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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 18, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Let's recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that. If your junk policy was canceled and you still want it, you can keep it. Er, get it back.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: November 16, 2013 3:55 AM
Colorado, writes National Journal's always insightful Ronald Brownstein, is "America, writ small." "A microcosm," he goes on, "of the forces destabilizing American politics."

Of course, Colorado is not entirely typical of the nation. It has America's lowest rates of obesity, for example -- because of a young population and because most Coloradans live a mile or more above sea level. You burn more calories there just getting out of the car and walking to the mall.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 15, 2013 3:55 AM

"Even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got."
-- Bill Clinton, Nov. 12

WASHINGTON -- So the former president asserts that the current president continues to dishonor his "you like your plan, you can keep your plan" pledge. And calls for the Affordable Care Act to be changed, despite furious White House resistance to the very idea.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: November 14, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. This helps explain why "comprehensive" immigration reform is foundering: Too few of today's legislators know what happened 163 years ago.

 
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By: Sheldon Richman | Posted: November 13, 2013 5:54 PM
The best way to keep Iran from building a nuclear bomb is for the Obama administration and its nuclear client Israel to stop threatening the Islamic Republic.
 
 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 13, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- In spite of everything -- the GOP's internal scrimmages, the government shutdown, the party's transparent attempts to derail Obamacare -- Republicans keep getting second chances.


The question is, can they handle prosperity? Do they even know what to do with it?

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: November 13, 2013 3:55 AM

When it comes to socialism, you don't jump in the deep end, in most cases. You start in the shallow end and wade until you are under water.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: November 12, 2013 3:55 AM

Third parties have had an unbroken record of failure in American presidential politics. So it was refreshing to see in the tea party an insurgent movement, mainly of people who were not professional politicians, but who nevertheless had the good sense to see that their only chance of getting their ideals enacted into public policies was within one of the two major parties.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 11, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is no lip-biting, tear-streaking, chin-trembling apologist.

When he said he was sorry for the health care mess-up in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, he performed the mea culpa as well as -- if not better than -- anyone in recent history. With Trumanesque resolve, he may as well have said, "The devalued dollar stops here."

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 11, 2013 3:55 AM

 
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By: Ander Crenshaw | Posted: November 11, 2013 3:55 AM

From World War II, to Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan and in between, the men and women of our military have proudly served a grateful nation. Mechanics, nurses, cooks, pilots, clerks, doctors, engineers or other positions; in battle, at home, or at an overseas base, each has a special story. Each has made a particular contribution to our country.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: November 9, 2013 3:55 AM

The most alarming message for Democrats from Tuesday's elections was the near obliteration of Terry McAuliffe's lead over Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia. An October poll, conducted a week after the government reopened, had placed him 11 points ahead. On Election Day, Cuccinelli lost by only 2.5 points. McAuliffe's precipitous tumble was caused entirely by Obamacare.

 
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By: Linda Robertson | Posted: November 8, 2013 3:55 PM

For thousands of high school student-athletes around Florida, a state championship tournament represents success -- the culmination of months of hard work, dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 8, 2013 3:55 AM

"Obama to campaign to ensure health law's success"
-- The New York Times, Nov. 4
 

WASHINGTON -- The Obamacare website doesn't work. Hundreds of thousands of insured Americans are seeing their plans summarily terminated. Millions more face the same prospect next year. Confronted with a crisis of governance, how does President Obama respond?

He campaigns.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: November 7, 2013 3:55 AM

The latest and greatest Obama scandal is the disastrous Obamacare roll-out, but it has something in common with all the others (besides Obama knew nothing).

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 6, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Among the many rules I grew up with, two stand out. The first was never call someone a liar, which was considered the worst possible character indictment one could issue. The accuser had best be prepared to fight or be fleet of foot.

The other was a dictum so oft-repeated that it is permanently tattooed on my brain: "If you'll lie by omission, you'll lie by commission."

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 5, 2013 3:55 AM
Right out of the box, Charlie Crist set the tone for a classic whatever-you-want-to-hear gubernatorial campaign.
 
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By: Rick Watson | Posted: November 5, 2013 3:55 AM

The building community in Florida carefully monitors the government’s policies for “green” construction projects. Builders, as well as the economy as a whole, gain from a framework that promotes competition and allows the free flow of commerce in the timber industry.

 
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By: Jeff Kottkamp | Posted: November 5, 2013 3:55 AM

It seems like every year a new debate arises on the best way to “fix” Florida’s education system. The latest example is the debate over Common Core.

 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: November 5, 2013 3:55 AM

The question many on the left are asking as they witness the Obama administration flail in response to HealthCare.gov's debut disaster is: How could this happen? Obama is so brilliant, so capable and so wise. How could he bungle his signature initiative?

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: November 4, 2013 3:55 AM

The controversial changes to Martin County's comprehensive plan are not law and cannot become law until the four stakeholder lawsuits challenging them are settled. Got that? Aren't law and cannot become law ...

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: November 4, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Ms. Know-It-All, the anonymous political advice columnist whose identity remains a popular Georgetown cocktail party guessing game, is also known to live up to her title now and then. Herewith a correspondence worth sharing.

 
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By: Amy Payne | Posted: November 4, 2013 3:55 AM

Do you know how much President Obama has raised taxes?

Oh, by about $3 trillion.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: November 2, 2013 3:55 AM

"Nothing is lost save honor."

So said Jim Fisk after he and Jay Gould survived yet another scrape in their corrupt and storied careers in the Gilded Age. 

Fisk's dismissal of honor came to mind while watching Barack Obama in Boston smugly explain how his vow -- "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it!" -- was now inoperative.

 
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By: Sheldon Richman | Posted: November 1, 2013 6:20 PM

“Some economists say more inflation is just what the American economy needs to escape from a half-decade of sluggish growth and high unemployment,” the New York Times reports.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: November 1, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Every disaster has its moment of clarity. Physicist Richard Feynman dunks an O-ring into ice water and everyone understands instantly why the shuttle Challenger exploded. This week, the Obamacare O-ring froze for all the world to see: Hundreds of thousands of cancellation letters went out to people who had been assured a dozen times by the president that "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. Period."

 
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By: George Will | Posted: October 31, 2013 3:55 AM

"The First Amendment does not permit laws that force speakers to retain a campaign finance attorney, conduct demographic marketing research, or seek declaratory rulings before discussing the most salient political issues of our day."
-- U.S. Supreme Court, Citizens United (2010)

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: October 31, 2013 3:55 AM

RPOF does a bang-up job detailing why Alex Sink isn't fit to represent Florida in Congress. But, for my money, the video released Wednesday from Lenny Curry & Co. omits one of the most prominent reasons to deny Sink public office again -- on any level.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: October 30, 2013 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- It isn't over yet, but a bookie today would predict a Terry McAuliffe victory in the Virginia governor's election next week.

Washington Post polling shows the Democratic businessman and fundraiser with a double-digit lead (51 percent to 39 percent) over Republican Ken Cuccinelli following a campaign ad blitz that shredded the sitting attorney general over his conservative views. It's not that voters love McAuliffe. They just don't like Cuccinelli -- and they really don't like the Republican Party.

 
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