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July 20, 2015 - 8:00am
I Beg to Differ
Florida should think twice about following California's machiavelian anti-carbon regulation of petroleum products. The fact is, the rising cost of gasoline in the Golden State is straining an already choking economy, laying a world of hurt on families, businesses and individual quality of living. And it is directly related to the state's anti-global warming policies.
July 20, 2015 - 7:00am
When you write a column, as did I two weeks ago, headlined "The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history," you don't expect to revisit the issue. We had hit bottom. Or so I thought.
July 18, 2015 - 7:00am
Like it or not, Hillary Clinton is the single individual most likely to be elected the next president. So it's worthwhile looking closely at and behind her words when she deigns to speak on public policy, as she did in her July 14 speech on economics.
July 17, 2015 - 8:00am
I Beg to Differ
Get thee behind me, Satan! When socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that in so many words, he was referring to billionaires. He was campaigning to ban their influence from politics. 
July 17, 2015 - 2:00am
I was elected to end wars, not start them. -- Barack Obama. The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. -- George Orwell. 
July 16, 2015 - 10:45am
Bill McCollum
After two unsuccessful U.S. Senate bids and losing to Rick Scott in an ugly gubernatorial primary back in 2010, Bill McCollum looked finished as a candidate for statewide office.
July 16, 2015 - 7:00am
In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer's hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it.
July 15, 2015 - 11:30pm
I Beg to Differ
It's a time-honored political tradition -- officeholders flying around the country and farther than that even -- on the taxpayers' dime. It's also one of my pet peeves.
July 15, 2015 - 7:00am
On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel.
July 14, 2015 - 11:45am
Jeb Bush and James K. Polk
Out in Iowa this week, when asked about his favorite presidents, Jeb Bush picked an unlikely hero. 
July 14, 2015 - 7:00am
"My sole focus is to run as a Republican," Donald Trump told my Washington Examiner colleague Byron York last week, "because of the fact that I believe that this is the best way we can defeat the Democrats." He went on, "Having a two-party race gives us a much better chance of beating Hillary and bringing our country back than having a third-party candidate."
July 13, 2015 - 11:30pm
Welcome to The Dean's List -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days.
July 12, 2015 - 9:45pm
 When Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras decided to call a referendum on a bailout offer from Greece's creditors -- an offer that expired before Sunday's referendum -- he informed the Greek nation in a televised speech. At 1 a.m.
July 15, 2015 - 2:30pm
I Beg to Differ
Democrats think the Florida Supreme Court finally handed Charlie Crist a race he can win.  
July 10, 2015 - 7:00am
It says something about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign that it was big news that she submitted herself to an interview with a cable news journalist. It also says something that the journalist selected for this honor, Brianna Keilar of CNN, was recently a guest at the wedding of the director of grassroots engagement for the Clinton campaign. Makes sense to hedge your risk.
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