Author: Erick Erickson

Hostages to a Cult

This past week, the average price of a gallon of gasoline hit a record high in the United States. Some states are regularly seeing prices above five dollars for a gallon of gas. The country is now regularly experiencing an increase of over four dollars…

The Certitude of Ineptitude

I really am flummoxed by the ineptitude of President Joe Biden and his chief of staff, Ron Klain. Biden has been a Washington politician for half a century, including eight years as vice president and before that a senior senator. Klain is a consummate…

Guns, Babies and the USA

Alabama and Ohio have passed versions of “constitutional carry.” That is a law that allows a lawful owner of a firearm to carry that firearm without additional governmental permission. Georgia’s state House and Senate have both passed versions and a co…

ERICKSON: Basic Truths About Oil

In 2020, President Joe Biden declared war on oil and gas in America. In a Democratic primary debate, Biden declared, “No more subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. No more drilling including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. It ends.” High gas prices are all part of his plan. …

ERICKSON: The State Of Disunion

By now you may have forgotten President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address last week. On Monday, Biden walked across the White House lawn alone and in a mask. On Tuesday, he walked into a crowd of House members rejoicing that no more masks were needed. It was the perfect metaphor for …

The State of Disunion

By now you may have forgotten President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address last week. On Monday, Biden walked across the White House lawn alone and in a mask. On Tuesday, he walked into a crowd of House members rejoicing that no more masks w…

ERICKSON: An Unserious People Confront A Serious Man

Call Russian President Vladimir Putin a dictator. Call him an autocrat. Call him a totalitarian. Call him whatever you want, but make sure you understand he is serious. He also knows the West is not. He has brought war to the West’s doorstep. On Dec. 5, 1989, Putin was running a KGB office for the …

ERICKSON: The Land Of The Free

I’m not really a protester, but I support the right to protest. I just tend not to show up at those events. I’m glad others do. I don’t like crowds. I supported the protests of small business owners during COVID-19. I supported the George Floyd protests. I do not support the violence, looting and rioting …

ERICKSON: NPR’s Strange Race Obsession Leads It To Old News

In 2018, researchers at the University of Edinburgh published a study looking at the use of race-based emoji, the digital characters people use in texting. For the longest time, emoji were all uniformly yellow. In 2015, software updates across platforms allowed individuals to choose their color preference to match one of five skin tones in …

Snuff Out the Torch

In 1936, Adolf Hitler presided over the Summer Olympics. It was a coming-out party for the Nazis. They put their best foot forward to show their recovery after World War I. They intended to wow the crowd with Nazi grandeur. The international press and …