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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

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Honesty’s encouraging resurgence

Honesty is enjoying a boomlet lately, which is both encouraging and, well, peculiar.
Updated: 1 months ago
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Reintroducing Jeb, exclamation-point worthy

The more we see of Florida's 43rd governor - and we are seeing a lot of him lately - the more he gives every indication of getting his exclamation point back on. Jeb! Bush has in recent months done everything you'd expect of a candidate for the White...
Updated: 1 months ago
New president was Saint Leo’s go-to guy
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New president was Saint Leo’s go-to guy

ST. LEO - Like the intricate hierarchy of any complicated institution, Saint Leo University has long maintained an emergency succession plan against the day Arthur Kirk, as he describes it, #x201c;step[s] in front of a bus.#x201d; For quite some time...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Obama’s prayerful gibberish

I don't know how it would fit, exactly, in this liturgical mushiness between Epiphany and the threshold of Lent, but in the aftermath of President Barack Obama's eyebrow-arching remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, is there a Christi...
Updated: 1 months ago
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Be careful what you call a ‘right’

Whenever people start describing commodities folks need as #x201c;rights,#x201d; the proper response - always - is revulsion. Rights are those things that descend from the creator, or natural law, that enable individuals to create joy in their lives ...
Updated: 1 months ago
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After the year NFL has had, it needs some comic relief

Today marks the gateway to the week that is at once the most celebrated and yet the most insipid in all of sports.
Updated: 2 months ago
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Elia’s firing reaffirms Pasco voters’ wisdom

The next time you're approached by someone pushing a petition to change the position of Pasco County schools superintendent from elected to appointed - history hints we're just about due - you should resist the impulse to get into an argument and sim...
Updated: 2 months ago
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Eggs of turtles, eagles still outrank life in womb

To begin with, a reiteration: Just this moment there are more protections in the federal code for the eggs of sea turtles and bald eagles than there are for unborn humans. How that made sense, ever, is beyond reason - and that's not because I advocat...
Updated: 2 months ago
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The stomach-knotting state of our union

Greetings, all you good people gathered in this historic hall and tuning in around the globe. Today, I will attempt to avoid saying anything that prompts anyone within the sound of my voice - but especially here in this room, where cameras or microph...
Updated: 2 months ago
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Sanders’ Keystone amendment heats up progressive wackiness

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