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February 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Maidan Square in Kiev, described what he witnessed as the Feb. 19 truce collapsed.Police began to back away from their positions in the square, said Engel. And the protesters attacked. Gunfire was exchanged and the death toll, believed to be in the dozens, is not known.
February 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
The Obamas have had few more obsequious media allies than NBC's Jimmy Fallon. Now that he's taking over the hallowed ground of "The Tonight Show," Fallon's proven ability to spread his reach into viral videos on YouTube promises to become even more politically potent.Fallon's Obama-friendly sketches and interviews have become immediate "news" grist for the Comcast corps at NBC and MSNBC. The same sensation happens when Fallon is ripping into a Republican.
February 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
There are two conflicting narratives about public education in Florida.
February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- I repeat: I'm not a global warming believer. I'm not a global warming denier. I've long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.
February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Do the voters of District 61 really know who Sean Shaw is and what his election to the Florida Legislature might mean to important insurance reforms?
February 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
Media liberals are howling at the apparent injustice of the "anti-Clinton" Washington Free Beacon website, which has dared to paw through old Hillary Clinton history. The hypocrisy is stunning. Let us recall the avalanche of mean-spirited and sleazy "fair game" the networks assembled for us just a few years ago in the last election cycle.
February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- This year's most important election will not occur in November, when more than 90 million votes will be cast for governors and national legislators. The most important election, crucial to an entire region's economic well-being and to the balance of the nation's political competition, has already occurred.
February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm
Traditionally, the annual celebration of Black History Month is a time for Floridians to look back on the progress made in the half-century since the Civil Rights Act became law. But it is also an opportunity to look ahead, and nowhere is the future of African-Americans in our state being shaped more clearly than in the area of education.
February 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
The roots of American liberalism are not compassion, but snobbery. That's the thesis of Fred Siegel's revealing new book, "The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class."
February 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
A Democrat who didn't want to give his name got me up at 4:30 Monday morning to scold me for "defending voter suppression at UF." I suppose it's because of Allison Nielsen's fine story on Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy's comments.
February 17, 2014 - 6:00pm
Big Environment is outraged over the fact that Florida is opposing Big Government's latest outrageous power grab.
February 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one. In fairy tales, as in Washington, things are true that can't possibly be -- and what is not true can be defended by tilting the facts a certain way and catching the light just so.
February 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Well, you can hardly blame her, can you?
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