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June 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
It probably pained Peter Schorsch to say it, but his observation in a Sunday blog about why Rick Scott has overtaken Charlie Crist in the latest polls is so direct, so simple, so spot-on it's like the SaintPetersBlog guru threw a can of paint in my face. How right he is.
June 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
It's not often that anyone can get 89 percent of any American group to agree on anything. In Florida today, recent polling has concluded that 89 percent of Florida Democrats want to see a debate among Democratic candidates for governor.
June 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- To hear tell, the mean ol' GOP is waging war on Michelle Obama and, brace yourself, America's children. Got it? The newest war on women/children relates to the first lady's well-intentioned but disastrous school nutrition program, otherwise known as the Dumpster Derby.
May 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
It's been 10 years since Ronald Reagan passed away, but one horrible myth about him will not die. When he passed, The Advocate magazine published an essay by radical gay playwright Larry Kramer titled "Adolf Reagan." The rant began: "Our murderer is dead. The man who murdered more gay people than anyone in the entire history of the world, is dead. More people than Hitler even."
May 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
Here's a not-so-bold prediction: After the press loses interest in the Veterans Affairs scandal, after the investigations have been completed and one or two officials have resigned, nothing will change.
May 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
The Teflon is starting to peel off Charlie Crist like a cheap frying pan. All of a sudden he isn't oozing charm on the big stage, getting away with empty good-guyisms, hail-fellow jokes and pie-in-the-sky promises. He's sweating.
May 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- It is said that the problem with the younger generation -- any younger generation -- is that it has not read the minutes of the last meeting. Barack Obama, forever young, has convenient memory loss: It serves his ideology.
May 27, 2014 - 6:00pm
The latest mass-casualty shooting spree -- this one in Santa Barbara, Calif. -- has touched off the usual debate about how to put a stop to these hideous spasms of murder. These random massacres have become, as I wrote in a previous column, an American psychosis.
May 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
There are two strikes going against former Gov. Jeb Bush if he decides to run for president in 2016, according to what is termed conventional wisdom.
May 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
Pay more attention to Everglades National Park.
May 26, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush once said, rather proudly, that he didn't read newspapers. President Barack Obama, a confirmed newsie, has claimed to read the major papers, perhaps to learn what's going on in his own administration.
May 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
Memorial Day will likely bring alarmist headlines in the elite media about a populist fever raging in Europe, and manifest in the shocking returns from the elections for the European Parliament.
May 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
My college-age children often ask me, How did you make it through school without the Internet?
May 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
This story has a very troubling start, but a pretty satisfying conclusion -- if it really is the conclusion.
May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Really? Jumping all over Rick Scott for not debating Charlie Crist? Really?
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