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Joy Cometh in the Morning

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Last Friday, 3,943 miles south of the North Pole, here in Macon, Georgia, the Northern Lights were visible with the naked eye. They twirled and danced across the sky. They left pink and purple hues and colored the moon. I drove my family out into farm country away from city lights and we beheld the spectacle. The next day, I posted on Substack...Read more

Biden's Impeachable Moment

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

On Dec. 18, 2019, House Democrats impeached Donald Trump. They found he had withheld congressionally approved arms and aid to Ukraine in order to influence Ukraine's decision on an investigation of Joe Biden. On May 8, 2024, Joe Biden announced he would withhold congressionally approved arms and aid to Israel in order to influence Israel's ...Read more

A Lack of Imagination

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Some House Republicans have decided they will oust Speaker Mike Johnson. Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, among others, argue that the Democrats are already in control of the House by proxy, so make it reality. A sizable segment of the Republican base feels the same way. They lack the imagination to think...Read more

The Most Disturbing Part of It

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The Big Ten, the Pac-12 and the Ivy League are overrun with antisemitic students protesting in favor of Hamas. They claim they support Palestinians, but "Globalize the intifada" and "Palestine will be free from the river to the sea" are explicit genocidal slogans of Hamas. Democrats insist words mean things. These words mean the students are ...Read more

Must-See TV

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

You will have to forgive a piece that is not at all about politics and the current cultural contretemps of modern American society. Instead, I want to use these words to recommend as forcefully as possible a television show that you should be watching. But first, you must have a history lesson.

In the 16th century, Ferdinand Magellan ...Read more

Polling Is Not Leadership

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

In the mid-'90s, President Bill Clinton hired famed pollster Dick Morris to triangulate Clinton's path to victory in 1996. Morris told Clinton that polling is not designed to tell someone what to do. Rather, polling is designed to tell one how to sell what they want to do. President Joe Biden has forgotten that lesson and now, instead of ...Read more

Not Exactly Something Normal

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Christianity is a weird religion. Other religions have a version of the "Golden Rule." Other religions have a watery creation. Other religions have sacrifice. Other religions have mercy. Other religions have a lot of what Christianity has. But they are all so much more the same, and Christianity itself is so divergent it is not exactly ...Read more

You Do Not Have to Cling to the World. You Can Cling to Christ.

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The world is headed into Holy Week, the holiest of times for the world's more than 2 billion Christians. Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth entered Jerusalem as a king on Palm Sunday; was tortured, crucified, killed and buried on Friday; and rose again on Easter Sunday. It is one of the defining weeks in human history. As we head there, ...Read more

TikTok Delenda Est

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

TikTok is an app for sharing short videos that keep people entertained. It is how more and more Gen Z kids get their news and information. It is also a massive Chinese surveillance application. Though TikTok claims to be headquartered in Singapore, its parent company ByteDance is a Chinese company ultimately controlled by the Chinese Communist...Read more

The Evils of Two Lessers

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

The Democrats and Republicans have, together, decided to subject the American public to a rerun of the 2020 presidential election. This may be an exceedingly low turnout election, as most Americans, outside the bases of the two parties, have no desire to vote for either Joe Biden or Donald Trump. Some Americans, when forced to choose between ...Read more

Mitch McConnell Does Not Care

From the Right / Erick Erickson /

Unlike a lot of conservatives gleefully cheering on Mitch McConnell's announcement that he will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November, after the election, I actually paid the price for vocally opposing McConnell. In 2014, I used my platform at RedState to back Matt Bevin's race against McConnell. I was one year into my contract at ...Read more

 

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