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June 11, 2015 - 7:00am
Politico keeps posting ridiculous columns by both Democrats and Republicans
June 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
In recent weeks, Florida has created quite a bit of political news as it relates to energy production, with members of Congress filing legislation both to encourage and discourage Florida as a cont
June 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
"Despite everything," the often interesting analyst Jamelle Bouie writes in Slate -- "everything" includes "the email controversy, foreign donors and the Clinton Foundation" -- "Hillary is in good shape." Good enough to leave her party "still positioned for victory."
June 9, 2015 - 11:15am
During its recent years at the top of the American political pyramid, the Bush family has valued loyalty and has generally defended its assorted subordinates.
June 9, 2015 - 7:00am
After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: "Who lost China?" China was, of course, never ours to lose, though it might be legitimate to ask if a different American policy toward China could have led to a different outcome.
June 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Of all the lame arguments against school choice, the lamest must be “diversion.” Yet, once again, it was trotted out by the Associated Press, reporting in Wisconsin:
June 8, 2015 - 11:00am
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.
June 7, 2015 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- I rarely do follow-up columns. I'm averaging one every 10 years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill's bust), today's is not a complaint. It's merely a recognition that the huge response elicited by last week's column, "Why Doctors Quit," warrants both rebuttal and clarification.
June 7, 2015 - 10:00pm
Rejecting Medicaid expansion as bad policy was the right decision for Florida. Frankly, it's the right decision for the other 20 red-state holdouts, too. 
June 6, 2015 - 7:00am
Are we seeing a reversal of the 20-year decline in violent crime in America?
June 5, 2015 - 7:00am
Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer "X for all," and the Republican will respond, "Do you have any idea how much that's going to cost?" That's the way nearly all political debates are engaged -- usually to the disadvantage of Republicans (and the public fisc). 
June 4, 2015 - 4:15pm
The Florida Legislature opened a special session Monday to decide on the state budget and debate how Florida should move forward in regard to our health care future.
June 4, 2015 - 11:30am
Former Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, launched a second bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday and that could spell bad news for former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla. 
June 4, 2015 - 7:00am
Is there any way to reverse the trend to ever more intrusive, bossy government? Things have gotten to such a pass, argues Charles Murray, that only civil disobedience might -- might -- work. But the chances are good enough, he says, that he's written a book about it: "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission."
June 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
I Beg to Differ
Ten days to go and still no sellout for the Florida Democratic Party's lonely hearts club night out -- its annual Who-Dat Dinner, aka Leadership Blue Gala.
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