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By: Mona Charen | Posted: November 20, 2014 3:55 AM
The Islamic State beheaded another American this week. The Obama administration's response revealed its stubborn determination to deny reality.
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: November 19, 2014 3:55 AM
After the 2012 campaign, liberal journalists swarmed around Republican Party chair Reince Priebus offering what was called an "autopsy" on every way Republicans failed, with a special emphasis on more outreach to minority voters. Democrats and their media enablers painted a picture of demographic doom for an aging white Republican base.
 
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By: Terry O'Sullivan | Posted: November 19, 2014 3:55 AM

Tuesday’s failure of the U.S. Senate to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline is a vote against all construction workers, a vote to keep good, middle-class jobs locked out of reach and a vote to continue to rely on nations that hate America for our energy.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 18, 2014 3:55 AM
Were the polls wrong? It's a question asked after every election. Sometimes, as in 1948, the answer seems as obvious as the answer to the question, "Why did Custer lose at Little Bighorn?" Sometimes the answer is less obvious, as it is this year.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 17, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It's not exactly the Ems Dispatch (the diplomatic cable Bismarck doctored to provoke the 1870 Franco-Prussian War). But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. This October 2013 video shows MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare, admitting that, in order to get it passed, the law was made deliberately obscure and deceptive. It constitutes the ultimate vindication of the charge that Obamacare was sold on a pack of lies.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 17, 2014 3:55 AM

Put your big-girl pants on and let's talk party leadership.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 15, 2014 3:55 AM
In July of 1941, after Japan occupied French Indochina, the Roosevelt administration froze Japan's assets in the United States.

Denied hard cash, Japan could not buy the U.S. oil upon which the empire depended for survival. Seeing the Dutch East Indies as her only other source, Japan prepared to invade.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 14, 2014 3:55 AM
If you're a political junkie -- or at least if you're a conservative political junkie -- you've probably seen the map. It's a map of the United States showing the congressional districts won by Republicans in red and those won by Democrats in blue.
 
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By: Mark Wilson | Posted: November 14, 2014 3:55 AM

Jobs matter. With voting results in, Florida voters made it clear they want to keep Florida moving in the right direction with a private-sector jobs agenda, and so do we.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 13, 2014 3:55 PM

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's coming request for Congress to "right-size and update" the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against terrorism will be constitutionally fastidious and will catalyze a debate that will illuminate Republican fissures. They, however, are signs of a healthy development -- the reappearance of foreign policy heterodoxy in Republican ranks.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: November 12, 2014 3:55 AM
Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted. An organization supposedly dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights regularly overlooks abuses by the world's worst actors (Cuba, North Korea, China, just to name three) while expending vast quantities of outrage at the efforts of one tiny democracy, Israel, to defend itself. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 12, 2014 3:55 AM

If you are unfamiliar with the EPA’s overreaching and likely-underachieving Clean Power Plan, you might want to bring it up on your radar -- and quickly. Public comments on this bureaucratic "answer" to climate change are due by Dec. 1.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: November 11, 2014 3:55 PM

There's no need to rehash the election of last week -- or The Great Leap Forward, as we call it on the First Coast. It was what it was.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: November 11, 2014 3:55 AM
Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead?

The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt for the Constitution of the United States.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 10, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world's oldest political party -- the primary architect of this nation's administrative state -- has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton's, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton?

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 10, 2014 3:55 AM

The bogus war on women of Election 2014 turned into a gusher of a win for GOP women.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 8, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn't win it. The Democrats lost it.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 7, 2014 7:15 PM

Put away the radar guns on climate change, folks. Issuewise, billionaire Tom Steyer's baby is going down for a long nap.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: November 7, 2014 3:55 AM
A prayer has been answered -- not for a massive Republican victory at the polls, though that, too. No, I'm thinking of the perennial prayer of losers: "Oh Lord, let my enemies go too far."
 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 6, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governance and constitutional equilibrium:

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 6, 2014 3:55 AM

 
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By: David Mica | Posted: November 6, 2014 3:55 AM

Across the country, Americans voted for energy. Candidates from both sides of the aisle took note and recognized America’s potential to be an energy superpower. It was no different in Florida.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: November 5, 2014 3:55 AM

Amendment 2, the ill-fated attempt to legalize “medical” marijuana, was soundly defeated on Tuesday. So why did Amendment 2 lose, especially when it started out at 88 percent voter support?

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: November 5, 2014 3:55 AM
On the Sunday before the election, CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer unloaded one of those pompously "progressive" end-of-show commentaries about how our democracy is being ruined by money. "The right to vote is our proudest possession, but the way it has become debased by money shames us all."
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 4, 2014 3:55 AM
Before the election results are in, and keeping in mind that there may be some unpleasant surprises for one party or the other -- or both -- it's possible to assess how the Democratic Party has fared under the leadership of President Obama. To summarize the verdict: not so well.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 3, 2014 3:55 AM

Those votes Adrian Wyllie is reeling in are mostly coming from one place. They're the backlash from the descending black cloud of Rick Scott-Charlie Crist negative advertising.

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

WASHINGTON -- Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies.

 
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By: Nancy Peek McGowan | Posted: November 1, 2014 3:55 PM

Tuesday's governor's election will determine Florida's economic vitality for the next four years. The stakes are so high. Voters must examine the candidates and compare their records when they served in the executive office of governor.

 
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