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July 31, 2015 - 7:00am
All through the Cold War, the Turks were among America's most reliable allies. 
July 30, 2015 - 12:45pm
Ron DeSantis and John Boehner
The latest conservative effort to boot John Boehner as speaker of the House could impact a Republican congressman running for the Senate in Florida. 
July 28, 2015 - 11:00pm
The Florida Senate violates the Constitution, lies about it, then admits what it did ... but don't worry, we'll call another special session and fix it ... I don't care which party is in the majority -- even my own, as it happens -- the Senate has acted reprehensibly and, more important, illegally.
July 29, 2015 - 7:00am
Forty-seven years ago, the musical "Hair" opened on Broadway. Elderly mavens -- the core theater audience then, unlike the throngs of tourists flocking to cheap movie adaptations today -- were instructed that America was entering an "Age of Aquarius." The old moral rules were extinct: we were entering a new era of freedom, experimentation and self-expression. 
July 28, 2015 - 3:00pm
Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days.
July 27, 2015 - 10:30pm
Can you imagine what fear a trip to a state park struck in a physically disabled person in Florida 25 years ago? 
July 28, 2015 - 7:00am
People who entered the United States illegally may be called "undocumented" in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political parties in dealing with immigration issues.
July 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
Many years ago, policymakers were concerned with managing a scarcity of energy resources following the energy crisis of the Carter administration.
July 27, 2015 - 7:00am
Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out -- will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.
July 25, 2015 - 7:00am
The end of the Supreme Court term was depressing for conservatives. The double-whammy of a 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare sounded the alarms for religious freedom. All that unease is measurable. 
July 23, 2015 - 11:30pm
I Beg to Differ
Just when you thought nobody could make Chris Christie look tea party, who comes strolling into the room but Ohio Gov.
July 24, 2015 - 7:00am
The Trump bump tells us something about the state of American politics. Progressives are panting to interpret his surge as evidence of Republicans' black hearts. Some Donald Trump supporters have suggested that his success, such as it is/was (this is being written after the McCain flap and before polls have gauged its impact), is an indictment of the limp "Republican establishment." It's neither. 
July 23, 2015 - 7:00am
There is no way to know what is going on in someone else's mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words.
July 22, 2015 - 8:00pm
The Florida Keys. Even if you live in this magical paradise, when you hear those words it is hard not to think about margaritas, shocking sunsets and Jimmy Buffett crooning on a bar stool.
July 22, 2015 - 8:00am
Here's a good example why I wish lawmakers would pause for a minute and think before they gouge out another exemption from Florida's Sunshine Law.
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