About Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of RedState.com, the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Prior to leading RedState, Erickson practiced law for six years and oversaw a number of political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.

In addition to running RedState, Erickson is a Fox News contributor after spending three years at CNN and hosts an eponymous radio show on the nation's most listened to talk radio station, WSB of Atlanta, GA. He has also appeared on the Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

According to Newsweek, “Erickson has grabbed his party’s power brokers by their elephant-stitched suspenders. Avid readers include Rush Limbaugh, former senator Fred Thompson and … John Boehner.”

Erickson’s tenure at RedState has been marked by a willingness to speak candidly about and challenge the Republican establishment as well as rally conservatives to push their agenda at both the federal and state level. Additionally, Erickson has used his position at RedState to help raise the profile of a number of conservative candidates across the country from Marco Rubio in Florida to Nikki Haley in South Carolina to Ted Cruz in Texas.

The London Telegraph named Erickson the 65th most influential conservative in America in 2010. He is co-author of the book RedState Uprising. Each weekday morning, Erickson writes his “Morning Briefing” email, widely considered a must-read among conservative pundits and activists. “The ability of [Erickson's Morning Briefing] to shape a message illustrates the power of the conservative network,” according to Washington Post. The Hollywood Reporter describes Erickson as "the most influential conservative blogger on the Internet."

Erick Erickson earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, majoring in History and Political Science. He earned his juris doctorate at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law.

Erickson and his family reside outside the beltway in Macon, Georgia, where he is a former Macon city councilman. He can be followed on Twitter at ewerickson.

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The Inconvenience of Neighborliness Jul 31, 2020

A legal scholar tested Jesus and asked simply, "Who is my neighbor?" In reply, Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half d... Read More

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Let the Cities Burn (or Not) Jul 24, 2020

There is no police power in the federal Constitution. The police power is left to the states. To the extent the President can send federal officers into Portland, Oregon, and other cities, it should be to protect federal property. The President canno... Read More

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Responsibility and Tribalism Jul 17, 2020

In February and early March, the experts on television, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the surgeon general and others were adamant that only sick people need to wear masks. It would do the public no good to have a ... Read More

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Hot Times in Atlanta Jul 10, 2020

Attention readers: Erick Erickson is off this week. Please enjoy the following column by Jackie Gingrich Cushman. I've lived in Atlanta for over three decades. I grew up an hour west in the then-rural town of Carrollton, where my father taught at We... Read More