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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 24, 2014 3:55 AM
With the Islamic warriors of ISIS having captured all the border posts between Iraq, Syria and Jordan, we may be witnessing the end of Sykes-Picot.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: June 24, 2014 3:55 AM

One of the joys of living in Florida is the diversity. We have every kind of exotic and invasive species imaginable, from the Burmese python to the liberal retiree.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 23, 2014 3:55 AM

Suddenly The Florida Squeeze, progressive blog site since its inception, is an enemy of the party.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: June 23, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- What philosopher Harvey Mansfield calls "taming the prince" -- making executive power compatible with democracy's abhorrence of arbitrary power -- has been a perennial problem of modern politics. It is now more urgent in America than at any time since the founders, having rebelled against George III's unfettered exercise of "royal prerogative," stipulated that presidents "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

 
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By: Bob Dinneen | Posted: June 21, 2014 3:55 AM

Nicolás Gutierrez’s call for an environmentally-friendly solution to America’s reliance on foreign oil is easily answered by the very policy he rails against (“EPA Must Reform Bad Renewable Fuel Standard,” June 16).

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: June 21, 2014 3:55 AM
A few questions for President Barack Obama.

At your press conference, you said, "It is in our national security interest not to see an all-out civil war in Iraq." If that is the case, why did you withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011? Were you motivated by something other than U.S. national interests?
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: June 20, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: June 19, 2014 3:55 AM
Ronan Farrow, considered the "boy wonder" of cable hosts by MSNBC executives, interviewed his colleague Chris Matthews on June 11 over the stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 18, 2014 3:55 AM
As the Islamic warriors of ISIS rolled down the road from Mosul, John McCain was an echo of French Premier Paul Reynaud, when word reached Paris that Rommel had broken through in the Ardennes:

"We are now facing an existential threat to the security of the United States of America," said McCain.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 17, 2014 3:55 AM

A small but mighty human force in the Everglades is doing more for Florida with skilled hands and good will than all the misguided billionaires with their causes and cash poking into Florida's election business.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 17, 2014 3:55 AM
Polls show that most Americans wanted the United States to withdraw from Iraq. Barack Obama did indeed withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq, not troubling to negotiate a readily negotiable status of forces agreement that would have left a contingent of American soldiers there.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 16, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- About that stunning defeat.

Conventional Wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's trouncing by an academic, tea-sipping nobody marks the end of the GOP establishment.

 
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By: Nicolás Gutierrez | Posted: June 16, 2014 3:55 AM

Even for those who use public transportation or the relative few who use electric vehicles, gasoline affects everything we do – from the price of food to the cost of goods that we purchase for our homes or businesses.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 16, 2014 3:55 AM

When you're the eighth richest man on the planet, promoting casinos out of one side of your mouth and opposing drugs out of the other is neither irony nor hypocrisy -- it's eccentricity.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: June 14, 2014 3:55 AM
Not since a 42-to-1 underdog named Buster Douglas knocked out undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 1990 has there been an upset like economics professor Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary in Virginia.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 13, 2014 3:55 AM

The governor putting his signature on a bill Thursday that changes how the state references the Korean and Vietnam wars completed a stroke of symbolic poetry -- not just for me, but for all Floridians who lost family and friends or fought in either of those wars. 

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 13, 2014 3:55 AM

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

If Thomas Jefferson's benign reflection on Shays' Rebellion, that uprising of farmers in 1786 and 1787, is not the first thought that comes to mind today for his fellow Virginian Eric Cantor, surely it is understandable.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: June 12, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The morning after, at breakfast at the Republicans' Capitol Hill Club, Virginia Rep. Robert Goodlatte was, as befits one of Washington's grown-ups, measured in his reaction to what 36,120 Virginia voters did the day before. It would, he says, be wise "to take a step back and a deep breath until we find out how everyone" -- meaning, especially, House Republicans -- "reacts to this." By "this" he indicates, with a wave of a hand, the one-word headline on Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Congress: "Stunner."

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: June 12, 2014 3:55 AM

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) announced Tuesday the launch of their Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot Coalition, which is about educating the public on the dire impact if Amendment 2 is approved allowing medical marijuana.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 11, 2014 3:55 AM

Don't think what happened to Eric Cantor and the GOP machine Tuesday in Virginia couldn't happen to Charlie Crist and the Democratic Party power players in Florida.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 11, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: June 10, 2014 3:55 AM

The end of the world may be nigh: Uber-liberal politician Sandy D'Alemberte and I agree on something. It is that state Sen. John Thrasher would be a great president for Florida State University.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: June 10, 2014 3:55 AM
For 10 days, Americans have argued over the wisdom of trading five Taliban senior commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

President Obama handed the Taliban a victory, critics contend, and imperiled U.S. troops in Afghanistan when the five return to the battlefield. Moreover, he has inspired the Haqqani network and other Islamists to capture more Americans to trade.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 9, 2014 3:55 AM
President Obama evidently was caught by surprise by the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

So, apparently, was VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who evidently took at face value the corrupt VA statistics -- and who, after a distinguished military career, resigned last week.
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: June 7, 2014 3:55 AM
Though President Barack Obama's first term was characterized by anemic economic growth, decreasing household income, prolonged joblessness, an unpopular health law, foreign policy blunders and bitter partisanship, the electorate seemed stubbornly unwilling to lay any of it at his feet. As late as July 2013, 35 percent of Americans assigned George W. Bush a "high degree" of blame for the economy versus only 19 percent who named Obama alone. 
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: June 6, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- What is it with Susan Rice and the Sunday morning talk shows? This time she said Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had served in Afghanistan "with honor and distinction" -- the biggest whopper since she insisted the Benghazi attack was caused by a video.

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

Look closely at the pretty words in Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. I think you'll find what I did -- the polar opposite of conservative values and common sense.

 
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By: Allison DeFoor | Posted: June 5, 2014 1:53 PM

I am not a liberal; just a Florida Cracker. That is why I am voting for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.

 
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