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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 1, 2014 3:55 AM

Amid the uproar of looming November elections, casino gambling policy in Florida has so gone off the boil. But you wouldn't know that by gambling opponent No Casinos (NC) -- still out there, still flogging its bogus Atlantic City scare story.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM
The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, Democrats were ready with an explanation that slid right into an existing groove of American thinking: The financial crisis was caused by Republicans going easy on their big banker friends.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: September 30, 2014 3:55 AM

Putting aside, for the moment, the incident in Ferguson, Mo., there is evidence that police work has changed dramatically and not always for the better.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: September 29, 2014 3:55 AM
By now, everyone knows that there's a revolving door between Democratic politics and the "objective" news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On Sept. 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his "invaluable voice for the network" after his five years inside the Obama administration.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 28, 2014 2:46 AM

Picking on the Tampa Bay Times has always come easy to me.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 27, 2014 3:55 AM
"Once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM

NASA and other space enthusiasts probably were all over India's satellite Mangalyaan on Wednesday when it successfully orbited Mars -- making India the fourth nation to get there, but the first to do it on the first try.

 
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By: Drew J. Breakspear | Posted: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM

Just this past Labor Day weekend, I was sitting in my home and enjoying the holiday when I received a voicemail from a toll-free phone number. Upon listening to the recording, the caller introduced himself as a collector from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 26, 2014 3:55 AM
Last week, the voters of Scotland, in a heavy turnout and from age 16 up, decided not to disunite what has been arguably one of the most successful and beneficial nations over the last 307 years, the necessarily clunkily named United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: September 25, 2014 3:55 PM

WASHINGTON -- Without prior knowledge or intent, I recently was inducted into a club I had no interest in joining, especially in light of the $200 initiation fee.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: September 24, 2014 3:55 PM
Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.
 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: September 24, 2014 3:55 AM

I watched today as the Florida State University board of trustees took testimony from interested faculty and students on who should be selected as the next president of the university.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 24, 2014 3:55 AM

The list and analysis of The Ten Worst States for Business released this week should come as good news for Gov. Rick Scott, because it tells a lot about what Florida and the governor are doing right.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 23, 2014 3:55 AM
As the 2016 race starts to take shape, there’s a bit of a reverse dynamic from the usual presidential election. 
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 23, 2014 3:55 AM
What should we do about immigration policy? It's a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by British-born, California-based historian Gregory Clark, unhelpfully titled, "The American Dream Is an Illusion."
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 22, 2014 3:55 AM

If Charlotte's Web is going to be ready to go Jan. 1, the administrative judge in what now has become three lawsuits against the Florida Department of Health should consider employing a tactic judges use in commercial cases to de-clutter the court system:

 
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By: David Boaz | Posted: September 22, 2014 3:55 AM

As an eighth-generation Scottish-American, I’m disappointed that my ancestral homeland has chosen not to be a nation once again. But that’s the decision of today’s Scots, and no doubt they have a better sense of what’s best for Scotland than I do.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: September 22, 2014 3:55 AM

 

WASHINGTON -- The pursuit of perfection is usually foredoomed, but the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, which has a latitudinarian understanding of ethical behavior, has a perfectly awful idea. It is urging the City Council to consider ways of paying -- starchier ethicists might call it bribing -- people to vote.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: September 20, 2014 3:55 AM
"Congress must now vote to support the first steps of what will be a long march toward victory," said Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 19, 2014 3:55 AM

Jeff Henderson was so right Monday when he said the Debbie Wasserman Schultz reign is mainly on the wane. But I don't think even he knew just how far and fast the Democratic National Committee chairwoman has fallen.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 19, 2014 3:55 AM
Which of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 18, 2014 3:55 AM
When it comes to who killed the most successful scholarship program in Florida's history, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist ought to holster their weapons and wave a white flag.
 
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By: Marco Rubio | Posted: September 18, 2014 3:55 AM
In his capacity as a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., presented this address Wednesday to the John Hay Initiative at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.: 
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: September 18, 2014 3:55 AM
The late Lloyd Bentsen is sorely needed when President Barack Obama tries to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. Mr. President, you're no Ronald Reagan.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 17, 2014 3:55 AM

In August 2011 Gov. Rick Scott first made it plain he likes toll lanes on major highways and wants more of them. They speed up traffic, he said. In October 2011, PolitiFact Florida checked out his assessment, rated it "mostly true."

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: September 17, 2014 3:55 AM
"Oh, it's a shame when you have a wan, diffident, professorial president with no foreign policy other than 'don't do stupid things.'" So griped President Obama to a select (and loose-lipped) group of dinner guests the other night.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: September 16, 2014 3:55 AM

Iraq, immigration, inversion. On all three of the issues referred to, President Obama finds himself forced by events to do something he dislikes -- and he's in trouble with much of his Democratic Party base for doing so.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: September 16, 2014 3:55 AM

The argument over funding of the public schools in Florida drones on, generating far more heat than light.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: September 15, 2014 3:55 AM
NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that "(Obama's) on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy."
 
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By: Joseph Hellweg | Posted: September 15, 2014 3:55 AM

No one’s perfect, least of all university professors -- at least I speak for myself. We do our best daily to encourage students to speak their minds, write and create well, and think critically. When we fail, we try again. Independent thought, evaluation of evidence, and open discussion are the core of our profession.

 
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