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Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

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Nothing elevating about toll road furor

In a county where the peculiar is routine, 2014 nonetheless abounded with episodes ranging from astonishing to zany that left even veteran watchers scratching their heads.
Published: 01/04/15
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Appreciating iconic Porter’s wonderful life

The death last summer of Pasco icon Don Porter prompted journalists to drape his memory with bunting appropriate to the season. The man who left this life, at 73, on the threshold of the Independence Day weekend was extolled not merely as a pioneer, ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Obama’s role in falling gas prices: None whatsoever

So the man asked, is it possible to blame President Obama when gasoline prices were stratospheric but cut him out of the credit pie now that they’re plunging? There’s a short answer, but it requires explaining....
Updated: 1 months ago
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Jackson: On Cuba, Obama drives yet another soft bargain

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Midnight tolls for self-immolating star

For fans of things political — and aren’t we all? — the close of 2014 is not too early to begin sorting through the likeliest candidates for what is certain to be one of the most hotly contested open seats in the 2016 election.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Fury on fringe can’t blunt Jeb’s return

Judging by the noise coming from the wings, Jeb Bush’s presidential candidacy is over even before it has officially begun. The fact the former two-term Florida governor seems utterly undeterred is a sure sign the months ahead — while Bu...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Protestors rely on skewed reading of facts

In the tumultuous matter of White Cops 2, Black Victims 0, let’s stipulate this at the top: Complaints against aggressive policing in predominately black communities are not without merit. Neither are they without recourse. Responsible agencie...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Jackson: Laboring over doing right by our kids

It’s not just because there’s a 15-year-old in the Jackson household that I am attuned to the efforts of policy-makers to create a better world for America’s children. But it doesn’t hurt.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Toys for Tots still leans on postal pickup Saturday

WESLEY CHAPEL — No one needs to tell the celebrants of yuletide that the calendar is shedding days before the annual launch of the fabled reindeer-powered sleigh like needles from an unwatered Fraser fir. They know, also, the potential for pro...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Scott unbeloved but in synch with most Floridians

GOP landslides such as the one witnessed earlier this month, though rare, happen with just enough frequency to make predicting the aftermath a no-brainer. Democrats will translate their shellacking into a call for Republicans to “reach across ...
Updated: 2 months ago