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Friday, Apr 24, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

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Remote ready for return of ESPN’s bully

Britt McHenry, friend to her paycheck-to-paycheck sisters and champion of service workers everywhere, will be streaming live again this weekend, her embarrassment to her employer apparently having failed to hurdle the low bars set by others who have ...
Published: 04/24/15
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Medicaid expansion numbers don’t add up

Whenever talk turns to expanding Medicaid in Florida, one number that instantly surfaces is 800,000. That’s about how many working-class adults would qualify for coverage....
Published: 04/19/15
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Nocco knows what makes Rubio tick

LAND O’ LAKES — What we already know for sure about Marco Rubio fits neatly in a box that FedEx would overnight at its lowest rate: He wields uncompromising passion for a specific interpretation of the American experience, and it comes ...
Published: 04/19/15
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FloridaMan touches down on hot topic

Let’s get this out of the way at the top: Of course the fellow who landed a one-man gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn was from Florida. Of course he was, or there’s not a lively Twitter feed that goes by the handle “@_FloridaMan.&#x...
Published: 04/17/15
Remember who sparked Rubio’s rocket
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Remember who sparked Rubio’s rocket

It is not for nothing that at times such as these — that is, the eve of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s presumptive entry into the 2016 presidential race — I am reminded of Judith Rochelle....
Published: 04/12/15
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West Pasco club wasn’t Republican enough

TRINITY — Regarding the kerfuffle over the rapidly expiring West Pasco Republican Club, the question — and it’s not an unfamiliar one — appears to reduce to this:
Published: 04/05/15
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Rivals, critics doubt Ted Cruz’s credentials at their peril

As we have discovered since he jetted from the starting blocks as 2016’s first declared presidential candidate, Ted Cruz seems to be a lot of things: scholar, radical (or patriot), genius (or know-it-all), upstart, loner, throwback (or traditi...
Published: 03/29/15
Updated: 03/30/15
Some ideas are too good to sleep on
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Some ideas are too good to sleep on

WESLEY CHAPEL — Like anyone, Bill Schroder dreams. Like many of us, when he awakens those dreams evaporate like so much morning fog, leaving only vapory, disconnected images. What else happens when he sleeps, however, is he gets ideas. OK, rig...
Published: 03/29/15
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Solar buffs seek favors in power plan

TAMPA — As a practical matter, I have no beef with what activist Florida sun worshipers say they are out to achieve: a world in which you could have a solar-electricity array installed on your roof that, besides serving your household needs, y...
Published: 03/27/15
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Protecting a robust rebirth of the First Amendment

Let’s begin here: Ted Cruz is right. About so many things, really. But for the moment, let’s unsheath our laser pointers.
Updated: 1 months ago