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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 30, 2014 3:55 AM
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By: Lori Holland | Posted: October 30, 2014 3:55 AM

I was saddened by the news last week that a young Lakeland student died from apparent bacterial meningitis. This story breaks my heart because I know this tragedy could have happened to my family.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 29, 2014 3:50 PM

It seems that the Amendment 2 campaign for so-called medical marijuana is self-imploding.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: October 29, 2014 3:55 AM
Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. Once this arrogant notion reigns, it's tough for liberals to acknowledge when one of their own says something so remarkably untrue and stupid that it makes you wonder just how ignorant is the liberal really.
 
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By: Julio Fuentes | Posted: October 29, 2014 3:55 AM

The problems that will affect Florida’s citizens and small businesses have taken a back seat to mudslinging in the gubernatorial race, and important issues, such as greenhouse gas emission regulations, are falling through the cracks.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 28, 2014 3:55 AM
On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater.

There were no visual diversions, and the production values by today's standards were primitive. Few if any viewers realized it, but they were watching a future president of the United States.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: October 28, 2014 3:55 AM

There's unrest in the left-wing world of South Florida. Some are so dissatisfied that they want to break away and form their own state.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 27, 2014 12:00 PM

John Morgan is the ubiquitous trial attorney who has his name plastered on everything from buses to billboards all around the state.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 27, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The early morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens' homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 25, 2014 3:55 AM
When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. 

Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 24, 2014 3:55 AM

Why wait for Congress when you've got executive privilege? I guess that's the idea.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: October 24, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times last Saturday.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 23, 2014 3:55 AM

Who knows what Charlie Crist will owe California billionaire Tom Steyer if he regains the Florida governor's seat in November.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 23, 2014 3:55 AM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took to the stump for Gov. Rick Scott and lashed out at Scott's opponent, former Gov. Charlie Crist, saying, “I’ve never met someone in politics that I disrespect more than Charlie Crist."

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM
Knowing the way our political press works, it's easy to predict that Barack Obama's presidency is just about over. Journalists will soon treat him as the lamest of lame ducks, and suggest nothing consequential will happen in the last two years of his presidency. Instead, they'll obsess over who will come next. 
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts -- the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.

Ballot initiatives aimed at protecting bears and wolves from hounding, trapping and other inhumane hunting practices are up for a vote in two states -- Maine and Michigan.

 
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By: John Stemberger | Posted: October 22, 2014 3:55 AM

This pa st year has been a real learning curve on the whole topic of medical marijuana.Thanks to a good friend of mine, who is a respected physician, I learned there really are some valid and legitimate medical uses for marijuana.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM
The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."

Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking -- or lack of thinking -- the answer is to have the government set an interest rate ceiling at a level that will be acceptable to third parties like the New York Times.
 
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By: Patricia Levesque | Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM

There has been much said recently about an overabundance of testing in schools, and I understand that it can be difficult to decide how this impacts your child's education.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 21, 2014 3:55 AM

When the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative first made it to the 2014 ballot, I would've bet my last dollar that by now it would be about as popular as earthquake insurance. But, boy, would I have lost that bet.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: October 20, 2014 3:55 AM
Growing up in Washington in the 1930s and '40s, our home was, several times, put under quarantine. A poster would be tacked on the door indicating the presence within of a contagious disease -- measles, mumps, chickenpox, scarlet fever.

None of us believed we were victims of some sort of invidious discrimination against large Catholic families. It was a given that public health authorities were trying to contain the spread of a disease threatening the health of children.
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: October 18, 2014 3:55 AM
While the cultural commissars keep throwing praise and awards at raunchy shows on trendy Internet streaming channels, CBS has a series of highly-rated traditional police or military shows that get no attention or respect. "NCIS" keeps spinning off shows -- this year in New Orleans -- and "Blue Bloods" is a consistent Top 20 performer despite airing on Friday night. You won't see its star Tom Selleck at Emmy awards time. 
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 17, 2014 3:55 AM
It's looking like a tough offyear election for Democrats, with their Senate majority at serious risk and their chances of gaining House seats down toward zero.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 17, 2014 3:55 AM

Charlie Crist didn't have to answer a single question to win the gubernatorial debate Wednesday night. All he had to do is break the rules and take advantage.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 17, 2014 3:55 AM

With only a couple of weeks left in this campaign season, Amendment 2 continues a precipitous slide to what looks like a resounding defeat.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 16, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to broadcasters who use the word "Redskins" when reporting on the Washington Redskins.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 15, 2014 10:00 AM

(This column has been updated to include the comments of Florida Press Association and Intersect Media Solutions President and CEO Dean Ridings.)

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 15, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial.

And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain. One ill-chosen word -- or, worse, failure to answer a reporter's question -- and the candidate is suddenly redrawn into a caricature he doesn't recognize.

 
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