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Friday, Sep 19, 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.

Even without new video, we (and NFL) knew what Ray Rice did

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The Right Stuff understands completely that humans are acutely reliant on visual cues. Otherwise, we’d have been content with radio.

Egyptian picks wrong week to laser-target airliner

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This would be better coming from someone with Middle Eastern heritage, just as it always is better when, say, black young man are cautioned against the dangers of feeding unpleasant stereotypes by Bill Cosby or Al Sharpton or President Obama. None be...

Jackson: On gay marriage, U.S. judge affirms Bondi’s resolve

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

About that warming ‘pause,’ revisited

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Matt Ridley, author (“The Rational Optimist,” Harper, 2010) and member of the British House of Lords, is not a scientist. But he does know how to cite, quote and otherwise reference them to stinging purpose. In an op-ed in Friday’...

Federal judge affirms Bondi’s resolve

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A ruling out of a federal court in Louisiana Wednesday will not please the amateur commentariate that has taken The Right Stuff to abundant task for aligning with the tactical position established by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi regarding same-...

Obama overlooks American steel in spine of Europe’s hope

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In his speech in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, en route to a summit with NATO leaders in Wales, President Obama acknowledged and honored the perpetual ache of human beings, equally born and invested with inalienable rights, to live freely, and for all...

Victims and the trouble they invite

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At the risk of coming late to this party, The Right Stuff simply has to get this off its chest: There exists precisely one option for anybody — and this goes for unknowns as well as the fabulously famous — who wants a 100 percent guaran...

Lefties miss Sofia’s joke, plus courtesy vs. entitlement at 35,000 feet

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

The dubious source of that ‘97 percent’

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In the to-and-fro of climate change and humankind’s contribution to it, man-blaming purists apply as a cudgel, relentlessly and as Gaia gospel, the “97 percent of climate scientists agree” claim. The Right Stuff mentioned in a re...

A clash of entitlements at 35,000 feet

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Proper conduct in airline seating has become an issue lately, which only goes to show that modern humans will never run out of things to get upset about. Additionally, the intensity of feelings surrounding said conduct suggests we’ve just abo...