Posts by New Neo  (Page 10)
 

9/11: Fourteen years

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Posted by    Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:15pm 9/11/2015 at 5:15pm
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On 9/11’s 10th anniversary I wrote a post that contained this observation:

For those of us who were grownups when 9/11 happened, it’s also been transmuted—not to something that was always there, but to something that’s been incorporated into our view of...

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House and Senate go different ways on Iran deal votes

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Posted by    Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 8:15pm 9/10/2015 at 8:15pm

As expected, the Iran deal disapproval measure failed to win the requisite 60+ votes to invoke cloture in the Senate and allow a vote on the merits.

The linked article describes the Congressional Democrats as: “overcoming ferocious Republican opposition and delivering President Barack Obama a legacy-making victory on his top foreign policy...

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House conservatives could change the Iran deal vote

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Posted by    Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:00am 9/10/2015 at 7:00am

It started yesterday, when conservative Republicans in the House expressed strong disagreement with the GOP leadership over whether to proceed with the vote of disapproval on the Iran deal. The conservative wing aimed to force Obama to first live up to the terms of Corker-Menendez and disclose the still-secret side...

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Problem: Passive Right, Activist Left

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Posted by    Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:00pm 8/24/2015 at 7:00pm

Those who were around during the Vietnam War protest days remember all those marches on Washington. I attended one, and it was absolutely huge and very impressive.

And who can forget the photos of Martin Luther King standing in front of the Washington monument on the Mall?

It’s not clear how effective...

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Oh, those Hispanic candidates

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:45pm 8/19/2015 at 7:45pm

We all know that Hillary Clinton is the first female frontrunner candidate of a major party. That is, she’s long been the frontrunner, and remains the frontrunner, although who knows how long that will continue.

I believe that the only thing that can stop Clinton is an indictment, or...

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Trump’s immigration plan – A will, but is there a way?

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Posted by    Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 8:00pm 8/16/2015 at 8:00pm

Donald Trump’s immigration plan is certainly guaranteed to get him even more attention than before.

It’s a wish list for the most anti-illegal-immigrant wing of the electorate, although it also features some workable and laudable proposals that are not unique to Trump.

Reading the text of Trump’s document reminds me somewhat of Barack...

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The unarmed perpetrator

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:30am 8/12/2015 at 8:30am

Here’s an excellent article on the plight of the unarmed perpetrator, by John Hinderaker. Here’s an excerpt:

This is the point I really want to make: the constant emphasis on police shootings of *unarmed* men that we see in the press is, f...

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Iran Nuke Deal – Chuck Schumer’s time for choosing (UPDATE – Schumer AGAINST Deal)

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/27/schumer-iran-nuclear-deal-vote/
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Posted by    Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:30pm 8/6/2015 at 7:30pm
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Senator Charles (“Chuck”) Schumer of New York faces a particularly tough choice: back Obama’s Iran deal and anger many of his New York Jewish constituents, or oppose the deal and anger Obama and much of the Democratic Party leadership.

My prediction: Schumer will cave to Obama and cling to his own long-nourished...

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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