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April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
We all make mistakes and some of us learn from them. What is even better is to learn from other people's mistakes, where they pay for those mistakes while we learn free of charge.
April 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
In her classic The March of Folly," the great historian Barbara Tuchman wrote, Mankind, it seems, makes a poorer performance of government than of almost any other human activity.
April 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
In January, Robert F. McDonnell, 71st governor of Virginia, was sentenced to two years in prison followed by two years of supervised release after his conviction on 11 counts of public corruption. He, and especially his wife, behaved badly. But it's worth taking a closer look at what was considered criminal in McDonnell's case, because, at least so far, some in the press are suggesting that Hillary Clinton's conduct must meet a much higher threshold to be considered problematic.
April 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
California's mismanagement of its water -- and government in general -- is benefiting Florida, but the Sunshine State needs to make sure it doesn't begin making the same errors.
April 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
Somebody fish Matt Dillon out of the Long Branch. Right now the Dodge-style shoot-em-up dividing the Florida Legislature on Medicaid expansion could use the gun-toting marshal to restore peace and a little common sense.
April 26, 2015 - 6:00pm
The North Korean email hack of Sony continues to haunt Hollywood. The leftist group WikiLeaks recently posted a searchable set of the documents and the London Daily Mail found a new scandal subject: Ben Affleck ... and PBS.
April 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON -- In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish -- a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states -- is becoming a reality. Consider:
April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
Its no secret that April is Financial Literacy Month. Becoming financially literate begins with basic skills and sets the course for the financial decisions you will make at every stage throughout your life.Smart financial decisions open the door to new financial opportunities.
April 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
We learned this week that the Secret Service dawdled for an entire year before fixing a broken security system at the home of former President George H.W. Bush.
April 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
"This is Hillary Clinton," said Todd. "This is you quoting her in your book. 'They had bankrupted us totally. We owned nothing. We didn't own a car. We didn't own a house. Here we were, 50 years old and we owned nothing. No-thing! All the money we had, which we had brought into the White House, was gone. I hadn't made any money for eight years, so it was really horrible.'"
April 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
The state of California is known for many things, including red carpets, wine country, and high taxes. But recently, the Golden State has also become known for its struggle with a crisis other states like Florida are working to avoid: a severe water shortage that threatens its economy, its environment, and the livelihood of millions of families.
April 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy.
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