About: neo-neocon

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




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Lost and found: looking for Flight 370

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Posted by    Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:30am 7/31/2015 at 11:30am
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After all the false leads in the year and a third since Malaysian Flight 370 vanished, we now have a real possibility that a piece of it has washed ashore, a sort of cryptic message in a bottle that may have drifted thousands...

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Why is Fiorina still so low in the polls?

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Posted by    Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:30pm 7/30/2015 at 7:30pm
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As a huge fan of the very articulate and forceful Carly Fiorina, I’ve been wondering why she continues to score very low in the polls for the Republican nomination. Here’s my attempt at an answer.

I believe Carly Fiorina scores low not only because she lacks name recognition, but because she has...

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Are Senate Republicans really the bad guys in Iran Deal fiasco?

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Posted by    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 8:30am 7/20/2015 at 8:30am
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Obama’s Iran deal has generated enormous anger, and some of that ire has been directed at the Republicans in Congress.

One of the main accusations against them is that they have made Obama’s task easier by passing Corker-Menendez, a bill that allows them to stop the president from lifting the Iranian...

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Let’s sell Iran the rope

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Posted by    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:30am 7/16/2015 at 8:30am
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A quote from Lenin that’s been running through my head, post Iran deal:

“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”

There are economic ramifications of the Iran deal, particularly to Europe. Europe was chomping at the bit to get access to trade with Iran, and...

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Kerry: Iran talks “will not be rushed”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 9:00pm 7/9/2015 at 9:00pm
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As time goes on, and the Iran nuclear negotiations continue, it’s hard to escape the thought that the Obama administration is becoming more and more desperate for a deal. Any deal.

Here are recent developments:

John Kerry, in his usual clear-as-mud manner, says that “We will not rush and we will not be...

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Posted by    Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 5:00pm 7/4/2015 at 5:00pm
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I saw the film “Yankee Doodle Dandy” on TV close to 30 times when I was a child. Loved it, and in particular loved the idea that James Cagney (whom I already knew as a tough old gangster from other movies) could dance. His dancing fascinated me because it was so...

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George Takei and the left’s definition of authentic blackness

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Posted by    Friday, July 3, 2015 at 6:00pm 7/3/2015 at 6:00pm
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By now you probably know that George Takei, who played Sulu in “Star Trek” and who recently married his longtime partner in a same-sex marriage, had this to say about Clarence Thomas’ declaration in his dissent in the same-sex marriage case that human dignity cannot be taken away by government, even by...

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The New Religious Wars

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8:30am 6/30/2015 at 8:30am
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If you had asked me twenty years ago to predict what the 21st century would hold in store, “religious wars” probably wouldn’t have been tops on my list.

But it should have been.

Right now we’re seeing many forms of religious war. The most obvious has raged between radical Islam and everybody else....

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The Humpty Dumpty Court of King v. Burwell

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Posted by    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:30pm 6/25/2015 at 7:30pm
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A dissent has no power except the power of its words and its logic. So Justice Scalia’s dissent in King v. Burwell (joined by Alito and Thomas) is satisfying only in the rhetorical and intellectual sense. But it is so good that I’m highlighting it again anyway.

Here are...

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Gun-Free Zones: Real, or Pretend?

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 1:00pm 6/23/2015 at 1:00pm
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Here’s an interesting article about how it might have been a good thing if the attendees at the Bible study meeting in Charleston had been armed. That’s not just a fanciful thought. Mass murders, even mass murders at churches, have been thwarted before by a good guy wielding a...

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Liberals ♥ Europe

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Posted by    Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 9:00pm 6/20/2015 at 9:00pm
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While thinking about Obama’s comparison of mass murders in the US to the same phenomenon in Europe, it occurred to me that part of what Obama has done during his presidency is to capitalize on an already-existent attitude among many liberals that everything European is better than everything American.

That’s one of...

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New York fugitives had history of threats, escape attempts

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:30am 6/17/2015 at 8:30am
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Who are the escaped murderers in New York, and why oh why were they given the prison privileges they appear to have been given?

The answer to the first question is: they are probably among the most psychopathic, cold-blooded killers in the prison population, and that’s saying something. Both of them...

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Social engineering in the neighborhood

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Posted by    Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 4:30pm 6/14/2015 at 4:30pm
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As discussed earlier, the Obama administration seeks to transform neighborhoods of privilege by tinkering with their makeup and introducing more diversity, otherwise known as Section 8 housing.

The way the federal camel gets its nose inside the tent is, as usual, through money. What seems like a largess at first almost never...

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Is Obama trying to sway SCOTUS?

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Posted by    Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8:30am 6/11/2015 at 8:30am
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Atlantic writer Russell Berman wonders:

…[Obama’s] decision to champion his signature achievement in such pointed terms just weeks before the high court’s ruling is due raised the question of whether Obama was trying to jawbone the justices at the 11th hour.

…“It seems so cynical,” he said, “to want to take coverage away...

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Waiting for SCOTUS: King v. Burwell

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Posted by    Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12:30pm 6/4/2015 at 12:30pm
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Republicans are in a pickle, and have been since the moment Obamacare was passed.

You might think they’re in a good position, because the Supreme Court is considering overturning the state Obamacare exchanges and subsidies because of wording in the statute, and this would throw the entire Obamacare system into...

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Our Changing Moral Climate

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Posted by    Monday, June 1, 2015 at 4:15pm 6/1/2015 at 4:15pm
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More Americans are finding certain behaviors morally acceptable that are nevertheless still widely considered unacceptable. In other words, approval (though still low) of these behaviors has been creeping up:

While a select few actions remain deeply taboo for much of the country, there has been an increasing shift to moral...

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Memorial Day: on Nationalism and Patriotism

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2015 at 7:00pm 5/25/2015 at 7:00pm
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The story “The Man Without a Country” used to be standard reading matter for seventh graders. In fact, it was the first “real” book—as opposed to those tedious Dick and Jane readers—that I was assigned in school.

It was exciting compared to Dick and Jane and the rest, since it dealt...

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