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  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies
    Longtime Illinois Congressman Philip Crane, a northwest suburban Republican who championed conservative principles and once ran for president, died Saturday in Maryland, according to family. Crane, who suffered from congestive heart failure and lung...
  • Lame duck legislators ought not act on complex health policy issues

    A lame-duck Congress typically is driven by a desire to "get things done." But lawmakers should resist ramming last-minute deals on Medicare physician payments and the Children's Health Insurance Program through this Congress. These are complex and highly...
  • Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner

    Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner
    Next to Social Security, there might be no more-popular federal program than Medicare. It provides health care to some 54 million Americans, including more than 3.5 million Floridians, who are 65 and over or have permanent disabilities. But Medicare...
  • Next up: The zombie Congress

    WASHINGTON Jim DeMint likes his zombies on television or in the movies, not roaming the halls of Congress. DeMint, a former Republican senator from South Carolina who now heads the conservative Heritage Foundation, is among those worried about House...
  • The truth behind Obamacare numbers

    As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised that his health reform plan would "lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family." So it's not surprising that many people are dismayed by the rising costs under the health reform law he...
  • US troops are unrivaled in carrying out humanitarian missions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was right to dispatch U.S. military units to help combat an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But he did it for the wrong reasons. Obama called it a "national security" mission a clear misuse of the term. Americans should...
  • Ignore your conscience � or go to jail

    It's hard to imagine a more bedrock American right than being free to live according to your religious convictions. The very idea of being forced to violate your beliefs seems unthinkable. Unless you happen to believe that marriage refers exclusively...
  • Orange County hands out $2 million in arts and cultural grants

    Orange County hands out $2 million in arts and cultural grants
    The Orange County Board of County Commissioners this week accepted the recommendations of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Board to provide $2,085,400 to a long list of arts organizations. The money comes from the Tourist Development Tax. About 2...
  • Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?

    Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for more than a month, generating speculation that his absence is due to failing health or political intrigue. Given the paucity of information, keeping track of Kim is tougher than winning at...
  • Invitation to a disaster: How does the GOP do it?

    An ingenious political party, modern-day Republicans. No matter how favored by the odds, the political circumstances, the shape of congressional districts, how many seats may be up for grabs in the Senate, the glaring failures of the opposition, or just...
  • Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away

    Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away
    As America's problems with economic inequality have moved toward the political front burner, conservative economists have stepped up their efforts to explain that it doesn't really exist. Few, however, will be able to top University of Chicago economist...