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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

The resurrection of Jesus is history's greatest event

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

We have arrived again at the anniversary celebration of the greatest event in history. Around 2,000 years ago, in a rather routine and inconsequential act for that time, Roman authorities nailed a man to a cross. What happened next is subject to dispute. But since then, most of the world has believed that three days after his execution, the man ...Read more

Government should not be targeting churches, but churches should be responsible

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

I am deeply opposed to the government shutting down churches and arresting preachers. But I am also deeply opposed to churches meeting right now. Let me tell you about Albany, Georgia.

There are 490 cases of COVID-19 in Dougherty County, Georgia. The county seat is Albany. There are 29 deaths in the county. For perspective, I started writing ...Read more

The liveral media is too addicted to drama

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

If there is one thing we know for certain about the American press corps' interaction with President Donald Trump, it is that they presuppose him an unserious and very vain dolt. If anyone grabs too much of the spotlight or utters anything disloyal, the President throws them out the door.

That is what so much of the press believes. In fact, I ...Read more

Spread of the Wuhan virus being used as a partisan tool by Democrats

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

On Monday, March 16, 2020, President Donald Trump took to the podium in the White House pressroom and began to make the case to the American people that the underlying operations of the country must change to stop the growth of the Wuhan coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the United States.

The President wants Americans to end ...Read more

Toilet paper trumps stimulus

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

People are beginning to hoard toilet paper. I went on a normal shopping trip to buy toilet paper last week and could not find any because of all the panic-buying. Social media is full of people storming grocery stores and fighting over two-ply. Hand sanitizer is extremely difficult to find. The Clorox plant up the road from me is running 24 ...Read more

Applaud the Democrats

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Sen. Bernie Sanders really would be an easier candidate for President Donald Trump to campaign against in November. Sanders is so far left, with a history of burning bridges, that Trump and the Republican Party could easily and deservedly vilify him.

The American public got a taste of Sanders, the true believer in communist revolution, when ...Read more

 

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