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By: Florence Snyder | Posted: March 21, 2014 3:55 AM

Editor Lenore Devore thinks reporters should look at the wheat to be found in public records, and not the chaff of press releases peddled by taxpayer-supported ministers of disinformation.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 20, 2014 3:55 AM

Martin County isn't used to taking no for an answer, but it might find defeating All Aboard Florida a too-steep hill to climb.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: March 20, 2014 3:55 AM

It is reminiscent of the quandary faced by Gen. Maurice Gamelin on the evening of May 15, 1940. Suddenly he realized that German panzer troops had broken through the supposedly impassable Ardennes.

French troops to the north were cut off and rendered useless, troops to the south were falling back in disarray on all sides and no reserves were available between the front and Paris. "Yes," he told the prime minister, "it means the destruction of the French Army."

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: March 19, 2014 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- "Once an agent, always an agent."

This was the terse response of Nina Khrushcheva on New Year's Eve 1999 when her mother commented favorably about the new president, Vladimir Putin, who was then speaking on TV.

 
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By: Rep. John Tobia | Posted: March 19, 2014 3:55 AM

There is a bipartisan push in the Florida Capitol to pass legislation which would grant in-state tuition (or an equivalent tuition discount) to illegal immigrants. As a fiscal conservative, I strongly disagree with the ideology, intent, and rationale of HB 851 and SB 1400.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: March 18, 2014 3:55 AM
Vladimir Putin seems to have lost touch with reality, Angela Merkel reportedly told Barack Obama after speaking with the Russian president. He is "in another world." 

"I agree with what Angela Merkel said ... that he is in another world," said Madeleine Albright, "It doesn't make any sense."
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: March 18, 2014 3:55 AM

In marshes somewhere south of Lake Helen Blazes, the St. Johns River is formed.

It slowly meanders north – one of only a few rivers in North America that flow in that direction. Near the end of its 300-mile journey it turns east, passes in a broad swath through the city of Jacksonville, and then merges into the Atlantic Ocean.

 
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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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