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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Tom Jackson Columns

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Jackson: On Cuba, Obama drives yet another soft bargain

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 4 hours ago
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Midnight tolls for self-immolating star

For fans of things political — and aren’t we all? — the close of 2014 is not too early to begin sorting through the likeliest candidates for what is certain to be one of the most hotly contested open seats in the 2016 election.
Published: 12/21/14
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Fury on fringe can’t blunt Jeb’s return

Judging by the noise coming from the wings, Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy is over even before it has officially begun. The fact the former two-term Florida governor seems utterly undeterred is a sure sign the months ahead — while Bu...
Published: 12/19/14
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Protestors rely on skewed reading of facts

In the tumultuous matter of White Cops 2, Black Victims 0, let’s stipulate this at the top: Complaints against aggressive policing in predominately black communities are not without merit. Neither are they without recourse. Responsible agencie...
Published: 12/14/14
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Jackson: Laboring over doing right by our kids

It’s not just because there’s a 15-year-old in the Jackson household that I am attuned to the efforts of policy-makers to create a better world for America’s children. But it doesn’t hurt.
Published: 12/07/14
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Toys for Tots still leans on postal pickup Saturday

WESLEY CHAPEL — No one needs to tell the celebrants of yuletide that the calendar is shedding days before the annual launch of the fabled reindeer-powered sleigh like needles from an unwatered Fraser fir. They know, also, the potential for pro...
Published: 12/05/14
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Scott unbeloved but in synch with most Floridians

GOP landslides such as the one witnessed earlier this month, though rare, happen with just enough frequency to make predicting the aftermath a no-brainer. Democrats will translate their shellacking into a call for Republicans to “reach across ...
Published: 11/23/14
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Jackson: On immigration, Obama picks wedge over olive branch

If America’s morning-after revulsion for the immigration plan President Obama announced Thursday night holds — his track record for reversing first impressions is not good — then it will turn out David Jolly had the better strate...
Published: 11/23/14
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Yikes! Yuletide controversy dead ahead

On this Friday before Black Friday, still the official entry point to all that is or is implied by the Greater Holiday Cavalcade, this word of advice: Brace yourselves.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Webcam users unwittingly broadcasting to the world

Here’s some of what I saw on the Internet Friday: Cluttered family rooms and tidy kitchens. Vacant pool decks. A dock looking out on sparkling blue water. Lonely front porches. A blue-and-gold striped tropical fish. Several empty cribs. And on...
Updated: 1 months ago