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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tom Jackson Columns

COLUMN

In some ways the county still looks like it’s 1998

Nearly 17 years have passed since I landed in the Pasco Tribune’s columnist chair “on temporary reassignment” from the downtown mother ship, which is sort of a between-spaces duration: not so long to have shed my “newcomer...
Updated: 3 months ago
COLUMN

Jackson: Spring ahead worth those headaches

The world crowds us relentlessly these days in more ways than a sane person can count. Nonetheless, come Monday morning you can bet our chief complaint will be pinned on having been robbed of an hour of sleep.
Updated: 3 months ago
COLUMN

Rudy Giuliani’s public service epiphany

Last we noticed, Democrats and the national media — but I repeat myself — were still sprawled upon their fainting couches, pearls clutched and murmuring their far-left rosary: racist, nativist, unhinged, birther, wingnut, Nazi, hater (r...
Updated: 3 months ago
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Overrated delights of surprise (Surprise!)

I concluded some time ago that the value of most surprises is vastly overrated. Let me be clear: I am speaking here of surprises that are crafted to inspire and delight, not those designed by the good guys to bushwhack criminals or enemy war-makers.
Updated: 3 months ago
COLUMN

Just wait till waves pound caucus’ sands

Ordinarily, the fact of a caucus forming in Congress would scarcely be worth a headline, let alone a bunch of words wondering about the implications of the alliance. But the nascent Coastal Communities Caucus, founded by Dunedin Republican David Joll...
Updated: 3 months ago