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    The Erick Erickson Show Open Thread for January 18th, 2011

    I’m on tonight starting at around 9:30 instead of the usual 9:00 p.m. ET because of a basketball game.I’m going to be spending the first segment talking about disastrous public schools with a particular influence on Atlanta and New Orleans post Katrina.But we’ll have some fun with Hu and the Chicoms, Obama’s deregulator effort, and more as well.You can listen live at if you | Read More »

    Force Congress to Stop the Debt

    In 1997, the United States Senate voted on a balanced budget amendment. It fell just one vote short of the necessary 67 votes required for passage.49 of the 50 states are required to balance their budgets, but Congress, like Vermont, has no such requirement. Complicating that is the legitimate argument that should a Balanced Budget Amendment go forward, it could just be an excuse for | Read More »

    Union Goons, Yet Again, Target A Businessman For Attack

    Editorial Note: Originally this post only mentioned the SEIU, but I have fixed it to clarify that the SEIU is one of several unions involved.The head of the SEIU purple people beaters attacked Sarah Palin for her target map. He feared it might incite violence.But, that was Sarah Palin. The SEIU itself is perfectly willing to incite violence to serve its purposes.Walmart is building a | Read More »


    Metaphorically Speaking, the Adults Should be Getting Punched

    “It is time we consider making the ‘Adult Establishment’ in Washington as morally objectionable as ‘adult establishments’ already are.”I realize we are not supposed to use “angry” rhetoric these days, but columns like this one in USA Today by Jody Bottum demand an answer.The title is, “Where are adults in debt ceiling talks?” If there is justice in the world, the only correct answer is, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 18, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 18, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Metaphorically Speaking, the Adults Should be Getting Punched2. NYT: Tucson bias was in our very genes.3. Rep. Ed Markey (D) on the BP/Russia Deal4. The Secret Ballot Protection Act: It’s Time to Make it Law.5. FCC v. AT&T: what’s at stake

    Outside Effort to Get Mike Pence to Run Gains Steam

    An outside effort by conservative activists around the country is gaining steam. The effort, to get Mike Pence to run for President, is intriguing many old guard conservatives in Washington and activists around the country. The effort is being organized by a group calling itself the “America’s President Committee”. Former Congressman Jim Ryun of Kansas is lending his voice to the cause.With tea party sentiment | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 17, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 17, 2011Go to to get the Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Just a quick note: I’ll be filling in for Neal Boortz today on his nationally syndicated show. You can listen from 9am to noon right here. Neal’s long time producer Royal Marshall died suddenly over the weekend. The first hour of the show will be a tribute | Read More »

    Congratulations Reince Priebus

    He’s not the guy a lot of tea party activists wanted nationwide, but I’ve been inundated with calls from ardent defenders of his this past week from Wisconsin who say he was a significant player in the profound turn around up there.That so many have called this week to support him — people who are authentically and unquestionably grassroots — is encouraging.Congratulations to Reince Priebus, the | Read More »

    Cruz or Williams in Texas

    The rumor is that, as we all expected David Dewhurst, who is more like DewCrist, is going to be running for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Senate seat. Senator Hutchison has said she is not going to run again. DewCrist has the money and is the man to beat. We must beat him. In a state with no income tax, DewCrist is on record supporting an income | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 14, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 14, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The RNC Race and the Truce on Truces2. Gun Control and the Tucson Shootings3. Dupnik Refudiated in President’s Speech4. Coats for Kids fires guy for agreeing with Obama?5. On the Oil Spill Commission Report

    Have You Heard Yet?

    Almost done with the first week of the Erick Erickson Show. You can listen live at You can call in too at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    The President’s Speech and Killing Sarah Palin

    What was billed as a “memorial service” in Arizona last night was more of a pep-rally and celebration of life. It was complete with sloganeering, bumper stickers, and t-shirts.It is what was needed.What’s more, Mr. Obama gave a stunning rebuke to his own base who’ve engaged in a horrific blame game all week.But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 13, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For January 13, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The President’s Speech and Killing Sarah Palin2. Suddenly the Media is Concerned About Tone3. Thoughtful, On-Target Palin Responds To Attacks; Left Loses Last Grip On Reality4. Herman Cain announces presidential exploratory committee5. Witness to Atrocity

    Another From the Mail Bag

    From: Subject: Go F**k Yourselves Date: January 12, 2011 9:57:50 PM EST To: contact@redstate.comWhat a bunch of freaking weirdos. Good God, and you actually have the gall to call yourselves Christians? You’re f**king fascists, and Jesus doesn’t love you.


    From the Mail Bag

    The atheists and twinkie eaters at Media Matters, also known as the Westboro Baptist D.C. Branch, are enraged that I dared mention Jesus and the absence of discussing him in the debate over Arizona. For a great taste of it, you should check my twitter feed. But having just received this, it gives you a good taste of the Godless: From: Karl Schneider Subject: F**k | Read More »