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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Tom Jackson

Amendment 2 is backdoor to legalize pot

HUDSON — If Amendment 2 did only what its proponents claim for it, Jessica Spencer would not have taken leave from her job in Manatee County, would not be crisscrossing the state in a one-woman education campaign, and absolutely would not rece...
Updated: 17 hours ago

A cynical, horrifying assault on the First Amendment

Tom Jackson's The Right Stuff blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 07/13/14
Updated: 07/14/14
Noodling with a more buoyant plan

Noodling with a more buoyant plan

SAN ANTONIO — Everything Bill Schroder learned from three years as commissioner of a charity golf tournament with an unwieldy name fits, appropriately, in a mollusk shell. Which is appropriate, because, all in all, he’d rather go scallo...
Published: 07/11/14

Governments grow; Pasco delivers proof

The first draft of the latest Pasco County budget, including appendices, stretches 327 eye-glazing pages, and it probes such topics as interfund transfers, contingencies and object codes. It is, in other words, not what anyone would mistake for a bea...
Published: 07/11/14

The left's calculated Hobby Lobby hokum

Among the best things about the modern world of social media is we no longer have to guess what our political opposites are thinking — using the term expansively, because in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's aggressively misinterpreted ...
Published: 07/06/14

Rebuking naysayers in D'Souza's 'America'

WESLEY CHAPEL — The problem with the movie “America” is not its rather long and somewhat misleading subtitle. No. The problem with “America: Imagine The World Without Her” is it's unlikely to be seen by those to whom the...
Published: 07/06/14

Don Porter, an American visionary

Don Porter had a voice like barbed wire being dragged through a barrel of river gravel, and a John Wayne squint that always seemed to be taking in the horizon....
Published: 07/03/14
Updated: 07/04/14

The importance of what Cheney got right

The abrupt reappearance of Dick Cheney on the national scene is as good a time as any to note how the former two-term vice president is like pregnancy:...
Published: 06/30/14

Lerner reliably reckless; Rubio redemptive

The Right Stuff blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 06/29/14

Prudence, not prohibition, guides school district

Let's start by opening the most ginormous possible umbrella. Think of a golf bumbershoot large enough to accommodate Tiger Woods, his caddy and his entire swooning welcome-back entourage. That's where the following phrase belongs: ...
Published: 06/29/14