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




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The Death of Klinghoffer

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:00pm
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Yesterday was the opening of controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” at New York’s Lincoln Center. The occasion was marked by turmoil:

Demonstrators, primarily associated with Jewish groups, plan to rally outside Lincoln Center with 100 wheelchairs, in honor of the slain handicapped Leon Klinghoffer, on whom “The Death of Klinghoffer” ...

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Democratic candidates get some “help” from Obama

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:30am
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Ouch, this must hurt:

President Obama delivered a blow to Democratic Senate candidates looking to distance themselves from his flagging approval ratings Monday…

“The bottom line is though, these...

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Obama Ebola Czar is Dem political operative Ron Klain

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Posted by    Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:00pm
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Hey, that’ll work:

President Obama has asked Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Al Gore, as his Ebola response coordinator, according to a White House official.

“He will report directly to the president’s homeland...

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Catching Ebola

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Posted by    Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:00am
Ebola In America

So far – and admittedly, it’s very early – the pattern of transmission of Ebola in the United States has roughly matched the pattern of transmission in Spain.

These are the only two Western countries where transmission has occurred, and both cases happened to staff in hospitals under conditions that...

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The criteria for diagnosing Ebola

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:02pm
Ebola Texas Spain

Spain’s Ebola patient zero is a nurse’s assistant.

No one can say she kept mum about the fact that she’d been near an Ebola patient recently. Authorities were well aware of her exposure, because she was on the team that cared for a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of whom...

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How did the Dallas hospital misplace the Ebola patient’s travel history?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:30am
ebola 8.1

US Ebola patient zero, Thomas Eric Duncan, recent arrival from Liberia, had to go to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital twice to get admitted. On his first go-round, the hospital sent him home with antibiotics even though a nurse had obtained information that he’d been in Liberia, and despite the fact...

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The flawed and Secretive Service

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:30am
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On September 19 the Secret Service managed to stop an intruder with a knife who had entered the White House, but why did it take so long for the fuller (and even more alarming) story to emerge?:

An armed man who jumped the White House fence this month made it far deeper...

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NY Times’ ISIS coalition coverage “unlike” the truth

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:15am
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The NY Times made a rather large error the other day, and then issued a correction:

“…[Our article] gave an incorrect comparison between efforts by the president to seek allies’ support for this plans and President George W. Bush’s efforts on such backing for the Iraq War. The approach Mr. Obama is...

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Scotland’s fate decided by the young

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Posted by    Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5:30pm
Scotland Independence

Today’s the day of Scotland’s historic vote on whether it should be an independent country after 307 years of membership in Great Britain.

This a simple majority vote, and is descri...

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Paying ransom: the families versus the government

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:50am
ISIS ransom request hostage

The families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff have complained that the Obama administration threatened to prosecute them if they tried to ransom their loved ones. It is completely understandable why the families would be upset about this: how could any family fail to do anything possible to save their...

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Disapproving of Obama

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:00pm
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We keep seeing reports about how Obama’s approval ratings are “hovering near his all-time lows,” but at this point in his presidency, do low numbers really mean that much?

The latest polls show that only 43% now consider him a strong leader. Only? That 43% figure apparently represents the number of...

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What might Mitt Romney be up to?

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 10:00am
Mitt Romney Meme Right About Everything

Those of you who couldn’t stand him in 2012 probably just wish he’d go away.

The most important thing is this: he’s almost certainly not running again, unless no other candidate emerges and people beg him, absolutely plead with him to run in 2016.

My reading of Romney is...

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Is it legal to revoke citizenship of American ISIS fighters?

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Posted by    Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:15am
Ted Cruz Obamacare Filibuster

Now that Ted Cruz has proposed that Americans who fight with ISIS be stripped of citizenship, there’s been a rash of articles questioning whether this would be legal, such as this one at Hot Air.

At American Thinker, Rick Moran has written:

Currently, natural born citizens of the US cannot have their citizenship...

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Will civilization decide to fight the enemies of civilization?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:27pm
Americans in ISIS

Lee Harris’s book Civilization and its Enemies: The Next Stage of History first came out in 2004. 2004 seems like a long time ago. And in a sense it is: ten years. But Harris’s book has only grown more topical every day.

That’s unfortunate, because it’s not a book that offers a...

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Why call those who fight for ISIS “Americans”?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:25am
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It’s really just common sense: “Americans” who leave this country to fight for ISIS, or any other country or entity or group who is our enemy, should no longer be referred to as “Americans” by the press.

I know; fat chance.

Also, the laws governing the involuntary revocation of citizenship should...

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Academic left and Islamists joined at the anti-Israel hip

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:02am
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No, they don’t come right out and say they support Hamas, but that’s the effective message of the petition these historians signed, which condemns Israel for “war crimes,” and asks the US to withdraw military aid from the country. And Hamas? It’s never even mentioned. It’s as though it...

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Competing media narratives of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:25pm
(Police Protecting Courthouse, Ferguson MO)

On Saturday the WaPo featured a wordy piece devoted to Darren Wilson’s dysfunctional family of origin, and the racial and other problems in the police force he used to work for, difficulties that seem to have had nothing whatsoever to do with him. As William A. Jacobson has written, it’s an...

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