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Friday, Aug 29, 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.

Publishers and the Bergdahl book blockade

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Six veterans who were deployed to Afghanistan with Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are peddling a memoir surrounding their experiences connected to the disappearance and subsequent capture by Taliban forces of their former colleague....

Look out, Greenlight; here comes the driverless car

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Regarding transportation, the question for all of us — but especially for Pinellas County voters, who in November will decide about their near-term future — isn’t whether we’d like it to be easier to get from here to there...

Robin Williams: Heartbreak redefined

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From the moment he burst upon our consciousness as the manic, mischievous and innocent Mork, it was clear Robin Williams was not merely a unique mash-up of genius and energy; he was a marvelous freak of nature, the perfect storm of perpetual creativi...

Godspeed, Robin Williams; we hardly knew ye

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Damn. Rats. Shazbat.

Politico detects GOP-flavored Democrats

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Well, son of a gun. Politico detects Democrats running away from President Obama not only in red districts, as you might expect, but in zones that are purple and even solid blue as well....

Inside Bondi’s thoughtful recommendation

Published:   |   Updated: August 11, 2014 at 06:00 AM

Proponents of same-sex marriage in Florida, who have had their way in recent circuit court rulings down south, leapt Friday to accuse Attorney General Pam Bondi of committing political intrigue and wasting taxpayer dollars by refusing to abandon her ...

Obamarail jumps the track

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Increasingly, it appears Florida dodged a bullet when Gov. Rick Scott declined to enlist in President Obama’s plan for a national high-speed train network. Volunteer states have seen misspent millions and cost overruns in the billions.

Jim Brady, once more a gun-crime statistic

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So, this happened:

Dr. Brantly’s imbalanced ledger sheet

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The question is not, necessarily, whether safeguards at Emory University Hospital — where Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, a Christian missionary physician and his nurse are being treated — are sufficient to keep the deadly ebola virus ...

A Koch cure for Piketty’s false narrative

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Worried about income and/or wealth inequality? Yeah, me neither. But some of your left-leaning neighbors are practically apoplectic about the world as interpreted by French economist Thomas Piketty (“Capital in the 21st Century”): Brief...