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Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014

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Biggest global threat: Studies disputing gospel according to Leo

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 09/28/14
COLUMN

Second look at charter schools

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, a public charter school is defined as “a publicly funded school that is typically governed by a group or organization under a legislative contract (or charter) with the state or jurisd...
Published: 09/28/14
COLUMN

Silly stunt ,dopey reply; that’s politics in New Chicago

Friday brought fresh wringing of hands to certain sectors of Florida’s politically alert class, but whether anyone was sincerely scandalized is a tougher call.
Published: 09/28/14
COLUMN

Good riddance to polarizing Eric Holder

Those in this country who still care about right and wrong, the rule of law and “justice” not filtered through the political shop of the Obama White House just received some very good news with the announcement that the incredibly unciv...
Published: 09/27/14
COLUMN

The commotion over Common Core

Common Core politics indeed makes strange bedfellows. Some of the most conservative tea party members are on the same side of the issue as some of the most liberal voters, although not really for the same reasons.
Published: 09/26/14
COLUMN

Sheffield: When Pasco builds it, Braves will come

WESLEY CHAPEL — Developers of a 100-acre mecca for year-round baseball haven’t so much as turned that first ceremonial spade of dirt yet — heck, they haven’t even settled on a deal with Pasco County that will allow private...
Published: 09/26/14
COLUMN

If FSU just wants influence, Thrasher is the man. Academics? We’ll see

If you’re puzzled why state Sen. John Thrasher was chosen to be the next president at Florida State University, why?
Published: 09/26/14
COLUMN

Arming Syrian rebels a dangerous knee-jerk reaction

I am a little confused as to what President Barack Obama and the Republican leadership define as a “moderate rebel” in Syria?
Published: 09/25/14
COLUMN

School testing craze is good only for the politicians

Politicians love to treat public schools like chew toys, and it’s so easy. Start with a buzzword like “accountability” and take a jab or two at teachers unions, and then sprinkle liberally with vague references to Common Core.
Published: 09/24/14
COLUMN

Did red-light cameras make streets safer?

In the 1984 sci-fi movie “Starman,” an alien lands on Earth and abducts a widow to help him travel cross country so he can rendezvous with his spaceship. One of the things he learns quickly about traffic lights is that green means ...
Published: 09/24/14