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Monday, Sep 01, 2014

Tom Jackson Columns

Scott’s ‘scandals’ nothing but a summer sideshow

It’s not summer without sequels on the big screen, so voters can’t be faulted for detecting a sense of the familiar in the race for Florida’s governor. They’ve seen this movie before.
Published: 08/10/14
Updated: 08/11/14
Pumped up by gas-price mysteries

Pumped up by gas-price mysteries

Late into last week's meeting of Republican rivals for two Pasco County Commission seats, Bob Robertson decided to change the subject. ...
Published: 08/10/14
Updated: 08/11/14

Inside Bondi’s reasonable recommendation

Proponents of same-sex marriage in Florida, who have had their way in recent circuit court rulings down south, leapt Friday to accuse Attorney General Pam Bondi of committing political intrigue and wasting taxpayer dollars by refusing to abandon her ...
Published: 08/10/14

Redistricting 2.0: Lots of shoes still to drop

So the Legislature is back at it, once more attempting to thread the devilishly minuscule eye of a needle only lawyers could love.
Published: 08/08/14
Lone mourner ready to put tennis stadium to rest

Lone mourner ready to put tennis stadium to rest

CASHIERS, N.C. — Allow me to begin by promising this second-annual horse-carcass flogging will not become a tradition, like some cranky version of the Kumquat Festival or Swamp Fest. Still, doggone it, it’s hard to sit through even a li...
Published: 08/03/14

Can Crist's 'fairness' epiphany be limited to couples?

Tom Jackson's “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 08/03/14

Jackson: Granting rite of passage its right of way

The heir apparent turned 15 in April meaning, among other things, he has attained the age at which the State of Florida assumes he is capable of learning to drive. Not for the first time, I am inclined to think the State of Florida is out of its suns...
Updated: 1 months ago

Obamacare suffers flesh wound, little else

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 1 months ago

Border crisis arrives; will commissioners flinch?

As irritating as the mess on America’s southern border has been, it was easy enough here in Florida to be regarded in the abstract. The surge of illegal immigrants from Central America, most of them unaccompanied minors, was Texas’ prob...
Updated: 1 months ago

Amendment 2 is backdoor to legalize pot

HUDSON — If Amendment 2 did only what its proponents claim for it, Jessica Spencer would not have taken leave from her job in Manatee County, would not be crisscrossing the state in a one-woman education campaign, and absolutely would not rece...
Updated: 1 months ago