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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: November 11, 2014 3:55 PM

There's no need to rehash the election of last week -- or The Great Leap Forward, as we call it on the First Coast. It was what it was.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: November 11, 2014 3:55 AM
Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead?

The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt for the Constitution of the United States.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 10, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Now that two of the last three Democratic presidencies have been emphatically judged to have been failures, the world's oldest political party -- the primary architect of this nation's administrative state -- has some thinking to do. The accumulating evidence that the Democratic Party is an exhausted volcano includes its fixation with stale ideas, such as the supreme importance of a 23rd increase in the minimum wage. Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of its third recent presidency, Bill Clinton's, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton?

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 10, 2014 3:55 AM

The bogus war on women of Election 2014 turned into a gusher of a win for GOP women.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 8, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Memo to the GOP. You had a great night on Tuesday. But remember: You didn't win it. The Democrats lost it.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 7, 2014 7:15 PM

Put away the radar guns on climate change, folks. Issuewise, billionaire Tom Steyer's baby is going down for a long nap.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: November 7, 2014 3:55 AM
A prayer has been answered -- not for a massive Republican victory at the polls, though that, too. No, I'm thinking of the perennial prayer of losers: "Oh Lord, let my enemies go too far."
 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 6, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught. Having completed their capture of control of the legislative branch, they should start with the following six measures concerning practical governance and constitutional equilibrium:

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 6, 2014 3:55 AM

 
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By: David Mica | Posted: November 6, 2014 3:55 AM

Across the country, Americans voted for energy. Candidates from both sides of the aisle took note and recognized America’s potential to be an energy superpower. It was no different in Florida.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: November 5, 2014 3:55 AM

Amendment 2, the ill-fated attempt to legalize “medical” marijuana, was soundly defeated on Tuesday. So why did Amendment 2 lose, especially when it started out at 88 percent voter support?

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: November 5, 2014 3:55 AM
On the Sunday before the election, CBS "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer unloaded one of those pompously "progressive" end-of-show commentaries about how our democracy is being ruined by money. "The right to vote is our proudest possession, but the way it has become debased by money shames us all."
 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 4, 2014 3:55 AM
Before the election results are in, and keeping in mind that there may be some unpleasant surprises for one party or the other -- or both -- it's possible to assess how the Democratic Party has fared under the leadership of President Obama. To summarize the verdict: not so well.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 3, 2014 3:55 AM

Those votes Adrian Wyllie is reeling in are mostly coming from one place. They're the backlash from the descending black cloud of Rick Scott-Charlie Crist negative advertising.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 3, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies.

 
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By: Nancy Peek McGowan | Posted: November 1, 2014 3:55 PM

Tuesday's governor's election will determine Florida's economic vitality for the next four years. The stakes are so high. Voters must examine the candidates and compare their records when they served in the executive office of governor.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 1, 2014 3:55 AM

Petulent Florida Democratic Party leaders still haven't recognized the new Democratic African-American Women's Caucus (DAAWC). But you know what? On Sunday they're at least going to notice it.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: November 1, 2014 3:55 AM
When I fretted to my friend and colleague Jay Nordlinger that Republicans may learn the wrong lessons from success in 2014, he noted sagely that he prefers to wait until the results are in before drawing any lessons. While that ought to have stayed my hand, I think some contours are discernible, and so I plunge in! 
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: October 31, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it's not.

First, like all U.S. elections, it's about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama's 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 30, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- To paraphrase Roger Miller -- and, indeed, to reveal my vast store of musical trivia -- America swings like a pendulum do.

If projections, human nature and historical bent prevail next Tuesday, we may see a bit of topsy-turvy up on the benighted Hill. Anything still can happen, but it seems as though Republicans may command both the House and Senate beginning next year.

 
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By: Lori Holland | Posted: October 30, 2014 3:55 AM

I was saddened by the news last week that a young Lakeland student died from apparent bacterial meningitis. This story breaks my heart because I know this tragedy could have happened to my family.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 29, 2014 3:50 PM

It seems that the Amendment 2 campaign for so-called medical marijuana is self-imploding.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: October 29, 2014 3:55 AM
Liberals have this terrible and annoying habit of congratulating themselves for their intellectual heft merely because they hold liberal views. Once this arrogant notion reigns, it's tough for liberals to acknowledge when one of their own says something so remarkably untrue and stupid that it makes you wonder just how ignorant is the liberal really.
 
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By: Julio Fuentes | Posted: October 29, 2014 3:55 AM

The problems that will affect Florida’s citizens and small businesses have taken a back seat to mudslinging in the gubernatorial race, and important issues, such as greenhouse gas emission regulations, are falling through the cracks.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: October 28, 2014 3:55 AM
On Oct. 27, 1964, 50 years ago Monday, a movie actor and television host delivered a 30-minute speech on primetime national television in support of the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater.

There were no visual diversions, and the production values by today's standards were primitive. Few if any viewers realized it, but they were watching a future president of the United States.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: October 28, 2014 3:55 AM

There's unrest in the left-wing world of South Florida. Some are so dissatisfied that they want to break away and form their own state.

 
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: October 27, 2014 12:00 PM

John Morgan is the ubiquitous trial attorney who has his name plastered on everything from buses to billboards all around the state.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 27, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- The early morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens' homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats.

 
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