HotAir Daily Express 09/09/2013

Hot Air Daily Express

Did Kerry blink in Syria standoff?
9/9/2013 10:01:42 AM  Ed Morrissey
Last week, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp announced their opposition to American military intervention in Syria, and proposed a 45-day ultimatum for Bashar al-Assad to give up his chemical weapons first.  Barack Obama seemed to

Hillary to speak on Syria today
9/9/2013 9:21:38 AM  Ed Morrissey
Until now, Hillary Clinton has remained mighty quiet on Syria.  As Secretary of State, she described Bashar al-Assad as a “reformer,” but now her successor has begun comparing Assad to Adolf Hitler.  That silence will apparently end today, if

Benghazi whistleblower: I’m being punished for telling the truth
9/9/2013 8:41:11 AM  Ed Morrissey
Syria soaks up most of the media attention of late, of course, but that’s not the only story this week, either.  Thanks to some bizarre timing by Barack Obama, his call for military intervention against Bashar al-Assad’s regime will go

Video: Assad promises “everything” in response to attack
9/9/2013 8:01:45 AM  Ed Morrissey
CBS News teased an exclusive interview with Bashar al-Assad conducted by Charlie Rose yesterday, in which the Syrian dictator promises to respond to any attack from the United States. Assad told Rose that an attack on his armed forces would tip the civil



War With Syria A Death Knell for the U.S. Dollar



Alarming Government Plan to Confiscate Your Money



How Conservatives Get Revenge on the IRS

Quotes of the day
9/8/2013 8:01:28 PM  Allahpundit
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a foreign policy fiasco… It is to President Obama’s great discredit that he has staked this credibility on a vote whose outcome he failed to game out in advance. But if he loses that vote, the national interest as

King: It would really be great if Obama could act more commander in chief, less community organizer
9/8/2013 6:31:20 PM  Erika Johnsen
Oh, snap. Former head of the House Homeland Security Committee Rep. Peter King has been openly and emphatically in favor of a Syrian strike, as well as dismissive of the supposed need for the president to check in with Congress before doing so.

Global warming cleverly hides itself with 1 million sq miles more arctic ice
9/8/2013 5:01:37 PM  Jazz Shaw
The science is settled unsettling. Comedian Lewis Black said it best on his White Album when he asked, “Do you know what Meteorologist means in English? It means liar.” It seems that we now have more science to settle atop the mountains of

Bradley Manning files for presidential pardon
9/8/2013 3:31:56 PM  Jazz Shaw
You probably thought that the story of Bradley Manning had come to a close, and for the most part you’d be right. But there are still some inevitable legal details to play out, and one of those which everyone saw coming took place this week.

DVD review: The Iceman
9/8/2013 2:01:05 PM  Ed Morrissey
Imagine being married to a man for half of your life who you believe to have worked himself up from blue-collar roots to white-collar investment and currency-exchange work.  You’ve raised two daughters, live comfortably in the suburbs, and have

NFL Week 1 open thread
9/8/2013 12:31:35 PM  Ed Morrissey
Ah, hope springs eternal in Steeler Nation … Dawn of a new season… #SteelersNation — Allan Bourdius (@allanbourdius) September 8, 2013 … and among all NFL fans on Week One! Unfortunately, it’s

China sending warship to Syrian coast
9/8/2013 11:01:10 AM  Jazz Shaw
We spend a lot of time debating the domestic ramifications of President Obama’s handling – to use the word loosely – of the situation in Syria, ranging from political fallout to impacts on upcoming elections. But it’s a big world