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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

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After the year NFL has had, it needs some comic relief

Today marks the gateway to the week that is at once the most celebrated and yet the most insipid in all of sports.
Published: 01/25/15
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Elia’s firing reaffirms Pasco voters’ wisdom

The next time you’re approached by someone pushing a petition to change the position of Pasco County schools superintendent from elected to appointed — history hints we’re just about due — you should resist the impulse to ...
Published: 01/25/15
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Eggs of turtles, eagles still outrank life in womb

To begin with, a reiteration: Just this moment there are more protections in the federal code for the eggs of sea turtles and bald eagles than there are for unborn humans. How that made sense, ever, is beyond reason — and that’s not bec...
Published: 01/23/15
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The stomach-knotting state of our union

Greetings, all you good people gathered in this historic hall and tuning in around the globe. Today, I will attempt to avoid saying anything that prompts anyone within the sound of my voice — but especially here in this room, where cameras or ...
Published: 01/18/15
Updated: 01/19/15
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Sanders’ Keystone amendment heats up progressive wackiness

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 01/18/15
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Let’s give charter chatter a chance

In a pivotal moment during the early goings of the musical “1776,” Stephen Hopkins, the delegate from Rhode Island, returns from the privy to find the Continental Congress deadlocked over whether to debate declaring independence from En...
Published: 01/18/15
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Gas tax hike: Let’s abolish it instead

That didn’t take long. It’s not even two full weeks since Congress came under Republican control, and already the faucets are flowing with fresh cynicism. Here midterm voters thought they were electing a conservative majority dedicated ...
Published: 01/16/15
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Voters chose relitigation; GOP should accommodate them

Missing since his historic walloping in a Northern Virginia Republican primary last June, Eric Cantor reemerged last week to reveal exactly one thing: He still doesn’t get it....
Published: 01/11/15
Jackson: Survey says: Pasco still complicated
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Jackson: Survey says: Pasco still complicated

Let’s say you were asked to identify the top — pick a number; OK, three — three things you liked about where you live. But you also had to rat out the three things you think most need improving.
Published: 01/11/15
Let’s not complicate terrorism
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Let’s not complicate terrorism

The blood spilled in the latest massacre of innocents by militants shouting “Allahu Akbar!” was still viscous Wednesday when certain reliable apologists hustled out an alternative superstructure designed to refute the Occam’s raz...
Published: 01/09/15