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’s outreach to black voters mirrors past GOP candidates

LI #48 Trump in San Diego
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Posted by    Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/18/2016 at 8:30pm
LI #48 Trump in San Diego

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

alzheimer's disease cure clinical trial abnormal brain PET scan advancement treatment
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Posted by    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/10/2016 at 2:30pm
alzheimer's disease cure clinical trial abnormal brain PET scan advancement treatment

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”

Merkel must go protests in Germany
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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?

Hillary Clinton
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Posted by    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/13/2016 at 4:30pm
Hillary Clinton

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

Senate Hearing on Obama admin willful blindness re terrorism
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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

UK Referendum 2016 Brexit
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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”

Donald Trump South Carolina Victory Stage
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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?

Obama's Pen
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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.

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Anti-Semitism’s New Symbols

O'Reilly Rise of Anti-Semitism
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Posted by    Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:30pm 6/13/2016 at 6:30pm
O'Reilly Rise of Anti-Semitism

Not long after being introduced to the internet about 20 years ago, I realized that despite the internet’s many wonders, anti-Semitism was also rife online. The internet gave this old hatred with a long pedigree new and sturdy legs.

Do a search for some topic connected with the Holocaust, for example, and...

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Muhammed Ali dead at 74

Muhammad Ali
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Posted by    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:00pm 6/4/2016 at 3:00pm
Muhammad Ali

Muhammed Ali’s death is the sort of news that will be covered in the media for weeks, with tributes and reminiscences. He styled himself “The Greatest,” and boxing aficionados say that he certainly was one of the greatest, or maybe even the greatest, just as he had always claimed.

People like me,...

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The tough choice facing GOP politicians who criticized Trump

http://suindependent.com/utah-presidential-primary-2016-poll-favors-trump-rubio/
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Posted by    Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 11:00am 5/29/2016 at 11:00am
http://suindependent.com/utah-presidential-primary-2016-poll-favors-trump-rubio/

Ever since it became obvious that Trump would win the GOP nomination (and even before that), we’ve had the phenomenon of GOP officeholders and/or former rival candidates jumping on the Trump train. Ben Carson was one of the first, but he certainly isn’t the last, and the list includes people...

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Can We Restore Local Control of Education?

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/loretta-lynch-tapped-replace-eric-holder-attorney-general-n244266
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Posted by    Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/16/2016 at 1:00pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/loretta-lynch-tapped-replace-eric-holder-attorney-general-n244266

National Review‘s David French suggests that states should reject federal funding if they wish to remain free from executive actions such as the Obama administration’s directive on school bathrooms [emphasis mine]:

Without an act of Congress, without a ruling from the Supreme Court, and without even going through the motions of the regulatory...

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Donald Trump and Alinsky’s rules

Trump AIPAC
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Posted by    Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/8/2016 at 12:30pm
Trump AIPAC

Just prior to the Indiana primary and Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s suspension of their campaigns, I was contemplating Trump’s “play fair” and “don’t rig the process to deny me” assertions about the process of choosing convention delegates. It became apparent that this was a case of Trump following Alinsky Rule...

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One BIG Difference Between Clinton and Trump

https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/678688616931921921
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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1:30pm 5/6/2016 at 1:30pm
https://twitter.com/TheFix/status/678688616931921921

Republican Senator Ben Sasse has written an open letter to America. I agree with a great deal of it, but I wanted to take issue with something.

Here’s an excerpt:

In the history of polling, we’ve basically never had a candidate viewed negatively by half of the electorate. This year, we have two....

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The Closing of the American Mind: on undermining the American political tradition

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Posted by    Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/2/2016 at 8:30pm
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Allan Bloom’s book The Closing of the American Mind was published in 1987, which is now very close to 30 years ago. And yet its relevance has only grown in the intervening years. It describes the influence of the left on the university and what it teaches, and how it has...

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Suicide on the rise in the US

suicide rates on the rise in the united states
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Posted by    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:30am 4/26/2016 at 11:30am
suicide rates on the rise in the united states

This is depressing news:

Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. The rise was particularly steep for women. It was also substantial among middle-aged Americans, sending a signal of...

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A Ted Cruz friendship

LI #09A Cruz Cover
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Posted by    Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:30am 4/22/2016 at 11:30am
LI #09A Cruz Cover

The anti-Cruz hype is that nobody likes him, everybody hates him, he has no friends.

The anti-Republican hype is that they’re racist bigots.

Here’s a story that could kill (or at least slightly injure) those two birds with one stone:

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