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Saturday, Dec 27, 2014

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.

See who squawks when it’s a GOP chief wielding the Obama Doctrine

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This truly is a remarkable new world to which Barack Obama has introduced us: A brief preamble on the history and virtues of deliberative democracy followed by a lengthy lecture on how and why none of that means a whit to this particular president.

Back from oblivion: Lerner’s lost emails

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Meanwhile, back at the IRS targeting scandal, things just got interesting again. Investigators have identified backup tapes containing the emails, advertised by the agendy as irretrievably lost, of Lois Lerner....

Liberals’ latest Reagan misinterpretation

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At least part of what lefties are claiming in defense of whatever President Obama has stuffed into his executive order on immigration (Reagan did it, and so did Bush 41) is — how to put this gently? — a fabrication.

Democrats’ feeble evasions affirm Gruber

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By now, only a truly disciplined mind could harbor doubts about whether Jonathan Gruber’s assessment of the American voter — specifically the left-leaning American voter, as explained here — is shared by elected liberal elites....

The Gunner Girls reassessment

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So now it appears Rosetta and Philae, the deep-space tag team having the closest possible encounter with a comet 310 million miles from Earth, have confirmed what scientists have long predicted: Comets — this comet, anyway, and there’s ...

Democrat base: Exploited tonight, laughed at in the morning

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Democrat base: Exploited tonight, laughed at in the morning

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Increasingly, it seems, the problem with — or perhaps the right preposition is “for” — Jonathan Gruber is the same one commonly associated with locker-room lotharios: Surrounded by fanboys fawning over his exploits, the MI...

Gruber on MSNBC: Four vacuous minutes

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Jonathan Gruber — the MIT economist, well-paid Obamacare consultant/architect and one-man gaffe machine — reemerged in the media spotlight Tuesday in the one place on the planet he was likely to find a supine interviewer....

Video: Obamacare architect glad you’re stupid

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Already notorious for explaining why state exchanges were designed to be the only legal conduit for tax subsidies under Obamacare — a point of dispute the Supreme Court voted to resolve last week — Jonathan Gruber returns in a recently ...

On Obamacare, Supreme Court tees up a mulligan

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So, what are we to make of this?