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Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

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Marco’s my ideological match, but he’s not my candidate

Last week, for grins, I clicked on one of those quizzes that pop up occasionally on Facebook, each claiming to disclose, based on a handful of carefully crafted questions (pause to laugh), some deep and compelling secret about the quiz-taker.
Updated: 7 hours ago
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Maximizing dash to full automation

Increasingly, and at a canter if not an outright gallop, America’s service economy is becoming a self-service economy. There’s scarcely a transaction remaining in our digital age that hasn’t been infected by the do-it-yourself bu...
Published: 08/02/15
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Swept away by internet intolerance

Your college experience needn’t have been enhanced by the late, legendary Knocky Parker’s “Classics of Silent Film” course at the University of South Florida to know that intolerance has been a part of the human drama for ...
Published: 07/31/15
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Preserve Charlie Hustle’s sad, earned fate

Another Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony has come and gone, and again Pete Rose’s name has not been called. Again, former players whose achievements pale by comparison have been enshrined. And again, fans have called for an end to the injustice....
Published: 07/26/15
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Tax hike shows who runs Pasco

Whatever else you want to say about last week’s decision by Pasco County commissioners to hike, ever so slightly, property taxes, begin here: It’s bold....
Published: 07/26/15
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Meet your new land-use commission

The best thing to be said for the latest menace to roll out of the White House — and this is stretching the aphorism about ill winds — is that many local governments will reap great savings in their planning departments....
Published: 07/26/15
About Hillary’s fib and crushing Planned Parenthood
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About Hillary’s fib and crushing Planned Parenthood

Fresh and richly deserved hoopla surrounds, once more, Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as the Queen of Foggy Bottom — er, Secretary of State....
Published: 07/25/15
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‘Gun-free’ zones ... until they’re not

While Thursday brought a rare confluence of events both heartbreaking and sobering, it’s even money the great course of this convergence will flow not toward a readily available solution. Instead, as the Mississippi River divides east from wes...
Updated one month ago
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Fair Districts equal endless billable hours

If you are an attorney involved in elections law, you would have to say this about the so-called “Fair Districts” amendments inserted into the state constitution in 2010:
Updated one month ago
Corcoran’s veto remedy: Pass charter
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Corcoran’s veto remedy: Pass charter

We will get, in a moment, to whether the Legislature ought to appropriate, and the governor ought to sign off on, state taxes being spent to block a perfectly legal apartment project because the prospect of it offends the sensibilities of a few thous...
Updated one month ago