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By: Nicolás Gutierrez | Posted: August 12, 2014 3:55 AM

If you have paid attention to the news lately, you have no doubt seen the tensions, civil war and terrorist attacks facing many countries around the world. What many of these countries have in common is a major influence on the production or transportation of oil and natural gas, which is essential to all developed nations.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: August 12, 2014 3:55 AM
New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, like so many others who call themselves "progressive," is gung-ho to solve social problems. In fact, he is currently on a crusade to solve an educational problem that doesn't exist, even though there are plenty of other educational problems that definitely do exist.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: August 11, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Although the Ebola virus might remain mostly confined to West Africa, it has infected the Western imagination. This eruption of uncontrolled nature into what developed nations consider serene modernity is more disturbing to the emotional serenity of multitudes than it is threatening to their physical health.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: August 9, 2014 3:55 AM
The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel. U.N. spokesmen routinely issue statements, accusations and denials about everyone's conduct, including their own (most recently they had to account for why they returned rockets, discovered in a U.N. school, to Hamas). Israel was denounced worldwide for an "attack" on a U.N. school said to be housing 3,000 civilians, but it was actually an attack on particular terrorists on the adjoining street.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 8, 2014 3:55 AM
The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the tea party movement has lost one race after another. That's a defensible conclusion but also an oversimplification.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: August 7, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- At about 5:15 p.m. on June 17, 1971, in the Oval Office, the president ordered a crime: "I want it implemented on a thievery basis. Goddamn it, get in and get those files. Blow the safe and get it."

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 7, 2014 3:55 AM

If only Charlie Crist knew more about water. Just once I'd like to hear him throw away the campaign talking points and show me he understands Everglades restoration strategies. I think I'd feel better about him.

 
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By: Robert W. McKnight | Posted: August 6, 2014 5:00 AM

As a 35-year-old first-term senator in Florida, that message had a chilling effect on me. It was conveyed by a telephone call from Marvin Rosen, a longtime friend and supporter of the Kennedy family.

 
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By: U.S. Reps. David Jolly and Patrick E. Murphy | Posted: August 6, 2014 3:55 AM

Whenever we’re home in Florida, our constituents always ask us about the country’s finances. The American people instinctively know that running mindless deficits and carrying an unsustainable debt load hurts our country and their families.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: August 6, 2014 3:55 AM
Earlier this year, former New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote a trash-talking article in New York Magazine begging conservatives to dig back into the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. Hillary Clinton is preparing to run for president again, and he thinks it will help. Rich delighted in "how inexorably the Clintons will seduce the GOP into another orgy of self-destruction" by focusing on Whitewater or Bill Clinton's sexual harassments, making Hillary look again like "a victim of drive-by character assassination."
 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: August 5, 2014 1:00 PM

Well, looky, looky-lou!

Just like I pointed out previously, I don’t have to seek out information, information finds its way to my inbox on its own, or at least with the help of others! It seems as though someone was busy at 1:30 on the morning of July 30. 

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: August 5, 2014 11:30 AM

Both of the leading candidates for governor are hammering away at each other over education funding.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: August 5, 2014 3:55 AM
"Meet the Press" featured a segment this week that illustrates the planted liberal axioms that dominate our political culture. The topic was Congress's failure to "get anything done" this term. Political director Chuck Todd set the stage:
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: August 4, 2014 3:55 AM
Bipartisanship is dead. That's the conventional wisdom, and there's a lot of evidence to support it.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: August 2, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis -- left, right and center -- of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that's only half the story. More significant is the consternation of America's Arab partners, starting with the president of the Palestinian Authority. Mahmoud Abbas was stunned that Kerry would fly off to Paris to negotiate with Hamas allies Qatar and Turkey in talks that excluded the PA and Egypt.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: July 31, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- With metronomic regularity, there is a choreographed minuet of carnage. Israel is attacked. Israel defends itself. Perfunctory affirmations of Israel's right of self-defense are quickly followed by accusations that Israel's military measures are disproportionate. Then come demands for a cease-fire, and the attackers replenish their arsenals.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 30, 2014 3:55 AM
With the party united, the odds are now at least even that the GOP will not only hold the House but also capture the Senate in November.

But before traditional conservatives cheer that prospect, they might take a closer look at the foreign policy that a Republican Senate would seek to impose upon the nation.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 30, 2014 3:55 AM

Until somebody shows me how 537 Consulting LLC is different from Victory Strategies, I've blown my last raspberry at Jim Greer.

 
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By: Robert W. McKnight | Posted: July 30, 2014 3:55 AM

In Florida, historians generally agree that the 1960 Census -- and the subsequent legislatively proposed reapportionment plans crafted during the decade -- paved the way for the most significant governance change in state history. 

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: July 29, 2014 3:55 AM
In the last several weeks, I've heard people confidently declare that the 70 percent of Jewish-Americans who voted for Obama are finally sorry. I'm skeptical, but even if they are, they're probably telling themselves that Hillary Clinton would be a better friend to the Jewish state than the current president.
 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 28, 2014 12:45 PM

Last week, Nancy Smith of Sunshine State News wrote a piece regarding an IRS complaint filed by an individual against Annette Taddeo, running mate of Charlie Crist; Juan Cuba, executive director of the Miami-Dade DEC; and 537 Consulting LLC, a company formed by Juan Cuba and Rachel Johnson, designed to pay Miami-Dade DEC workers, including Juan Cuba, as independent contractors.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: July 28, 2014 3:55 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- "Are you kidding?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children's brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: July 26, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it's for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 26, 2014 3:55 AM

Any publicity is good publicity in this business, that's always been my theory. So I thank Peter Schorsch, St. Peter himself, for the attention he quickly gave Sunshine State News after my news story on Annette Taddeo and the IRS appeared Friday on our Home page.

 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 25, 2014 1:30 PM

Apparently, if you speak out about things in the Florida Democratic Party, you have to be working for Rick Scott, or some other Republican group.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: July 25, 2014 3:55 AM
Anyone who thinks the cultural left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn't reading USA Today. On the top of their Sports front page on July 22, the paper reported on activists taking a stand against "redface," championing a group called Eradicating Offensive Indian Mascotry. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 24, 2014 3:55 AM

The plight of Atlantic City makes gleeful reading for those who oppose gambling in Florida. 

 
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By: George Will | Posted: July 24, 2014 3:55 AM

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don't-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. His agenda, however, was to change his party's national brand.

 
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