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Monday, Apr 27, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

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Solar buffs seek favors in power plan

TAMPA — As a practical matter, I have no beef with what activist Florida sun worshipers say they are out to achieve: a world in which you could have a solar-electricity array installed on your roof that, besides serving your household needs, y...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Protecting a robust rebirth of the First Amendment

Let’s begin here: Ted Cruz is right. About so many things, really. But for the moment, let’s unsheath our laser pointers.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Activist Pat fires first in Pasco’s charter war

The committee assigned to study the merits of switching Pasco County to a charter form of government hasn’t so much as held a get-acquainted mixer yet (that’s probably not necessary; they’re all from the good ol’ boy netwo...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Matching discretion, voter intent

The latest scrum in Tallahassee — this one involving Florida’s environmental future — provides yet another confirmation that, when it comes to amending the state constitution at the ballot box, the wisest vote almost always is &#...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Tom Cotton’s #47professors posted a civics lesson, period

Anyone seeking evidence that our schools no longer effectively teach the Constitution need look no further than the hair-on-fire response to the open letter to Iran’s leaders published last week above the signatures of 47 Republican senators....
Updated: 1 months ago
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Agitated Nocco makes things interesting

Regarding how Pasco County should conduct its business going forward, it seems, suddenly, the last couple of months of tumult have been mere, and mild, prelude....
Updated: 1 months ago
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Lent’s ideals ‘will keep you busy’

WESLEY CHAPEL — Having nudged just past the halfway point of Lent, the six-week period that spans Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, this seems an especially good moment to ask the faithful: How’s your ritual self-denial going?...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Clear-eyed Netanyahu evokes Churchill, confirming Obama’s fears

Now we know what all the fuss, all the fear and loathing, was about. It wasn’t about protocol or a breach of constitutional manners. And it certainly wasn’t about an election half a world away....
Updated: 1 months ago
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In some ways the county still looks like it’s 1998

Nearly 17 years have passed since I landed in the Pasco Tribune’s columnist chair “on temporary reassignment” from the downtown mother ship, which is sort of a between-spaces duration: not so long to have shed my “newcomer...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Jackson: Spring ahead worth those headaches

The world crowds us relentlessly these days in more ways than a sane person can count. Nonetheless, come Monday morning you can bet our chief complaint will be pinned on having been robbed of an hour of sleep.
Updated: 1 months ago