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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 28, 2015 10:00 AM
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By: Barney Bishop | Posted: January 28, 2015 9:30 AM

Ever since Amendment 2 on medical marijuana went down, there has been much discussion about how to proceed.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: January 27, 2015 10:30 AM
Public policymakers and political pundits tend to focus on problems -- understandably, because if things are going right they aren't thought to need attention. Yet positive developments can teach us things as well, when, for reasons not necessarily clear, great masses of people start to behave more constructively.
 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: January 26, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- While Iran's march toward a nuclear bomb has provoked a major clash between the White House and Congress, Iran's march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked. In Washington, that is. The Arabs have noticed. And the pro-American ones, the Gulf Arabs in particular, are deeply worried.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 24, 2015 3:55 AM
Following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that France "is at war with terrorism, jihadism and radical Islamism." This tells us what France is fighting against. 
 
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By: John Kemp | Posted: January 24, 2015 3:55 AM

 
The eight states at the heart of the American shale oil revolution all grew faster than the U.S. national average over the last decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), underscoring the importance of oil production to the U.S. economy.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: January 23, 2015 3:55 AM
Clint Eastwood's movie "American Sniper" dominated the box office race over the long Martin Luther King weekend with a gross of $103.5 million. That's more than twice as high as the previous January opening weekend record. It received a rare "A+" CinemaScore from people who saw it, suggesting word-of-mouth will be wildly positive.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 22, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- America's national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda. So, changing social norms is the progressive agenda. To understand how far this has advanced, and how difficult it will be to reverse the inculcation of dependency, consider the data Nicholas Eberstadt deploys in National Affairs quarterly:

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 22, 2015 3:55 AM

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 21, 2015 3:55 AM

Cameras don't lie. So why wouldn't body cameras be the answer to halting bad police behavior on the one hand, and protecting officers from false claims on the other?

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 21, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

 
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By: Thomas Sowell | Posted: January 20, 2015 3:55 AM
With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.
 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: January 20, 2015 3:55 AM

Gov. Rick Scott has managed to trump the liberal lobby for Big Education by proposing a record funding level for the public schools next year.

 
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By: Jacob Engels | Posted: January 19, 2015 1:30 PM

With the election of state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, party operatives and consultants are still reeling from his surprise victory over the candidate favored by Gov. Rick Scott and Senate President Andy Gardiner, Leslie Jennings Dougher.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 18, 2015 6:45 PM

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015, Florida is still making national news over racism. Thank you for that, Police Chief J. Scott Dennis.

 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 18, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- After his third loss, in 1908, as the Democratic presidential nominee, William Jennings Bryan enjoyed telling the story of the drunk who three times tried to enter a private club. After being tossed out into the street a third time, the drunk said: "They can't fool me. Those fellows don't want me in there!"

 
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By: Charles Krauthammer | Posted: January 17, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- On Sunday, at the great Paris rally, the whole world was Charlie. By Tuesday, the veneer of solidarity was exposed as tissue thin. It began dissolving as soon as the real, remaining Charlie Hebdo put out its post-massacre issue featuring a Muhammad cover that, as The New York Times put it, "reignited the debate pitting free speech against religious sensitivities."

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 17, 2015 3:55 AM

Kevin McCarty, appointed insurance commissioner in 2003, apparently tops the prospective "dead man walking" list --  particularly after the governor's office would not deny the rumor he's up next for the chop.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 16, 2015 3:55 AM
"I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it."

That maxim of Voltaire was among those most invoked by the marching millions in Sunday's mammoth "Je Suis Charlie" rally in Paris.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 15, 2015 3:55 AM

Rep. Bob Cortes' patriotism is inspirational, I can see that and applaud him for it. But ... 

 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 14, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- Not since the multiplication of the loaves and fishes near the Sea of Galilee has there been creativity as miraculous as that of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It has not yet been built but already is perhaps the most constructive infrastructure project since the Interstate Highway System. It has accomplished an astonishing trifecta:

 
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By: Kathleen Parker | Posted: January 14, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris.

 
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By: Michael Barone | Posted: January 13, 2015 3:55 AM
There are likely to be many surprises in a race for the Republican presidential nomination that has something like 20 plausible potential candidates. The first of those surprises came in the last hours before New Year's when Jeb Bush announced he was setting up an exploratory committee to consider running for president.
 
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By: Drew J. Breakspear | Posted: January 13, 2015 3:55 AM

We are now beginning a new year and, for many Floridians, that signifies a fresh start. We have recovered and recharged from the busy holiday season and, hopefully, we are more optimistic and finding ourselves open to new possibilities, strategies and aspirations.

 
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By: L. Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | Posted: January 12, 2015 3:55 AM
Ask anyone under 40 to identify Paul McCartney or "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and the odds are you'll get a blank look in return. Ask someone under 30 to describe the Soviet menace and you may well get the same response. The first one is harmless ignorance, and some might argue the second one is as well. After all, it's over and we won, right? 
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: January 10, 2015 3:55 AM

If the rivers fill with algae, Floridians rise up in righteous wrath and picket the governor.

 
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By: Pat Buchanan | Posted: January 10, 2015 3:55 AM
The massacre in Paris of the staff of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was an act of terrorism, but also a successful act of war in the clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West.
 
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By: Mona Charen | Posted: January 9, 2015 3:55 AM
Nine months from now, Republican candidates for president will meet on the stage of the Reagan Presidential Library (with the old Air Force One providing great visuals) for the first debate of the 2016 race. It seems likely that among those in attendance will be at least four -- Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush -- who support (or once supported) the Common Core. Republicans are about to find out what's been percolating among the grass roots. Properly undertaken, a debate about Common Core could be healthy for the party and the country. Or it could be an unholy squabble over rumors and bogeymen. We'll see.
 
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By: George Will | Posted: January 8, 2015 3:55 AM

WASHINGTON -- We know, because they often say so, that those who think catastrophic global warming is probable and perhaps imminent are exemplary empiricists. They say those who disagree with them are "climate change deniers" disrespectful of science.

 
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