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Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Tom Jackson

Jackson: From toll road to Benghazi, readers disagree

It’s a Sunday mailbag dump. Look out below!
Updated: 2 months ago

Jackson: Toll road didn’t come as advertised

Everything now having been said and done regarding the proposed and, apparently, never-to-be elevated toll road linking east and west Pasco County, let me say this about that: I still like the idea of it....
Updated: 2 months ago
Jackson: His status is illegal, but not his quest

Jackson: His status is illegal, but not his quest

ST. LEO — At the boundless age of 24, Jose Gil Amateco is, already, many things: College graduate, political activist, mentor, self-improvement addict, witness to historic events and, not least of all, adventurer. ...
Updated: 2 months ago

The Right Stuff: We’ll see soon enough if Benghazi probe is “political theater”

The Right Stuff blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Updated: 2 months ago

Jackson: Head hurting over law-enforcement academy turf dispute

Every time the topic comes up about the prolonged rancor between two prominent Pasco entities — the sheriff’s office and the state college — I want to reach for the Excedrin. I probably am not alone in admitting this....
Updated: 2 months ago

Jackson: Prayer ruling honors our ancient virtue

The old joke about prayer in schools — as long as there are final exams ... you know the rest — came within a single vote of applying also to local governmental boards and those with business to bring before them. But on the morning in qu...
Updated: 2 months ago

Jackson: Don’t sacrifice taxpayer trillions at AGW altar

Planet Earth was cycling through one climate pattern or another long before the Jurassic breakup of the Pangaea super-continent 175 million years ago, and it will continue to do so right up until the moment our distant descendants are consumed in the...
Updated: 2 months ago

The Right Stuff: Re-energizing search for Benghazi’s elusive truth

If, deep into the sixth year of the Obama presidency, we have learned nothing else, it’s that when administration officials claim there is nothing left to say about a topic — from climate change to IRS targeting of conservative groups t...
Updated: 2 months ago

Jackson: If you have to ask, Mike, it’s unethical

Generally speaking, when a government official needs the blessing of an ethics board before taking an action, you can bet the action he wants to undertake reeks worse than a truckload of bovine soil enrichment formula.
Updated: 2 months ago

Jackson: Sterling's fate gives a hint of progress

As a member of the cohort coming of age in the Old South in the 1960s, I had more than a front-row seat for the era's hyper-accelerated shift in race relations. Occasionally, I was a participant. Not in any extraordinary way, usually unwittingly and ...
Updated: 2 months ago