Brian Ericson is a Nashville-born political writer currently based in Salt Lake City. An alumnus of the Young Voices contributor program, he joined Deseret News in 2020 as an editorial intern. His writing has been featured in the Washington Examiner, Free the People, Townhall, The Tennessean, the Foundation for Economic Education, and Spiked magazine.

While cancellation is a swift and relentless blacklisting, accountability allows public figures to own up to their mistakes and vow to do better.
And this Georgia congressman’s solution inadvertently reveals a larger problem.
In an epoch defined by grief, we must exercise caution about how we’re coping with loss.
Both women were elected to craft laws that do real, tangible good for the nation. Instead, they’re occupying their time with cheap political theater.
The argument is too broad and rests on legally untenable grounds. Reckless and deadly disregard is the better, narrower claim.
Conservatives should look to the summer days of 2016 for guidance on how to view the president moving forward.
Just a handful of key players may decide the future of policy that will affect 330 million Americans.
Democratic silence and Republican deflection are both tools of selective outrage, and both must stop.
This step, though drastic, is the best path forward — for the future of both the country and conservatism.
The truth is lawmakers are not fanning any flames; they’re responding to them.
It’s been a particularly tough year for Nashville, but the city has remained strong.
The Hawaii Democrat is introducing two pro-life bills during her final weeks in Congress.
And there’s one young New York congresswoman who’s largely to thank for that.
The question on many minds is simple: How could almost 70 million people still vote for Trump?
If Democrats and Republicans are forced to share control of Congress and the White House, they can come together to work out solutions that benefit both sides.
If this incident has proven anything, it’s that Pratt is actually a decent guy.
The evening will serve as the first window into a potential Pence presidential candidacy and thus a GOP in the wake of Trump.
In the wake of the performance, pundits from across the media spectrum have contributed their opinions on key takeaways from the evening.
We should’ve had a Justice Garland, but two wrongs don’t make a right — so we should have a Justice Barrett, too.
Ginsburg became a cultural icon as she gradually moved toward the liberal wing of the court and her dissents became more forceful.