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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By: Michael J. Risk | Posted: May 10, 2015 9:30 PM

I started diving in 1956, in the lakes and rivers of Southern Ontario. My first saltwater dive was in the Florida Keys in 1960. I had never seen a reef before, and was awestruck by the profusion of fish in the endless expanses of Acropora. It was breathtakingly beautiful.

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By: Michael Barone | Posted: May 9, 2015 7:00 AM
Skeptics about democracy in the 18th and 19th centuries argued that the enfranchised masses would use their votes to seize the property of the relatively few rich. What could be more natural?
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 8, 2015 7:00 AM
In the first quarter of 2015, in the sixth year of the historic Obama recovery, the U.S. economy grew by two-tenths of 1 percent. 
And that probably sugarcoats it.

For trade deficits subtract from the growth of GDP, and the U.S. trade deficit that just came in was a monster.
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By: George Will | Posted: May 7, 2015 7:00 AM
America's smallest state -- one Nevada county is nearly eight times larger -- has the longest name: In a 2010 referendum, voters kept the official title, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The state also has a dark-horse presidential candidate who is the only Democratic candidate so far who can shoe a horse. "Put a blacksmith in the White House" could be Lincoln Chafee's slogan.
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: May 6, 2015 7:00 AM

Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges -- perception.

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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: May 5, 2015 10:30 PM

It’s interesting to see the volume of newspaper stories recently proclaiming that the world has turned on its head as a result of the Florida House going home early.

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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: May 5, 2015 7:00 AM
Who killed Freddie Gray?

According to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, Freddie was murdered in a conspiracy of six cops who imprisoned him in a police van and there assaulted and killed him.
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