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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 19, 2014 3:55 AM
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. 

In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit.
 
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By: Marco Rubio | Posted: December 17, 2014 1:30 PM

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities: Both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume and both are mentioned as presidential material. But the media's read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM

Anitere Flores is willing to test her clout in the Florida Senate to fight a leadership decision to delay indefinitely the remaining $3.5 million in payments owed to the victim of one of the state's most horrific DCF-related abuse cases.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM
In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election -- not very much, I concluded -- and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 15, 2014 3:55 AM

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
-- Mr. Micawber in "David Copperfield"

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: December 13, 2014 3:55 AM
President Barack Obama has launched a new initiative to get American schools to teach computer science. Appearing at a Newark, New Jersey, middle school, the president suggested that students, especially girls and minorities, should learn "not just how to use a smartphone but to create the apps for a smartphone."
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 12, 2014 3:55 AM

During the campaign Gov. Rick Scott's aghast opponents made a mountain of the "record $77 billion budget" he signed this year. What they didn't mention was how much he and the Legislature saved Florida taxpayers.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 12, 2014 3:55 AM
Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber burbled a recantation of his beliefs about how that triumph of liberalism had been achieved. 
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 11, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It is probably too soon to declare a feminist reformation, but a few signs here and there give one hope.

Hold it, sirs, don't stop reading yet. I realize that seeing the F-word in the first paragraph is like discovering that your bride is wearing pantyhose, but bear with me.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 10, 2014 3:55 AM
No parent wants to consider the travesty that when he sends his 18-year-old daughter to college, she could be vulnerable to sexual assault. But in the increasingly punitive atmosphere surrounding sexual-assault allegations, he should also fear sending his 18-year-old son to campus, where he may be falsely accused of rape.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 10, 2014 3:55 AM
 
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By: Kenneth Orski | Posted: December 10, 2014 3:55 AM

Has the time come to reconsider the way we pay for transportation? Should the Highway Trust Fund and its fuel tax revenue continue as the main source of funding for the federal transportation program?

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: December 9, 2014 10:30 AM

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is a relatively young state agency, having been carved out of the old Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services back in 1997.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: December 9, 2014 3:55 AM
Rush Limbaugh is a savvy guy who thinks Republican leaders are wrong to shun the idea of another government shutdown. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," he argued that the only important poll is the one held on Election Day. "(The GOP) won a landslide election 10 months after that so-called shutdown. ... The essence of a poll is an election, and I've got two of them. And we would have won in 2012 if 4 million Republicans hadn't stayed home."
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: December 9, 2014 3:55 AM

Law enforcement has been taking a beating, and it is getting worse. Police in New York City are being warned that a group of black militants is planning to murder police officers on duty.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 8, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. -- advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank -- have at last noticed something obvious: Big government, which has become gargantuan in response to progressives' promptings, serves the strong. It is responsive to factions sufficiently sophisticated and moneyed to understand and manipulate its complexity.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 8, 2014 3:55 AM

Could there be a bigger political pariah in corporate Florida than Duke Energy?

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 6, 2014 3:55 AM
We have found the new normal in America.

If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: December 5, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Old habits die hard. The media are so enamored of the continuing (and largely contrived) story about the great Republican civil war that they fail to appreciate that the real internecine fight is being waged on the other side of the aisle..

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 4, 2014 3:55 AM

What does Leslie Dougher have to do to keep her job? Somebody please tell me, I really want to know.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 4, 2014 3:55 AM
It's an obvious rule: Never pick on a president's family. 

Elizabeth Lauten, the formerly unknown "communications director" for two-term GOP congressman Stephen Fincher resigned after a national-media feeding frenzy over some stupid words about the president's daughters on her personal Facebook page.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 4, 2014 3:55 AM

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 3, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In 2010, Plymouth, Conn., was awarded $430,000 for widening sidewalks and related matters near two schools. This money was a portion of the $612 million Congress authorized for five years of the federal Safe Routes to School program intended to fight childhood obesity by encouraging children to burn calories by walking or biking to school. Really.

 
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By: Jacob Engels | Posted: December 3, 2014 3:55 AM

Super-lawyer John Morgan is not about to give up on medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, despite the defeat on Election Day last month -- and based on what we know, that's a bad thing for those like me who support some kind of workable drug law reform that would make marijuana available to Floridians suffering or in pain.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 2, 2014 3:55 AM
In July of 1967, after race riots gutted Newark and Detroit, requiring troops to put them down, LBJ appointed a commission to investigate what happened, and why. 
 
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By: Roger Stone | Posted: December 2, 2014 3:55 AM

Karma -- the idea that what comes around goes around -- can sometimes come back to bite you in the derriere.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 1, 2014 3:55 AM

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

     -- Newton's Third Law of Motion 

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 1, 2014 3:55 AM
Watching Florida's partisan redistricting tug of war, no wonder it's so hard to get young people interested in their government. All they see is politics -- and they don't find much there to like or admire.
 
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