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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: May 29, 2015 7:00 AM
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By: Mark Wilson | Posted: May 28, 2015 6:30 PM

Education, innovation, infrastructure and quality of life are all key pillars making Florida’s business climate more competitive.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 28, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- A simple apology would suffice. Instead, campaign finance reformers, horrified by the predictable results of their handiwork, aspire to yet more regulatory wrinkles to limit political speech. These, too, would have consequences unintended and undesired by reformers, "requiring" a new round of reforms. But the Constitution, properly construed, requires a wall of separation between campaign and state.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 27, 2015 7:00 AM
Over the past year, I've been reading books inspired by the centenary of World War I, a war with horrific casualties painful to contemplate. What helps in comprehending the scale of the slaughter is a book by one of Bill Gates' favorite authors, the Canadian academic Vaclav Smil, "Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact."
 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: May 26, 2015 7:00 AM
This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood in the real world.
 
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By: Leslie Wimes | Posted: May 25, 2015 10:30 PM

... Or any other Republican-lites the Florida Democratic Party tries to shove down our throats.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 25, 2015 10:00 PM

Whatever the merits of Medicaid expansion and other low-income health-care programs in Florida, the recent kurfuffel illustrates one downside of getting “free” money from the federal government.

 
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By: Jim Waters Bluegrass Institute | Posted: May 23, 2015 7:30 AM

Three-quarters of the 2,099 doctors responding to the nationwide survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians indicate they have seen an increase in emergency room (ER) visits since Jan. 1, 2014.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 23, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- Because so many Republicans want to be president -- or at least pretend they do -- debate organizers have decided to eliminate the least popular from the stage based on how they rank in the latest national polls.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 23, 2015 3:55 AM

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: May 22, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it's the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who's in charge -- while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America's alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall.

 
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By: Ned Bowman | Posted: May 21, 2015 7:00 PM

We constantly hear about various regulatory or legislative issues in Washington with the hope that something will be done to correct any given problem, but all too often the result is caught up in conflicting opinions or politics and never resolved.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 21, 2015 7:00 AM

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.

Those accustomed to reading or listening only to liberal commentators may not be aware of "trigger warnings" and "safe zones" on college campuses.

 
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By: U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross | Posted: May 20, 2015 8:45 PM

I was taught early in life to be an active citizen both in school and throughout the community. These lessons were instilled in me by my parents and by my teachers, and provided the foundation for my love and appreciation of our local community and for our country.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 20, 2015 8:30 PM

The question remaining after Jacksonville's city elections Tuesday is, was Alvin Brown a one-hit wonder?

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 20, 2015 7:00 AM
This spring it seems as if there have been two-point-something Republican presidential candidacy announcements per week. And, since she made her own announcement April 12, Hillary Clinton has answered an average of about two-point-something questions from the press each week.
 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: May 19, 2015 7:00 AM
In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric -- and disregard of reality.

One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to "ask from society's lottery winners" that they make a "modest investment" in government programs to help the poor.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 18, 2015 7:00 AM

A near miss can be a sharp spur, so Rick Santorum wants to say something to those who profess condescending puzzlement about his persistence in pursuing the Republican presidential nomination: You probably have no idea how close I came to defeating Mitt Romney in 2012.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: May 18, 2015 3:30 AM

Good bills -- unfortunately, not all the bad ones -- died in the 2015 sine die chaos. There is one survivor that somehow lives to raise its own kind of hell.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 16, 2015 7:00 AM
Jeb Bush has spent the week debating with himself over whether he would have started the war his brother launched on Iraq. 

When he figures it out, hopefully, our would-be president will focus in on the campaign to drag us into yet another Mideast war -- this time to bring down Bashar Assad's regime in Syria.
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: May 15, 2015 7:00 AM
Like cult members awaking to find their leader swigging gin and squirreling money into a Swiss bank account, liberals are rubbing their eyes in disbelief at President Obama's behavior. The figure they worshiped so fervently and for so long is now revealed to be a "sexist" -- at least according to National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill.
 
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By: Mark Miller | Posted: May 14, 2015 10:25 PM

For years, Florida law prohibited craft beer brewers and sellers from offering their beverage in the standard-size container used throughout the country.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: May 14, 2015 7:00 AM

Controversies about "free-range parenting" illuminate today's scarred cultural landscape. Neighbors summon police in response to parenting choices the neighbors disapprove. Government extends its incompetence with an ever-broader mission of "child protection." And these phenomena are related to campus hysteria about protecting infantilized undergraduates from various menaces, including uncongenial ideas.

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 13, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians -- inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party's base and are, therefore, deemed fair game.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 12, 2015 7:00 AM
David Cameron is the most successful Tory Party leader since Margaret Thatcher. 

Yet history may also record that his success led to the crackup of his country, and Great Britain's secession from the European Union.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 11, 2015 7:00 PM

In virtually every state where reformers are trying to give children – especially poor, minority children – a better chance in life, the Education Blob is vigorously opposing that goal.

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: May 11, 2015 7:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the founders, so sublimely devoted to human liberty, have lived with -- some participating in -- human slavery? Or fourscore years later, how could the saintly Lincoln, an implacable opponent of slavery, have nevertheless spoken of and believed in African inferiority?

 
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