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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 9, 2015 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 9, 2015 2:00 AM

For four years Charlie Crist gave me a reason to get up in the morning. I've been so down since he left my computer screen. Then, just when I thought that 6 a.m. bounce to the bathroom sink was over -- eureka! -- along comes Annette Taddeo.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: April 8, 2015 9:50 AM

Once again Quinnipiac University is polling on medical marijuana and once again they’re misleading everyone on their polling results.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 8, 2015 7:00 AM
"Pat, sometimes it seems like our friends want me to go over the cliff with flags flying," President Reagan once told me.
 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: April 7, 2015 7:00 AM
By abandoning virtually all its demands for serious restrictions on Iran's nuclear bomb program, the Obama administration has apparently achieved the semblance of a preliminary introduction to the beginning of a tentative framework for a possible hope of an eventual agreement with Iran.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 6, 2015 7:00 AM
For a variety of reasons, I gave up alcohol Jan. 4.

I have your attention, don't I?

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 6, 2015 4:00 AM

For a Democrat so shunned by party leadership she's virtually been thrown in a trash can and shredded with the office secrets, Leslie Wimes has the darndest collection of highly placed, in-the-know FDP sources.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: April 4, 2015 7:00 AM
Comedy Central hosted another one of its vicious and disgusting celebrity "roasts" on March 30, with Justin Bieber as the target. During the "pre-show" before the roast, unfunny comedian Jeff Ross arrived wearing a pope costume and accompanied by sexy "nuns" in black habits and fishnet stockings.
Red-carpet host Sarah Tiana introduced him as the "popemaster general" and gushed,"You look amazing. You're going to be hilarious." Ross replied, "Bless you, Sarah. Congratulations on all of your abortions."
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 4, 2015 12:01 AM

Buy the land, don't buy the land -- it's all pretend, all a big show and all for naught.

 
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By: Ed Dean | Posted: April 3, 2015 2:44 PM

Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.

 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: April 3, 2015 10:00 AM

What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 3, 2015 7:00 AM
A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 3, 2015 12:01 AM

What rang my bell earlier this week was Rep. Jennifer Sullivan's description of HB 633, a busybody bill that would make women wait 24 hours before having an abortion. She called it -- wait for this -- a plan that would "empower" women.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: April 2, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives. So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: April 1, 2015 7:00 AM
An op-ed piece titled "Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts" appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: March 31, 2015 7:00 AM
There are still nearly two years left in Barack Obama's presidency, but historians looking back on his record in foreign policy will surely identify one costly error: his refusal to follow through on the implied threat in stating that the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons would be a "red line."
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 30, 2015 7:00 PM

Florida legislators have a choice on a key piece of legislation this year: Do something that makes sense or do something supported by the left.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 30, 2015 7:00 AM

The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airliner by the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: March 28, 2015 7:00 AM
Maybe I'm too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of "Death to America," I take it personally.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 28, 2015 12:01 AM

 
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By: Ed Dean | Posted: March 27, 2015 6:00 PM
Welcome to "The Dean's List" -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: March 27, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it's time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.

 
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Posted: March 26, 2015 10:13 AM

The newspapers are awash every day with stories about the Florida Department of Corrections and the systemic problems  a longstanding culture has created.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: March 26, 2015 7:00 AM
It's as if they were waiting, breathlessly. The moment Ted Cruz announced his presidential campaign, the national media proclaimed their horror. He was "brash," a "hardliner," an "uncompromising conservative," they warned. ABC anchor David Muir announced his agenda was the usual No list: "Promising no abortion, no gay marriage, no gun control, no IRS."
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 25, 2015 7:00 AM
Though "Bibi" Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: March 24, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. How can a profusion of puppies be worrisome? A report from the Raymond James financial services firm concerning trends in the housing market explains: Increasing numbers of women "are adopting dogs for security and/or companionship," partly because of "the great education divide."

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 23, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish it to be.

 
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