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Sunday, Jan 25, 2015

The Right Stuff

A politics blog by Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson's baseball card - if he had one - would report he throws left, writes right. In his columns and blog, "The Right Stuff," southpaw Jackson provides insight into the evolving human condition from a distinctly conservative point of view.

Jackson: The worrisome future of marriage, redefined

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Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.

Name the evil, already

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I would say stop me if you’ve heard this before, but I know you’ve heard it before. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t bear repeating with every fresh incident. So here goes:

Boehner rebels miss their mark

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The bolder and — dare it be ventured? — nobler members of the conservative caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives have had their day of insurgency, and John Boehner still wields the big gavel. Yes, even after having helped haul the...

The worrisome future of marriage redefined

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Tuesday is a big day for celebrants of an exotic way of life that, in many (but, indisputably, not all) cases, might be genetically influenced: At last and against the wisdom of Sunshine State voters expressed in 2008, gay couples will be able to obt...

On Cuba, Obama applied bad history, worse analysis

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Even the most enthusiastic fan of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba should know this: Virtually everything on which he says he based his decision is pure invention. The rest, says Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez, is the mo...

Not exactly a Target of racism

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Michelle Obama’s recasting of her three-year-old Target experience in an effort to portray the episode as an example of everyday racism is as artless as it is insincere....

On Cuba, Obama drives another soft bargain

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Assuming he has the interests of the nation he leads as his primary interest — this requires a leap of faith — the planet’s worst negotiator is at it again. Only a few weeks removed from striking a one-sided carbon emissions ...

Judge: Obama’s immigration order unconstitutional

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Let’s be clear — not least of all because we’re wandering into the president’s territory, and he likes the phrase, but also because confusion is the enemy of progress — about the federal judge’s attention-gat...

Shiekh Haron’s horrible, exquisite, instructive timing

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Once in a while, the timing of events is so perfect you’d think they were scripted. But that’s just life, once again, imitating art.

Hillary Clinton’s ongoing test of the ‘rusty’ theory

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Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.