Tag Archives: HotAir

Oh my: “Coward of Broward” protected sheriff’s son after beating of student?

Wonder how deputy sheriff Scot Peterson got to retire on a pension of nearly $9000 a month after failing to confront the Parkland school shooter? The parents of victims in that school shooting say Peterson got protected by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for helping …

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Separating fact from fiction in the FIRST STEP Act before Congress

The House of Representatives is signing off on a bill which appears to be a good measure in the push for justice reform on the federal level. The FIRST STEP Act focuses on studying recidivism – the chance current and future convicted criminals could reoffend …

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Jordan Peterson and the left-wing smear machine

Author Carol Horton identifies herself as someone who leans left on political and cultural issues. Yesterday, in a piece for Quillette, she describes looking into Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and finding him “a refreshing departure from the standard discourse.” That put her at odds with friends …

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Developing: One in custody in Indiana school shooting; Update: Police say suspect acted alone, two victims; Update: Presser begins; Update: Threat made to high school?

Not many details are known yet, but police have a suspect in custody in yet another school shooting in Indiana. This time the incident took place in a middle school north of Indianapolis. At least one person has been injured, although the nature of the …

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NBC: Trump wanted to pull the plug on the summit before Kim did

Why would POTUS think the NorKs were preparing to walk, which would have been a colossal embarrassment for the White House? Because they already had, sort of. From WaPo: U.S. officials had grown concerned that Kim’s deputies had gone silent on preparations for the summit. …

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Dolezal’s new identity: welfare-fraud felon?

Go figure that a woman who fraudulently misrepresented her ethnicity might also fraudulently misrepresent her income. Rachel Dolezal lost her job as president of the Spokane NAACP when her parents outed her as a white poseur during a family dispute. Now the government has charged …

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Spare me your crocodile tears about the new NFL Anthem rule

It’s still roughly three months until the first pre-season NFL game kicks off, but football is all over the news. Sadly, this heightened coverage during the off-season is cropping up for all the wrong reasons. Ever since the announcement of the new ban on kneeling …

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Trump to North Korea: Now that’s more like it; Update: “We’re talking with them now”; Update: June 12 still target date?

Game on? After Donald Trump canceled the summit with Kim Jong-un in a letter that cited North Korea’s “tremendous anger and open hostility,” Pyongyang appeared to reverse its rhetorical strategy. Its #2 diplomat, Kim Kye Gwan, offered a more conciliatory statement expressing the regime’s “willing[ness] to …

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Video: Weinstein does the perp-walk red carpet to NYPD station; Update: Perp walk #2 in handcuffs

Harvey Weinstein may have grown accustomed to media gauntlets as a Hollywood megaproducer, but it’s the first perp walk he’s ever done. He might need to get used to it, too, as it may not be the last. The disgraced mogul surrendered to the NYPD …

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Gallup: Percentage of Americans who say they’re LGBT rises for sixth straight year

In 2012, 3.5 percent of the public identified as LGBT. Six years later, 4.5 percent — about an additional three million people — do. Two possible explanations. One: It’s not that there are more LGBT people now than there were 10 years ago, it’s just …

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