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April 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
There are so many reasons Florida Republicans should distance themselves from Mel Sembler and find money for their 2014 candidates elsewhere.
April 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
In his Kremlin defense of Russia's annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the battles where Russian blood had been shed on Crimean soil, spoke of an older deeper bond.
April 3, 2014 - 6:00pm
When Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1830, he was struck by how many Americans were participating in voluntary associations. It was quite a contrast with his native France, where power was centralized in Paris and people did not trust each other enough to join in voluntary groups.
April 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking -- some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits -- askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination.
April 1, 2014 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- H.L. Mencken gets a workout in election years when voters are reminded by pundits of the curmudgeon's observation that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. Mean. But true?
March 31, 2014 - 6:00pm
Is the Republican Party's Middle East policy up for bid?For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
March 31, 2014 - 6:00pm
In my lifelong study of the liberal mental process I've always been amazed at the ability some have to take a totally meaningless talking point or bumper sticker and run with it as if it were a showstopper.
March 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
"This is my last election," President Obama said in words caught on an open mic. "After my election, I have more flexibility."He was speaking in Seoul, South Korea, in March 2012, almost exactly two years ago, to Dmitry Medvedev, then in his last year as Vladimir Putin's stand-in president of Russia.
March 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Politico reported something interesting before President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis: "The visit is a rare chance for Obama to associate himself with a world leader whose cool factor far outweighs his own."It's rare for pundits to admit that someone else might top their revered Barack in the coolness category. They're equating coolness and popularity, and the pope certainly polls much better than the president, which is no surprise these days.
March 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
For Floridas 3 million citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing, being heard and properly represented by the hearing world can mean the difference between life and death, success and failure, freedom and incarceration.
March 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
Medical marijuana and Charlottes Web are inextricably linked due both to politics and policy.
March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Looking at the same March 20 letter from the United States Department of Labor as the Times/Herald editors looked at, I can't for the life of me find the accusations of incompetence against Jesse Panuccio and the Department of Economic Opportunity that they can.
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