SEARCH ALL ARTICLES BY Erick Erickson:
RedState's Dear Leader.

RECENT ARTICLES

    No One Wants To Be the Winner of the Iowa Straw Poll

    The Iowa GOP decided to move its straw poll to the weekend of the RedState Gathering. We had been working with them to make sure the two would not conflict, but they chose otherwise. Consequently, we have worked on our end to make sure the candidates can get to the Gathering and then to the Iowa Straw Poll. However, in trying to put a bigger | Read More »

    Prayer Request

    If you are in the Chicago area, next weekend you can come watch me reach a personal milestone. I’m delivering my first actual sermon. And that’s the prayer request. I enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary last year and have begun pursuing my Masters in Biblical Studies. I decided against the M.Div because I really don’t have the time to master Greek and Hebrew. I started | Read More »

    Chris Cuomo Is Not That Bright. Good Thing He Can Hide Behind His Last Name.

    Chris Cuomo is the privileged son of Mario Cuomo. He is a liberal. He is a Democrat. He is a licensed attorney. But on CNN he plays an objective reporter who pretends to not be liberal. He is a liberal. And in fact, off air, Cuomo is very openly a liberal. He also lets the facade down on twitter. Cuomo, did I mention he was | Read More »

    Mike Huckabee Enters The Contest

    Mike Huckabee Enters The Contest

    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee yesterday declared his intention to seek the Presidency of the United States. The media immediately seized on Huckabee as the “Christian” in the race — editorially pigeonholing Huckabee. They have done so at their own peril. Huckabee will prove himself far deeper and more expansive on issues than the media wants to believe. To be sure, Huckabee is a former | Read More »

    A Candidate Willing to Change His Mind

    Isn’t that what the media wants? A candidate who is bold enough to admit he has changed his mind? Well, we have a mind change and it is a really significant one. Governor Rick Perry has decided to oppose the Export-Import Bank, which is up for renewal in Congress. For those who don’t know, the Ex-Im is a cess pool of waste, fraud, and abuse | Read More »

    What’s Actually Going On

    I encounter people all the time who scratch their heads wondering how a bunch of leftwing nuts who believe you can pick your gender are attacking Americans who criticize Islam. These left-wing types who pound their chests over a “war on women” in the United States are perfectly willing to turn a blind eye to Islamic harassment of women, even in the United States. They | Read More »

    Here They Come

    Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson are declaring their bids for President of the United States. Coming soon, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry will do the same. Bobby Jindal will most likely also announce. (I expect to see them all at the RedState Gathering, by the way) For those keeping score at home, that is one old corrupt white woman against a female former CEO of | Read More »

    Conservatives Must Oppose Bob Corker’s Capitulation

    Conservatives Must Oppose Bob Corker's Capitulation

    The video above explains why President Obama’s deal with Iran is so bad. Made worse is Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46%‘s effort to ratify the deal through a perversion of the constitutional process. Bob Corker is a little man who chairs the impotent Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The two traits have conspired to require him to feel relevant and stretch his little | Read More »

    God Bless Texas

    God Bless Texas

    My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front.— Evan Sayet (@EvanSayet) May 4, 2015 Liberals who are perfectly fine dropping a crucifix in a jar of urine and calling it art are appalled that Pamela Gellar would hold a “draw Mohammed” contest in Texas. “She’s just asking for trouble,” they proclaimed. In fact, trouble did show | Read More »

    Let’s Not Spend Money

    Let’s Not Spend Money

    The Maryland Alliance for the Poor released a 2014 poverty profile for Maryland. The Catholic Charities of Maryland hosts a copy on its website. According to the report, the 2012 median income in Baltimore was $39,788. The U.S. Census notes that from 2009 to 2013, the media income was roughly $41,385. For comparison, the State of Maryland as a whole has a median income of | Read More »

    A Third Question

    As we end this month, we must go back to the beginning of the month. Three hundred Republicans filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court begging the court to impose homosexual marriage on the country so that their party need not have to deal with the issue in Campaign 2016. Some of them really want homosexual marriage, but I have no doubt a | Read More »

    A Profoundly Decent Man and Family

    Governor and Mrs. Perry are friends of mine. We all get to see Rick Perry as a politician, candidate for President, and longest serving Governor of Texas. I’ve gotten to see Rick and Anita Perry as themselves — covered in dust bunnies (“ghost turds” as the Governor called them) moving out of the Governor’s Mansion. We have traded prayer lists of people to pray for. | Read More »

    Rushing to Judgment

    I have no idea what happened to Freddie Gray. I know he was no angel. He had been in and out of trouble with the law. There were more than a dozen arrests for drugs, burglary, escape, etc. But it is hard for me to believe what happened to him was deserved. He may have been no angel, but we are all sinners. If the | Read More »

    The End Game Becomes More Clear

    Though you don’t need a rainbow sticker on the back of your car to tell the world you are black, the gay rights movement is intent on equating the struggle for black civil rights with their own quest to redefine marriage. And it was abundantly obvious yesterday that the Supreme Court recognizes this would be a redefinition of the institution. What also became obvious was | Read More »

    Events Change Things

    Events Change Things

    More and more news flows out on a near daily basis about the corruption of Hillary Clinton. I have said before and will repeat that one can understand everything about Bill and Hillary Clinton by understanding they have financial anorexia. Bill and Hillary Clinton look in the mirror and still see poor people. So Bill Clinton got money under the table from the Russians while | Read More »