HotAir Daily Express 04/08/2013


Pyongyang removes all workers from Kaesong
4/8/2013 10:01:26 AM  Ed Morrissey
Looks like North Korea wasn’t bluffing about cutting off one of their only channels to hard currency and global trade.  This morning, a high-ranking official of the DPRK announced that all 51,000 workers at the Kaesong industrial complex would

WaPo: Say, there seems to be a lot fewer workers these days
4/8/2013 9:21:05 AM  Ed Morrissey
Perhaps we should be happy that the Washington Post has finally noticed that the labor force has rapidly eroded during the so-called recovery in the Barack Obama presidency, but they still seem to have trouble with the data.  Friday’s jobs report

McCain: Why are these Republicans trying to block gun control?
4/8/2013 8:41:42 AM  Ed Morrissey
John McCain joked on Face the Nation yesterday that the US Senate’s reputation as the world’s greatest deliberative body was “the greatest exaggeration in history,” but his claim of the Senate’s purpose may run a close

Breaking: Margaret Thatcher passes away
4/8/2013 8:04:00 AM  Ed Morrissey
Margaret Thatcher, the legendary Iron Lady of the United Kingdom, has passed away after suffering a stroke.  So far, CNN only has a banner headline carrying the announcement from her spokewoman, but more will undoubtedly be coming. Update: CNN has its


Quotes of the day
4/7/2013 8:01:37 PM  Allahpundit
Stereotyped for decades as pro-pot, pro-porn and pro-pacifism, libertarians are becoming mainstream. Led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), libertarians hope to become a dominant wing of the GOP by tapping into a potent mix of war weariness, economic anxiety and

Are demographics really to blame for the struggling economy?
4/7/2013 6:31:38 PM  Erika Johnsen
The March jobs report saw the civilian labor force shrink by another 496,000, bringing the participation rate down to 63.3 percent — America’s lowest rate since the era of Jimmy Carter. Ouch. Almost immediately after the awful news, the White

Who’s up for an asteroid rodeo?
4/7/2013 5:01:11 PM  Jazz Shaw
I’m generally a fan of NASA, as I’ve said here many times, and I’m willing to forgo some fiscal restraint to fund a lot of their work. In particular, I like the investments we make in the technology for newer and better telescopes to

Video – Team Obama still fighting the last war
4/7/2013 3:31:14 PM  Jazz Shaw
Another startling look into the mindset of the administration during the ongoing budget negotiations came out of the Sunday morning talk circuit today. This one was picked up by Robert Costa at The Corner and involves senior White House aide Dan Pfeiffer

Republican lawmakers wonder: Why are Beyoncé and Jay-Z vacationing in Cuba?
4/7/2013 2:01:11 PM  Ed Morrissey
I must admit that I’m not usually one to keep up with celebrities or with trendy vacation fads.  Even if I was more hip, I’d put Havana way down the list of destinations if I had to pick a vacation spot for a relaxing, fun-filled getaway that

Israeli minister demands military action against Iran “in weeks” after nuclear talks fail
4/7/2013 12:31:55 PM  Ed Morrissey
When is a red line not a red line? Usually when nations start approaching it.  That’s when red can suddenly start looking more like salmon or dusty rose.  After the failure of talks in Kazakhstan between Iran and the P5+1 group aimed at containing

ATF pulls license of one particular gun shop
4/7/2013 11:01:46 AM  Jazz Shaw
It took little more than the headline of this article to begin raising eyebrows Gun shop that sold to mother of Newtown shooter loses license (Reuters) – The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said on Friday it had revoked the federal