About: neo-neocon

Neo-neocon is a writer with degrees in law and family therapy, who blogs at neo-neocon.




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Trump meets the press and excoriates them

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Posted by    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:00am 11/25/2016 at 7:00am
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By now you probably have read the stories about how Trump called a meeting with the press, only to give them a dressing down. If you don’t care all that much—well, the press certainly does.

Just as an example, read this from David Remnick of the New Yorker:

The fantasy of the...

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Obama’s post-presidency plans

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/11/us/elections/state-legislature-change-in-control.html?_r=0
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Posted by    Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/20/2016 at 7:00pm
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There’s long been speculation about what President Obama will be doing after January 20, 2017.

Much of it has centered around ideas connected with the international scene, particularly the UN and the post of Secretary-General. But by custom, that position has never been filled by anyone who is a citizen of a...

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Oprah Winfrey Takes Heat for Being Optimistic About Trump Presidency

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:00pm 11/15/2016 at 1:00pm
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Now that Donald Trump has become the president-elect, the reactions of Democrats seem to be sorting out into two camps: the optimists and the pessimists. The optimists are saying some version of “wait and see how it goes.” The pessimists are saying that the political apocalypse is coming soon or is...

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Analysis: Rolling Stone Defamation Verdict

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00am 11/8/2016 at 7:00am
Rolling Stone UVA Frat Allegations Rape Crumble Misreporting Media Bias

Last Friday, in the civil suit regarding the Sabrina Erdely story about an alleged gang rape at UVA—the attention-getting piece that portrayed “Jackie” as victim extraordinaire—the periodical Rolling Stone and journalist Sabrina Erdely

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The Next Congress and the Nuclear Option

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:30am 11/1/2016 at 11:30am
Harry Reid Nuclear Option Floor Debate 2

When Barack Obama took office in 2008, one of the most difficult things for conservatives was the fact that he soon had a compliant and Democrat-controlled Congress to do his bidding. With the defection of Arlen Specter in April of 2009 and...

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Trump and the debate: on jailing Hillary Clinton

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00am 10/11/2016 at 7:00am
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In last night’s debate, Donald Trump stated that if he were president Hillary Clinton would be in jail. If you look at the entire transcript, that was the last (and most extreme) statement of a much lengthier exchange that went like this:

TRUMP: When I speak, I go out and speak, the...

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Is the Terence Crutcher shooting case really so simple?

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:30am 9/21/2016 at 11:30am
Is the Terence Crutcher shooting case really so simple? tulsa police shooting self defense

Last Friday night a black man named Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by police officer Betty Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The case has already received a lot of attention as one of a line of recent incidents in which an unarmed black person was killed by police, and Tulsa Police Chief...

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Hillary convulsions and collapse – Pneumonia?

https://twitter.com/MentalityMag/status/774998925845692417
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Posted by    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 9:05am 9/14/2016 at 9:05am
https://twitter.com/MentalityMag/status/774998925845692417

Hillary Clinton’s wobble Sunday at the 9/11 ceremony has been the talk of the news cycle, and once her camp put out the word that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia there’s been a great deal of speculation about the likelihood of that.

Here’s a summary of the medical announcement Clinton’s...

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Polls and the reluctant Trump voter

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Posted by    Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:30pm 9/3/2016 at 7:30pm
Trump Speech Charlotte 8-18-2016

For a long time I’ve conceptualized Trump voters as falling into two camps: the enthusiastic and the reluctant. No doubt there are some who fall in between, too, but I think that mainly there are those two categories.

The first group consists of people who supported Trump in the primaries, either as...

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Trump’s outreach to black voters mirrors past GOP candidates

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Posted by    Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/18/2016 at 8:30pm
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Donald Trump made a speech recently in an appeal to black voters.

I’ve noticed many pundits on both left and right treating this as a very unusual thing for a Republican to do (see this, for example). And here’s how one commenter on my blog described it:

Trump makes the best speech of the...

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An Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment May be on the Horizon

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/10/2016 at 2:30pm
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Alzheimer’s disease is a scourge that’s so common that most of us know at least one person who has had it, and often considerably more than one. It’s a tragedy and an ordeal both for the afflicted and for those who love them and care for them. I probably don’t have...

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German protestors demand: “Merkel must go”

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Posted by    Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:30am 7/31/2016 at 10:30am
Merkel must go protests in Germany

A great many Germans seem angry with Angela Merkel and would like her out of office:

Merkel’s premiership is hanging by a thread today as thousands gathered to call for her resignation while a key political ally dramatically withdrew his support over immigration policy.

More than 5,000 protested in Berlin and thousands more...

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Are There Differences Between U.S. Marine Brezler’s Classified Email Case and Hillary’s?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/13/2016 at 4:30pm
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Hillary Clinton has never adequately explained her decision to use an alternate and insecure email system. Her initial excuse (wanting to use one device) turned out to be untrue, and people have speculated ever since on the real reasons. But no one—not even Hillary herself—has ever offered a possible reason that...

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Senate hearings on Obama admin’s “willful blindness” to radical Islam

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Posted by    Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/2/2016 at 7:00pm
Senate Hearing on Obama admin willful blindness re terrorism

Even though his official campaign for the presidency is over, Ted Cruz isn’t taking a vacation. Last Tuesday Cruz began conducting a hearing:

…investigating…“Willful Blindness: Consequences of Agency Efforts To Deemphasize Radical Islam in Combating Terrorism.”…

This hearing will likely focus on which figures within the federal government worked to squelch any research...

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Brexit: the British people have spoken

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Posted by    Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 7:30am 6/26/2016 at 7:30am
UK Referendum 2016 Brexit

To be quite blunt about it, a great many people in Britain have just given a big middle finger to leaders who have ignored their concerns about national identity and autonomy, and their right to make decisions within their own country about the nature of that country. These principles used to...

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Trump: Hillary “wants to bring in people who believe women should be enslaved and gays put to death”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:10pm 6/22/2016 at 8:10pm
Donald Trump South Carolina Victory Stage

It’s not that Trump has never criticized Hillary Clinton before. But a speech Trump gave today focused on those criticisms. I’ve been expecting that to happen, because realistically speaking it’s his best and perhaps only chance—to ramp up the already-existent dislike...

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Islamic terrorism: What’s in a name?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 8:00pm 6/15/2016 at 8:00pm
Obama's Pen

In the wake of the Orlando attack, we have seen the revival of an old debate in which Obama and the left refuse to name this enemy. Either they can’t even say the word “terrorist,” or they can’t use any modifier that implies that Islam has anything to do with it.

After...

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