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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Tom Jackson Columns

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Hall of fame helps Gators build legacy

Recent arrivals — let’s say anyone who’s shown up since Don Buck broke ground at Meadow Pointe — might have trouble believing Land O’ Lakes was once not much more than a wide place along State Road 54 on the drive ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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‘Heckler’s veto’ affirmed; in search of credibility

The idea that school administrators do and should have broad authority to set peacekeeping rules strikes The Right Stuff as self-evident. In this, it finds itself generally in agreement with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. But, as the saying m...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Pasco plots put sheriff in spotlight

Never more than a “last call” announcement removed from reaffirming its reputation as Jerry Springer’s green room, Pasco County has in recent weeks presented a cavalcade of sinister human curiosities worthy of a greatest hits rev...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Plot twists find home in Pasco

Never more than a “last call” announcement removed from reaffirming its reputation as Jerry Springer’s green room, Pasco County has in recent weeks presented a cavalcade of sinister human curiosities worthy of a greatest hits rev...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Rescue Election Day from Cash-for-Clunkers status

You may read elsewhere that anyone nostalgic for the great coming-together that once was Election Day is a convenience-fearing Luddite trapped in the 19th century. Easy to charge. Harder to prove....
Updated: 1 months ago
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Strikers can’t repeal laws of economics

Organizers of noontime strikes against fast-food operators promised targeted demonstrations, and they didn’t disappoint.
Updated: 1 months ago
Owner banks on Redskins’ bottom-line mystique
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Owner banks on Redskins’ bottom-line mystique

Half a lifetime ago, I was a sports columnist for an upstart newspaper in Washington, D.C. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Tip O’Neill knew how to cut a deal on Capitol Hill, the Evil Empire was in retreat and all was right with the worl...
Updated: 2 months ago
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Climate professors and Rick Scott’s sphinxian agenda

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 2 months ago
In a world where Tonya takes command, anything is possible
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In a world where Tonya takes command, anything is possible

HUDSON — Although there is nothing especially novel about politicians who overcome meager beginnings and hardship to achieve positions of influence, the tale of the mayor of Family Fitness Center ripples with enough wrinkles, switchbacks, unex...
Updated: 2 months ago
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If trust fails, police gear’s irrelevant

LAND O’ LAKES — Suddenly, wrapped in bullet-stopping armor and arriving with a rumble and a throaty diesel growl, America has a new paranoia: the militarization of local law enforcement. On the left and the libertarian right, hands are ...
Updated: 2 months ago