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Saturday, Apr 18, 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.

The Bergdahl fiasco: from reckless to toxic to ridiculous


Catching up on your current-events reading this weekend? So is The Right Stuff, and, in the wake of (hopelessly belated, but never mind) charges being filed against America's most infamous wandering soldier, it commends to your attention #x201c;Every...

Hillary and the well-scrubbed email server


And then, it seems, there were none.

On Iran, ‘any deal for a deal’s sake’


About the looming deal with Iran over its nuclear-weapons-making capacity - the one that seems to grow worse for everyone but the mullahs day by the day; the one, also, President Obama appears prepared to take to the U.N. Security Council rather than...

Rubio’s healthcare iPhone corollary


Doing the other thing he does best - that is, the thing besides telling the wonder of America as seen through the eyes of the offspring of working-class immigrants - presumptive presidential candidate Marco Rubio is flooding his pre-announcement zone...

Hillary’s media homers


Just about the first thing they teach you in sports writing - right after, #x201c;Make sure you get the score right#x201d; - is this: There is no cheering in the press box....

Obama and the mandatory ballot-box miscalculation


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

The Mandatory Ballot-Box Miscalculation


The remedy for money’s influence in politics, President Obama was saying the other day in Cleveland, is simple. Make voting compulsory.

The Criminal Alien Boomerang Effect


Remember - it was just last month - when bereaved dad Jamiel Shaw testified before a congressional committee about the murder of his son by an illegal immigrant?...

The Obama Rejection Reoccurrence


Of everything The Right Stuff has read since Benjamin Netanyahu's rally to triumph, handily, in this week's election in Israel, what it has liked best - so far - was this tweet from Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard:...

The Launderette Equivalency


In Tuesday's Morning Jolt newsletter, National Review's Jim Geraghty - a fine Irish name on such a bonny day - commends our attention to colleague Brendan Bordelon's timely piece, #x201c;The Other Problem With Hillary's Foreign Donors.#x201d;...