AuthorErick Erickson

Phil Anschutz Shuttering the Weekly Standard Would Make Him a Bad Caretaker of Conservatism

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I don’t mean to dwell on this subject, but I continue to worry about both Phil Anschutz and the Weekly Standard. I worry about the Standard because it is a wonderful braintrust of right-of-center talent that covers not just politics and news, but culture so well. I worry about Phil Anschutz because I’ve always viewed him as a good caretaker of conservatism and scuttling the Weekly...

Not to be the turd in the punchbowl, but…

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Republicans actually had a pretty good night last night with the Senate, the Georgia Governor’s race, the two seats in Florida, the Ohio Governor’s race, etc. In fact, Democrats could not flip a single seat in the House that Trump carried by 55% or more. The truth is, Donald Trump may be abnormal in his behaviors as a politician, but politically he is not that abnormal. If anything...

Something for Everyone With Alarm Bells Ringing For All

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Democrats picked up the United States House of Representatives, flipped seven state legislative chambers, added six states where Democrats now control both the state legislature and Governor’s Mansion, and the three states that put Trump over the finish line (Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) all elected Democrat Governors and Senators. But Republicans made gains in the Senate in...

Today is All About Trump

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All politics should be local, but President Trump himself has insisted it is like he is on the ballot. And he is right. Today is a nationalized election about Donald Trump and depending on where you live it will have major implications for Democrats and Republicans. In urban and suburban areas, there has been a decided shift away from President Trump. That will impact House races and more likely...

The Only Consistent Data Point As Election Day Arrives

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I think the Democrats will probably take back the House with 30 to 40 pick ups. I think the GOP will hold the Senate and may pick up a couple of seats. I think Democrats will pick up just over a half dozen gubernatorial seats. But I think the GOP will hold Georgia, even though it will be close. There is only one consistent data point in this volatile midterm election season. No one really knows...

There is More Than This. There Has to Be.

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It started on Friday. I finally talked myself into going back to CrossFit a month ago. But on Friday, I couldn’t finish a very easy workout. I couldn’t catch my breath. We had a hurricane roll through two weeks ago and the remnant of the storm that went through Mexico was passing through on Thursday and Friday last week. My lungs sometimes get weird after low pressure systems move...

Regarding the “Invasion” Caravan

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This is where we could use a media that everyone trusts, but over the past year the media has squandered any and all remaining goodwill with the American public, particularly with conservatives, by lying, pushing half-truths, and failing to report all the facts in various situations because so many members of the media have joined the so-called resistance. I do not believe and note the President...

The Rolling Stone Story About Brian Kemp is a Nothing Burger

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The leftwing publication Rolling Stone has obtained undercover video of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp talking about the absentee ballots generated by his rival’s gubernatorial campaign. In the video, Kemp says that “They have just an unprecedented number of [absentee ballots which is something that continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right...

Facts About the “Pending Voters” in Georgia

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The Associated Press ran a story on October 9 about “pending voters” claiming that 53,000 voters have been placed on a “pending voter” file in Georgia because of a law called “exact match.” That law requires voters to exactly match their drivers license on their voter registration information. The Associated Press interviewed one such voter on the pending voter...

No, Brian Kemp is Not Stealing the Election By Cancelling Voter Registrations

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The left is playing up a political activist’s story that Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State and the Republican gubernatorial nominee, is cancelling voter registrations in order to “steal” the election in Georgia. It is simply not true. In fact, federal law requires that states purge their voter rolls of voters who have moved or died. Because no one ever calls the...

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