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    Barack Obama’s Egypt Failure: He’s Becoming Carter Faster Than Carter Became Carter

    Barack Obama’s failure in Egypt has nothing to do with Egypt itself descending to chaos. No American administration has been willing to call Hosni Mubarak a dictator, which he is. And no administration has sought to strong arm Mubarak into a succession plan devoid of kleptocratic relatives.We cannot blame Barack Obama for Egypt collapsing in on itself.We can however blame Barack Obama for failing to | Read More »

    Obama Administration Tells Darrell Issa to Go to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks

    Congressman Issa will not get the documents he is requesting from the Department of Homeland Security.The Daily Caller has the story.Congressman Issa, now in charge of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent the DHS a demand for documents. Those documents have never arrived.More troubling, according to Issatop DHS officials actually instructed career employees not to search for the documents he is requesting.“I was | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for February 2, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 2, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Is George Bush Suddenly Back in Charge?2. Planned Parenthood Caught Aiding and Abetting Sex Trafficking of Minors3. Chrysler asks for billions, loses hundreds of millions…but can afford UAW bonuses?4. NJ’s Chris Christie & the Best Presidential Campaign Ad…Evah!5. Herman Cain & Me

    Is George Bush Suddenly Back in Charge?

    How did this happen?In 2010, total compensation and benefits at publicly traded Wall Street banks and securities firms hit a record of $135 billion, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal. The total is up 5.7% from $128 billion in combined compensation and benefits by the same companies in 2009.For a minute I had to jump over to the White House website to | Read More »

    12 Convicted Murderers and Now a Traitor

    As Governor Arkansas, Mike Huckabee issued 1,033 pardons and commutations, including for 12 convicted murderers.Several have come back to haunt him.But if 12 convicted murderers were not enough, Huckabee has gone across the final and furthest bridge. He’s now all in favor of granting clemency to Jonathan Pollard — a traitor whose treason conducted on behalf of the Soviet Union (indirectly through others who forwarded | Read More »

    Herman Cain & Me

    As most of you know, Herman Cain has a radio show on WSB out of Atlanta, but he has formed a Presidential Exploratory Committee.Tonight is Herman’s last night on the radio.Tomorrow, from 6pm to 8pm ET, I’ll conduct an interview with Herman on WSB about his Presidential bid. You’ll be able to listen, as always, at You can also call in and ask Herman | Read More »

    Obamacare Meets Its Death Panel

    “Judge Vinson’s ruling ultimately tells a group of people used to saying ‘yes we can’ that, in fact, ‘no, you can’t.’ ”I am not, with this post, going to attempt a detailed exposition on Judge Vinson’s ruling that declared the individual mandate unconstitutional and, due to the lack of a severability clause, struck the whole law as unconstitutional. But I will give you a brief | Read More »


    Morning Briefing for February 1, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For February 1, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Obamacare Meets Its Death Panel2. Susan Collins, Queen of Denial3. The Debt Ceiling Spin Begins From the Democrats4. Hollywood’s Green Screen, Take 1 Kabillion5. YouCut Can’t Cut a $100 Billion?6. Morrissey interviews Breitbart about Pigford story

    Obamacare Meets the Death Panel — The Erick Erickson Show

    The Erick Erickson Show starts off a bit late tonight due to a basketball game. We’ll go live at 10:06 p.m.I’m going to spend a lot of time on Obamacare and also the gays and Chick-Fil-A. That should be fun.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Obamacare Unconstitutional

    A Reagan appointed federal district judge in Florida has ruled key portions of Obamacare, namely the individual mandate, unconstitutional. Because Congress expressly did not put a severability clause in the legislation, the judge has ruled the whole law unconstitutional.The left is, naturally, shocked and appalled that the judge did not let the rest of Obamacare stand as a judge in Virginia did. They are calling | Read More »


    The Debt Ceiling Spin Begins From the Democrats

    As I noted earlier, if we reach the debt ceiling, the United States does not automatically default on its loans. The issue, however, is priority of payment. We will bring in more each month in tax revenue to the U.S. Treasury than we will need to pay out to our lenders.It requires Tim Geithner (why is he still on the job anyway?) to prioritize and | Read More »

    Might Someone Please Educate Fox News and the Rest of the Media?

    Fox News has an article on its website about John Boehner’s remarks on raising the debt ceiling. But in this objective report there is a great and dangerous falsehood. The article, which has no author attached to it, reportsIn order for the debt ceiling to rise, Congress must approve taking on more debt, which currently is growing by more than $4 billion per day. If | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 31, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 31, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Might Someone Please Educate Fox News and the Rest of the Media?2. The “President to doom gun control”3. The American Left’s Role in Leading Mid-East Regime Change4. President Obama’s Big Diplomatic Test – Egypt

    Podcasts of the Erick Erickson Show

    Since many of you have asked, yes you can get my radio show via iTunes. I’ve got all three hours of each night’s show up there. Follow this link and it’ll take you right where you need to go.For those of you without iTunes, you can go to to get the show.

    The Erick Erickson Show — Open Container Friday

    I was in such a hurry tonight that I didn’t put this up on time. The show is live from 9 to midnight. You can listen live at You can call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.