About: New Neo

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




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Happy 90th Birthday, Thomas Sowell

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 7:07pm 6/30/2020 at 7:07pm
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Today is Thomas Sowell’s 90th birthday, and I want to wish him a very happy one.

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The left is enforcing ideological purity

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Posted by    Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7:00pm 6/19/2020 at 7:00pm

Matt Taibbi writes
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The Regressive Left Embraces Their Inner ’60s Radical . . . With a Difference

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Posted by    Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 6:00pm 6/7/2020 at 6:00pm
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At some point during the Obama administration it appears to have occurred to the left that its time had finally come and its patience was about to be fully rewarded.

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Obama’s staged “leak” rallies the troops and gives them their talking points

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 6:00pm 5/10/2020 at 6:00pm
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Within moments of the recent Russiagate documents release and the DOJ recommendation not to pursue the case against Michael Flynn, the left and MSM chorused nearly the same thing almost in unison: this is a travesty of justice!

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Journalism 2020 – Putting ‘Get Trump’ ahead of #MeToo

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Posted by    Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4:00pm 5/10/2020 at 4:00pm
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On Wednesday, Mike LaChance wrote a post at Legal Insurrection discussing the shocking letter to the NY Times written by long-time journalist Martin Tolchin saying that Tara Reade’s accusations against Joe Biden should not be investigated:  “I don’t want justice, whatever that may be. I want a win, the removal of...

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Man Without a Mission: Why Does Joe Biden Want to be President?

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Posted by    Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:00pm 4/27/2020 at 8:00pm

Joe Biden’s desire to be president has lasted for at least three decades. Obviously, virtually all presidential candidates are ambitious. But we prefer their ambition to come at least partly from something more than the naked desire to be a powerful person. What about Biden’s?

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Be wary of computer models and subsequent interventions

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Posted by    Monday, April 6, 2020 at 7:30pm 4/6/2020 at 7:30pm
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Modeling can analyze data about complex systems and make predictions. But the predictive value of computer modeling is hampered by the fact that models are only as good as the assumptions and statistics behind them.

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Overwhelmed hospitals: planning for crisis

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Posted by    Monday, March 30, 2020 at 2:31pm 3/30/2020 at 2:31pm
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Compared to COVID-19, we have a great deal of experience with flu. But talking about flu as though it’s a single entity is misleading, of course. After all, there are “bad” flu seasons and “good” ones. The range is fairly wide:
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What about the Coronavirus excess death rate?

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 7:00pm 3/24/2020 at 7:00pm
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Epidemiologists deal with dry facts and figures, but the subject matter of those facts and figures can be very dramatic: illness and death, and how best to go about minimizing the former and delaying the latter. Usually we don’t pay all that much attention to epidemiologists unless we have a particular...

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Infectious Disease, Then and Now

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:30pm 3/17/2020 at 4:30pm
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I grew up in an era when nearly all children got a series of diseases that are now mostly distant memories. The vast majority of us survived, unlike in previous periods:

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Partisan Impeachment Shows Why Our Founders Set the Bar So High for a Senate Conviction

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:00am 2/11/2020 at 7:00am
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The Founders were fearful that impeachment would become a partisan endeavor, and they were right to be nervous. It has. That’s why the Founders set the bar so high for a Senate conviction.

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Democrats’ Christmas “Gift” for Trump: A Scarlet “I” for “Impeached”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 3:30pm 12/25/2019 at 3:30pm
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I’ve noticed that many of the articles and opinion columns in the mainstream media about impeaching Trump include the idea that now he must bear the permanent mark of having been one of the few presidents in our history who have been impeached (see this as well as this, for example)....

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The role of anti-Semitism in the UK election

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Posted by    Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:30pm 12/15/2019 at 5:30pm
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The recent UK election was a huge victory for the Conservatives and a huge repudiation of Labour.

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Today is the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Posted by    Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 6:00pm 11/9/2019 at 6:00pm

It was a momentous event when it happened thirty years ago: the fall of the Berlin Wall.

It seemed a day of great hope and optimism:

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Chronicle of a Porch Thief

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00am 11/5/2019 at 7:00am
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This Atlantic article describes how home surveillance cameras have helped catch thieves who steal packages – predominantly Amazon packages – from porches in a San Francisco neighborhood. The attitude of the author is somewhat ambiguous, but as best I can determine she seems to lean slightly more towards sympathy with the...

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Impeachment Rhetoric, Then and Now

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Posted by    Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:00am 10/11/2019 at 11:00am
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A few days ago, Hillary Clinton tweeted this message:

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Evidence Emerges That the Hunter Biden Investigation May Have Been Re-Opened Prior to Trump’s Phone Call

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Posted by    Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00pm 10/10/2019 at 7:00pm
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John Solomon has reported on what could be an important story connected with Ukraine and the Biden investigation. It sheds new light on the timeline:

A newly unearthed document shows...

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