Author: Erick Erickson

ERICKSON: Thankfulness

If you are a longtime reader, you will know my wife has lung cancer. It is not from smoking or radon or any environmental cause. When we first got married, due to my wife’s family history of breast cancer, she had a prophylactic mastectomy. Sixteen years later, having thought we dodged a bullet, doctors diagnosed […]

Into the Metaverse We Go

On June 23, 2003, Linden Labs unveiled a website called Second Life. It is a website wherein individuals can interact and live a second life as an online character, called an avatar. In 2004, several politicians held virtual press conferences in Second…

ERICKSON: Into The Metaverse

On June 23, 2003, Linden Labs unveiled a website called Second Life. It is a website wherein individuals can interact and live a second life as an online character, called an avatar. In 2004, several politicians held virtual press conferences in Second Life. The Maldives and Sweden opened virtual embassies. Second Life is still around, […]

When They Gaslight Everything

The term “gaslighting” comes from the 1938 British play “Gas Light.” In the play, a woman’s husband pushes her to the edge of sanity by insisting their gas lighting is not dimming. In fact, it is dimming. Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic meant to c…

ERICKSON: Gaslighting Everything

The term “gaslighting” comes from the 1938 British play “Gas Light.” In the play, a woman’s husband pushes her to the edge of sanity by insisting their gas lighting is not dimming. In fact, it is dimming. Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic meant to convince people the things they see and know are not actually […]

ERICKSON: The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Narcissus was a beautiful hunter in ancient Greece. He shunned all romantic advances. None were as beautiful as he knew himself to be, so there was no reason for a relationship with anyone. Eventually, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water by a stream. He stared so lovingly and […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Narcissus was a beautiful hunter in ancient Greece. He shunned all romantic advances. None were as beautiful as he knew himself to be, so there was no reason for a relationship with anyone. Eventually, Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in …

ERICKSON: Financial ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Is Coming Soon

The U.S. Supreme Court in the 1968 case of Terry v. Ohio granted police officers the limited right to stop and ask questions of someone engaged in unusual behavior and reasonably believed to be armed and presently dangerous. If the answers given do not dispel an officer’s reasonable concern for safety, he may inspect the […]

Good News for Joe Biden?

More Americans have died from COVID-19 during the Biden administration than during the Trump administration. That is not the good news for President Joe Biden.

Former President Donald Trump initiated Operation Warp Speed. We had Democrats casting aspe…