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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 17, 2014 3:55 AM

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 17, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- There's nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of a new movie.

"Noah," scheduled for its U.S. release on March 28, has become such a target. The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain have banned the movie because it depicts a prophet, which, as Danish cartoonists will attest, isn't the peachiest of ideas in certain circles.

 
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By: Emmett Reed | Posted: March 17, 2014 3:55 AM

We all want our loved ones to get the very best care when they no longer can live on their own and instead need the care that only a nursing home can provide.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: March 15, 2014 3:55 AM
Liberals view the term "compassionate conservatism" as an oxymoron. How could it not be so? they ask. After all, conservatives are greedy, and conservatism feeds that greed at the expense of the poor. It is preposterous for liberals to believe this because if it were true, conservatism would be not just wrong; it would be evil
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: March 14, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council challenges critics of President Obama's Ukraine policy by saying "What are you going to do, send the 101st Airborne into Crimea?" Not exactly subtle. And rather silly, considering that no one has proposed such a thing.

 
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By: Roger Stone | Posted: March 14, 2014 3:55 AM

Florida Republicans must come to grips with a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Shalimar, and Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, to legalize a strain of marijuana effective in helping children with certain conditions as well as a constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by Orlando lawyer John Morgan to legalize medicinal marijuana as prescribed by a doctor. Republicans should support both.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: March 13, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In September 1958, a future columnist, then 17, was unpacking as a college freshman when upperclassmen hired by tobacco companies knocked on his dormitory door, distributing free mini-packs of cigarettes. He and many other aspiring sophisticates became smokers. Six years later -- 50 years ago: Jan. 11, 1964 -- when the Surgeon General published the report declaring tobacco carcinogenic, more than 40 percent of American adults smoked. Today, when smoking is considered declassee rather than sophisticated, fewer than one-fifth do.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 12, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- I must need to smoke pot.

How else to explain why I wasn't getting President Obama's interview on "Between Two Ferns," the Web show hosted by Zach Galifianakis of "The Hangover" fame.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 11, 2014 3:55 AM

Female income inequity is real and it's wrong, but women aren't going to win the war for equal pay by blatantly lying about it.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: March 11, 2014 3:55 AM
Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go. We'd be hearing that Republicans "hate" the poor. The words "cruel," "vicious" and "racist" would circle the new mayor like sharks. News organizations would examine where the mayor sent his own children, and his hypocrisy would be fiercely denounced.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 10, 2014 3:55 AM

 
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By: George Will | Posted: March 10, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- What's been said of confession -- that it is good for one's soul but bad for one's reputation -- can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 8, 2014 3:55 AM
In assessing the motives and actions of Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton compared them to Adolf Hitler's. Almost always a mistake.

After 12 years in power, Hitler was dead, having slaughtered millions and conquered Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:00 PM

The group of mostly young people who occupied the Capitol for 31 days and 30 nights, from July 16 to Aug. 15, were well-behaved and respectful of public property.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he's got three more years of luck to come.

He takes Crimea, and President Obama says it's not in Russia's interest, not even strategically clever. Indeed, it's a sign of weakness.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:55 AM

If anyone finds the Florida Supreme Court's spine lying around, please give me a call. I'm too busy myself looking for the justices' sense of decency.

 
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By: Seth Hyman | Posted: March 7, 2014 3:55 AM

Are you a father, Mr. Sabet? I suspect not, because if you had a child like my little girl Becca, you would understand the gut-wrenching suffering she experiences every day. It is the most painful experience a parent can endure -- and it's why I'm fighting for medical marijuana reform in Florida.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 6, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.

Today there is reason to hope that other trends collecting on our far-left coast (geographically speaking) might infect the nation, especially in matters of governance and fiscal responsibility.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: March 5, 2014 3:55 AM
After Russia invaded Ukraine, demonstrating how Vladimir Putin has zero fear of President Barack Obama, Fox News anchor Bret Baier reran a snippet from the third presidential debate in 2012, showing who felt Russia was a geopolitical threat, and who thought that sounded silly.
 
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By: Gov. Rick Scott | Posted: March 4, 2014 10:30 AM

Your editorial "Flooding Capitol Hill" (Feb. 26) addresses the important issue of flood insurance, the National Flood Insurance Program and the current reform legislation in Congress.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM
With Vladimir Putin's dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. 

Barack Obama should tune them out, and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow.
 
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By: Reps. Katie Edwards and Holly Raschein | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM

With all the recent stories about new projects and bridges to move more water into Everglades National Park, we should all feel good about the fruits of our collective resolve to protect and restore the environment.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 4, 2014 3:55 AM

Anything can happen in politics but is it possible that conservatives in Florida will help depose a conservative governor?

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 3, 2014 3:55 AM

Who is more disingenuous about gubernatorial travel, Charlie Crist or Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times?

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 3, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's new outreach initiative to help at-risk boys of color -- "My Brother's Keeper" -- is cause for cheer.

It isn't that we haven't known for some time that minority boys are in trouble. Poor school performance, truancy, delinquency and, ultimately, high incarceration rates cannot be separated from the absence of fathers in many homes. Out-of-wedlock births are now at 72 percent in the African-American community and 53 percent among Latinos, compared to 29 percent among non-Hispanic whites.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: March 1, 2014 3:55 AM
What motivates people to demonstrate in central squares, day after day and week after week, against repressive regimes at the risk of life and limb? It's a question raised most recently by events in Ukraine and Venezuela. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 28, 2014 3:55 AM

Today is Sunshine State News' fourth birthday. A blink in history, granted. But in Tallahassee, in this cliquish, who-you-know town of rumors and bluster, conflict and contradictions -- and occasionally something truly extraordinary ... well, four years really is something.

 
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