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By: Mona Charen | Posted: February 28, 2015 7:00 AM
Gov. Scott Walker has leapt to the top of polls in Iowa. As day follows night, he has moved to the center of the liberal press's crosshairs. This is the world we inhabit: When a Democrat is perceived as popular, the press discovers layers of humor and elan we never suspected. When a Republican is gaining strength, the press sharpens its bayonets.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 28, 2015 12:01 AM

The outlook might get brighter next week for the Everglades Foundation and its allies, but for now their voice crying out to buy U.S. Sugar Corp. land is like a wolf howling in the middle of the Tundra. 
 
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By: Ed Dean | Posted: February 27, 2015 7:16 PM
Here we are again in the second week of "The Dean's List" -- an Ed Dean-style look at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: February 27, 2015 7:00 AM


WASHINGTON -- A sunset clause?

The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the "right to enrich." It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the Arak plutonium reactor. Yet so thoroughly was Iran stonewalling International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors that just last Thursday the IAEA reported its concern "about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed ... development of a nuclear payload for a missile."

 
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By: George Will | Posted: February 26, 2015 6:00 AM

 

CHICAGO -- The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century's most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in the last six elections. But by electing businessman Bruce Rauner, it initiated a process that might dismantle a form of governance that afflicts many states and municipalities.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 25, 2015 7:00 AM
Like it or not, the 2016 presidential race is now well under way. Republican candidates are flocking to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton, in-between $200,000 speeches at universities, is reported to be in seclusion developing her economic policies.
 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: February 24, 2015 6:00 AM
The firestorm of denunciation of former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, for having said that he did not think Barack Obama loved America, is in one sense out of all proportion to that remark -- especially at a time when there are much bigger issues, including wars raging, terrorist atrocities and a nuclear Iran on the horizon.
 
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By: Jacob Engels | Posted: February 23, 2015 4:30 AM

One of the leading contenders to grow and dispense non-euphoric strains of medical marijuana under the state's Compassionate Care Act of 2014 has misrepresented his qualifications on his application.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 23, 2015 12:01 AM

 
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By: Ed Dean | Posted: February 20, 2015 8:00 PM

Welcome to "The Dean's List" -- first in a weekly look, Ed Dean-style, at who Florida's political achievers were (and weren't) in the last seven days. What you see here is strictly my opinion, not necessarily the editor's or the rest of the staff at Sunshine State News.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 17, 2015 3:30 PM

Even as he turns his eyes to early caucus and primary states like Iowa and Nevada, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., occupies an odd spot in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential contest.

 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: February 16, 2015 10:48 PM

Was Jacksonville's “historic” mayor a flash in the pan?

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: February 16, 2015 8:00 AM
The president's request for the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State has landed in a Congress as divided as the country.

That division was mirrored in the disparate receptions Obama's resolution received from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: February 14, 2015 9:55 AM
Brian Williams' six-month suspension has fallen flat. His critics aren't mollified. His supporters are clearly dispirited. Everyone knows this one is not over -- though his tenure at NBC may very well be done. 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 12, 2015 5:00 PM

I know it's all Rick Scott's fault. Tallahassee media tell us that all the time.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: February 10, 2015 6:00 PM

If you measure political success in dollars, Jeb Bush is making it mighty tough for fellow Floridian Marco Rubio to realize his presidential aspirations.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: February 5, 2015 10:00 AM
The press has barely noticed that President Obama has offered a new federal budget. Even in its paucity was a slant to be found. Like an obedient servant, NBC morning anchor Natalie Morales relayed: "President Obama, unveiling a record $4 trillion budget on Monday aimed at helping the poor and middle class. President Obama says the budget is practical, not partisan."
 
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By: Steve Norton | Posted: February 3, 2015 8:00 PM

As one of the people responsible for casino gaming in New Jersey, I think I'm as acquainted with what's happened there as anybody around today.

 
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By: Paul Seago | Posted: February 3, 2015 8:00 PM

The plight of Atlantic City shows some glaring truths that Floridians need to be aware of, so that we don't make the same mistakes. Here are No Casinos' three main reasons why Floridians should care.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: February 3, 2015 4:15 PM
Word comes that Barack Obama's budget will, not surprisingly, call for ending the sequester spending limits now in effect. That's not surprising. White House aides proposed the sequester, but Obama thought it wouldn't go into effect because Republicans couldn't accept its sharp limits on defense spending. But with voters recoiling against foreign military involvement, they could and did.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: February 2, 2015 9:50 PM

A liberal columnist at a South Florida newspaper doesn't like Fox News. Shocker, huh?

 
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