HotAir Daily Express 08/26/2013


Is the US staging for a strike on Syria?
8/26/2013 10:01:33 AM  Bruce McQuain
Because of Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons on its people that is becoming  a distinct possibility.  The Telegraph is reporting: Royal Navy vessels are being readied to take part in a possible series of cruise missile strikes, alongside the

Grand Theft Auto blamed for 8 year old shooting grandmother
8/26/2013 9:21:57 AM  Jazz Shaw
Unfortunately, we see too many of these stories every year, and the media keeps on eating them up with a spoon. This particular tragedy is tailor made for both those who want to ban guns and those who want to blame society’s ills on “violent

Colin Powell manages to miss again
8/26/2013 8:41:08 AM  Jazz Shaw
Some of us (and I say “us” for obvious reasons) will be disappointed. Many others of you won’t be surprised in the least. But no matter which way you spin it, Colin Powell took another turn around the weekend cable shows and continued

IDF intercept shows Syrian army used chemical weapons
8/26/2013 8:01:19 AM  Ed Morrissey
A minister in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet publicly asserted that Bashar al-Assad and his forces used chemical weapons, and not the rebels in the Damascus suburb, and used them on a mass scale.  International Relations Minister Yuval Steintz said


The Ed Morrissey Show, Live at the State Fair!
8/26/2013 7:11:36 AM  Ed Morrissey
For this week, The Ed Morrissey Show becomes Hot Air at the State Fair! I’ll broadcast live from the AM 1280 The Patriot booth here at the fairgrounds in St. Paul from 8-10 am CT. You can listen on the station’s Internet stream if

Quotes of the day
8/25/2013 8:01:17 PM  Jazz Shaw
About 60 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should not intervene in Syria’s civil war, while just 9 percent thought President Barack Obama should act. More Americans would back intervention if it is established that chemical

Ted Cruz: We’d need a grassroots “tsunami” to get the votes to defund ObamaCare
8/25/2013 6:31:49 PM  Erika Johnsen
Despite the hailstorm of criticism raining down on Sen. Cruz & friends for the improbable success of their tactical ideas for bringing down ObamaCare, Cruz continued to defend the push on CNN on Sunday morning, conceding that it is “It is going

Ginsburg – Say, this is a really activist court, huh?
8/25/2013 5:01:17 PM  Jazz Shaw
I used to start off considering an article such as this by noting that Supreme Court Justices generally don’t do many interviews, so when they do it must be something special. But we’ve been seeing more of them of late, and I’m left

The move to defund “Obamaphones”
8/25/2013 3:31:45 PM  Jazz Shaw
Nolan Finley, writing for the Detroit News, is making the case this week for setting an example in defunding wasteful entitlement programs by axing the “Obamaphone.” He refers to the $2.1 billion annual program providing free cell phones to

Assad OKs UN inspection for site of chemical-weapon attack
8/25/2013 2:01:40 PM  Ed Morrissey
By now, all sides agree that chemical weapons got deployed in a Damascus suburb last week, leading to hundreds of deaths from neurotoxic symptoms, including women and children.  Syrian rebels claimed from the start that the attack came from the Syrian

Say it ain’t so. NY sues Trump University
8/25/2013 12:31:21 PM  Jazz Shaw
Who could have imagined that a state Attorney General who once solicited contributions from the rich and powerful Donald Trump could turn around and launch an investigation into his affairs? Who could have dreamed that one of the most successful

New climate change hearings called by … Republicans?
8/25/2013 11:01:00 AM  Jazz Shaw
Coming in September to a congressional chamber near you, (assuming you’re in DC) another round of hearings on climate change. But this one has a twist. House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to