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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 6, 2014 3:55 AM

Look closely at the pretty words in Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. I think you'll find what I did -- the polar opposite of conservative values and common sense.

 
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By: Allison DeFoor | Posted: June 5, 2014 1:53 PM

I am not a liberal; just a Florida Cracker. That is why I am voting for Amendment 1, the Water and Land Conservation Amendment.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: June 5, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- What Winston Churchill said of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles -- that he was a bull who carried his own china shop around with him -- is true of Susan Rice, who is, to be polite, accident prone. When in September 2012 she was deputed to sell to the public the fable that the Benghazi attack was just an unfortunately vigorous movie review -- a response to an Internet video -- it could have been that she, rather than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was given this degrading duty because Rice was merely U.N. ambassador, an ornamental position at an inconsequential institution. Today, however, Rice is Barack Obama's national security adviser, so two conclusions must be drawn.

 
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By: Raoul Lowery Contreras | Posted: June 5, 2014 3:55 AM

It's not often that anyone can get 89 percent of any American group to agree on anything. In Florida today, recent polling has concluded that 89 percent of Florida Democrats want to see a debate among Democratic candidates for governor.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 4, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life:

The United States does negotiate with terrorists; the president will circumvent laws as circumstances require; Republicans and Democrats will be summarily outraged as party affiliations seem to require.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: June 3, 2014 3:55 AM
Last week I set out a 2016 nightmare scenario for Republicans -- not one that seems likely, but one that can be extrapolated from current polling.

In that spirit, let me set out a 2016 nightmare scenario for Democrats -- again, not likely but a plausible extrapolation.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: June 3, 2014 3:55 AM

It probably pained Peter Schorsch to say it, but his observation in a Sunday blog about why Rick Scott has overtaken Charlie Crist in the latest polls is so direct, so simple, so spot-on it's like the SaintPetersBlog guru threw a can of paint in my face.

How right he is.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: June 2, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- To hear tell, the mean ol' GOP is waging war on Michelle Obama and, brace yourself, America's children.

Got it?

The newest war on women/children relates to the first lady's well-intentioned but disastrous school nutrition program, otherwise known as the Dumpster Derby.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: May 31, 2014 3:55 AM
It's been 10 years since Ronald Reagan passed away, but one horrible myth about him will not die. When he passed, The Advocate magazine published an essay by radical gay playwright Larry Kramer titled "Adolf Reagan." The rant began: "Our murderer is dead. The man who murdered more gay people than anyone in the entire history of the world, is dead. More people than Hitler even."
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: May 30, 2014 3:55 AM
Here's a not-so-bold prediction: After the press loses interest in the Veterans Affairs scandal, after the investigations have been completed and one or two officials have resigned, nothing will change. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 30, 2014 3:55 AM

The Teflon is starting to peel off Charlie Crist like a cheap frying pan. All of a sudden he isn't oozing charm on the big stage, getting away with empty good-guyisms, hail-fellow jokes and pie-in-the-sky promises. He's sweating.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 29, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It is said that the problem with the younger generation -- any younger generation -- is that it has not read the minutes of the last meeting. Barack Obama, forever young, has convenient memory loss: It serves his ideology.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: May 28, 2014 3:55 AM
The latest mass-casualty shooting spree -- this one in Santa Barbara, Calif. -- has touched off the usual debate about how to put a stop to these hideous spasms of murder. These random massacres have become, as I wrote in a previous column, an American psychosis. 
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 27, 2014 3:55 AM

There are two strikes going against former Gov. Jeb Bush if he decides to run for president in 2016, according to what is termed conventional wisdom.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 27, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Former President George W. Bush once said, rather proudly, that he didn't read newspapers.

President Barack Obama, a confirmed newsie, has claimed to read the major papers, perhaps to learn what's going on in his own administration.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 24, 2014 3:55 AM
Memorial Day will likely bring alarmist headlines in the elite media about a populist fever raging in Europe, and manifest in the shocking returns from the elections for the European Parliament.
 
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By: Dominic Calabro | Posted: May 23, 2014 3:55 AM

My college-age children often ask me, “How did you make it through school without the Internet?”

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: May 23, 2014 3:55 AM
This story has a very troubling start, but a pretty satisfying conclusion -- if it really is the conclusion.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 22, 2014 4:00 PM

Really? Jumping all over Rick Scott for not debating Charlie Crist? Really?

 
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By: J.P. Sasser | Posted: May 22, 2014 3:55 AM

The summer of 2013 was a watershed event for the Indian River Lagoon -- no pun intended. Its unique flora and fauna were decimated as the result of huge amounts of fresh water and pollutants entering the lagoon, causing lower salinity levels and massive algae blooms.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 22, 2014 3:55 AM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota says it has 10,000 lakes. The state also has, according to Anthony Sanders, "10,000 campaign finance laws." He exaggerates, but understandably. As an attorney for Minnesota's chapter of the Institute for Justice, a libertarian public-interest law firm, Sanders represents several Minnesotans whose First Amendment rights of free speech and association are burdened by an obviously arbitrary, notably complex and certainly unconstitutional restriction.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 21, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Just when you thought American higher learning couldn't get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 21, 2014 3:55 AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott takes plenty of ridicule -- you might even say a fair amount of disdain -- for his "laser-focus" on jobs and the economy. But like it or not, he's on the same page as millions of Americans who cite joblessness as the A-No. 1, top problem in the nation.

 
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By: Drew J. Breakspear | Posted: May 21, 2014 3:55 AM

We have all received phishing scams, even though you may not realize it. How many times has a legitimate-looking email come to your in-box asking you to confirm or provide financial information?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 20, 2014 3:55 AM
LONDON -- British politics has a familiar look to Americans, with a center-right Conservative Party and a center-left Labour Party resembling America's Republicans and Democrats.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 19, 2014 3:55 AM

Riddle: What do Ringling Brothers and the taxpayers of Martin County, Fla., have in common?

 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 19, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: "We're in favor of a lot of things and we're against mighty few." This was a synopsis of what he had said four months earlier.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: May 17, 2014 3:55 AM
There's a debate among economists about why a college degree is worth so much. That the credential is valuable is not in doubt. According to the Pew Research Center, college graduates earn about $17,500 more annually than high school grads. Why?
 
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