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.
I sense we’re about to have a National Conversation over whether a lunatic who resents women of Asian ancestry because he feels “addicted” to them sexually is properly described as “racist” or not. Eight people were murdered last night at three different massage parlors in and around Atlanta. Six of the victims were Asian and
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 —
Quite the plaintive plea coming from the shining example of abolish-the-police populism in Minneapolis. Surprisingly, the Star Tribune published this cry for help and prayers by George Floyd autonomous zone resident Monica Nilsson prominently on its pages today. They explain that Nilsson represents “a collection of neighbors adjacent to “George Floyd Square,” neighbors who apparently
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
If so, the New York Times offers it grudgingly. They acknowledge that Florida’s death rate is no worse than the national average despite the state’s more liberalized approach to pandemic restrictions, which had critics predicting a catastrophe for months. In fact, Florida appears to have fared better than several states that imposed much more draconian
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
Yesterday I wrote about the ongoing argument between NY Times tech reporter Taylor Lorenz (and her many supporters in the media including the NY Times), and Tucker Carlson, Glenn Greenwald and others who have criticized Lorenz for painting herself as a victim. Yesterday Greenwald wrote, “if you criticize the ways Lorenz uses her very influential
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
Do you remember when we looked at a story of people from Hollywood taking up all of the reservations for vaccinations intended for underserved communities like Compton? The sight of the well-to-do showing up in some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods just to grab a jab put municipal officials on alert and they immediately
For the better part of four years, the Trump administration was in a running battle with several sanctuary cities over laws forbidding local law enforcement from cooperating with ICE detainers and providing information to immigration enforcement officials about criminal illegal aliens who were about to be released from incarceration. The White House had moved to
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
The cancel culture movement may be slowly and reluctantly coming for one of their own, now that it’s become fashionable in Democratic circles to jump on the dogpile hounding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Next up in the hit parade is Crown Publishing Group. That’s the publishing house that produced Cuomo’s formerly best-selling book, “American
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.
This morning we discussed yesterday’s news that two more women had come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. At the time, I suggested that it was unlikely that a personality such as Cuomo’s would ever willingly admit defeat and step down, while the Democrats in the state legislature still