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June 6, 2016 - 7:00am
Misery loves company, so refugees from America's Republican Party should understand that theirs is not the only party that has chosen a leader who confirms caricatures of it while repudiating its purposes. Jeremy Corbyn, the silliest leader in the British Labour Party's 116-year history, might kill satire as well as whatever remains of socialism.
June 6, 2016 - 6:00am
It's impossible to overestimate the importance of the decision the Florida Supreme Court will make after it hears arguments this week on whether Gretna Racing in rural Gadsden County can offer slot
June 4, 2016 - 10:15am
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Next week a federal team will investigate "waste, fraud, abuse and a hostile work environment" at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
June 4, 2016 - 7:00am
Nearly a century ago, in 1920, the Census Bureau caused a ruckus when it announced that, for the first time, a majority of Americans lived in cities -- even though its definition of a city included every hamlet with a population of 2,500 and above. 
June 3, 2016 - 7:00am
Part of Bernie Sanders' charm is that for all of his arm-waving jeremiads, he appears unthreatening. He's the weird old uncle in the attic, Larry David's crazy Bernie. It's almost a matter of style. Who can be afraid of a candidate so irascible, grumpy, old-fashioned and unfashionable?
June 2, 2016 - 7:00am
Leaders of the campaign to end Britain's membership in the European Union hope that next month's referendum will make June 23, 2016, a date as luminous in modern British history as May 3, 1979, when voters made Margaret Thatcher prime minister. Michael Gove, secretary of justice and leader of the campaign for Brexit -- Britain's withdrawal from the EU -- anticipates a "galvanizing, liberating, empowering moment of national renewal."
June 1, 2016 - 7:00am
In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union -- in terms Americans can understand.
June 1, 2016 - 6:00am
Annette Taddeo
Annette Taddeo's congressional campaign looks like somebody stirred it with a spoon.
May 31, 2016 - 7:00am
Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster.
May 31, 2016 - 6:00am
Barack Obama
Somebody he'll listen to needs to tell President Obama to stop slamming Donald Trump in all the wrong places.
May 28, 2016 - 1:00pm
On Thursday the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, with a 20-member board including 11 lobbyists, 7 elected officials, and 2 people who work for the PAC, endorsed Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The CBC-PAC is the political arm of the Congressional Black Caucus.
May 28, 2016 - 7:00am
It was conventional wisdom among the political cognoscenti during most of the primary season that Donald Trump could not win the general election. The evidence seemed strong.
May 27, 2016 - 7:00am
As someone who believes that excessive partisanship and Balkanization is poisoning our politics, I have tried to view Hillary Clinton as something other than the ghoul she is portrayed as in conservative circles. No accusation against her is considered too outlandish to gain assent in some precincts of the right: Vince Foster was murdered. Clinton covered up a cocaine smuggling operation in Arkansas. She assassinated Kathleen Willey's cat. 
May 27, 2016 - 6:00am
Rick Scott's Degrees to Jobs Summit wowed state college trustees, but I have to tell you, state college trustees certainly wowed me.
May 28, 2016 - 6:00am
The establishment of America,‭ ‬its maintenance, safety,‭ ‬opportunities,‭ ‬and the protection of our citizens is not a product of chance or indifference.‭ ‬Our country comes at a price‭ ‬that blessedly heroes have always paid.‭ ‬For America, Memorial Day is the currency which provides freedom.
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