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Monday, Jul 06, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

COLUMN

Corcoran on budget: Chill already

May is rolling toward a particularly early Memorial Day weekend — summer’s traditional front door — but it’s not the seasonal heat that’s causing lots of Floridians to break a sweat.
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

Jeb shoulda learned from Mona Lisa Vito

How is Jeb Bush’s sit-down with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly like a scene from “My Cousin Vinny”? Because, like DA Jim Trotter III’s voir dire of general automotive expert Mona Lisa Vito, the interview’s headline mo...
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

Ex-operative gets J-school ethics lesson

George Stephanopoulos did a dumb thing a while back. Actually, he did two dumb things. Well, really, he did three dumb things, and if we wanted to take the global perspective, we wouldn’t stop there....
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

It’s an honor to miss this regal mom

I miss my mom. OK, I miss her every day, but some days more than others. Like this one: Mother’s Day.
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

Maybe Big Dog Clinton wasn’t a great liar in the first place

The good folks making up “Morning Joe” Scarborough’s posse Thursday morning were unusually beside themselves over the latest in a growing series of rhetorical flameouts by the husband of the Democratic frontrunner for president....
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

Obvious cure for Scott’s HCA pickle

So, this happened: On the same day Gov. Rick Scott announced the formation of a hospital commission and a trip to Washington to haggle over federal funds tangled up in Medicaid-expansion politics — that would be Tuesday — Florida’...
Updated: 2 months ago
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: 2 months 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: 2 months ago
COLUMN

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: 2 months ago
COLUMN

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: 2 months ago