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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 16, 2015 3:55 AM
"I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it."

That maxim of Voltaire was among those most invoked by the marching millions in Sunday's mammoth "Je Suis Charlie" rally in Paris.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 15, 2015 3:55 AM

Rep. Bob Cortes' patriotism is inspirational, I can see that and applaud him for it. But ... 

 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 14, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It has not yet been built but already is perhaps the most constructive infrastructure project since the Interstate Highway System. It has accomplished an astonishing trifecta:

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 14, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: January 13, 2015 3:55 AM
There are likely to be many surprises in a race for the Republican presidential nomination that has something like 20 plausible potential candidates. The first of those surprises came in the last hours before New Year's when Jeb Bush announced he was setting up an exploratory committee to consider running for president.
 
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By: Drew J. Breakspear | Posted: January 13, 2015 3:55 AM

We are now beginning a new year and, for many Floridians, that signifies a fresh start. We have recovered and recharged from the busy holiday season and, hopefully, we are more optimistic and finding ourselves open to new possibilities, strategies and aspirations.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: January 12, 2015 3:55 AM
Ask anyone under 40 to identify Paul McCartney or "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and the odds are you'll get a blank look in return. Ask someone under 30 to describe the Soviet menace and you may well get the same response. The first one is harmless ignorance, and some might argue the second one is as well. After all, it's over and we won, right? 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 10, 2015 3:55 AM

If the rivers fill with algae, Floridians rise up in righteous wrath and picket the governor.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 10, 2015 3:55 AM
The massacre in Paris of the staff of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was an act of terrorism, but also a successful act of war in the clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West.
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: January 9, 2015 3:55 AM
Nine months from now, Republican candidates for president will meet on the stage of the Reagan Presidential Library (with the old Air Force One providing great visuals) for the first debate of the 2016 race. It seems likely that among those in attendance will be at least four -- Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush -- who support (or once supported) the Common Core. Republicans are about to find out what's been percolating among the grass roots. Properly undertaken, a debate about Common Core could be healthy for the party and the country. Or it could be an unholy squabble over rumors and bogeymen. We'll see.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 8, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global warming is probable and perhaps imminent are exemplary empiricists. They say those who disagree with them are "climate change deniers" disrespectful of science.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 7, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Recent events from Ferguson, Missouri, to Staten Island, New York, might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 6, 2015 3:55 AM
For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: January 6, 2015 3:55 AM

“I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States.” -- Jeb Bush

 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 5, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Standing at the intersection of three foreign policy crises and a perennial constitutional tension, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, may be the senator who matters most in 2015. Without an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) tailored to novel circumstances, America is waging war against an entity without precedent (the Islamic State).

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 5, 2015 3:55 AM

 
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By: Mark Wilson | Posted: January 5, 2015 3:55 AM

For the first time since 2004, Floridians had more to celebrate on New Year’s Day than just the dawn of 2015. Floridians could also celebrate the elimination of hurricane tax assessments on their insurance policies -- a real savings for families and small businesses.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 3, 2015 3:55 AM
"If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you," said Calvin Coolidge, whose portrait hung in the Cabinet Room of the Reagan White House.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 31, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punchlines.

Life isn't a comedy. It's a joke.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 30, 2014 3:55 AM
In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 30, 2014 3:55 AM

Win or lose in Pasadena on New Year's Day, quarterback Jameis Winston should rethink declaring his eligibility for the 2015 NFL draft.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 29, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In 1968, a singularly traumatic year -- assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam -- Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about "the politics of joy." This was considered infelicitous.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 27, 2014 3:55 AM
Looking back at our popular culture in 2014, it appears that Hollywood's power is on the wane. Politically, the leftist celebrities and the "Rock the Vote" gang couldn't help dig the Democrats out of their rut. Even that paragon of permissiveness Sandra Fluke couldn't exploit her Limbaugh-victim aura to win a state Senate seat in libertine California. 
 
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By: Raoul Lowery Contreras | Posted: December 24, 2014 3:55 AM

I don’t recall the exact November 1943 day that Mexican government agents hustled my mother, me, my uncle and great-grandmother (abuelita) onto a train bound for El Norte, the United States of America.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 24, 2014 3:55 AM
Historians will record that 2014 was a terrible year for liberal Democrats, not just at the polls but also in the news. The networks spent most of the fall campaign pretending there wasn't a fall campaign, and for good reason. Obama's Hope and Change aura had completely sunk into the muck as Obama's honesty and competence both took a hit in the hard news of ISIS and Ebola. 
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 23, 2014 3:55 AM
"NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?" 

That was one of the chants of anti-police protesters in New York City. Another was, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!"
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 23, 2014 3:55 AM

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: December 23, 2014 3:55 AM

Defending the indefensible is a job only a lame duck should undertake.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: December 22, 2014 3:55 AM
Has there ever been a president more eager to make concessions to vicious regimes than Barack Obama? The opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba is the latest and, one fears, not the last in a string of pre-emptive concessions. 
 
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