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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Tom Jackson Columns

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Origin of all that #Fangate commotion: Cheatin’ Charlie Crist

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 10/19/14
Pasco GOP: What’s up with Fasano?
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Pasco GOP: What’s up with Fasano?

Rodgers and Hammerstein created the tune and the cadence. The Pasco Tax Collector’s ancestors supplied just the right number of syllables and religious tradition. And so, as they gaze upon a nail-biting and neatly divided campaign landscape on...
Published: 10/19/14
Bondi rallies faithful for four more years; what gorilla?
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Bondi rallies faithful for four more years; what gorilla?

HUDSON — Running for re-election as though she’s “20 points down” and her opponent is the indomitable Jeb Bush, Pam Bondi rallied about 100 of her most rabid supporters over chopped pork, killer hush puppies and sweet tea ...
Published: 10/17/14
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Tracking the Constitution’s philosophical headwaters

Paula O’Neil’s second annual essay contest for Pasco County fifth-graders — topic: “Why is the United States Constitution important?” — is all over except for the awards ceremony, which happens Oct. 21....
Published: 10/11/14
Updated: 10/13/14
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Don’t bail on same-sex marriage law

No sooner did the U.S. Supreme Court decline to hear any of the appeals sought by states eager to settle, once and for all, the constitutionality of their traditional marriage provisions than the usual suspects hopped all over Rick Scott and Pam Bond...
Published: 10/10/14
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Scott has track record of reliable performance

Even Rick Scott’s fondest supporters concede he’s not the guy you feature on the showroom floor. He’s the model out in the lot the salesman takes you to see once you’ve explained your needs and checked off the must-have op...
Published: 10/05/14
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Saying ‘No’ to manufactured outrage over ad

Last week, you may remember, we took up the topic of political campaigns and manufactured outrage, resolving to wish for the speedy arrival of Nov. 5, when it all will end. Until the next time....
Published: 10/05/14
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Officeholders shouldn’t pen political tweets

It isn’t necessary to waste anywhere near as much time online as I do to have stumbled across this too-marvelous-for-words nugget. After all, having popped up originally on AskReddit, it’s been making the rounds for more than 18 months:...
Published: 10/03/14
BRT is a smarter, cheaper alternative to Greenlight railroads
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BRT is a smarter, cheaper alternative to Greenlight railroads

Trains are great. No, really. In many ways, they are the best form of transportation going, especially if you are going from London to Paris or from the Key Bridge Marriott to the Federal Triangle or from the Atlanta airport to the Enterprise Rent-A-...
Published: 09/28/14
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Silly stunt ,dopey reply; that’s politics in New Chicago

Friday brought fresh wringing of hands to certain sectors of Florida’s politically alert class, but whether anyone was sincerely scandalized is a tougher call.
Published: 09/28/14