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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.

Hobby Lobby argument prevails in Colorado abortion case

Published:   |   Updated: June 20, 2014 at 06:47 PM

Now this is interesting.

When did Virginia adopt a monarchy?


Terry McAuliffe, that old friend of Bill and Hill who now occupies the governor’s mansion in Virginia, has a problem with the state constitution. The problem appears to be that it provides for a General Assembly — Virginia’s vers...

Pope Francis, pot poll-mover?


Pope Francis, revolutionary in his views on wealth redistribution, has a far more conservative take on recreational drug usage, including pot legalization: He’s against it. NBC News has the scoop:...

Wisconsin’s Walker attacked in episode of agenda-driven journalism, laziness, or both?


You might have heard or read about allegations of a criminal conspiracy involving Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and certain outside groups that supported his successful campaign against opponents seeking his recall in 2012. These claims are not only wr...

Feds’ PC police target Redskins; who’s next?


In its ruling Wednesday that it will no longer defend the Washington National Football League club’s exclusive right to the term “Redskins,” the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office established a standard that is simultaneously frigh...

Much affirmed by VA’s dumb tweet


In the lead item to his “Best of the Web” column Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto nails the Department of Veterans Affairs for an exquisitely dumb tweet as well as an Obama administration media apologist. Both are...

About that tea party obituary


Not that anybody’s keeping score, but about a week ago in the Tribune’s bi-weekly feature we call “Faceoff,” Joe Henderson and I argued over whether there is a future for the tea party, and if so what that future would loo...

Support slipping for Taliban/Bergdahl swap


Americans still aren’t warming to the swap of the Taliban Five for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. If anything, they’re growing increasingly ambivalent, bordering on restless. In other words, there’s nothing even remotely approaching the nat...

Way too early to bury Scott


Whether real or imagined, inevitability is among the more valuable commodities in politics, so it’s hard to fault Florida Democrats for attempting to feed a useful narrative — Rick Scott is toast — even though the truth of it col...

Democrats’ trickle-down politics


It’s not just Florida where Democrats will be playing a cynical game of trickle-down politics come November. Just as Sunshine State Democrats are counting on Amendment 2, the referendum on medical marijuana, to increase turnout among the other...