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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Tom Jackson Columns

In praise of quixotic write-in insurgencies

Regular as clockwork, a spoiler attempting to close a primary showed up just before the noon deadline for qualifying Friday, only to be tripped up by the very statute he was attempting to exploit.
Updated: 2 months ago

Hail to the Redskins, Scott Walker and the Pope

Tom Jackson's “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week on TBO.com.
Updated: 2 months ago
Banishment for killers: Better for everybody?

Banishment for killers: Better for everybody?

John Ruthell Henry was, by all accounts, a very bad — no, make that terrible — human being.
Updated: 2 months ago

Voters, not judges, should settle same-sex marriage

Ever restive, Americans’ opinions regarding most things have shifted radically over recent decades. I blame my self-absorbed, pig-through-a-python baby boomer generation — but none so much as our opinion about marriage. The results are ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Scott’s Hispanic sidekick does more than tick a box

Scott’s Hispanic sidekick does more than tick a box

Florida’s lieutenant governor has precisely one constitutional duty: step up if the governor is incapacitated.
Updated: 2 months ago

Reject driver’s licenses for those here illegally

Events of recent days forming a gigantic triangle — with points in Clearwater, Virginia near Richmond and Arizona — remind us about certain immutable truths of humankind....
Updated: 2 months ago
On Bergdahl/Taliban swap, too many bad explanations

On Bergdahl/Taliban swap, too many bad explanations

At this point, heaping criticism on the swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five hardened Taliban military leaders almost feels like piling on. And it would be if the whole fiasco weren't this evolving, target-rich environment where each dawn present...
Updated: 2 months ago
Jackson: Rededicated to honoring the greatest

Jackson: Rededicated to honoring the greatest

DADE CITY — While there is much to remark upon regarding the restored and vastly improved World War II Memorial on the northeast corner of Pasco County’s historic courthouse square, the project’s foreman is proudest of a detail f...
Updated: 2 months ago
Can anybody crawl inside shooter’s mind?

Can anybody crawl inside shooter’s mind?

Generally, I come down on the side that believes businesses that ban guns are asking for trouble. To paraphrase the bumper sticker, when business owners prohibit guns, only bad guys will bring them inside.
Updated: 2 months ago