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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

Firefighters need policy against cancer
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Firefighters need policy against cancer

The tale of Maria Silva, the 15-year Pasco County firefighter sidelined by thyroid cancer, is at once sad, alarming and instructional. The first two speak for themselves.
Published: 05/24/15
Clinton’s world, where achievement doesn’t matter
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Clinton’s world, where achievement doesn’t matter

Whatever else there is to say about Hillary Rodham Clinton, it must be conceded she has mesmerized her followers. While a large and, probably, expanding field of Republican contenders wrestles for the honor of being this week’s GOP presidentia...
Published: 05/23/15
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Fast-track trade deal already

Although I generally favor free trade between and among nations to the alternative of trade shackled by protectionism, I am less interested in advancing that argument just now than I am in writing something shocking.
Published: 05/21/15
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No favorite no problem for deep GOP field

By now, if you haven’t had the irritation of the Republican clown car illustration pop up on your social media home page at least a couple of times, it means you have blocked all your lefty, time-warping high school pals (and your life is less...
Published: 05/18/15
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Corcoran on budget: Chill already

May is rolling toward a particularly early Memorial Day weekend — summer’s traditional front door — but it’s not the seasonal heat that’s causing lots of Floridians to break a sweat.
Published: 05/17/15
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Jeb shoulda learned from Mona Lisa Vito

How is Jeb Bush’s sit-down with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly like a scene from “My Cousin Vinny”? Because, like DA Jim Trotter III’s voir dire of general automotive expert Mona Lisa Vito, the interview’s headline mo...
Published: 05/16/15
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Ex-operative gets J-school ethics lesson

George Stephanopoulos did a dumb thing a while back. Actually, he did two dumb things. Well, really, he did three dumb things, and if we wanted to take the global perspective, we wouldn’t stop there....
Published: 05/15/15
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It’s an honor to miss this regal mom

I miss my mom. OK, I miss her every day, but some days more than others. Like this one: Mother’s Day.
Updated one month ago
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Maybe Big Dog Clinton wasn’t a great liar in the first place

The good folks making up “Morning Joe” Scarborough’s posse Thursday morning were unusually beside themselves over the latest in a growing series of rhetorical flameouts by the husband of the Democratic frontrunner for president....
Updated one month ago
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Obvious cure for Scott’s HCA pickle

So, this happened: On the same day Gov. Rick Scott announced the formation of a hospital commission and a trip to Washington to haggle over federal funds tangled up in Medicaid-expansion politics — that would be Tuesday — Florida’...
Updated one month ago