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November 19, 2015 - 7:00am
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some financial institutions may be considered "too big to fail," but contemporary Western society may be too frivolous to survive. The Romans had bread and circuses to keep the masses passive and unthinking. We have electronic gadgets, drugs and pornography. Like the Roman Empire, we too may decline and fall. What happened in Paris may be just the beginning.
November 18, 2015 - 7:00am
After seven years of media adoration, President Obama was stunned and prickly. At a press conference in Antalya, Turkey, American reporters kept asking him why he was declaring his anti-ISIS strategy was working, when clearly it isn't. NBC's Chuck Todd found Obama "extremely defensive and almost not yet realizing that many of the reporters in that room, they're channeling the public in this case."
November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
The blood of the‭ ‬129‭ ‬victims in the Paris attack is on‭ ‬President Barack Obama’s hands and is a direct result of his failed policies in Iraq.
November 17, 2015 - 7:00am
There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack.
November 16, 2015 - 2:30pm
When Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard voted two years ago not to fund a DNA study of the pollutants in the St. Lucie River by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Brian Lapointe, we were somewhat surprised at her dissent … but our most environmentally concerned citizens trusted her.
November 16, 2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Yale's president, Peter Salovey, dealt with the Crisis of the Distressing Email about Hypothetical Halloween Costumes about as you would expect from someone who has risen to eminence in today's academia. He seems to be the kind of adult who has helped produce the kind of students who are such delicate snowflakes that they melt at the mere mention of even a potential abrasion of their sensibilities.
November 15, 2015 - 4:00am
Friday's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris dramatically changed the tenor of the Sunshine Summit finale in Orlando Saturday and shifted a large part of the focus of CBS' Democratic presidential debate later that night. 
November 14, 2015 - 7:00am
DES MOINES, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room.
November 13, 2015 - 11:00pm
Maybe, finally, this will be the year conservative standard-bearers grow a backbone and campaign for repeal of the renewable fuel standard -- that is, prefer their principles to corn-based votes.
November 13, 2015 - 7:00am
Tuesday night's Fox Business/Wall Street Journal debate in Milwaukee provided clues as to why Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have been climbing, not by wide margins but perceptibly, into the top-polling positions of the candidates behind the two poll leaders, Donald Trump and Ben Carson.
November 13, 2015 - 1:45am
I'm catching an earful about St. Lucie estuary pollution from some of the folks I used to know during the years I lived on the Treasure Coast. I'm pretty sure they're ready to tar and feather me.
November 12, 2015 - 7:00am
After the CNBC debate, Republicans were outraged at the vicious personal attacks not even disguised as questions from the moderators. Defenders of CNBC suggested the Republicans were just whining. President Obama joked that if GOP candidates can't handle TV moderators, they could never handle Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. 
November 11, 2015 - 6:15pm
Mea culpa. I'm now fairly sure I was wrong about Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I said in past columns she was losing her power. Nope.
November 12, 2015 - 7:00am
Jim Gilmore
With 2016 around the corner, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) will be hosting the Sunshine Summit in Orlando from Nov. 12-Nov. 14 and the stakes will be high. The presidential hopefuls will take most of the spotlight but there’s another important race already taking shape as Rubio has said he will not run for a second Senate term. Florida Republicans Ron DeSantis, David Jolly, Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Todd Wilcox are already off and running and they will be at the Sunshine Summit trying to win support for their Senate bids.
November 10, 2015 - 11:30pm
Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and Marco Rubio
Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal hosted the fourth round of Republican presidential debates Tuesday night in Milwaukee and the stakes were high. This was supposed to have been a homecoming for Scott Walker but the Wisconsin governor has already bowed out of the race. Two candidates who had been in included in the main event debates -- Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee -- were dropped to the undercard while two other Republican hopefuls -- Lindsey Graham and George Pataki -- didn’t even make it for a repeat performance to the junior varsity event. 

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