Posts by New Neo  (Page 19)
 

Senator Obama and President Obama strongly disagree on the separation of powers

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Posted by    Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:00pm 3/15/2014 at 7:00pm

Oh, what a difference a few years—and a seat on the throne of power—make.

The context in which Trey Gowdy was speaking in this video was the debate on the Enforce the Law Act, by which Congress would attempt to give itself standing to sue a president for not “faithfully” executing the...

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Did Obama sabotage Kerry on peace talks?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:30am 3/8/2014 at 8:30am

Or is this story even true? Is it actually one of those “good-cop/bad-cop” tales instead?

It’s difficult to say, but I vote ever-so-slightly for “true.” My opinion of John Kerry is very low, but I think more of him than I do of Obama.

The following seems quite characteristic of the president:

An Israeli...

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Why did our intelligence fail to foresee Putin’s Ukraine moves?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 3:30pm 3/6/2014 at 3:30pm

Why was our intelligence community caught so flat-footed about Putin’s intentions in Ukraine? That’s a question being asked on Capitol Hill, and in Politico.

One possible answer to the query is, “No, it wasn’t.” That one was given by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, and CIA spokesman Todd Ebitz, who both...

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Showdown with Putin: who’s afraid of Obama?

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Posted by    Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4:00pm 3/1/2014 at 4:00pm

NOTE: for previous coverage of the situation in Ukraine/Crimea, you can follow this live coverage post.

Putin is no doubt quaking in his boots at this warning issued by President Obama:

“We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside of Ukraine,” Obama said in a...

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Eric Holder is Obama’s lawless lawyer

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Posted by    Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30am 2/28/2014 at 7:30am

Attorney General Eric Holder advises state AGs that they may disregard their oaths of office:

Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with, specifically when it comes to the issue of gay marriage.

It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state...

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Is Hillary the Teflon Dame?

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Posted by    Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 7:42pm 2/23/2014 at 7:42pm

The title of this post may seem somewhat of an oxymoron, but let’s look at the numbers:

A clear majority of Americans, 59%, still view Hillary Clinton favorably a year after she left her post as secretary of state. Cl...

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They’re from the IRS, and they’re here to help

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Posted by    Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:30pm 2/16/2014 at 1:30pm

At this point it’s tempting to regard the IRS as not-so-secret agents of the Obama administration and the Democrats. This is not paranoia.

As Ed Rogers wrote in...

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Defeat for UAW in Tennessee

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Posted by    Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 9:00am 2/16/2014 at 9:00am

Workers of the South, unite:

The workers at the VW plant in Chattanooga voted 712-626 to stay out of the union after a lobbying fight in which Republican politicians warned unionization could lead Volkswagen and automobile companies to leave the state.

Union officials…blamed politicians who had warned workers that by joining...

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Before Obamacare: what about those pre-existing conditions?

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Posted by    Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:15am 2/13/2014 at 8:15am

The recent spate of articles about how wonderful it is that this person or that person was able to quit a nasty job (or not take on a nasty job they thought they’d have to get) because of Obamacare includes this one by Diana Reese of Kansas:

Had the ACA not become...

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On moral relativism and the university

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Posted by    Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:30am 2/10/2014 at 7:30am

Allan Bloom’s masterwork The Closing of the American Mind is so laden with thoughtfulness that a reader could stop to reflect on nearly every sentence. Plus, Bloom accomplished the extraordinarily difficult task of writing a serious work about education, politics, history, and philosophy in a very lively and readable style.

Here’s an...

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The undead: Communism and Socialism

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Posted by    Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:15pm 2/6/2014 at 6:15pm

Communism/Socialism is an idea whose time has always come, ever-fresh and ever-new. It keeps rearing its ugly head wearing a new mask, like some vampire returning in a different guise. But can’t we finally drive a stake through its wretched heart?

Robert Stacy McCain describes the latest renaissance of an idea that...

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Tom Perkins’ Kristallnacht reference failed, but not his larger point

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Posted by    Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 5:00pm 2/2/2014 at 5:00pm
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Remember Tom Perkins? The guy who wrote a letter to the editors of The Wall Street Journal comparing the war on the 1% not to Kristallnacht, but to the beginnings of a pattern that could possibly lead to something like Kristallnacht further down the road?

If you d...

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Churchill: now there’s an orator

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Posted by    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:00am 1/30/2014 at 7:00am

When I was solidly engaged in not watching Obama’s SOTU speech, I thought of the antidote: Winston Churchill.

I have long cringed when anyone refers to Obama as a great orator. To me he seems like a terrible one: flat, repetitive delivery; devoid of content (that is, when...

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Virginia AG Mark Herring refuses to do his job and defend state law on marriage

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Posted by    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:32am 1/24/2014 at 8:32am

Newly-elected Virginia AG Mark Herring announced he will be joining the plaintiffs in lawsuits challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage. So not only is he declining to defend Virginia’s gay marriage ban, which was passed with 57% of the vote (including Herring’s) in 2006, but he is arguing for the...

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Does Wendy Davis really want to turn campaign into contest of courage?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 8:30pm 1/22/2014 at 8:30pm

Yesterday Wendy Davis and her supporters got quite a bit of blogosphere attention for accusing her opponent Greg Abbott of a failure to understand struggle and hardship, despite the fact that he has been a paraplegic since a terrible accident in his mid-20s.

Davis added, with no sense of irony, that her...

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The politics of impeachment

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Posted by    Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 11:00am 1/19/2014 at 11:00am

On a recent Hot Air thread about whether it’s desirable to impeach Obama I saw this comment:

Impeachment would be like a child throwing a temper tantrum — lots of sound and fury signifying extreme frustration. But in the end Obama would still be there.

Impeachment is not an absolute impossibility before Obama’s...

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Obamacare and insurance companies in a death grip

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 8:30am 1/15/2014 at 8:30am

We’ve finally gotten some data on who has actually signed up for Obamacare on the exchanges.

At first glance, it would look bad for the insurance companies. There are way fewer young people (only 24% are between...

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