HotAir Daily Express 08/28/2013

Hot Air Daily Express

Syria: A mission destined for failure
8/28/2013 10:01:59 AM  Bruce McQuain
One of the first things any military commander must do is define the mission clearly and succinctly. It must have a goal and that goal must be achievable with the assets the commander is willing or able to commit to the mission. What it shouldn’t

Video: 50th anniversary of MLK’s “Dream” speech
8/28/2013 9:21:25 AM  Ed Morrissey
The remembrances and celebrations of this anniversary mostly took place over the weekend, where people gathered on the Mall in Washington to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech, life, and cause. Today is the actual 50th anniversary of the

Britain to seek UN approval for strikes on Syria
8/28/2013 8:41:20 AM  Ed Morrissey
As the Obama administration mulls its choices for intervention in Syria, one possible choice has seemingly been taken off the table — an UN resolution authorizing the US to use force in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons.  Defense

Confessed child rapist gets 30 days in jail
8/28/2013 8:01:17 AM  Jazz Shaw
How does this even happen in America? A Yellowstone County district judge Monday ordered a former Senior High teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old female student who later committed suicide to spend 30 days in jail. Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced

Still Time to Lift Your Restrictions…
A certain corner of the market will hit for 41 price doubles tomorrow, according to years of historical data. It’ll hit for 41 more the next day. And 41 more the day after that. In fact, as long as the stock market is open… this corner of the market will witness 41 different price doubles EVERY SINGLE DAY. Yesterday, thousands of people lifted their restrictions to this market and enjoyed the best day of their lives. To lift your restrictions, click here. Just do it before 9:30 AM EST tomorrow, when the next 41 price doubles, on average, are scheduled to happen. Here’s how to prepare.

The Ed Morrissey Show, Live at the State Fair!
8/28/2013 7:11:35 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 you’re outside of the

Quotes of the day
8/27/2013 10:41:12 PM  Jazz Shaw
George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin, plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses, his attorney told the Orlando Sentinel Monday evening. Because Zimmerman was acquitted,

Sen. Boxer: Yeah, I’d say a $10/hour minimum wage sounds about right
8/27/2013 9:51:48 PM  Erika Johnsen
I’ve shot down the stupidity of minimum-wage law idolization on Ed Schultz’s MSNBC show before, but I merely wanted to draw attention to perfectly succinct and facepalm-worthy gem of a demonstration of progressives arbitrarily declaring a

ESPN, ABC: Did Bobby Riggs throw his match against Billy Jean King?
8/27/2013 9:01:54 PM  Ed Morrissey
Forty years ago, the battle of the sexes took a more literal turn in the world of sports, and captured the imagination of the country — and the world.  By then a fading star in men’s tennis, Bobby Riggs challenged rising women’s tennis

California legislature approves non-physician abortions
8/27/2013 8:11:54 PM  Ed Morrissey
Remember, of course, that this is all about women’s health.  California already allows non-physicians to administer drug-induced abortions, but the state legislature has now passed a new law that clears nurses, physician assistants, and midwives to

What ever happened to our “public servants”?
8/27/2013 7:21:45 PM  Bruce McQuain
That’s essentially what Glenn Reynolds asks in his USA Today piece: All over America, government officials enjoy privileges that ordinary citizens don’t. Sometimes it involves bearing arms, with special rules favoring police, politicians and

Anthony Weiner’s last-ditch pre-primary ad blitz
8/27/2013 6:31:22 PM  Erika Johnsen
With the Democratic primary just around the corner on September 10th, Anthony Weiner doesn’t have long to get his flailing campaign back on track — but if they must go down, by golly, you better believe they’re going to go down with all

Landrieu: Cyber-war could be pretty good business for Louisiana
8/27/2013 5:41:02 PM  Jazz Shaw
More and more, both analysts and at least a few members of Congress are realizing that the threat of cyber-terrorism is very real and could, in the future, be even more of a danger than radicals with bombs surgically implanted in their bodies on planes.

Revealed: How the FBI and DoD missed Nidal Hasan
8/27/2013 4:51:14 PM  Ed Morrissey
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack conducted by Army Major Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood in November 2009, news surfaced that Hasan had conducted correspondence by e-mail with Anwar al-Awlaki, the American leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. 

Golden rice: Anti-GMO extremists refuse to let you decide
8/27/2013 4:01:05 PM  Bruce McQuain
What if one of the biggest problems in the developing world was a lack of vitamin A?  And what if you could engineer a crop that was a staple in most of that world that would provide sufficient vitamin A to prevent certain diseases, conditions and

Congress requests answers from DoJ on possible abuse of power allegations concerning NSA
8/27/2013 3:20:12 PM  Bruce McQuain
This has been in the news recently and now it is getting some Congressional attention.  It has to do with possible illegal activities involving the NSA and DEA.  As you know, the NSA’s job is to focus outside the US, not inside, and primarily on

Audio: If you want to toss around bogus McCarthy references …
8/27/2013 2:41:54 PM  Ed Morrissey
Or perhaps more to the point, when going into a battle of wits, make sure you’re armed. Former Hillary Clinton spokesperson and current MSNBC analyst Karen Finney didn’t prepare herself to be challenged when comparing Ted Cruz to Joe McCarthy

Carney: Why no, our response to Syria has nothing to do with the regime change we’ve demanded since 2011
8/27/2013 2:01:06 PM  Ed Morrissey
Doesn’t this sound a little … familiar? Over two years ago, the Obama administration repeatedly insisted that its intervention in Libya to keep Moammar Qaddafi’s army from overrunning Benghazi was not about regime change, either, and

Who’s to blame for Miley Cyrus and the VMAs? Congress!
8/27/2013 1:21:55 PM  Ed Morrissey
There is almost nothing slower than the news cycle in August of an off year, and 2013 has provided plenty of evidence for that theory.  Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve had outrageous outrage vented over a routine skit performed by a rodeo

Democrats attempting to revive push to tax the heck out of guns and ammunition
8/27/2013 12:41:55 PM  Erika Johnsen
I’ve never been a fan of any form of sin taxes, so called because our august lawmakers deem a particular behavior a vice and then try to ramp up the taxes on its perpetrators to supposedly pay for the cost of the behavior on society at large, but

Justice sues Louisiana to stop school voucher program – irony overwhelming
8/27/2013 12:01:24 PM  Bruce McQuain
There’s an incredible irony there, given who is Attorney General of the United States: Give Eric Holder credit for cognitive racial dissonance. On nearly the same day the Attorney General spoke in Washington to honor the 50th anniversary of Martin

Egypt’s Islamists cry “uncle”
8/27/2013 11:21:50 AM  Bruce McQuain
Say what you will about the military crackdown and call it what you wish, but it is apparently been more than enough for Egypt’s Islamist extremists.  They’re offering a truce to Egypt’s military: Two of Egypt’s former militant

NJ: Say, why hasn’t President Obama visited North Dakota?
8/27/2013 10:41:05 AM  Erika Johnsen
Every time the White House feels like making one of their umpteenth “economic pivots,” President Obama makes it his business to campaign tour around the country and give a grandiose speech promoting his Keynesianish policies for economic