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

RECENT ARTICLES

    Morning Briefing for June 30, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 30, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Elena Kagan Admits She Will Be a Judicial Activist 2. How to Structure a Political Economy 3. The President’s Space Policy Will Compromise American Jobs and American World Leadership 4. An Anniversary to Forget

    Chuck Efstration: A Personal Favor

    One of the toughest things about my job is that it is very hard to make and keep friends in the political arena. Not that I intended to, but I have become known as the guy who keeps our side in line.With that, I have arrived at the age where friends of mine decide to run for political office and want my endorsement. It is | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 29, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 29, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Shouldn’t This Make Him An American Hero? 2. Jane Norton in Full Meltdown. Takes a Page From Tim Bridgewater’s Playbook 3. Missouri Is The Concord Bridge For Obamacare Repeal 4. Keynsianism is dead in Europe 5. Has the New Great Depression Started Already?

    Jane Norton in Full Meltdown. Takes a Page From Tim Bridgewater’s Playbook

    The United States Chamber of Bailouts has gone to Colorado to endorse the person they view as most likely to vote for bailouts in the future: Jane Norton.In taking the Chamber’s endorsement, like Tim Bridgewater before her, Jane Norton has decided to directly attack Senator Jim DeMint. “DeMint lost more of his fair share,” she said, reminding listeners that the senator’s favored candidate in the | Read More »

    Christine O’Donnell for U.S. Senate

    I have to be honest with you, I think Christine O’Donnell’s bid for the United States Senate will be difficult. She’s a conservative in Delaware.But she has my full support.The thought of Mike Castle in the United States Senate makes me sick to my stomach.There is one practical reason to support Mike Castle. People tell me he will vote for the Republicans in the Senate | Read More »

    Shouldn’t This Make Him An American Hero?

    It’s the 1990′s. Janet Reno is Attorney General. Waco has happened. Columbine has happened. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is aggressively pursuing cases out west of suspected militia members. The ATF expanded the cases to gun dealers as the Clinton administration wanted to pursue further restrictions on how gun dealers could sell guns. United States Attorneys were using these cases to advance their | Read More »

    RIP Robert Byrd

    Senator Byrd has died.His death will trigger a special election in November.Our prayers are with his family.

    (202) 225-2815

    It is not enough for either us or our Republican congressmen to sit on the sidelines with Obamacare’s mandates ever approaching.It is time to take action.As I explained last week, Rep. Steve King has filed a discharge petition on legislation to repeal Obamacare. If he gets 218 signatures on his petition, Nancy Pelosi is forced to have a vote on the legislation whether she wants | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 28, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 28, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. (202) 225-2815 2. NRA Issues Gag Order to Its Board Members on Elena Kagan 3. Stop the Dodd-Frank Financial Overhaul 4. VP Biden to shopkeeper: Stop being a ’smartass’ 5. A Little Perspective on the BP Spill 6. Jane Norton’s Own Polling Has Her Losing

    NRA Issues Gag Order to Its Board Members on Elena Kagan

    Internal Senate emails confirmed by NRA Board Members are highlighting just how far the National Rifle Association has fallen.The organization recently collaborated with the left to obtain a carve out of the DISCLOSE Act, legislation designed to silence bloggers and outside interest groups like tea party activists. This was a first amendment issue and the NRA gladly took a position and campaigned for its members | Read More »

    Jane Norton’s Own Polling Has Her Losing

    Let’s get this straight: SurveyUSA, an independent polling company, has Ken Buck leading by 16 points in Colorado.So Jane Norton hires a pollster for her campaign and finds that . . . well that Jane Norton is losing by 4 points.Now, of course Jane Norton is spinning this as a six point lead. Why? Well, her pollster asks people if they are likely to vote | Read More »

    Why Is Anyone Surprised by This Dave Weigel Business?

    You can read Ben Smith’s post here at the Politico on Dave Weigel.A few points from me:1. It is no surprise to me that Ben Smith is on Journolist too. I wonder if the push back by lefty oriented journalists over Sarah Palin complaining about that stalker moving in next door was coordinated on Journolist. Probably.2. The most shocking story is a Journolist member leaking | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 25, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 24, 2010 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Are They Liars or Telling the Truth? 2. The Battle Moves to Colorado 3. MoveOn.org Memory Holes ‘General Betray Us.’ 4. Wal-mart Moms: This year’s catch phrase? 5. Landmark shift in the Gallup enthusiasm readings 6. John Oxendine and the “Mentally Retarded Registered Voters”

    John Oxendine and the “Mentally Retarded Registered Voters”

    John Oxendine, Repubilcan candidate for Governor in Georgia, tells everyone he voted for Ronald Reagan. He wants us all to know just how much of a Republican he has always been. Even when he was a Democrat, Oxendine voted Republican. That’s what he says. Except, like Oxendine’s pro-life position and every other position he has that doesn’t involve an exchange of money, it’s a lie.Oxendine | Read More »

    The Battle Moves to Colorado

    Conservatives did a marvelous job rallying in South Carolina and Utah. Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, and Jeff Duncan scored major conservative victories in South Carolina. Mike Lee will go on to be the next senator from Utah.The next big race will be Ken Buck vs. Jane Norton in Colorado. And conservatives need to rally to Ken Buck.Already the Norton campaign has gone totally negative. It’s | Read More »