The resignation of Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo came as a surprise to most Houstonians, including the mayor. The announcement also caught many Miami officials by surprise, the city that has hired Acevedo. Miami officials were conducting a nationwide search for a police chief. Acevedo had not formally applied for the job. Apparently, Acevedo has
Few things make me nostalgic for old-school blogging like dunking effortlessly on John Kerry. Via the Tennessee Star: @TheTNStar Exclusive: Biden’s @ClimateEnvoy John Kerry, took off his mask as he settled into a book in his first-class seat just before takeoff today on an @AmericanAir flight Boston to DC. He was not eating, nor drinking.
Hey, do you remember back in the beginning of February when Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot told the Chicago Teachers Union that the teachers had to return to class in one week or she would “take action?” The union responded by threatening to go on strike. I’m still not sure how that was an effective strategy
A Republican lawmaker has an idea to promote COVID-19 vaccinations – how about a federal holiday? Rep. John Katko of New York introduced a resolution last week that calls on Joe Biden to create a “National COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness Day”. The resolution would create a one-time federal holiday to galvanize promotion of vaccine distribution and
You can’t fully appreciate how tight Trump’s hold on the GOP is without taking a moment to marvel at this story. Consider all the reasons why a political party normally wouldn’t dare consider alienating a politician like Lisa Murkowski. 1. She’s not just an incumbent, she’s an incumbent who’s been elected statewide three times —
If you’ve lost MSNBC … It’s far from clear that Joe Biden actually has lost MSNBC, but he’s lost Joe Scarborough for the moment on the border crisis. After CNN reported that Senate Democrat Joe Manchin called this a crisis and a messaging failure, Scarborough agreed on air — and pinned the failure on Biden’s “permissive”
The highest number of passengers on a single day since March 15, 2020, were screened almost a year later by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Last Friday, the TSA reported screening 1,357,111 people at airports that day. Is air travel picking up again? It’s not a coincidence that the increase is being seen in the
Justice League is back, sort of. The original director of the 2017 film, Zach Snyder, had to drop out of the project midway after a family tragedy (his daughter’s death). Because the film was considered a big tent pole film, the studio hired another top superhero director to finish it. Joss Whedon, who directed the
You know the answer. It’s the same answer to the question, “Why does the CDC continue to recommend that vaccinated people not travel even though their risk of infecting others is small, especially when they’re wearing masks?” The agency is hyper-cautious, partly as a matter of institutional and disciplinary culture and partly because they’ve treated
China’s declaration that “patriots” need to run the Hong Kong government is about as scary as it is nebulous. Patriotism is a malleable word because various homegrown factions with vastly different policy positions and goals can easily declare allegiance to a country. China’s Ambassador to the U.S., Cui Tiankai, sees “patriotism” in Hong Kong as
People are still wearing masks in Texas despite the fact there’s no longer a mask mandate. It depends on the area, of course, but I’ve observed a vast majority of customers in businesses putting on masks in North Texas since Wednesday regardless if it’s required or not. My own decision to stay masked up depends
President Biden has been spending quite a bit of time on the phone during his first months in office. He’s taken congratulatory calls from a number of our allies, as well as making time to talk to Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. But one person still hasn’t made it onto Biden’s speed dial settings. That
Maryland residents received some good news yesterday from Governor Larry Hogan. Starting at 5 pm on Friday, capacity limits were lifted for a wide range of businesses and social activities. These include both indoor and outdoor dining, retail outlets and churches. Gyms and bingo halls were also included, along with bowling alleys and skating rinks.
Last night after a large group of Antifa goons marched around the city smashing windows. Police surrounded all 100 of them and would only release them one at a time after photographing their faces. Some in the group refused and 13 people were arrested. “Those that were being detained were identified and photographed, as part
The Garden State is apparently tired of having parents “interfere” in their children’s lives. A bizarre new law was recently signed by Democratic Governor Phil Murphy that prevents the police from notifying parents if their children are found using marijuana or drinking alcohol while they are underage. The provision in question was part of a
Today President Biden held a teleconference meeting with the leaders of India, Japan and Australia. This group, known as the Quad, is an old idea which was revived a few years ago by President Trump. The first instance of the Quad started after the earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean in 2004. These
She gave two answers at today’s briefing which I can’t square. One: She acknowledged that a Democratic White House is poorly positioned to convince Republican vaccine skeptics to get their shots, which is true. Jen Psaki, truth teller. When asked about vaccine hesitancy among Trump supporters, she admits “we may not be the most effective
Is Andrew Cuomo trying to get impeached? A report from the Wall Street Journal suggests the embattled governor and his aides are taking a page out of the Corruptocrat’s Guide to the Political Galaxy. Faced with emerging tales of sexual harassment, sources tell the WSJ that Cuomo’s office began calling around in what felt like an
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton threatened to sue the City of Austin Wednesday over the city’s continuation of a mask mandate. Governor Abbott removed the statewide mask mandate last week and his order went into effect Wednesday. Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Andy Brown are keeping a mask mandate in effect until
If you missed this brief but provocative speech from yesterday, Citizen Free Press and by the NRA offered chances to catch up to it today. Former NFL star and now-Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) accused House Democrats of racism in their pursuit of gun-control legislation in two bills. Owens blasted “DC bureaucrats” and accused them of
Isn’t that what you’d expect a racist to say? Don’t be too surprised to see that as a hot take after Prince William offered a surprise response to questions from a reporter about allegations of racism from Harry and Meghan Windsor. As CBS News reporter Holly Williams informs us, William broke protocol to rebut his
It’s Grammy Awards week so what better way to celebrate than for a member of a popular English folk-rock band to come in the crosshairs of cancel culture? Mumford & Sons is an English folk-rock band formed in London in 2007. The band has won multiple awards, including two Grammys, one of which was for
It’s a strange world we live in where the President of Mexico seems more willing to acknowledge the crisis at the U.S. border than our own president. On March 1, President AMLO said of Biden, “They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States.” He added,
And it might prove to be the smartest decision Republicans have made in a while. Whether one quotes Sun Tzu’s The Art of War (“the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself”) or Napoleon Bonaparte (“when the enemy is making a false movement, we must take good care not to interrupt
Bari Weiss has written an outstanding piece for City Journal about the ways in which wokeness has moved from universities to some of the country’s most exclusive prep schools. After speaking with parents and teachers at schools on both the east and west coast, Weiss concludes the woke revolution is already over. In fact, parents
Frustratingly, there are few details in this Albany Times-Union scoop. We know there’s a new accuser, we know she’s claiming that Cuomo did more than just ask her flirtatious questions about her love life, and we know that the attorney general is aware of the allegation. Was the “inappropriate contact” an unwanted kiss, as Lindsey
We’ve been asking the question pretty much since the day Joe Biden was sworn in as president. What does he plan to do about the situation in Venezuela? The country has entirely collapsed under the regime of dictator Nicolas Maduro and the situation has long since passed the stage of being a literal humanitarian crisis.
Envelope, please. The winner of the interview with Harry Windsor (formerly known as Prince Harry) and Meghan Markle was the interviewer, Oprah Winfrey. Harry and Meg wanted a venue in which to tell the world about their really tough life within the royal family, you see, and their pal and neighbor gave it to them.
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 A.J. Kaufman of Alpha News MN.
Prince Harry — excuse me, Harry Windsor, late of Sussex — claims he was trapped in royal life. Even Oprah Winfrey, whose own celebrity and fabulous wealth, has trouble buying that claim, as you’ll see in this clip from the interview yesterday on CBS. But don’t just watch it on that network. For some reason