Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson has worked in the field of law enforcement for the past decade and holds both his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice Studies. He is a contributor to The Daily Caller and writes on myriad political, national security, and counterterrorism issues. His blog can be found at

American Vigilance Must Remain: KSM Threatened “Nuclear Hellstorm” if OBL Killed

2011 May 2

It has been a surreal day. With news of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the United States has scored a tremendous tactical and symbolic victory in the War on Terror. No single man better represented the face of hate that has motivated and inspired al Qaeda’s attacks against the West. read more…

Sorry Paul Krugman and HuffPo but Democracy is in the Eye of the Beholder

2011 February 25

Democracy is under assault, but not in the manner presented by the New York Times. Not surprisingly, the op-ed pages of the nation’s leading advocate for leftist opinion have opined that  the demonstrations against Governor Scott Walker’s fight to rein in spending in Wisconsin was akin to the uprising in Egypt. Paul Krugman, never one to shy away from controversy, argued that Gov. Walker was trying,

“to make Wisconsin — and eventually, America — less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy.”

Even less surprising, the blog posts from the Huffington Post were teeming with calls for solidarity with the demonstrators in Madison. Howard Schweber, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wrote, “It’s not about the money. It has never been about the money.” He continued,

“It’s about ‘democracy,’ and it’s not really a coincidence that every petty tyrant you have ever heard of from Latin America to the Middle East started by crushing the trade unions.”

In essence, the left-leaning media is describing the actions of the democratically-elected legislators of Wisconsin and Governor Scott Walker as a tyrannical assault on democracy. read more…

Politicizing the Tucson Tragedy Not Without Precedent

2011 January 13

Within minutes of the revelation that Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona had been shot while attending a public event in Tucson, political partisans and their media counterparts began to assign blame for the tragedy to the supposedly dangerous rhetoric fomented by Tea Party groups and their ideological brethren. Although without facts in hand, partisans were unable to restrain themselves from leaping to conclusions that ostensibly validated their preconceived notions of cause and effect. Sadly, this attempt at politicizing a tragedy is not without precedent within the American political landscape. read more…

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To CAIR or Not To Care: Homegrown Terror and Domestic Radicalization

2010 December 22

American born terrorists are trying to kill us. Since 9/11, nearly fifty terrorist plots, germinated in the United States and aspiring to inflict substantial casualties on the American public, have been uncovered in various stages of development. read more…

Obama Tax Deal Presents Confusing Picture for the Economy

2010 December 16

Barack Obama’s watered down attempt to extend the Bush tax cuts may have some in Washington anticipating a boon to the American economy, however, a deeper look at the picture it presents ends up revealing an image unlikely to please anyone. Amid the continuing debate about the proposed extension of the Bush tax cuts remain two salient, but largely overlooked points: First, this debate is not about tax cuts, but rather about tax increases; and second, the wider implications presented by a tax agreement that does little to alleviate the business communities’ concerns over tax stability and free cash flow. Within these and other concerns, Members of Congress on both ends of the ideological spectrum have found cause for concern.

House and Senate Democrats have objected to the “low” increase in estate tax rates, under current proposals set to jump to 35% on estates valued over $5 million. Many within the Democratic party seek a restoration of rates in excess of half an estate’s value exceeding $1 million. read more…

Mayhem in Sweden

2010 December 14

Holiday shoppers and revelers in Stockholm, Sweden, tarrying throughout the popular shopping district on a leisurely weekend afternoon, were suddenly exposed to the violent and chaotic whims of Islamic fundamentalism. Within moments of each other, a car bomb exploded near a group of people in the area of Drottninggatan, while only yards away a suspected suicide bomber lay prostrate on the ground, bleeding from the abdomen and the apparent lone recipient of an explosion intended for many. read more…

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