The political shocks will come soon enough. For now, though, it’s the time to mark an end of an era. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away today after 27 years on the court, and after a long and tough fight with pancreatic cancer: BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died.
Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison has had enough of government-mandated lockdowns. He’s announced that he will release three songs written in favor of freedom over restrictions. Morrison is accusing the U.K. government of “taking our freedom” and is criticizing worldwide lockdowns, in general, as a method of mitigating the coronavirus pandemic. He goes as far as
California Congresswoman Karen Bass (D) is still enjoying the opportunity to stretch out her fifteen minutes of fame in the runup to the election. She was rumored to have been on Joe Biden’s shortlist in the veepstakes and her position as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus gives her a larger megaphone than many of
Stop me if you’ve heard this story before – a woman comes forward to publicly speak of an alleged sexual assault that happened over twenty years ago, and her timing is likely intended to affect a political campaign. This story is one that involved an ex-model and President Trump back in 1997 at the U.S.
As you may already know, many of the protesters/rioters arrested in Portland eventually have the charges against them dropped by DA Mike Schmidt, which means they often face no real consequences. In the short term, bail money is often provided meaning those arrested are back on the street in a matter of hours. However, getting
The current session of Congress hasn’t produced much in the way of meaningful legislation being passed, though I’m sure that will come as a shock to many of you. (Not.) But they still have some important items on their to-do list to check off before heading home. One of the biggest is the usual stopgap
Senator Chuck Grassley, the former chairman and current member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is calling on Joe Biden to release his list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court. This comes after President Trump released a list of his last week. In May 2016, in order to shore up conservative support, then-candidate Trump released
Joe Biden gave an interview to Univision Orlando Tuesday. He’s in Florida to try and shore up support from Hispanic voters, given that he is losing their vote to President Trump if current polling is correct. He is also tied with Trump to win the state in general. Team Biden has pressed the panic button.
After experimenting with this concept in the primary, Vermont has pulled the trigger on full mail-in voting for November’s general election. Or at least partially done so, anyway. Vermont’s Secretary of State announced this week that all registered voters in the state will be receiving a ballot in the mail whether they’re interested in having
Joe and Jill Biden voted Monday at a state building in Delaware. Biden said they did so because he is traveling to Florida today. Upon leaving the building, Jill Biden’s boots caught the attention of some in the media. She was sporting black leather boots with large silver lettering spelling out VOTE. It struck me
No, she’s not claiming she has white privilege, she’s claiming other people have it and are trying to use it against her. Honestly, I don’t care that much about this particular incident except that I think it demonstrates the ways in which ordinary public interactions are now potentially subject to this style of far-left racial
The endless fishing expeditions into anything related to President Trump’s business interests in New York State launched by Attorney General Letitia James don’t seem to be generating enough negative headlines for the Empire State’s Democratic legislators. With only weeks to go before the election, members of both the state senate and the Assembly have introduced
I was going to write about the new Reese’s peanut butter cup with potato chips in the filling but I suppose this is the more newsworthy breakthrough of the two. This isn’t as good as a vaccine but if it pans out it’d be the next best thing. It’s an antibody treatment — or, more
A former Facebook employee named Sophie Zhang has written a 6,600 word memo outlining the frequent inauthentic behavior she saw on the site in support of politicians around the world. According to Zhang, she worked for three years on the Facebook Site Integrity fake engagement team. In practice that meant that she often had to
Correction: A charging knife-wielding domestic-disturbance suspect with a track record of stabbing people. Police got called out to a domestic disturbance yesterday and were immediately confronted by Ricardo Munoz, who chased after the officers with a knife. The police officer’s body cam shows how quickly the call turned deadly (caution — disturbing): [embedded content] The
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to drop $100M into Florida in hopes of boosting Democrat Joe Biden for president. Bloomberg, whose own presidential campaign flamed out despite a bevy of local endorsements, announced the plan on Sunday saying his own ad buy through Independence USA PAC would allow Democrats to focus on
Here I’ve been thinking that the best early-warning system we have about a developing outbreak is poop. In reality, according to this study from Massachusetts General Hospital, the best early-warning system we might have about a developing outbreak is googling about poop. Previous research linked a rise in Google searches about gastrointestinal symptoms to outbreaks
You can take a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty view of this new NYT poll of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nevada, and New Hampshire. Glass half full: Trump’s “law and order” message *does* appear to be working to some degree. In June, the last time the Times polled Wisconsin, Biden led by 11. Today he leads by just five.
If the presidential election was not 51 days away, this would not be a story. But, we are and it is. The POW/MIA flag that has been flying over the White House was removed. It now flies in a POW/MIA memorial site on the South Lawn. Thanks to the latest Bob Woodward book, the Democrats
Is this a real leak or is it just the Sanders camp flexing on Biden a bit? The Post frames it as a leak, i.e. unnamed people close to Sanders say he’s worried Biden is about to blow the election. But I’m not completely convinced: Sanders, the runner-up to Biden in the Democratic primary, has
More A-list material here for the “Preserving the Dignity of the Office” wing of the august Donald J. Trump Presidential Library and Casino. I’ll have to go back and rewatch the dozen or so Democratic primary debates at which Biden was supposedly unable to mutter a coherent sentence, as I missed them the first time.
Look, I don’t want to overreact. But if Trump wants to start rounding up the college kids and putting them in camps, I’m willing to hear him out. “It’s a safety issue,” he might say. That might be a nice October surprise if he finds himself still trailing Biden in the final week or two
You mean besides calling battleground state voters racists? Indeed, the New York Times’ Giovanni Russonello writes in their latest Poll Watch installment. While the toplines in polls keep showing Biden with a persistent national lead, Russonello sees dangerous gaps in the demos that Democrats won in their 2018 midterm bonanza. So far, it’s looking more
Get ready for another tremendous live, interactive VIP Gold chat with Bearing Arms’ Cam Edwards and HotAir’s Ed Morrissey! Join us at 1:30 pm ET today for another great discussion of the hottest news stories online. The duo will take your questions and comments and gave an in-depth analysis of the top topics of the
It’s a drop in the bucket but it’s a start. The State Department announced Wednesday that the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese students and academics have been revoked. At the end of May, President Trump issued Presidential Proclamation 10043. The proclamation states that China “is engaged in a wide‑ranging and heavily resourced campaign to
Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (4 pm ET), we have another great lineup for the news of the day! The show will be streamed on Hot Air’s Facebook page and embedded here and on the show page for those who are not on Facebook. Join us as we welcome: Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson brings us up
Senator Kelly Loeffler is running for her first full term in the U.S. Senate after being appointed to fill the seat vacated by Johnny Isakson last December. She is being targeted by Black Lives Matter activists because she won’t appease them. She is now asking Capitol Police to investigate the latest threats she has received.
Tricky business in that the whistleblower, Brian Murphy, claims he was demoted because he refused to comply with the corrupt demands made of him. Was that demotion truly retaliatory or does Murphy have an axe to grind? Of note: “Murphy was removed from his position at DHS and assigned to a management role in July,
Last week HuffPost published a story about the arrest of Jeremy Logan in Spokane, WA. Logan is a co-chair of the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America and, according to him, he was “abducted” by unidentifed officers who put him in an unmarked van. Jeremy Logan — a 40-year-old DSA member, tenants rights organizer,
Sarah Huckabee Sanders has a book out now and is doing interviews to promote it, as authors do. The former White House press secretary sat down with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America and with the ladies of The View on Tuesday morning. Before she did those first interviews, though, she released a video on