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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Douglas MacKinnon Columns

COLUMN

Voucher lawsuit leaves Florida’s kids in a lurch

Seriously, what did poor and disadvantaged Florida schoolchildren ever do to the statewide teachers union and its special interest protectors for them to potentially condemn these innocent children to a life of misery?
Updated: 23 hours ago
COLUMN

The new Crist narrative doesn’t hold water

Prior to Tuesday’s primary, The Washington Post did a fairly major story on the race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. Why?
Published: 08/30/14
COLUMN

The real sea change should occur on campus

Recently, several liberal professors visited Gov. Rick Scott to brief him on the “closed” science of global warming.
Published: 08/25/14
COLUMN

Latin America is key to our national security

For the most part, The Washington Post is a reliable supporter of President Obama and the Democratic Party in general. But earlier this week, the paper criticized the president while warning of the consequences of his administration’s dropping...
Published: 08/22/14
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Poverty is the enemy in Ferguson, Missouri

Humorist P.J. O’Rourke once referred to those who exploit or make a living off the misery of the poor as “poverty pests.” As of this writing, Ferguson, Missouri, has been overwhelmed by poverty pests trying to capitalize on trage...
Published: 08/21/14
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This soldier’s heroism should not go unnoticed

How often do we pause to think about or express our gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of those who serve in the Armed Forces? These young men and women are our first line of defense against evil and anarchy, and yet for many, their often her...
Published: 08/18/14
Updated: 08/19/14
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Leadership a lost art on Capitol Hill

When, as a people, do we admit we are leaderless? What are the final tipping points that wake us to the fact that Washington is populated by people who look out for themselves first, their party second, and the people last?
Published: 08/14/14

Greed merchants growing like weeds around Amendment 2

As has been said, sometimes the only causes worth fighting for are the lost ones.
Published: 08/09/14

Nothing settled about global warming science

For more than two decades, Florida has been ground zero — or to be more precise, underwater ground zero — for many who worship at the house of global warming built by Al Gore.
Published: 08/07/14

Bookstore owner learns it’s ugly when liberals attack

Recently, I read a chilling article in the New York Times detailing what happens when liberals attack liberals for not strictly adhering to a “populist” ideology that they themselves only follow if it suits them.
Published: 08/05/14