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Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

COLUMN

Jackson: On immigration, Obama picks wedge over olive branch

If America’s morning-after revulsion for the immigration plan President Obama announced Thursday night holds — his track record for reversing first impressions is not good — then it will turn out David Jolly had the better strate...
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

Yikes! Yuletide controversy dead ahead

On this Friday before Black Friday, still the official entry point to all that is or is implied by the Greater Holiday Cavalcade, this word of advice: Brace yourselves.
Updated: 2 months ago
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Webcam users unwittingly broadcasting to the world

Here’s some of what I saw on the Internet Friday: Cluttered family rooms and tidy kitchens. Vacant pool decks. A dock looking out on sparkling blue water. Lonely front porches. A blue-and-gold striped tropical fish. Several empty cribs. And on...
Updated: 2 months ago
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Obama’s big ‘if’ looms over GOP

With midterm elections all but settled and the historic Republican majority they produced preparing to command the levers of power on Capitol Hill, the only remaining issue of any importance between now and when the new Congress convenes in January h...
Updated: 2 months ago
COLUMN

On Obamacare, Supreme Court tees up a mulligan

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 2 months ago
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Voters know whose policies are on the ballot

Republicans could scarcely believe their ears when, a few weeks back, President Obama injected himself into the very heart of the midterm election skirmish, under the bizarre notion that he was just the adrenaline struggling Democratic candidates nee...
Updated: 2 months ago
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Pasco misses neighborly caution on Greenlight

Having balked, initially, at supporters’ invitation to endorse Greenlight Pinellas, Pasco County commissioners got on board early this month. Whether this neighborly nudge proves pivotal is something for the postmortem, although one cherishes ...
Updated: 2 months ago