HotAir Daily Express 06/10/2013


CBS News: State Department covered up misconduct, interfered with IG probes
6/10/2013 10:01:07 AM  Ed Morrissey
With apologies to Sheriff John* and “The Birthday Party Polka,” it’s time to sing the Scandal Song: Put another candle on the scandal cake … another week starts today.  CBS News reports that the State Department has interfered in

Why didn’t Snowden give Paul PRISM instead of $500?
6/10/2013 9:21:31 AM  Ed Morrissey
It seems like just last week we discussed the difference between leakers and reporters, and whistleblowers and criminals.  In fact, it was just last week, as the Bradley Manning court-martial got under way, when I wrote that Manning didn’t have a

Brzezinski to Greenwald: “It’s not like there’s haphazard probing into all of our personal emails”
6/10/2013 8:41:04 AM  Ed Morrissey
“Well, there are several programs that we’ve reported on so far and there’s a lot more coming,” Glenn Greenwald told Morning Joe, but that doesn’t make it into this clip.  Instead, Greenwald gets into a debate with Mika

Are the NSA leaks a form of Chinese espionage?
6/10/2013 8:03:32 AM  Ed Morrissey
Over the next few weeks, we’ll all be trying to make sense of the revelations about the NSA’s surveillance programs, and the motives of at least one man apparently behind them.  Edward Snowden unveiled himself as the source to the Washington


Quotes of the day
6/9/2013 8:01:56 PM  Allahpundit
The Guardian has acquired top-secret documents about the NSA datamining tool, called Boundless Informant, that details and even maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks. The focus of the

Spain: Sorry about this, but some of these renewable-energies subsidies have got to go
6/9/2013 6:31:38 PM  Erika Johnsen
Over the past decade, Spain has taken to offering pretty huge subsidies and other various incentives to actively encourage the growth of wind and solar energy — the result of which is that the country is overrun with more wind and solar farms than

Are Hispanic conservatives mythical beings?
6/9/2013 5:01:13 PM  Jazz Shaw
The upcoming immigration bill fight has GOP insiders jumping through a lot of hoops these days, and it’s putting new life into the long standing debate over if and how Republicans can make more inroads with Hispanic voters. The two questions easily

Redefining conservatism, part CCXXXI
6/9/2013 3:31:42 PM  Jazz Shaw
For your Sunday afternoon reading assignment and essay material, I’d like to direct your attention to a pair of new columns on a very old topic. The golden oldie in question is the joint effort of “defining conservatism” and whether or

Rand Paul: I’ll launch class-action suits to stop PRISM
6/9/2013 2:01:37 PM  Ed Morrissey
Rand Paul turns out to be not much of a fan of the NSA’s surveillance programs, which is both no surprise and the understatement of the week.  He appeared on Fox News Sunday and pledged to take a challenge all the way to the Supreme Court to end

Will voters punish Democrats for government snooping?
6/9/2013 12:31:59 PM  Jazz Shaw
We’ve had a solid couple of weeks for the collective outrage over government snooping and partisan trickery to sink in and begin to percolate through the American consciousness. But as has happened too many times over the decades I’ve been

Vermont decriminalizes pot… sort of
6/9/2013 11:01:58 AM  Jazz Shaw
This is definitely the sort of story which will bring many people to their feet with a rousing cry of, “wait… you mean it wasn’t already legal to smoke pot in Vermont?” Apparently it wasn’t. And even after a new law signed