Ron DeSantis provides a ‘sneak preview’ of how the GOP plans to disrupt Biden initiatives

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Gov. Ron DeSantis, commander in chief of the Florida National Guard, addresses the crowd during a change of command ceremony at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center on April 6. During the ceremony U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. James Eifert assumed command from U.S. Army Maj. Gen.

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‘These findings boggle my mind’: Audit rips apart Florida program

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Investigating Florida’s NICA Program

Case managers at Florida’s $1.5 billion compensation program for catastrophically brain-damaged children didn’t consult specialists to determine whether medications, therapy, medical supplies and surgical procedures were “medically necessary” to the health of children in the plan.
They relied on Google instead.

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The Colin Powell I Knew

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Since his passing, Colin Powell has been lauded as a statesman, patriot, and trailblazer for Black Americans. As a journalist, I saw another dimension to him: He was a model official in his respect for the First Amendment, and the information he provided to reporters, much of it on the record. You would never hear him deploring “fake news,” even when the reporter got something wrong. Colin saw briefing the press as one of his responsibilities, and he never misled us intentionally.
In my first face-to-face meeting with Gen.

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What Congress can learn from the fight over Obamacare

A Democratic president elected with his party in control of Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi putting the squeeze on her “moderate” members. So-called centrist Democratic senators sweating the fallout of their party’s agenda at home and putting the brakes on their leaders in Washington.
This is our national politics in 2021, but it also applies to Washington during the fall of 2009 as the legislative fight over Obamacare hit high gear. In many ways, both Republicans and Democrats carry the scars and the trophies from that period.

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Gensler all wet with overregulation would sink ‘meme’ markets

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Gary Gensler and his Democratic colleagues on the Securities and Exchange Commission will try to sell their long-awaited report on the “meme stock” trading frenzy as a clarion call for more regulation.
But if you remove the report’s propaganda, it shows that our markets work pretty well. Even better, small investors have never been protected more from abuse than they are today.
Of course, the Biden administration doesn’t want you to see the glass-half-full version of the trading madness that occurred earlier in the year.

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Gensler all wet with overregulation would sink ‘meme’ markets

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Gary Gensler and his Democratic colleagues on the Securities and Exchange Commission will try to sell their long-awaited report on the “meme stock” trading frenzy as a clarion call for more regulation.
But if you remove the report’s propaganda, it shows that our markets work pretty well. Even better, small investors have never been protected more from abuse than they are today.
Of course, the Biden administration doesn’t want you to see the glass-half-full version of the trading madness that occurred earlier in the year.

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A Massacre in a Park, a Miracle Survivor, and a Stash of Hidden Letters

KYIV—Barely anyone made it out of Babyn Yar alive. Out of the estimated 33, 771 local Jews taken to this park to be shot and discarded, maybe a handful survived. One of those was Nadia Elgart, and her survival was considered so remarkable that it was recorded on her gravestone in 1978: “Nadia Elgart, the woman who escaped from Babyn Yar on September 29, 1941 with her 6-year-old son.”
Babyn Yar is the Russian name imposed during Soviet times on the local park which the Nazis, who invaded Ukraine in June, 1941, turned into the site of an urban massacre.

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The Right Is Embracing the Reactionary Brutality of “Special Operators” Like Eddie Gallagher

Special operators in elite military units are the tip of the spear of US counterinsurgency campaigns around the globe. Their exploits in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other fronts in the global “war on terror” have become fodder for scores of action films like American Sniper, fanboy books by journalists covering the military, and tell-all memoirs by SEAL Team 6 members involved in the rubout of Osama bin Laden and other targets.

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The Case Against a GOP Presidential Coronation

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Donald Trump has given every indication he is running for president again, short of formally announcing it, and the party is lining up dutifully behind him. While this comes as no surprise since Trump turned out new voters and is a fundraising machine, he also lost the last election, both in the Electoral College and by roughly 7 million popular votes. 
The GOP didn’t line up behind Mitt Romney ahead of 2016 after his 2012 presidential loss or behind McCain in 2012 following his 2008 loss, for that matter.

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The Case Against a GOP Presidential Coronation

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Donald Trump has given every indication he is running for president again, short of formally announcing it, and the party is lining up dutifully behind him. While this comes as no surprise since Trump turned out new voters and is a fundraising machine, he also lost the last election, both in the Electoral College and by roughly 7 million popular votes. 
The GOP didn’t line up behind Mitt Romney ahead of 2016 after his 2012 presidential loss or behind McCain in 2012 following his 2008 loss, for that matter.

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