. Migration of people from destabilized regions increased. Wind and solar energy supplied the planet all its power. On Sept. 4, 476, Romulus Augustus stepped down from the throne of the Western Roman Empire and the world entered the Dark Ages, which lasted until around the year 1000. Now, 1,022 years ...Read more

Progressives, Not the Pandemic, Hurt Kids' Education

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

"The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading," read the New York Times headline. The subtitle declared, "The results of a national test showed just how devastating the last two years have been for 9-year-old schoolchildren, especially the most vulnerable." But the pandemic is not really to blame. Progressives' preferred ...Read more

An Immoral and Terrible Public Policy

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Most estimates suggest roughly 85% of Americans will not benefit from President Joe Biden's plan to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for those who make less than $125,000. The plan is referred to as a "student loan forgiveness plan," but the actual policy is to take the private debts of individuals and make the American taxpayer cover them. ...Read more

The Russians and the Extremists

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Since former President Donald Trump's election in 2016, the media has breathlessly reported that Russia influenced the election. Democrats have insisted Russia stole the election. Many have claimed the Russians worked through conservative groups to get Trump into office. Now, an unsealed indictment suggests the Russians are funding American ...Read more

The Democrats' Hope Will Kill Them

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In the past week, various news organizations have run articles stating that the Democrats suddenly have hope for November. In the words of one Democrat strategist, "The vibe has shifted." To quote the television program "Ted Lasso," it's the hope that kills.

Democrats feel buoyant right now because their so-called Inflation Reduction Act is ...Read more

Maybe Our Democracy Is OK

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

On Tuesday night in Kansas, a bipartisan group of voters overwhelmingly rejected an amendment to the state constitution that would strip abortion protections from that state's constitution. The Democratic Party and the Democrats' propaganda arm known as the American political press were giddy. It was in their estimation a triumphant display of...Read more

Woke Health Care Contributes to Monkeypox Spread

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

A few months ago, an international group of gay men engaged in a group sexual encounter at a pride event in the Canary Islands. One or more of the participants had monkeypox. A number of the men who participated in the activity went back to continental Europe, participated in more Pride Month sex-related events and began spreading monkeypox.

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The November Numbers Game

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

There are 332 million Americans. Of that, roughly 75% are eligible to vote. Only 50% are actually registered to vote. On average between midterm and presidential elections, only 40% of the 332 million go vote. A presidential year may swing up to about 47%, and a midterm may swing down to 33%. The average is about 40%.

Of the 40% of Americans ...Read more

Things Could Be Better

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Gas prices are down some. That is the good news. The bad news is inflation is now at a 41-year high. After months of telling everyone that presidents have no ability to affect gas prices, President Joe Biden now wants credit for gas and no blame for inflation. Things really could be going better. But cynicism is driving American politics now. ...Read more

Evil Rears Its Head Again

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Evil is the absence of God. God does not cause evil. Evil is just that state wherein there is no God of all Creation. Mankind, left to his own devices, is evil. We, as a society, are sinners prone to sin, and we call our political opponents evil without being willing to recognize the evil within ourselves. We throw the word around as a weapon to...Read more

 

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