Erik Root

About Erik Root

Erik Root, Ph.D is a writer living in North Carolina.

The Biggest Threat to the First Amendment is the Press Itself

The media has been deceptive and/or outright lying about Trump for a long time now. Mollie Hemingway detailed just a few of their whoppers in a recent piece. When the president exercised his constitutional authority to fire FBI Director James Comey, the New York Times published a story accusing Trump of pressuring Comey

By | 2017-05-26T16:06:06-07:00 May 22nd, 2017|

Judge Orrick’s Nullification of the Rule of Law

Back in March 2016, the Obama Administration threatened to withhold federal education dollars from the state of North Carolina if the state did not repeal their now famous bathroom bill, otherwise known as HB2. Obama’s Department of Justice thought it was a civil rights issue if a state intervened to prevent men from

By | 2017-05-14T14:42:44-07:00 April 27th, 2017|

Let My People Go: Removing the Shackles of Academic Jim Crow

On Wednesday March 29, Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, gave a thoughtful speech before the Brookings Institution. The speech was a substantive development in a week otherwise dominated by the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration, which—as it happens—is turning into an investigation of Democrat spying. In her speech DeVos’s noted that, “parents know

By | 2017-04-03T06:52:59-07:00 March 31st, 2017|

How Trump Saved this Union

Trump, like Grant, is a man of action. He is one who, like most Americans, understands America's principles in his bones and acts to defend them. Like many couples, Suzanne and I had political differences when we married. While I never thought of Obama as an agent for positive political change, Suzanne determined

By | 2017-02-02T10:02:14-07:00 February 2nd, 2017|

A Time for Choosing

Last month I threw away nearly all my old National Review magazines. Watching the decline of a publication once home to a conservative intellectual elite has been sad to watch, and it has darkened many friendships. But the times called for clarity and for distinctions to be made. Although we may long for reconciliation, that

By | 2016-11-09T17:05:51-07:00 November 9th, 2016|