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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Tom Jackson Columns

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Greenlight’s antique vision vs. driverless cars

Regarding transportation, the question for all of us — but especially for Pinellas County voters, who in November will decide about their near-term future — isn’t whether we’d like it to be easier to get from here to there...
Updated: 2 months ago
Spina’s title restores order to universe
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Spina’s title restores order to universe

What the Zephyrhills City Council did the other day — removing “interim” from the title worn by Steve Spina since his return to City Hall in May — was not simply the smartest and most cost-effective avenue to take. It was ...
Updated: 2 months ago
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Littlefield’s confounding fact-fudging

NEW PORT RICHEY — Fact-checking resumes of politicians as they chase public office tends to be tedious and unrewarding but is nonetheless necessary. This sifting is especially relevant when the candidate claims his work history not only gives ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Scott’s ‘scandals’ nothing but a summer sideshow

It’s not summer without sequels on the big screen, so voters can’t be faulted for detecting a sense of the familiar in the race for Florida’s governor. They’ve seen this movie before.
Updated: 2 months ago
Pumped up by gas-price mysteries

Pumped up by gas-price mysteries

Late into last week's meeting of Republican rivals for two Pasco County Commission seats, Bob Robertson decided to change the subject. ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Inside Bondi’s reasonable recommendation

Proponents of same-sex marriage in Florida, who have had their way in recent circuit court rulings down south, leapt Friday to accuse Attorney General Pam Bondi of committing political intrigue and wasting taxpayer dollars by refusing to abandon her ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Redistricting 2.0: Lots of shoes still to drop

So the Legislature is back at it, once more attempting to thread the devilishly minuscule eye of a needle only lawyers could love.
Updated: 2 months ago
Lone mourner ready to put tennis stadium to rest

Lone mourner ready to put tennis stadium to rest

CASHIERS, N.C. — Allow me to begin by promising this second-annual horse-carcass flogging will not become a tradition, like some cranky version of the Kumquat Festival or Swamp Fest. Still, doggone it, it’s hard to sit through even a li...
Updated: 2 months ago

Can Crist's 'fairness' epiphany be limited to couples?

Tom Jackson's “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 2 months ago