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Trump’s revealing National Enquirer fetish

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Even as Indianans cast the ballots that polls indicate will thrust Donald Trump into the role of t...

Seeking balance in bathroom wars

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About a month after Bruce Springsteen exercised his right to withhold services from eager customers living in a state wh...

‘Crusich’ a fragile, necessary long-odds gamble

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If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it 1,237 times: The 2016 race to the White House is unique. Everyone paying the barest attention knows. The details don’t need to be rehearsed here.

A spark named Carly; Trump’s legal trouble

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An unseasonable farewell to Pasco’s head elf

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— Charlie Brown expressed what’s on my mind just now with exquis...

Saint Leo U. preps Saddlebrook’s next generation of Dempseys

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— On balance, even the most sympathetic observer would concede that being born into the Dempseys-of-Saddlebrook clan amounts to winning the birth lottery.

A spark named Carly

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Not since Ronald Reagan in 1976 has a serious Republican presidential candidate identified his choice for a running mate before he secured the nomination ... and that little slice of strategy turned out not to be enough ...

Trump’s July just got far more interesting

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Not to rain on Donald Trump’s resounding triumph in the so-called “Acela Primary” Tu...

The divine spark, revealed at last

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Even the Founders who regarded God as a disinterested progenitor acknowledged a supernatural link between the supreme being and each human, an acknowledgment that produced is own sacred offspring, the most important pass...

A new, improved Trump? Don’t bet the rent money

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Remembering one who ‘died out of season’

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Henry Jeffrey Fontanills III was the kind of guy who didn’t forget, and I mean that in the best way imaginable.

Something a little off at GOP gala

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By all outward signs, the annual Pasco Republican Reagan Day dinner was business as usual: Every ticket (all 450) was sold, filling Spartan Manor’s main ballr...

A new, improved Trump? Don’t bet the rent money

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Donald Trump stormed to his most impressive victory to date in New York Tuesday, winning his home state with 60 percent of the vote — his first clear-majority triumph — and gobbling up all but five of 95 av...

In which Ted Cruz declines to play Trump-surrogate Hannity’s game

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Noted Donald Trump shill Sean Hannity invited Ted Cruz on his radio show Tuesday afternoon, apparently t...

A modest proposal for divorce reforms

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Houston lawyer Leslie Loftis writes persuasively that Gov. Rick Scott was wrong to

End political mischief-making with the FairTax

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The Republican House Freedom Caucus is agitating again, this time seeking the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Kos...

Holder knew, early, about Fast and Furious ... but do we care?

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Remember the old adage, “It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up”? Yeah, well, that one might have outlived its usefulness — if it was ever useful in the first place.

At last, Legg happy to go on hiatus

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John Legg was into politics before he was into shaving, before he could drive and, almost certainly, before he’d begun to dwell on the charms of the opposite ...

That Starbucks incident was so last week

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The Right Stuff has kept its powder dry on last week’s viral video dust-up involving caffeine-deprived Florida Go...

The Donald’s Rocky Mountain temper tantrump

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It was already well-established that Donald Trump is an unmoored, shape-shifting blowhard w...

Obama’s obfuscation initiative

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Six months after he first weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s legal plight over her infamous home ...

More evidence why GOP must dump Trump

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Election tests lawmaker’s subterfuge

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Dade City, says one who knows it well, is like a lovely lake. On the surface, it is smooth and inviting, its ripples reflecting sunlight like diamonds on a blanket. But down below, deep enough that it doesn’t make...

More evidence why GOP must dump Trump

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There is much to pick apart from Donald Trump’s lengthy interview...

Hillary echoes Jefferson Davis: We decide who has rights

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Abortion absolutists, comprising an important wedge of the Democratic coalition pie, are unhappy with Hillary Clinton just now, with good reason. Taking her appearance on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” to...