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November 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
In July of 1941, after Japan occupied French Indochina, the Roosevelt administration froze Japan's assets in the United States.Denied hard cash, Japan could not buy the U.S. oil upon which the empire depended for survival. Seeing the Dutch East Indies as her only other source, Japan prepared to invade.
November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
If you're a political junkie -- or at least if you're a conservative political junkie -- you've probably seen the map. It's a map of the United States showing the congressional districts won by Republicans in red and those won by Democrats in blue.
November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
Jobs matter. With voting results in, Florida voters made it clear they want to keep Florida moving in the right direction with a private-sector jobs agenda, and so do we.
November 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's coming request for Congress to "right-size and update" the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against terrorism will be constitutionally fastidious and will catalyze a debate that will illuminate Republican fissures. They, however, are signs of a healthy development -- the reappearance of foreign policy heterodoxy in Republican ranks.
November 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
Americans of most political persuasions tend to view the United Nations as corrupt and morally inverted. An organization supposedly dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights regularly overlooks abuses by the world's worst actors (Cuba, North Korea, China, just to name three) while expending vast quantities of outrage at the efforts of one tiny democracy, Israel, to defend itself.
November 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
If you are unfamiliar with the EPAs overreaching and likely-underachieving Clean Power Plan, you might want to bring it up on your radar -- and quickly. Public comments on this bureaucratic "answer" to climate change are due by Dec. 1.
November 10, 2014 - 6:00pm
Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead?The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt for the Constitution of the United States.
November 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
There's no need to rehash the election of last week -- or The Great Leap Forward, as we call it on the First Coast. It was what it was.
November 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world's oldest political party -- the primary architect of this nation's administrative state -- has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton's, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton?
November 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
The bogus war on women of Election 2014 turned into a gusher of a win for GOP women.
November 7, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn't win it. The Democrats lost it.
November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
A prayer has been answered -- not for a massive Republican victory at the polls, though that, too. No, I'm thinking of the perennial prayer of losers: "Oh Lord, let my enemies go too far."
November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
Put away the radar guns on climate change, folks. Issuewise, billionaire Tom Steyer's baby is going down for a long nap.
November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governance and constitutional equilibrium:
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