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  • Trump sort of endorses Stacey Abrams for Georgia Governor in 2022

    09/26/2021 11:28:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 26, 2021
    And if she wins next year, it won’t be the first time Trump has handed a seat in Georgia to the Democrats.I’m impressed by his commitment to turning that state blue. That’s another thing he and Abrams have in common.From last night’s rally in Perry:That wasn’t the only moment when he endorsed Abrams over Brian Kemp. “Stacey, would you like to take his place? It’s OK with me,” he said elsewhere during his speech.
  • NYT: Biden admin asks Taliban to spare the embassy when they sack Kabul; UPDATE: Kandahar, Herat, Ghazni fall?

    08/12/2021 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Aug 12, 2021 | ED MORRISSEY
    Saigon, here we come. As if our rapid abandonment of the government in Kabul wasn’t disgraceful enough, now the New York Times reports that we’re begging the Taliban to leave our embassy alone when they come for everyone else. The Biden administration says that they have no immediate plans to withdraw the 4,000 people working at the embassy, but that might change in a hurry depending on the tender mercies and diplomatic goals of the marauding Islamist army taking aim at the capital: American negotiators are trying to extract assurances from the Taliban that they will not attack the U.S....
  • AOC: I stand with the Cuban people -- but don't forget the U.S. embargo

    07/17/2021 9:01:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 16 July 2021 | Allahpundit
    It makes me laugh to think of establishment Dems reading her tweet last night and groaning, knowing how it’ll be used against them in Florida. That was the site of their biggest disappointment last November with Biden losing decisively in a state that was supposed to be a toss-up and two House seats flipping from blue to red. Party centrists had a ready explanation for that in the aftermath: The Bernie wing of the party was seen as too soft on socialism, which alienated Cuban-Americans in Miami-Dade. So here comes the most famous young member of the Bernie wing in...
  • Andrew Sullivan: CRT is a revolution against liberalism and that's what people are rejecting

    07/09/2021 7:53:29 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 6 replies ^ | 7-9-21 | John Sexton
    I don’t imagine that Andrew Sullivan is reading anything I’ve written here at Hot Air but that said his piece today could easily be a follow up to this one that I wrote yesterday. If you missed mine, the basic point of it was that the media’s recounting of the culture war often frames conservatives as the aggressors. But in fact there’s pretty good evidence that it’s the left that has moved most dramatically away from the center. The right is most often just trying to reject some of the left’s more extreme plans and intentions. In short, the culture...
  • NY Times: What lies beneath anti-racism training is an attack on capitalism, rationalism and excellence

    06/17/2021 4:46:16 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 36 replies ^ | 7-16-20 | John Sexton
    The NY Times has published a lengthy feature titled “‘White Fragility’ Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?” That title is misleading in some ways because the piece only briefly touches on the question of whether training sessions held by people like Robin DiAngelo (author of White Fragility) work. The answer to that question is that there’s no real evidence they do and maybe some evidence that they are likely to create a backlash. But none of that research seems to penetrate the bubble in which people like DiAngelo thrive. What’s much more interesting about the piece is its gradual...
  • Blinken to Israel: Show me the evidence Hamas operated out of media building

    05/17/2021 8:58:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 74 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 17, 2021 8:22 AM ET | ED MORRISSEY
    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has not seen any Israeli evidence of Hamas operating in Gaza office building hit by airstrike over the weekend. Blinken says he has asked Israel for justification for the strike. Blinken spoke at a news conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as pressure is increasing on the Biden administration to ask for a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel destroyed a building housing The Associated Press and other military, and claimed that Hamas used the building for a military intelligence office. That contradicts a Jerusalem Post report over the weekend. It also defies common...
  • Confirmed: Teachers union helped formulate CDC "scientific" guidance on school reopenings

    05/03/2021 10:58:58 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies ^ | 5-3-21 | Allahpundit
    A leftover from the weekend via the New York Post. There’s nothing unusual about special interests lobbying the federal government to try to influence policy, of course. But there’s cause for squeamishness when (a) it’s the “scientific” branch of the government responsible for pandemic guidance that’s being pressured and (b) the special interest in question happens to be a hugely generous benefactor of the party in power. The Post has documented two changes to CDC guidance that were made at the behest of the American Federation of Teachers, but that’s only because there are actual documents — emails — to...
  • Tlaib: No more policing

    04/13/2021 6:16:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 13, 2021 | Jazz Shaw
    While protests were growing following the police shooting of Daunte Wright in Minneapolis, the buzz on social media quickly began taking on a divisive tone. Joining in on the action was Representative Rashida Tlaib, who clearly was not pleased with the latest developments. But rather than calling for police reform or justice for the victim, Tlaib immediately turned the dials up to eleven and declared that there should be no more policing or incarceration of any sort, saying that the system “can not be reformed.” Yes, we’re back to the entire “abolish the police” theme.
  • Politico: Capitol Hill Riot Prosecution Might “Embarrass The Biden Administration” In The End

    03/30/2021 7:43:24 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 30, 2021 | Ed Morissey
    If so, the embarrassment will result only because the media and some prosecutors wildly inflated expectations. As violent and disturbing as the Capitol Hill riot was, only a small minority of the rioters took parts in specific, prosecutable assaults. The rest, Politico reports today, likely will get charged with misdemeanors … and never see the inside of a prison... That’s not to say that there won’t be some defendants facing serious prison time. Thanks to video, some of which got published by the participants themselves, investigators have identified individuals who took part in assaults on police officers and can charge...
  • California County Funds Welfare Programs That Excludes Whites And Males

    03/29/2021 4:01:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot ^ | March 29, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    Something strange is going on out in Marin County, California. The elected officials there have instituted a pilot program offering a universal basic income in the form of a monthly stipend to a limited number of participants. That in and of itself isn’t unique, as programs such as this have been tested in other places, such as Stockton, California. A couple of aspects of this program, however, really are unique. The most glaring among these is the fact that in order to qualify, participants have to be women. No males need apply. On top of that, the program is not...
  • Gallup Survey: Republicans Underestimate COVID Risks While Democrats Overestimate Them

    03/23/2021 7:31:11 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | March 18, 2020 | John Sexton
    ...On the other hand Democrats were more likely to know that COVID causes many more deaths than car accidents or the flu in a given year. They also were more accurate on whether or not the virus could by spread by those with no symptoms. But Democrats got it wrong again when it came to rates of hospitalization. The actual rate is 1-5% but 41% of Democrats put the hospitalization rate at 50+ percent, which is way off. Meanwhile, Republicans were 2 1/2 times as likely to give the correct answer. The survey added an extra wrinkle to this question....
  • Rubio: I Mean It, I’m Done Siding With Companies Like Amazon Against Unions — If They’re Woke

    03/13/2021 9:07:14 PM PST · by lasereye · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | March 13, 2021 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Read Ed’s post yesterday for background on this odd, unprincipled, but era-befitting stance from Rubio, which he’s now pushing in online videos. Dan Foster ably summarized his position with the infamous words of Oscar Benavides: “For my friends, everything. For my enemies, the law.” Rubio’s spent the four and a half months since Election Day crowing that Trump’s gains among minorities mean the GOP is now a multiracial, multiethnic working-class party. A pro-union stance would be in keeping with that. But his stance isn’t pro-union; it’s anti-woke with unionization as a cudgel. He *could* take a principled pro-labor position by...
  • Did The FBI Steal Tons Of Civil War Gold?

    03/10/2021 11:34:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies ^ | March 10, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a rather odd story that I’ve been following for a while now, so bear with me. It’s been featured on a couple of the Travel Channel’s conspiracy theory shows and you’ll see why in a moment if you’re not familiar with it. But a recent development may bring it out of the tinfoil hat column and at least into the realm of possibility. The tale starts in the 1860s when legend has it that a large wagon full of gold bullion was either stolen or “went missing” in a remote area of western Pennsylvania. The shipment had supposedly...
  • Liberals Find A Case Of Racism They Don’t Want The Courts To Correct

    03/01/2021 4:24:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | March 1, 2021 | JAZZ SHAW
    The editorial board at the Washington Examiner has a good analysis of a pending case before the Supreme Court that could turn some of the current debates over racism in America on its head. The subject at hand once again deals with the college admissions system in this country and the ham-handed way that many schools put their thumbs on the scales for all the wrong reasons. A lawsuit against Harvard is currently attempting to deal with that issue, particularly as it applies to one specific group of minorities. Through an arbitrary “rating system” used by the admissions board, Asian-American...
  • Navy SEAL Responds To Trump: I Killed The Real Bin Laden, Not A Body Double, Sir (in response to a tweet that alleges Biden and Obama had Seal Team 6 killed)

    10/14/2020 7:42:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2020 | AllahPundit
    In the year of our lord 2020, the headline above doesn’t even qualify as the strangest one I’ve written this week.There are two good arguments for Biden declining to hold any further debates with Trump. There’s the obvious one, that it’s foolish to give your opponent a chance to get back in the race when you’re up big. That’s a time to play it safe and run out the clock, not go into gladiator mode. But the other is less appreciated. As we get closer to Election Day and Trump becomes more desperate for a gamechanger, he’s liable to...
  • CNN Explainer On The Breonna Taylor Case Eventually Reaches A Sensible Conclusion

    10/01/2020 8:04:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2020 | John Sexton
    CNN published an explainer about the Breonna Taylor case today. The headline is a bit of a muddle but they story itself does eventually reach a sensible conclusion about the case. The piece opens by focusing on a question. If former detective Brett Hankison was charged for recklessly endangering people in nearby apartments with bullets, why wasn’t he charged for recklessly endangering Breonna Taylor? None of the officers was charged with her March 13 killing. Ex-Detective Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment because some of the shots he fired allegedly entered a neighboring apartment, where...
  • A Tech Company CEO Said He Doesn’t Want Politics In The Workplace And People Are Upset

    10/01/2020 7:44:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2020 | John Sexton
    Bitcoin is a company whose goal is to make it easy for people around the world to buy, sell and manage various cryptocurrency accounts. As such you might assume it would be a pretty progressive place. But recently there has been some discontent at the company. Back in June when large tech companies were posting black squares on Facebook to show their solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong refused to jump on the bandwagon. And that led to a walkout at the company. Many of his engineers just refused to work because the CEO wouldn’t issue...
  • Dems: On Second Thought, Please Don’t Send Your Ballot Through The Mail

    09/24/2020 9:07:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2020 | AllahPundit
    I think this is partly a Trump thing and partly a “you know, maybe mail-in ballots aren’t that great an idea after all” thing. Driving the news: In Colorado, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, who’s running against Sen. Cory Gardner, told Axios that he’s encouraging voters to physically take their mail-in ballots to a dropbox and to do so “early, really early.”Paulette Jordan, a Democratic candidate for Senate in Idaho, told Axios that she’s encouraging voters to take their filled out mail ballots in person to the county courthouse.Black PAC has moved from exclusively educating voters on voting by mail...
  • You racists need to start learning how to pronounce “Kamala”

    08/23/2020 11:34:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies ^ | 8/22/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    Those of you who watched the unhinged and unfunny performance of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the final night of the DNC probably caught the “clever” routine she delivered with Andrew Yang. The two of them took turns mispronouncing Vice President Mike Pence’s surname as some sort of takedown on the fact that he had previously mispronounced the first name of his opponent in the upcoming election, Senator Kamala Harris. While that got a few laughs from the liberal audience, some critics chose to read a lot more into the issue of Harris’ name, its origins, and how everyone is supposed to...
  • Who Needs Police? After Over 2 Decades of Relative Peace, Shootings In New York City Continue To Climb, Now Reaching Alarming Levels

    07/06/2020 8:20:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/06/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    While I realize these stories may be getting repetitive, it’s not just Chicago that’s seeing a prolonged increase in shootings and gun crimes. After decades of success in tamping down gun violence, New York City is again registering alarming numbers of killings and serious injuries. Granted, it wasn’t quite as bad as the Windy City (which is rather impressive considering how much bigger New York is) but Gotham still managed to rack up at least nine murders among more than 40 shootings just on Saturday night. And all of this was taking place only days after the Mayor and...