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November 26, 2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not.
November 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
Sorry, but I'm not buying into the attempt to shame Americans into accepting hordes  of Syrian refugees.
November 25, 2015 - 7:00am
Each of our two political parties, ancient by world standards, seems to be facing a gathering storm. 
November 24, 2015 - 5:15pm
Death happens to the best of us, and also to the worst.
November 24, 2015 - 11:30am
I am proud to be a part of the Florida delegation, representing the great Sunshine State and its residents. Florida knows how to do travel and tourism right!
November 25, 2015 - 7:00am
As much as we talk about protecting the First Amendment in this country, with each generation apparently we get further away from understanding it.
November 24, 2015 - 7:00am
There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter schools widely available to minority youngsters in his state.
November 23, 2015 - 9:00pm
Those working to give Florida kids a good education deserve some props for noting the fact that liberals support those efforts, and have for decades.
November 23, 2015 - 7:00am
When Islamic terrorist attacks cause mass casualties, like the horrific events in Paris, it's all well and good to preach the obvious that ISIS killers don't represent all Muslims, any more than the Nazis represented all the German people. But what is wholly unacceptable is any attempt to drag Christianity into a moral-equivalency game with radical Islam.
November 21, 2015 - 7:00am
Throughout the last third of George W. Bush's presidency, opinion leaders were obsessed with the question of mistakes. Among most members of the press and among Democratic officeholders (even, or perhaps especially, those who voted to approve the Iraq War), the appetite was strong to hold President Bush in a half nelson until he admitted that the war had been a terrible mistake. When Jeb Bush entered the presidential race, he was quickly charged with fraternal guilt in the matter.
November 22, 2015 - 9:30pm
Lawmakers, if you want to add something to a student's learning experience, have at it. Not many people I know are going to hassle you for that. 
November 22, 2015 - 9:30pm
Donald Trump
Businessman Donald Trump, wind at his back, is headed to the Sunshine State later this week. He continues to take the fight to former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in their own backyard. 
November 20, 2015 - 7:00am
WASHINGTON -- Tell me: What's a suicide bomber doing with a passport? He's not going anywhere. And, though I'm not a religious scholar, I doubt that a passport is required in paradise for a martyr to access his 72 black-eyed virgins.
November 19, 2015 - 10:00pm
Syrian refugees in Greece
Conservatives talk a lot about American exceptionalism. So do I. It's what we're all about. But if ever there was a time to show we mean what we say -- that our values, our principles, our way of life -- soar above the ways of freedom's enemies, then it's right now, right here, embedded in our acceptance of 10,000 Syrian refugees to America's shores.
November 19, 2015 - 7:00am
Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some financial institutions may be considered "too big to fail," but contemporary Western society may be too frivolous to survive. The Romans had bread and circuses to keep the masses passive and unthinking. We have electronic gadgets, drugs and pornography. Like the Roman Empire, we too may decline and fall. What happened in Paris may be just the beginning.

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