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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

Smokin’ over pot growers’ current theft
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Smokin’ over pot growers’ current theft

DADE CITY — Having survived a freak dog-shoots-man hunting accident to become the straw stirring the drink of recovery in long-depressed Lacoochee, it’s clear Billy Brown is not someone easily moved to frustration. No, as the Withlacooc...
Updated one month ago
St. Leo graduate had to master a life turned upside down
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St. Leo graduate had to master a life turned upside down

ST. LEO — Of all the diplomas Saint Leo University will award to the Class of 2015 this graduation season, none is as unlikely or as well-earned as the one Jessica Miller is poised to claim. Sensing this, and knowing, also, she represents the ...
Updated one month ago
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We’re getting buried in Earth Day trash talk

Earth Day, the highest of holy days for the Church of Climate Hysteria, has come and, mercifully, gone. Imagine if it were anything like the Old World’s 12 days of Christmas. We’d never get the National Mall out from beneath the garbage...
Updated one month ago
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Registering to vote online isn’t controversial

Americans have been casting ballots for the better part of 230 years, and even though the trend has been toward broader eligibility and easier access, the suspicion remains widespread that we still haven’t managed to get it right....
Updated one month ago
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Remote ready for return of ESPN’s bully

Britt McHenry, friend to her paycheck-to-paycheck sisters and champion of service workers everywhere, will be streaming live again this weekend, her embarrassment to her employer apparently having failed to hurdle the low bars set by others who have ...
Updated one month ago
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Medicaid expansion numbers don’t add up

Whenever talk turns to expanding Medicaid in Florida, one number that instantly surfaces is 800,000. That’s about how many working-class adults would qualify for coverage....
Updated one month ago
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Nocco knows what makes Rubio tick

LAND O’ LAKES — What we already know for sure about Marco Rubio fits neatly in a box that FedEx would overnight at its lowest rate: He wields uncompromising passion for a specific interpretation of the American experience, and it comes ...
Updated one month ago
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FloridaMan touches down on hot topic

Let’s get this out of the way at the top: Of course the fellow who landed a one-man gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn was from Florida. Of course he was, or there’s not a lively Twitter feed that goes by the handle “@_FloridaMan.&#x...
Updated one month ago
Remember who sparked Rubio’s rocket
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Remember who sparked Rubio’s rocket

It is not for nothing that at times such as these — that is, the eve of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s presumptive entry into the 2016 presidential race — I am reminded of Judith Rochelle....
Updated one month ago
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West Pasco club wasn’t Republican enough

TRINITY — Regarding the kerfuffle over the rapidly expiring West Pasco Republican Club, the question — and it’s not an unfamiliar one — appears to reduce to this:
Updated: 2 months ago