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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

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

 

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