Erick Erickson


About Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson, a former member of the Macon City Council, is a Fox News contributor and radio talk show host in Atlanta.

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    ERICKSON: Why December 25 is the day

    Many of us learned Christians set the date of Christmas to co-opt pagan holidays. Both the Roman Saturnalia festival and Sol Invictus, the Feast of the Unconquered Son, fell around Dec. 25. Christians could claim Christ was the unconquered son and draw people into their religion.


    ERICKSON: Thankful for freedom

    On Feb. 1, 2000, Leland Ware published “Thurgood Marshall: Freedom’s Defender.” He included a note at the beginning of the book that “in this biography, the term (insert the N-word here) appears in some quotations. When this term is used, it merely recites the words of...


    ERICKSON: Connecting to history

    I took my daughter to New York two weeks ago. We stayed beside Central Park. Our room looked out over the park with all the leaves changing color. We went to Battery Park. We went to the 9/11 Memorial. She has no memory of the events,having been born several years later. It was emotional and hard...


    ERICKSON: Doing the right thing

    According to the 2014 exit polling, polling widely considered far more accurate and precise than public opinion polling prior to an election, Republicans picked up 10 percent of the black vote and over 40 percent of the Hispanic vote in last week’s election.


    ERICKSON: Georgia was not in play

    The polling got it badly wrong. We should begin there. Normally, pollsters use the prior election to establish a baseline for turnout models.


    ERICKSON: Out of the wilderness?

    Years ago as voting patterns shifted in Macon, the white members of the Macon City Council thought everyone should know the partisan affiliation of its members. Macon became the only city council in Georgia to have partisan elections.


    Chamber opposes religious liberty protections

    Georgia is facing a close election. Public polling has the Democrat leading the Republican for the U.S. Senate seat. The Republican governor is neck and neck with Jimmy Carter’s grandson. And Georgia’s Chamber of Commerce today wants Georgia’s Republicans to publicly stand against...


    ERICKSON: We should review Dallemand score card

    Two years ago, I was standing in the checkout line at Publix on Bowman Road and Lynn Farmer walked in the door. She made eye contact with me and smiled. We had not seen each other in a while. She came over and spoke.


    ERICKSON: Downtown renaissance

    I have found myself wandering into downtown Macon more and more for lunch. This past Tuesday I made a point of getting there 15 minutes earlier to find parking. I still drove around forever looking. Dumpsters were blocking some spaces. A UPS truck had three free spaces blocked.


    ERICKSON: Pale horse for the win

    “And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.”

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