Posts by New Neo  (Page 20)
 

The Hoyer defense: A lie is just a truth that wasn’t precise enough

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 4:01pm 10/29/2013 at 4:01pm

Here’s Steny Hoyer on Obama’s oft-repeated promise that if you like your health insurance plan you could keep it:

“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage,” Hoyer said in response to a question from National Review.

Asked...

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Slip sliding towards death panels, eh?

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:15am 10/28/2013 at 10:15am

In a Slate article entitled “Canada has death panels, and that’s a good thing,” Yale law student Adam Goldenberg applauds the idea.

The “experts and wise community members” (Goldenberg’s words) who make up Ontario’s Consent and Capacity Board have the final say and can overrule a family’s decision about whether to continue...

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What happens to a society in which young people are not interested in sex?

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:00am 10/22/2013 at 7:00am

Japan may be about to find out.

As you might imagine, the “don’t want to have sex” crowd in Japan doesn’t include all the young people, not by a long shot. But it’s a worrisome percentage, especially considering that this is an age group where the blood usually runs hot. As you...

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“America’s path to the gallows”: inevitable?

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Posted by    Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 4:30pm 10/19/2013 at 4:30pm

Here’s a comment to ponder:

How many more H.W. Bush’s must we support before it is acknowledged that America’s path to the gallows is merely delayed under such men?

My purpose is not to defend George H. W. Bush, a decent man but certainly not high on my presidential list. It’s about that...

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EBT cards and free stuff

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:15pm 10/16/2013 at 5:15pm

By now you’ve probably heard about the EBT card breakdown during a power outage in which shoppers at a couple of Louisiana Walmarts purposely took advantage of the situation by “buying” a huge number of groceries for amounts that greatly exceeded their EBT limits in normal times.

You might say the Walmart...

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Remember Alice Palmer

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Posted by    Monday, October 14, 2013 at 8:15am 10/14/2013 at 8:15am

(Photo: AP)

In his post about health insurance executives’ fear of talking on the record about the Obamacare computer problems, Prof. Jacobson offered ...

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For Obama, negotiating with Republicans is tough, almost as tough as math

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 8:42pm 10/9/2013 at 8:42pm

So which will it be: catastrophe or no? And if it’s catastrophe, how soon will that happen?

People on the left are ramping up the fear, and people on the right trying to minimize it, both for obvious tactical purposes of their own. But failure to raise the debt ceiling is uncharted...

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No one expects The Obamacare Sticker Shock

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Posted by    Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:49pm 10/7/2013 at 4:49pm

There are a lot of surprised people in California now that more Obamacare details are coming out:

In California, 1.9 million people buy plans on the open market, according to officials with Covered California, the state’s new health insurance exchange. And many...

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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:

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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).

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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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