About: neo-neocon

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




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Paddock, the mystery mass-murderer

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Posted by    Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00pm 10/6/2017 at 7:00pm

We still know very little about Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, and that’s probably the way he wanted it to be. So it seems apropos that the photo of him most widely circulated after the killings shows him with his eyes closed.

So far, it seems he left no obvious note...

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Mayor de Blasio would like to help you

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Posted by    Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/8/2017 at 5:30pm

Steven Hayward of Powerline calls our attention to an interview given by New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. It’s quite revealing—not just about de Blasio, but about the leftist mindset concerning the role of government, our legal system, and what people themselves want [emphasis mine]:

Q: In 2013, you ran on reducing...

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Do neo-Nazis deserve free speech?

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/reactions-to-deadly-charlottesville-violence/
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Posted by    Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8:16pm 8/21/2017 at 8:16pm
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Antifa justifies its violent actions against neo-Nazis protesting peacefully by saying that the speech of Nazis constitutes violence:

Antifa leaders admit they’re willing to physically attack anyone who employs violence against them or who condones racism — as long as force is used in the name of eradicating hatred…

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A “Drug-infested den”? New Hampshire and the Trump transcript

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Posted by    Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/6/2017 at 4:00pm
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The transcript of President Trump’s call with Mexico’s President Peña Nieto, leaked and then published by the WaPo, contained some remarks about New Hampshire that generated a lot of criticism. The context in which Trump raised the issue was in speaking to the Mexican president about the problem of drugs supplied...

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The Law and Charlie Gard

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Posted by    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/29/2017 at 5:30pm
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As expected, the news has come of the death of Charlie Gard.

This sad and troubling case has drawn worldwide discussion, and questions and concerns have been raised about what might happen in a similar case here.

Some analogies have been made to the well-known US case of Terry Schiavo, but there were...

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Pro-Govt Venezuelan Mob Attacks Politicians, Journalists With Sticks, Metal Pipes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgQOv0kNyPI
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Posted by    Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/6/2017 at 5:30pm
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There has been new rioting in Venezuela of an extremely disturbing sort:

A mob stormed Venezuela’s opposition-dominated National Assembly on Wednesday with the apparent acquiescence of government troops and carried out a startling attack on lawmakers and journalists.

Bloodied lawmakers were treated for broken ribs and head injuries, and journalists said the attackers...

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Robert Hayden for Father’s Day: “what did I know / of love’s austere and lonely offices?”

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Posted by    Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/18/2017 at 5:30pm
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It’s Father’s Day, a sort of poor stepchild to Mother’s Day, although fathers themselves are hardly that. They are central to a family.

Just ask the people who never had one, or who had a difficult relationship with theirs. Or ask the people who were nurtured in the strength of a father’s...

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The rise in the use of the anonymous source

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/read-president-trump-speech-coast-guard-academy-commencement/jU7CcqSBvvn0a1d305HSeJ/
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Posted by    Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/22/2017 at 5:30pm
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Lately it seems as though there’s a story a day reporting some new Trump administration scandal based on a leak from an anonymous government “official.” We are asked to take the facts in those stories on trust, without a chance to evaluate the veracity or motives of the source of the...

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Side effect: House health care bill causes opponents to foam at the mouth

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Posted by    Monday, May 8, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/8/2017 at 2:30pm

Is the American Health Care Act (AHCA) the most dreadful program ever? You would think so, from the coverage of it in the press.

You would also think, from the vehemence with which they’re carrying on, that the AHCA was a statute that had been passed by both houses, and not a...

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Hillary and the messaging problem

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Posted by    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/21/2017 at 8:30pm

Amidst all the discussion of the new book Shattered, describing the failed Hillary Clinton campaign, Rolling Stone author Matt Taibbi has written an article emphasizing Hillary’s failure to even know why she was running, and the inability of her campaign to convey any reason to the public:

“…a root problem that confounded...

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Choices in Syria and the World

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Posted by    Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30am 4/8/2017 at 7:30am
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After the Syrian gas attack, President Trump had a choice: do nothing or do something.

It’s a choice all presidents face, because sooner or later they will be tested—usually sooner, and not just once but many times and in many ways in many places.

When faced with similar circumstances in Syria, Obama declared...

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Did Obamacare Create the Expectation of Universal Health Coverage?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00am 3/28/2017 at 7:00am

Was the end goal of Obamacare to create the expectation of universal health coverage?

Charles Krauthammer thinks so:

On Friday’s edition of ‘Special Report’ on Fox News Channel, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer made the case...

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America looks at the first month of Trump’s presidency

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Posted by    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30am 2/25/2017 at 7:30am
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The first month of Trump’s presidency has highlighted marked divisions in public opinion that have been building for many years.

Do you remember Obama’s 2004 DNC speech? It had a dramatic effect on many listeners, and helped to set him on the road to the eventual presidency. The lines that appeared to...

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Obama’s legacy: Liberal tilt of appeals courts

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Posted by    Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00pm 2/11/2017 at 8:00pm
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During recent decades, the left’s Gramscian march has allowed it to conquer several institutions: education, media, religion, and entertainment. But at the same time, it has become clearer lately that (except for the charismatic Obama) the left has been losing at the ballot box, both on the national and state...

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The New York Times Spinning of the Sally Yates Firing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrTIVZcKaYc
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Posted by    Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 8:30am 2/1/2017 at 8:30am
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In his pre-presidential life, Trump was famous for saying, “You’re fired!” to people on his TV reality show. But Trump’s firing of acting AG Sally Yates was no reality show. In real life, an AG advises a president on the law, but if that AG refuses to enforce an order that ...

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Reflections on the Trump inauguration

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Posted by    Friday, January 20, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/20/2017 at 4:30pm

Today is a day of pomp and circumstance. It’s also a day many people thought would never come: Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States. But as I type those words, they seem far less strange than they did a year ago.

Some feel a sense of relief...

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Should “hate” be a separate category of crime?

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/227116738-story
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Posted by    Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 7:00am 1/7/2017 at 7:00am
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/227116738-story

Despite some initial hesitation by Chicago authorities to call the torture of a mentally disabled white man by four young black people a hate crime, they were charged with committing one, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Additional charges were: “aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, [and] aggravated battery…[one was...

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