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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 13, 2014 3:55 AM

Florida is, once again, safe. The Florida Legislature has adjourned.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 12, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- U.S. District Judge Rudolph T. Randa, revolted by the police-state arrogance of some elected prosecutors, has stopped a partisan abuse of law enforcement that was masquerading as political hygiene. Last Tuesday, Randa halted the corruption being committed by persons pretending to administer campaign regulations -- regulations ostensibly enacted to prevent corruption or the appearance thereof. The prosecutors' cynical manipulation of Wisconsin's campaign laws is more than the mere appearance of corruption.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 12, 2014 3:55 AM

As often as I smack the Tampa Bay Times with a wooden plank, I have to admit not many news organizations can beat Florida's largest-circulation newspaper for doing what all of us in the media should do -- pluck the humbugs out of candidates' resumes and report them.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: May 10, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Democrats are portraying the not-yet-even constituted House Select Committee on Benghazi as nothing but a partisan exercise.

They are even considering boycotting the hearings to delegitimize them.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 9, 2014 7:19 PM

Somehow -- doubtfully by the grace of God, but somehow -- the bill that would allow a 5 mph speed-limit increase on some Florida roads now awaits the governor's pleasure. Not imminently, but eventually.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 9, 2014 3:55 AM
Results of Tuesday's primaries, particularly the victory of state House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary, are being hailed -- or decried -- as a victory for the Republican establishment over the tea party movement.

There's something to that. Tillis benefited from support from Karl Rove's American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and endorsements by Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 8, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- After the marshal on Monday spoke the traditional "God save the United States and this honorable court," the Supreme Court ruled that the upstate New York town of Greece does not violate the First Amendment's prohibition of "establishment of religion" by opening its board of supervisors' meetings with a prayer. This ruling would not scandalize James Madison and other members of the First Congress, which drafted and sent to the states for ratification the First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights. The Congress did this after hiring a chaplain.

 
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By: Maj. Gen. Bill Hodgkins | Posted: May 7, 2014 3:55 AM

While most out-of-work people simply want the opportunity for a job, Washington seems to have turned a deaf ear to those pleas.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: May 7, 2014 3:55 AM
In March 2006, CBS News announced that President George W. Bush had stumbled into a "record low" approval rating of 34 percent. All the other networks jumped on the poll. CNN was reporting the number every hour on the hour. The survey confirmed their suspicions. The wheels on the Bush presidency had come off.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 6, 2014 3:55 AM
Second-term presidencies are an opportunity for bipartisan compromise. The institutional stars are in alignment to address long-range problems not amenable in other circumstances.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 6, 2014 3:55 AM

If environmental groups have learned anything over the last 100 years, it's that they're more effective stopping things than making things happen.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 5, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- This is the time when Americans renew their hatred of Washington and Washington wallows in a bittersweet cocktail of self-love and self-loathing.

Which is to say, this is White House Correspondents' Association weekend, with the dinner Saturday night amid a galaxy of pre- and after-parties. Attendant to these events is the also annual handwringing about the dinner's value.

 
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By: Tal Fortgang | Posted: May 5, 2014 3:55 AM

There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: May 3, 2014 3:55 AM
The Ben Rhodes memo revealing the duplicity of this administration on the subject of Benghazi reminds us about the character of those involved. That President Barack Obama could lie so evenly and so passionately (remember the second presidential debate?) is not perhaps surprising at this stage. But let's not forget what it took for Hillary Clinton to lie to the grieving father of an American hero.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 2, 2014 3:55 AM
For a president who hasn't enjoyed many foreign policy successes lately, Barack Obama did pretty well on his just completed trip to Asia.

In Japan, he reiterated in no uncertain terms the American defense commitment, including on the Senkaku islands in the East China Sea, which China also claims and calls the Diaoyus. 
 
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By: James K. Glassman | Posted: May 1, 2014 3:55 AM

Republicans can win midterm elections by fighting for economic growth and shedding their negative image.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 1, 2014 3:55 AM

FLINT, Mich. -- Earnest moralists lament Americans' distrust of government. What really is regrettable is that government does much to earn distrust, as Terry Dehko, 70, and his daughter Sandy Thomas, 41, understand.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 30, 2014 3:55 AM

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, Martin O'Malley walks into ours.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: April 30, 2014 3:55 AM
It is not easy to demonize people who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their own money to help educate poor children. But some members of the education establishment are taking a shot at it.
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: April 29, 2014 3:55 AM

Remember poverty? It was once a chief preoccupation of the Democratic Party. Lyndon Johnson made war on it. An entire ecosystem of federal, state and local programs has been created over the course of the past half-century to combat it, costing taxpayers more than $1 trillion annually.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: April 29, 2014 3:55 AM

There's an old saying: When the horse dies, dismount. But despite the demise of a faithful old equine ridden by liberals for decades, the left refuses to stop flogging it unmercifully.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 28, 2014 3:55 AM

Charlie Crist can't stop telling his audience what they want to hear, even when it's so full of baloney he should pass out napkins first.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: April 28, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Cliven Bundy spectacle in Nevada has provided a Wild West backdrop for our hottest political issues as we gallop toward the midterm elections.

Politically, the conflict between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy family has highlighted the importance of picking one's battles wisely. Suffice to say, a smattering of pundits and politicians drank from the wrong chalice.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: April 26, 2014 3:55 AM
"Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin's Russia by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world ... and effectively making it a pariah state." 

So wrote Peter Baker in Sunday's New York Times. Yet if history is any guide, this "pariah policy," even if adopted, will not long endure. 
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: April 25, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Every once in a while a great, conflicted country gets an insoluble problem exactly right. Such is the Supreme Court's ruling this week on affirmative action. It upheld a Michigan referendum prohibiting the state from discriminating either for or against any citizen on the basis of race.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 25, 2014 3:55 AM

Never mind the Kochs. After assessing who did what bad to America lately, I nominate Tom Steyer for the top of the list.

 
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