HotAir Daily Express 03/18/2013


Wallace to Durbin: If $9T in debt was “unpatriotic,” how can $16T in debt be “sustainable”?
3/18/2013 10:01:16 AM  Ed Morrissey
Answer: It can’t, obviously, which is why Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) doesn’t respond to Chris Wallace’s point.  Instead, Durbin tries to argue that deficit reform has taken place, which is almost as absurd as calling $16 trillion in

Cypriot creditors: Maybe we can alter the deal
3/18/2013 9:21:08 AM  Ed Morrissey
Jazz noted yesterday that the EU bailout of Cyprus broke new ground in the European debt crisis — which should have every participant in the Western economy worried. As part of the bank rescue in the small island nation, the Cypriot government will

Boehner: No, seriously, we’re not raising revenue this year
3/18/2013 8:41:32 AM  Ed Morrissey
Ah, yes, but is it seriously seriously? Inquiring minds at the White House want to know! As Barack Obama continues his “charm offensive,” John Boehner isn’t sounding charmed. He tells Martha Raddatz that the House is done with

Loathsome nanny-state Senator saves America from evil cruise ships
3/18/2013 8:01:16 AM  Jazz Shaw
The cruise line industry has taken a few black eyes recently, particularly Carnival Cruises. Between their recent “poop cruise” media fiasco and the couple of subsequent, lesser malfunctions, the company has manged to become seemingly endless


Quotes of the day
3/17/2013 8:01:37 PM  Allahpundit
There was one clear superstar at the Conservative Political Action Conference: Rand Paul. The Kentucky senator roared into the event with big momentum from his filibuster on drones and followed up with a speech that seemed to broaden his support beyond

So, the Senate barbershop is a thing, and surprise: It runs at a deficit
3/17/2013 6:31:04 PM  Erika Johnsen
Well, isn’t this just peachy. This is actually the first time I’ve heard anything about it, but apparently, the public servants of the United States Senate have been enjoying taxpayer-subsidized trims and shaves on Capitol Hill since before

Heart Ache. Chavez can’t be permanently embalmed and displayed
3/17/2013 5:01:08 PM  Jazz Shaw
This will probably come as a crushing blow to Chris Hayes, (the legacy of Hugo Chavez is “complicated” donchaknow…) but it seems that the dictator may miss out on his chance to become a permanent national monument in corpse form. It

Mia Love, take two
3/17/2013 3:31:40 PM  Jazz Shaw
Among the many disappointments which came with the elections of 2012, one of the real heartbreak moments for many observers was Mia Love’s race in Utah’s 4th congressional district. After seemingly coming out of nowhere in January of that

Video: Pope Francis’ Angelus blessing, plus shots of the crowd
3/17/2013 2:01:07 PM  Ed Morrissey
(VATICAN CITY) Earlier today, Pope Francis offered the traditional Sunday Angelus prayer, as well as blessings on the citizens of Rome.  At least 150,000 crowded into St. Peter’s Square and the Via Conciliazione to hear the new pontiff offer some

The Cyprus “deposit haircut”
3/17/2013 12:31:01 PM  Jazz Shaw
In the ongoing debate over how to deal with our national debt there have been plenty of idea put forward, but not much action. Many plans focus on the idea of everybody pitching in together to combat the problem, but here’s one idea which likely

Video: Katie Pavlich, CPAC Blogger of the Year
3/17/2013 11:01:14 AM  Ed Morrissey
While I miss being at CPAC for the first absence in eight years, my job over here in Rome has been so overwhelming that I haven’t had time to feel pangs of regret — at least, not until now.  I really wish I could have been on hand to see