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By: Robert W. McKnight | Posted: July 30, 2014 3:55 AM

In Florida, historians generally agree that the 1960 Census -- and the subsequent legislatively proposed reapportionment plans crafted during the decade -- paved the way for the most significant governance change in state history. 

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: July 29, 2014 3:55 AM
In the last several weeks, I've heard people confidently declare that the 70 percent of Jewish-Americans who voted for Obama are finally sorry. I'm skeptical, but even if they are, they're probably telling themselves that Hillary Clinton would be a better friend to the Jewish state than the current president.
 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 28, 2014 12:45 PM

Last week, Nancy Smith of Sunshine State News wrote a piece regarding an IRS complaint filed by an individual against Annette Taddeo, running mate of Charlie Crist; Juan Cuba, executive director of the Miami-Dade DEC; and 537 Consulting LLC, a company formed by Juan Cuba and Rachel Johnson, designed to pay Miami-Dade DEC workers, including Juan Cuba, as independent contractors.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: July 28, 2014 3:55 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- "Are you kidding?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate. For 17 of her 52 years she has been a pediatric neurosurgeon, holding in steady hands sharp steel and the fate of children's brains. She probably can cope with the strains of legislative life.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: July 26, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it's for some affectless, mechanical, almost forced public statement.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 26, 2014 3:55 AM

Any publicity is good publicity in this business, that's always been my theory. So I thank Peter Schorsch, St. Peter himself, for the attention he quickly gave Sunshine State News after my news story on Annette Taddeo and the IRS appeared Friday on our Home page.

 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 25, 2014 1:30 PM

Apparently, if you speak out about things in the Florida Democratic Party, you have to be working for Rick Scott, or some other Republican group.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: July 25, 2014 3:55 AM
Anyone who thinks the cultural left is going to stop its political correctness with the Washington Redskins isn't reading USA Today. On the top of their Sports front page on July 22, the paper reported on activists taking a stand against "redface," championing a group called Eradicating Offensive Indian Mascotry. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 24, 2014 3:55 AM

The plight of Atlantic City makes gleeful reading for those who oppose gambling in Florida. 

 
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By: George Will | Posted: July 24, 2014 3:55 AM

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention gave its presidential nomination to Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, who knew he would lose: Americans were not going to have a third president in 14 months. Besides, his don't-fence-me-in libertarian conservatism was ahead of its time. His agenda, however, was to change his party's national brand.

 
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By: Robert W. McKnight | Posted: July 24, 2014 3:55 AM

The campaign for speaker of the Florida House of Representatives for the 1978-'80 term was more closely watched than normal.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: July 23, 2014 3:55 AM
In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counterprotests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"
 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 22, 2014 11:00 AM

Now that the story about a suspect contract Annette Taddeo, as chair of the Miami-Dade DEC, made with her executive director, Juan Cuba, is out, and while the likes of Pam Bondi, and whoever else, is looking into said contract (as well she should), I have a rather pressing question.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM

Hypocrisy is the subplot to the 537 Consulting LLC story. Did anyone else notice?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM
"Why do you think President Obama's job rating is falling, even though the economy is recovering?" the interviewer asked.

It's a fair question, even though the economy declined 2.9 percent in the first quarter, even though most jobs created in June were part-time, and even though labor force participation remains low.
 
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By: Phil Kerpen | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM

Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer, failing to raise any significant outside money for his global warming super-PAC, turned to one of his San Francisco neighbors for a million-dollar check. It was Herb Sandler, the subprime mortgage lender at the heart of the housing crisis, and like Steyer a huge hypocrite.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: July 22, 2014 3:55 AM

An election is coming. The indicator is not the number of robins or the actions of a groundhog, but the fact that liberals are dealing race cards right and left.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: July 21, 2014 3:55 AM
You needn't be clairvoyant to deduce what the Democratic Party wants to run on in 2016. It really doesn't matter whether their nominee is Hillary Clinton or someone else. Democrats won't be campaigning on the thriving economy under President Barack Obama, global stability under American leadership, the successful routing of al-Qaida or Obamacare. No, the Democratic Party is the ladies' party now -- dependent completely on the lopsided votes of single females for their electoral success. To the degree possible, 2016 will be about women's sex lives and who should pay for IUDs.
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 19, 2014 3:55 AM
Liberals just aren't very liberal these days. The word "liberal" comes from the Latin word meaning freedom, and in the 19th century, liberals in this country and abroad stood for free speech, free exercise of religion, free markets, free trade -- for minimal state interference in people's lives.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: July 18, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof knocking.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: July 17, 2014 3:55 AM
"The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America's immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into the country." So pronounced the editors of the New York Daily News. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. echoed the theme in his "Bordering on Heartless" column, noting that Glenn Beck has "come under fierce attack" for his proposal to bring food, water, teddy bears and soccer balls to the children stuck at the border. "It's one more sign," Dionne writes, "of how the crisis at the border has brought out the very worst in our political system and a degree of plain nastiness that we should not be proud of as a nation."
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: July 16, 2014 3:55 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder granted an exclusive interview to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" from London, where he was portrayed by ABC as deeply concerned about the global terrorist threat. What stands out from this very rare session -- Holder hasn't been on Sunday network television in four years -- is that Holder pulled out the oldest, lamest card in the Obama political deck: President Barack Obama and he are opposed by people who should be suspected of racism.
 
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By: Robert W. McKnight | Posted: July 16, 2014 3:55 AM

In 1978, Sen. Phil Lewis, D-West Palm Beach, took office as Senate president. The very first appointment President Lewis announced was to make his opponent for the presidency, Sen. Jack Gordon, D-Miami Beach, the important chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. 

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: July 15, 2014 3:55 AM
The flood of underage -- and nonunderage -- illegal immigrants from Central America coming across the border in Texas is, to paraphrase a former Obama administration official, a "man-caused disaster." The man who caused it, more than anyone else, is Barack Obama.
 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: July 14, 2014 3:55 AM
One question I am asked while on tour for my new book, "The Greatest Comeback," on the resurrection of Richard Nixon, is:

Does Nixon's rise, from crushing defeats in 1960 and 1962, and the debacle his party suffered in 1964, to capturing the White House and beginning a string of five victories in six presidential elections, have relevance for today's GOP?
 
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By: Ed Moore, Ph.D. | Posted: July 14, 2014 3:55 AM

And so Benghazi fades, the VA story fades, the missing plane, the missing girls in Africa, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, IRS, the list goes on, all fade from the headlines in this attention-deficit, 24/7 news cycle.

 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: July 12, 2014 12:30 PM

As we near the anniversary of the verdict that set free George Zimmerman -- the man who stalked, shot, and killed Trayvon Martin -- race again comes into play here in Florida.

 
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