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Saturday, Feb 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.

It’s just Scott Walker’s turn in the barrel


The siege of Scott Walker, until recently largely confined to Wisconsin — where he remains governor despite furious efforts of public unions backed by activist progressives — went global this week. In London this week on a “trade...

Atheist charged in Chapel Hill horror


The murder of a family is, in and of itself, a gruesome act. But Tuesday night’s execution-style assassination of a Muslim family — two aspiring dentists and a teen sibling in Chapel Hill, N.C. — takes on an additional layer of h...

If nukes violate Koran, what’re we negotiating?


According to President Obama, acquisition of a nuclear arsenal would run counter to the core tenets of Islam. So says “their Supreme Leader,” Obama noted in a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday....

Threatened by false equivalencies


While it’s true Rick Ungar is just another guy with a point of view in the happy circumstance of having people willing to pay him to expound upon it — who, therefore, shouldn’t be taken all that seriously — what he said Tu...

Jindal: Medieval Christian threat under control


The diminishing number of Obama apologists got their Gaia prayer shawls in a knot in response to the response to the president’s stunning National Prayer Breakfast remarks, which was pretty funny in an of itself....

Internet regulation: Worse than originally imagined


Awful as The Right Stuff thought the capture of the Internet by a federal agency was at first glance, it turns out to be even worse.

Pitfalls of the ‘living wage’ delusion; shackling the Internet


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

Fitting the Internet for FCC shackles


Unable to leave well enough alone, the White House succeeded this week in pressuring Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission — an “independent” federal agency — to declare plans to regulate the Inter...

The ‘living wage’ delusion and its predictable outcome


Here, again, is why you rarely hear executives of large corporations — especially those, such as Walmart and Amazon.com, that draw from the same unskilled labor pool as their smaller rivals — squawk when the topic is hiking the minimum ...

Out of respect for the anti-vaxxer crowd


Regarding the recent eruption of vaccination mania, The Right Stuff finds itself in a rare moment of irresolution.