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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 20, 2014 3:55 AM

Do the voters of District 61 really know who Sean Shaw is and what his election to the Florida Legislature might mean to important insurance reforms?

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: February 20, 2014 3:55 AM
Media liberals are howling at the apparent injustice of the "anti-Clinton" Washington Free Beacon website, which has dared to paw through old Hillary Clinton history. The hypocrisy is stunning. Let us recall the avalanche of mean-spirited and sleazy "fair game" the networks assembled for us just a few years ago in the last election cycle.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: February 19, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- This year's most important election will not occur in November, when more than 90 million votes will be cast for governors and national legislators. The most important election, crucial to an entire region's economic well-being and to the balance of the nation's political competition, has already occurred.

 
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By: Apryl Shackelford | Posted: February 19, 2014 3:55 AM

Traditionally, the annual celebration of Black History Month is a time for Floridians to look back on the progress made in the half-century since the Civil Rights Act became law. But it is also an opportunity to look ahead, and nowhere is the future of African-Americans in our state being shaped more clearly than in the area of education.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 18, 2014 3:55 AM
The roots of American liberalism are not compassion, but snobbery. That's the thesis of Fred Siegel's revealing new book, "The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class."
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 18, 2014 3:55 AM

A Democrat who didn't want to give his name got me up at 4:30 Monday morning to scold me for "defending voter suppression at UF." I suppose it's because of Allison Nielsen's fine story on Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy's comments.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: February 18, 2014 3:55 AM

Big Environment is outraged over the fact that Florida is opposing Big Government's latest outrageous power grab.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: February 17, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one.

In fairy tales, as in Washington, things are true that can't possibly be -- and what is not true can be defended by tilting the facts a certain way and catching the light just so.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 17, 2014 3:55 AM

Well, you can hardly blame her, can you?

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: February 15, 2014 3:55 AM
Few have ever heard the name Debo Adegbile. He's President Barack Obama's nominee to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: February 14, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In the ongoing saga of the Affordable Care Act, oddly referred to by Democrats as the law of the land even as it is amended at will by presidential fiat, we are beginning to understand the extent of its war on jobs.

 
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By: Sheldon Richman | Posted: February 14, 2014 3:55 AM

Americans seem to believe that once the U.S. military exits a foreign country, its moral accountability ends. But the deadly consequences — and culpability — continue long after the last soldier leaves.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: February 13, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Many "Downton Abbey" watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice about Grantham's loss: "Now perhaps this amiable but dilettantish toff will get off his duff and get a job."

 
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By: Rep. Dennis Baxley | Posted: February 12, 2014 3:55 AM

Throughout the nation, and currently in Florida, we are confronting a nexus of issues that swirl around the public policy regarding substances that are illegal that may have medical benefit.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: February 12, 2014 3:55 AM
Remember the IRS scandal? It's gone. Poof. So flaccid has press interest in the story become that President Barack Obama made bold in an interview with Fox News to say there was not a "smidgen of corruption" in the IRS's conduct.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 11, 2014 3:55 AM
Is Barack Obama trying to shift alliances in the Middle East away from traditional allies and toward Iran? Robert Kaplan, author and geopolitical analyst for the Stratford consulting firm, thinks so.
 
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By: Rep. Jimmie Smith | Posted: February 10, 2014 3:55 AM

This November voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to allow so-called medical marijuana in Florida.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: February 10, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama, the first president shaped by the celebratory culture in which every child who plays soccer gets a trophy, and the first whose campaign speeches were his qualification for the office, perhaps should not be blamed for thinking that saying things is tantamount to accomplishing things, and that good intentions are good deeds. So, his presidency is useful after all, because it illustrates the perils of government run by believers in magic words and numbers.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 8, 2014 3:55 AM
"If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives," said Sen. Richard Durbin, "a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both."

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham returned from the Munich security conference saying that even John Kerry agrees that President Obama's Syrian policy has failed. They are urging another look at air strikes.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 7, 2014 3:55 AM

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

WASHINGTON -- Swedish researchers report that antioxidants make cancers worse in mice. It's already known that the antioxidant beta-carotene exacerbates lung cancers in humans. Not exactly what you'd expect given the extravagant -- and incessant -- claims you hear made about the miraculous effects of antioxidants.

 
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By: Roger Stone | Posted: February 6, 2014 7:00 AM

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: February 5, 2014 3:55 AM

As our liberal media continue to obsess over whether Gov. Chris Christie lied about knowing his aides were plotting to cause Bergen County traffic jams, it's worth remembering that our national networks don't care when Democrats lie — even about their own life stories.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: February 4, 2014 3:55 AM

From one point of view, President Barack Obama's invocation of the hoary "77 cents" myth regarding the relative earnings of women and men was a shallow and cheap political pander. Democrats, eager to maintain their advantage with women voters, stoke grievance. It's the same playbook they've used to solidify their standing with black voters -- suggest whenever and wherever possible that Republicans are racists. It's crude, offensive and libelous -- but effective.

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

School Choice Week this year gave more reason to celebrate than ever.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 3, 2014 1:00 PM

UPDATED: It's OK not to like the constitutional amendment on medical marijuana. Lots of us don't. Never mind how the words on the ballot read, its language is fraught with unresolved issues.

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

"There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place."
-- Washington Irving

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

John Morgan still insists his medical marijuana motives are strictly personal and born of compassion.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: February 1, 2014 3:55 AM
An administration as image-conscious as this one should have been more careful in its choice of antagonists. The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Catholic charity providing care to the poorest elderly in a hospice-like setting. They serve 13,000 people in 31 countries, and operate 30 homes in the United States. Their faith calls them to treat every person, no matter how old, disabled or poor, as if he or she were "Jesus himself." There is no religious test for admission, only that you be poor and in need of care at the end of life. Think thousands of Mother Teresas. Today, they are facing harassment from the Obama administration.
 
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