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October 2, 2015 - 12:45pm
In 1861, as leaders from the South met in Montgomery to create the Confederate States of America, almost every political observer expected someone from Georgia to wind up as the president of the new nation. Three of the leading candidates -- Howell Cobb, Alexander Stephens and Robert Toombs -- all hailed from Georgia. But Jefferson Davis from Mississippi wound up as the first and only Confederate president as the Georgia candidates all slit each other’s throats. 
October 2, 2015 - 7:00am
If it had the wit, the Obama administration would be not angered, but appropriately humiliated. President Obama has, once again, been totally outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin. Two days earlier at the United Nations, Obama had welcomed the return, in force, of the Russian military to the Middle East -- for the first time in decades -- in order to help fight the Islamic State.
October 1, 2015 - 4:00pm
By now, some of you have probably heard that I have resigned as Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida. I feel I owe many of you the courtesy of an explanation for my decision.
October 1, 2015 - 8:00am
What are you going to do with Florida sugar farmers? First they insist on keeping the land they own. How selfish is that? Then they go and meet annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements when everybody knows they're poisoning the planet.  
October 1, 2015 - 7:00am
Washington Post political reporter Chris Cillizza is one of those self-impressed Watergate babies who thinks everything the media report brings great value to society. His latest article was titled "Trust in the media is at an all-time low. That's a terrible thing for all of us." 
September 30, 2015 - 10:00am
At least 18 Florida lawmakers started living on minimum wage this week to draw attention to the need to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
September 30, 2015 - 7:00am
The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car. Now what?
September 28, 2015 - 10:30pm
Hillary Clinton and her campaign will fly into South Florida Friday to jump-start the local troops -- a job she knows how to do well. But you have to wonder how many of those troops will be black, and how many will know how to deliver critical black votes in 13 months?
September 29, 2015 - 7:00am
In November 1964 a crowd of 5,000 attended the opening of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, then the longest suspension bridge in the world. Presiding were New York Mayor Robert Wagner, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and transportation and parks czar Robert Moses. Also in the crowd was a teenager named Donald Trump.
September 28, 2015 - 5:45pm
U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, announced Friday he will run to become majority whip now that current U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., is looking to become House majority leader.
September 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
When the liberal media is berating the conservative government in Florida – which is pretty much every day – it often borders on the ridiculous as they strain for a point.
September 28, 2015 - 7:00am
They call it "bacha bazi," translated as "boy play" -- Afghan militia men throwing boys into sexual slavery. What's worse yet, the U.S. military has turned a blind eye to this obscene practice. The front page of The New York Times carried the headline "US Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies." 
September 25, 2015 - 11:45am
Ted Yoho continued his career as an unlikely slayer of political giants this week as the North Florida congressman played a large part in John Boehner heading to the sidelines. 
September 25, 2015 - 7:00am
Scott Walker's abrupt withdrawal from the Republican presidential race Monda
September 24, 2015 - 7:00am
America's loopy left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines.
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