Posts by New Neo  (Page 20)
 

Obama and financial markets: fear itself

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Posted by    Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:00am 10/6/2013 at 11:00am

Instead of exerting a calming influence, Obama ramps up the fear connected with the shutdown and the debt limit.

Watch his demeanor, too; chilling:

But actually t...

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Harry Reid and the Constitution: the power of the purse

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Posted by    Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5:15pm 10/3/2013 at 5:15pm

Here’s what Harry Reid said yesterday in answer to a question from CNN’s Dana Bash:

What right did [the House of Representatives] have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It’s obvious what’s going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is...

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Barbarism and Islamic terrorism: goals and aims

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 7:00am 10/1/2013 at 7:00am

A few days ago I used the term “barbarism” in reference to the Nairobi mall attack. An excellent article by Brendan O’Neill appeared today in the Telegraph making a similar point, and entitled “I’m sorry, but we have to talk about the barbarism of modern Islamist terrorism.”

We do, indeed. But there...

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Will Obamacare collapse of its own accord?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00pm 9/26/2013 at 7:00pm

Daniel Henninger of the WSJ believes that, if passed, Obamacare will do just that:

This thing called “ObamaCare” carries on its back all the justifications, hopes and dreams of the entitlement state. The chance is at hand to let its political underpinnings collapse, perhaps permanently.

If ObamaCare fails, or seriously falters, the entitlement...

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Obamacare: bait and switch

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:00am 9/25/2013 at 7:00am

The gist of the message is that, from the outset, the calculations used to sell Obamacare to the American public were slipshod and/or naive and/or mistaken and/or simplistic and/or outright lies (see more here).

And this is news...

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Remembering: Lessons of the Lod Airport massacre

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 8:15am 9/24/2013 at 8:15am

The Nairobi mall attack has conjured up memories of the first terrorist attack I ever remember, the Lod airport massacre.

You may never have heard of it—or of Lod airport, for that matter, which is the main airport in Tel Aviv and was later renamed Ben Gurion Airport after Israel’s founder and...

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Terrorist attack at Nairobi mall

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4:05pm 9/21/2013 at 4:05pm

There has been an attack by gunmen at an upscale Nairobi mall, killing at least 30 and wounding countless more. Hostages have also been taken.

An al Qaeda-linked Somalian-based group has claimed the credit—or the blame, depending on your outlook.

A mall attack on this scale has long...

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Liberals see Obama’s feet of clay: So then what?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:30am 9/19/2013 at 8:30am

Maureen Dowd has become disillusioned with President Obama in his second term. It’s probably correct to conclude that Dowd stands for millions of other liberals similarly let down.

But don’t get too excited—it’s highly probable that neither Dowd n...

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Sex between unequals: Joyce Maynard vs. J. D. Salinger

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 7:00am 9/17/2013 at 7:00am

Joyce Maynard has made a kind of cottage industry out of her long-ago relationship with J.D. Salinger, who seduced her when she was a wunderkind of 18 and he a famous writer of 53 and then abruptly threw her out, le...

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Is Obama’s presidency in collapse?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 5:50pm 9/12/2013 at 5:50pm

Peter Wehner certainly thinks so:

In the first year of his second term, the president has failed on virtually every front. He put his prestige on the line to pass federal gun-control legislation–and lost. He made climate change a central part of his inaugural address–and nothing has happened. The president went head-to-head...

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Obama’s Syria speech: The aggressive right and the warm-hearted left

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:00pm 9/11/2013 at 6:00pm

Obama’s remarks last night on Syria, summarized: “Chemical weapons are bad. So I’m going to attack Syria, but maybe not. And I trust Putin, except maybe I don’t. So perhaps let’s have a diplomatic solution instead. And suddenly I believe in American exceptionalism—that is, regarding military attacks limited to targeted strikes.”

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Obama’s words versus deeds

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Posted by    Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:00pm 9/9/2013 at 2:00pm

I have a new post up at American Thinker entitled “Obama and Syria: Words versus Deeds”:

In trying to puzzle out what might be going on with President Obama’s muddled, non-strategic, and fundamentally “unserious” approach to Syria, it helps to remember that Obama believes that words are as good as deeds, perhaps...

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Obama passes the buck, this time to the world

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:30pm 9/4/2013 at 6:30pm

Obama passes the buck again, this time to the world:

My credibility is not on the line — the international community’s credibility is on the line…The world set a red line when governments representing 98 percent of the world’s population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty...

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College for everybody: Is it really the best idea?

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Posted by    Monday, September 2, 2013 at 5:30pm 9/2/2013 at 5:30pm

Whatever happened to the skilled labor force? It went to college, and that’s not an entirely good thing:

When everybody’s special, nobody is. Getting everyone into college means you have to dumb down the curriculum until it is nothing but meaningless drivel that has no application in the real world…

Forcing everyone to...

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War for Credibility

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Posted by    Friday, August 30, 2013 at 6:40pm 8/30/2013 at 6:40pm

Caroline Glick’s article on Obama and Syria sums up the situation quite nicely—although “nicely” is hardly the proper word, because it makes for very sobering reading indeed:

It is important to note that despite the moral depravity of the regime’s use of chemical weapons, none of America’s vital interests is impacted by...

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The Syria decision: President Obamlet

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Posted by    Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:45pm 8/29/2013 at 6:45pm

On Syria, it seems Obama’s made up his mind about what to do but then again perhaps he’s not made up his mind at all.

Maybe it’s all a clever strategic head-fake on Obama’s part. I doubt it, however; his slowness to come to a decision in military matters has become legendary.

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Martin Luther King had a dream–and some warnings, as well

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:45am 8/27/2013 at 10:45am

Tomorrow President Obama plans a twofer, donning the mantle of two previous American giants:

President Barack Obama will make remarks on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28 as part of a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the demonstration best remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a...

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