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By: Lucy Gosselin | Posted: December 2, 2013 3:55 AM

The first book I ever loved was “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling, and since then I have been hooked on reading.

Through the years, reading has been both my escape and my direct path to knowledge. But in order to read to learn, I first had to learn to read.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 30, 2013 3:55 AM

When, after the massacres at Newtown and the Washington Navy Yard, Republicans refused to outlaw the AR-15 rifle or require background checks for gun purchasers, we were told the party had committed suicide by defying 90 percent of the nation.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 30, 2013 3:55 AM

Candidates can be moderate and still win elections, but the ones who do it by switching parties and feigning middle-of-the-road principles plain turn voters off. 

 
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By: Adam Putnam | Posted: November 28, 2013 3:55 AM

Millions of Florida families will gather together today around a table to share a feast of Thanksgiving. Among the many blessings we have to be thankful for are the farmers who work tirelessly to provide our nation’s bounty.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 28, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- We are tomorrow's past, so this Thanksgiving give thanks for 2013, a year the future might study more for amusement than for edification.

 
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By: Brenda Olsen, R.N. | Posted: November 28, 2013 3:55 AM

As an organization that often advocates for the protection of children, especially those who suffer from severe, life-threatening conditions, the American Lung Association has worked hard over the years to convince lawmakers to pass bills that provide lifesaving measures for kids.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 27, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- For children, Christmastime may be the favorite holiday, even if their families don't celebrate the birth of Christ. The twinkling lights and aura of magic that suddenly transfigure the most plebian edifices are nearly as seductive as a round-trip ticket to Never-Never Land.

For adults, invariably, the favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. The reason is simple: Compared to all others, Thanksgiving is a relatively stress-free holiday.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 26, 2013 3:55 AM
"Iran's Nuclear Triumph" roared the headline of the Wall Street Journal editorial. William Kristol is again quoting Churchill on Munich.

Since the news broke Saturday night that Iran had agreed to a six-month freeze on its nuclear program, we are back in the Sudetenland again. 
 
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By: Brooke Knight | Posted: November 25, 2013 3:55 AM

In a Nov. 18 article, “Vetting Process is Clearly Nonexistent in Florida’s Democratic Party,” I discussed multiple questions that arose from my own and others’ personal accounts of meetings with Democratic primary candidate William Rankin who is running for state of Florida CFO.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 25, 2013 3:55 AM

I believe in Common Core State Standards, believed in them decades before they existed, and desperately want them for my grandchildren, their children and the future of this great nation.

 
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By: Frank DiBello and Lynda Weatherman | Posted: November 25, 2013 3:55 AM

There is good news for the Space Coast -- for Brevard County, the Kennedy Space Center and all of Florida now that America is developing the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System (SLS).

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 25, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- For concision and precision in describing Barack Obama's suddenly ambivalent relationship with his singular -- actually, his single -- achievement, the laurels go to Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. After Obama's semi-demi-apology for millions of canceled insurance policies -- an intended and predictable consequence of his crusade to liberate Americans from their childish choices of "substandard" policies sold by "bad apple" insurers -- Scalise said:

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 23, 2013 3:55 AM

The latest revelation in the flashy CFO campaign of Democratic candidate William David Rankin is his vagabond lifestyle over the past 30 years. 

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 23, 2013 3:55 AM
The defects of the Obamacare website have become well-known. But the problems with the law go further than the website. These problems are not incidental, but central to its design and the intentions of its architects.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 22, 2013 3:55 AM

Who said friends are forever -- right, EMILY’s List?

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 22, 2013 3:55 AM
By 1968, Walter Lippmann, the dean of liberal columnists, had concluded that liberalism had reached the end of its tether.

In that liberal epoch, the 1960s, the Democratic Party had marched us into an endless war that was tearing America apart. 

Lyndon Johnson's Great Society had produced four "long, hot summers" of racial riots and a national crime rate that had doubled in a decade. The young were alienated, the campuses aflame. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 21, 2013 3:55 AM

Lacking convictions of his own, Charlie Crist was always going to glom onto Barack Obama's.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 21, 2013 3:55 AM

What he was, he was:
What he is fated to become
Depends on us.
-- W.H. Auden, "Elegy for JFK" (1964)

BOSTON -- He has become fodder for an interpretation industry toiling to make his life malleable enough to soothe the sensitivities and serve the agendas of the interpreters. The quantity of writing about him is inversely proportional to the brevity of his presidency.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: November 20, 2013 3:55 AM

Joe Scarborough is out with a new book again, lecturing conservatives on the best road forward. Here's the first sign it should be ignored (just like the previous ones): It will be reviewed by The New York Times, while Mark Levin's truly important, best-selling books are not.

It's the same formula for the Scarborough TV tour: an appearance next to Barbara Walters on ABC's "The View," spots on "CBS This Morning" and "Charlie Rose: The Week" on PBS. The liberal media really want Scarborough to tell Republicans what to do. And why not? Might that be because their recommendations are similar?
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 20, 2013 3:55 AM

If Democrats think William Rankin sounds too good to be true, he probably is.

 
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By: Ed Moore, Ph.D. | Posted: November 20, 2013 3:55 AM

"Let the public service be a proud and lively career. And let every man and woman who works in any area of our national government, in any branch, at any level, be able to say with pride and with honor in future years: ‘I served in the United States government in that hour of our nation’s need.'” President John F. Kennedy trumpeted this clarion call to a new generation in his inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 19, 2013 3:55 AM
"The Affordable Care Act's political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week." That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday.

That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama's approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent -- sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on Oct. 1, the day the government shutdown began and healthcare.gov went into (limited) operation.
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 18, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Let's recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that. If your junk policy was canceled and you still want it, you can keep it. Er, get it back.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 16, 2013 3:55 AM
Colorado, writes National Journal's always insightful Ronald Brownstein, is "America, writ small." "A microcosm," he goes on, "of the forces destabilizing American politics."

Of course, Colorado is not entirely typical of the nation. It has America's lowest rates of obesity, for example -- because of a young population and because most Coloradans live a mile or more above sea level. You burn more calories there just getting out of the car and walking to the mall.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 15, 2013 3:55 AM

"Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got."
-- Bill Clinton, Nov. 12

WASHINGTON -- So the former president asserts that the current president continues to dishonor his "you like your plan, you can keep your plan" pledge. And calls for the Affordable Care Act to be changed, despite furious White House resistance to the very idea.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 14, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. This helps explain why "comprehensive" immigration reform is foundering: Too few of today's legislators know what happened 163 years ago.

 
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By: Sheldon Richman | Posted: November 13, 2013 5:54 PM
The best way to keep Iran from building a nuclear bomb is for the Obama administration and its nuclear client Israel to stop threatening the Islamic Republic.
 
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 13, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In spite of everything -- the GOP's internal scrimmages, the government shutdown, the party's transparent attempts to derail Obamacare -- Republicans keep getting second chances.


The question is, can they handle prosperity? Do they even know what to do with it?

 
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