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By: Mona Charen | Posted: January 9, 2015 3:55 AM
Nine months from now, Republican candidates for president will meet on the stage of the Reagan Presidential Library (with the old Air Force One providing great visuals) for the first debate of the 2016 race. It seems likely that among those in attendance will be at least four -- Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush -- who support (or once supported) the Common Core. Republicans are about to find out what's been percolating among the grass roots. Properly undertaken, a debate about Common Core could be healthy for the party and the country. Or it could be an unholy squabble over rumors and bogeymen. We'll see.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 8, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global warming is probable and perhaps imminent are exemplary empiricists. They say those who disagree with them are "climate change deniers" disrespectful of science.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 7, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Recent events from Ferguson, Missouri, to Staten Island, New York, might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 6, 2015 3:55 AM
For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: January 6, 2015 3:55 AM

“I am excited to announce I will actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States.” -- Jeb Bush

 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 5, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Standing at the intersection of three foreign policy crises and a perennial constitutional tension, Bob Corker, R-Tenn., incoming chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, may be the senator who matters most in 2015. Without an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) tailored to novel circumstances, America is waging war against an entity without precedent (the Islamic State).

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 5, 2015 3:55 AM

 
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By: Mark Wilson | Posted: January 5, 2015 3:55 AM

For the first time since 2004, Floridians had more to celebrate on New Year’s Day than just the dawn of 2015. Floridians could also celebrate the elimination of hurricane tax assessments on their insurance policies -- a real savings for families and small businesses.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 3, 2015 3:55 AM
"If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you," said Calvin Coolidge, whose portrait hung in the Cabinet Room of the Reagan White House.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 31, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punchlines.

Life isn't a comedy. It's a joke.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 30, 2014 3:55 AM
In July of 1870, King Wilhelm sent Foreign Minister Bismarck an account of his meeting with a French envoy who had demanded that the king renounce any Hohenzollern claim to the Spanish throne.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 30, 2014 3:55 AM

Win or lose in Pasadena on New Year's Day, quarterback Jameis Winston should rethink declaring his eligibility for the 2015 NFL draft.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 29, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In 1968, a singularly traumatic year -- assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam -- Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about "the politics of joy." This was considered infelicitous.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 27, 2014 3:55 AM
Looking back at our popular culture in 2014, it appears that Hollywood's power is on the wane. Politically, the leftist celebrities and the "Rock the Vote" gang couldn't help dig the Democrats out of their rut. Even that paragon of permissiveness Sandra Fluke couldn't exploit her Limbaugh-victim aura to win a state Senate seat in libertine California. 
 
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By: Raoul Lowery Contreras | Posted: December 24, 2014 3:55 AM

I don’t recall the exact November 1943 day that Mexican government agents hustled my mother, me, my uncle and great-grandmother (abuelita) onto a train bound for El Norte, the United States of America.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 24, 2014 3:55 AM
Historians will record that 2014 was a terrible year for liberal Democrats, not just at the polls but also in the news. The networks spent most of the fall campaign pretending there wasn't a fall campaign, and for good reason. Obama's Hope and Change aura had completely sunk into the muck as Obama's honesty and competence both took a hit in the hard news of ISIS and Ebola. 
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 23, 2014 3:55 AM
"NYPD, KKK, How many kids did you kill today?" 

That was one of the chants of anti-police protesters in New York City. Another was, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!"
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 23, 2014 3:55 AM

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: December 23, 2014 3:55 AM

Defending the indefensible is a job only a lame duck should undertake.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: December 22, 2014 3:55 AM
Has there ever been a president more eager to make concessions to vicious regimes than Barack Obama? The opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba is the latest and, one fears, not the last in a string of pre-emptive concessions. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 22, 2014 3:55 AM

In case you think the old adage "it's who you know" only pays off in the private sector, you might want to consider a promotion made last week at one of the busiest, lawyery-ist state offices in Tallahassee.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 20, 2014 3:55 AM
The widespread reporting on hacked emails from Sony Pictures -- spurred by the upcoming release of an allegedly funny movie about assassinating North Korean despot Kim Jong Un -- might encourage some gloating from people who would like to bring Hollywood down a peg. But hold the schadenfreude. The media's ethics -- or seeming lack of ethics -- are troubling. 
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: December 19, 2014 3:55 AM
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. 

In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: December 18, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- First there's the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie.

Call it "Moonlight Fire," and prepare to suspend disbelief.

 
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By: Marco Rubio | Posted: December 17, 2014 1:30 PM

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are polar opposites, a Tea Party conservative and an Occupy Wall Street socialist. Then there are the similarities: Both were elected in 2012, both have Harvard on their resume and both are mentioned as presidential material. But the media's read of the two demonstrates an unquestionable slant.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: December 17, 2014 3:55 AM

Anitere Flores is willing to test her clout in the Florida Senate to fight a leadership decision to delay indefinitely the remaining $3.5 million in payments owed to the victim of one of the state's most horrific DCF-related abuse cases.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: December 16, 2014 3:55 AM
In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election -- not very much, I concluded -- and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: December 15, 2014 3:55 AM

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
-- Mr. Micawber in "David Copperfield"

 
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