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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 8, 2014 3:55 AM
In assessing the motives and actions of Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton compared them to Adolf Hitler's. Almost always a mistake.

After 12 years in power, Hitler was dead, having slaughtered millions and conquered Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:00 PM

The group of mostly young people who occupied the Capitol for 31 days and 30 nights, from July 16 to Aug. 15, were well-behaved and respectful of public property.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come.

He takes Crimea, and President Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.

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

If anyone finds the Florida Supreme Court's spine lying around, please give me a call. I'm too busy myself looking for the justices' sense of decency.

 
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By: Seth Hyman | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:55 AM

Are you a father, Mr. Sabet? I suspect not, because if you had a child like my little girl Becca, you would understand the gut-wrenching suffering she experiences every day. It is the most painful experience a parent can endure -- and it's why I'm fighting for medical marijuana reform in Florida.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 6, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.

Today there is reason to hope that other trends collecting on our far-left coast (geographically speaking) might infect the nation, especially in matters of governance and fiscal responsibility.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: March 5, 2014 3:55 AM
After Russia invaded Ukraine, demonstrating how Vladimir Putin has zero fear of President Barack Obama, Fox News anchor Bret Baier reran a snippet from the third presidential debate in 2012, showing who felt Russia was a geopolitical threat, and who thought that sounded silly.
 
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By: Gov. Rick Scott | Posted: March 4, 2014 10:30 AM

Your editorial "Flooding Capitol Hill" (Feb. 26) addresses the important issue of flood insurance, the National Flood Insurance Program and the current reform legislation in Congress.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM
With Vladimir Putin's dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. 

Barack Obama should tune them out, and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow.
 
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By: Reps. Katie Edwards and Holly Raschein | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM

With all the recent stories about new projects and bridges to move more water into Everglades National Park, we should all feel good about the fruits of our collective resolve to protect and restore the environment.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM

Anything can happen in politics but is it possible that conservatives in Florida will help depose a conservative governor?

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 3, 2014 3:55 AM

Who is more disingenuous about gubernatorial travel, Charlie Crist or Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times?

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 3, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color -- "My Brother's Keeper" -- is cause for cheer.

It isn't that we haven't known for some time that minority boys are in trouble. Poor school performance, truancy, delinquency and, ultimately, high incarceration rates cannot be separated from the absence of fathers in many homes. Out-of-wedlock births are now at 72 percent in the African-American community and 53 percent among Latinos, compared to 29 percent among non-Hispanic whites.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: March 1, 2014 3:55 AM
What motivates people to demonstrate in central squares, day after day and week after week, against repressive regimes at the risk of life and limb? It's a question raised most recently by events in Ukraine and Venezuela. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 28, 2014 3:55 AM

Today is Sunshine State News' fourth birthday. A blink in history, granted. But in Tallahassee, in this cliquish, who-you-know town of rumors and bluster, conflict and contradictions -- and occasionally something truly extraordinary ... well, four years really is something.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: February 28, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger once pointed out that since Peter the Great, Russia had been expanding at the rate of one Belgium per year. All undone, of course, by the collapse of the Soviet Union, which Russian President Vladimir Putin called "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century."

 
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By: John Doble | Posted: February 28, 2014 3:55 AM

Businesses here in Tampa, across Florida and around the country are coming together to send a clear message to lawmakers -- end the petty partisanship that has dominated Congress for years and put in place reforms to help the American people.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: February 27, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The many jaundiced assessments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its enactment were understandable, given that the sluggish recovery, now drowsing through the second half of its fifth year, is historically anemic. Still, bleak judgments about the stimulus spending miss the main point of it, which was to funnel a substantial share of its money to unionized, dues-paying, Democratic-voting government employees. Hence the stimulus succeeded. So there.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 27, 2014 3:55 AM

Was it only 12 months ago Florida was banning bongs? My, what a difference a year makes.

 
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By: Rep. Dave Kerner | Posted: February 26, 2014 3:55 AM

Florida has a unique opportunity to lead the way in cannabis research at our land-grant university, the University of Florida.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 26, 2014 3:55 AM
"Religious Right Cheers a Bill Allowing Refusal to Serve Gays."

Thus did the New York Times' headline, leaving no doubt as to who the black hats are, describe the proposed Arizona law to permit businesses, on religious grounds, to deny service to same-sex couples.
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: February 25, 2014 3:55 AM
Though you wouldn't necessarily know it based on news coverage, the United States in the reign of President Barack Obama is enduring the most prolonged period of slow growth and high unemployment since World War II. The president asserts that he saved us from another Great Depression, which, like his claim that the stimulus would "create or save" millions of jobs, is about as provable as the number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin.
 
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By: Dan Adkins | Posted: February 25, 2014 3:55 AM

It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 24, 2014 3:55 AM
Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Maidan Square in Kiev, described what he witnessed as the Feb. 19 truce collapsed. 

Police began to back away from their positions in the square, said Engel. And the protesters attacked. Gunfire was exchanged and the death toll, believed to be in the dozens, is not known.
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: February 22, 2014 3:55 AM
The Obamas have had few more obsequious media allies than NBC's Jimmy Fallon. Now that he's taking over the hallowed ground of "The Tonight Show," Fallon's proven ability to spread his reach into viral videos on YouTube promises to become even more politically potent.

Fallon's Obama-friendly sketches and interviews have become immediate "news" grist for the Comcast corps at NBC and MSNBC. The same sensation happens when Fallon is ripping into a Republican.
 
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By: Patricia Levesque | Posted: February 22, 2014 3:55 AM

There are two conflicting narratives about public education in Florida.

 
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