Tag Archives: Hot Air

Report: North Korean generals’ favorite American show is … “Morning Joe”

Makes sense. It’s the only show more hostile to Trump than North Korea’s own propaganda is. The funniest thing about this report is that “Morning Joe” is, relatively speaking, a hard show for most *Americans* to understand, let alone North Koreans. It’s the ultimate Beltway insider program, tailored to the tastes of political junkies. Imagine Read More…

Hey, who’s up for a 24/7 Senate?

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session,” Surrogate court Judge Gideon Tucker once wrote. If that’s true, then watch out when the US Senate gets transformed into a 24/7 operation. A group of Republican members have sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to declare Read More…

John Kelly: I was stunned that that Democratic rep would criticize Trump for his condolence call to a war widow; Update: Dem hits back

One of the most effective damage-control performances you’ll ever see by possibly the only man in the administration with the moral authority to do it. John Kelly isn’t just a retired Marine general, he’s the father of a U.S. soldier killed in action in Afghanistan himself. If you believe CNN, he had no warning that Read More…

Dem rep on Weinstein: It’s the responsibility of the female not to behave in a way that’s “inviting”

For fark’s sake. The guy’s accused of rape, by more than one woman. What sort of behavior does she think “invited” that? Even his somewhat less egregious offenses are inexplicable in terms of an invitation. Does anyone think Lauren Sivan put out the vibe upon meeting famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein that she was hoping Read More…

The Cruz-Sanders debate on tax reform

Wednesday night Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders debated tax reform on CNN. There were no knockouts last night, but there was a sharp contrast between two very different worldviews. Senator Cruz opened the debate with a one-minute statement predicting that Bernie Sanders would call for higher taxes on the rich. But Cruz then pointed out that Read More…

It’s on: Grassley offers Judiciary hearing to FBI informant in Russian bribery-extortion operation

That didn’t take long. News that the Department of Justice may have hidden information from Congress about a Russian bribery-extortion ring involving nuclear materials got a swift response from Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley. After first peppering Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the allegations raised in The Hill, Grassley sent a letter to the attorney Read More…