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Thursday, May 28, 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.

Maybe the Big Dog wasn’t a great liar in the first place

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The good folks making up #x201c;Morning Joe#x201d; Scarborough's posse Thursday morning were unusually beside themselves over the latest in a growing series of rhetorical flameouts by the husband of the Democratic frontrunner for president....

DeSantis and the trigger-phrase recoil phenomenon

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The odds are not long that, at a similar distance from Election Day in 2009, most Tampa-area voters knew more about Marco Rubio than they do just now about Ron DeSantis, the Ponte Vedra Beach Republican congressman who announced Wednesday he'll seek ...

Washington’s yuletide illumination complication

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Because its clientele - we, the people - are presumed to be stupid and clumsy, the work of the Consumer Product Safety Commission is never, ever done, and its sphere of influence never shrinks. Now the bureaucrats behind #x201c;Do Not Put Humans In W...

Marilyn Mosby’s de-escalation calculation

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Having compared the known facts against the charges leveled against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, Alan Dershowitz is not amused....

Drawing First Amendment conclusions

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On the morning after two disciples of Muhammad earned a righteous Texas rebuke over their scheme to put a violent end to a showing of cartoons depicting the founder of Islam, there is no shortage of opinion-slinging over where to draw the line on all...

Economic reality slams up against liberal fantasies

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Committed liberals are not buying the conservative narrative that emerged in the wake of Baltimore's descent into riots, looting and arson last week. That is, what we witnessed was the news-making manifestation of 50 almost unbroken years of Democrat...

San Francisco’s minimization actualization

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Committed liberals are not buying the conservative narrative that emerged in the wake of Baltimore's descent into riots, looting and arson last week. That is, what we witnessed was the news-making manifestation of 50 almost unbroken years of Democrat...

The Baltimore conflagration manifestation

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As smoldering Baltimore slips back into a - knock wood - restless peace, the one thing you are not allowed to do, apparently, is hint about the roots of what has gone wrong there, and that those roots might share their DNA with the troubles vexing so...

When “life-changing” means “slush fund”

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The more The Right Stuff hears about the Clinton Foundation, the more it likes Bill Schroder. C'mon, you know. Bill Schroder. The former Tampa-based Publix executive who, in retirement, has so thoroughly turned himself over to philanthropy, he doesn'...

Hillary’s problems go nuclear

Published:   |   Updated: April 25, 2015 at 10:58 PM

About that boast made on behalf of Clinton boosters and partisans defending the family's foundation during Hillary Clinton's years as secretary of state, and vice-versa. Remember: There couldn't possibly be any problems with donations and donors and ...