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Wednesday, Jul 29, 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.

Suppose Walmart isn’t as evil as you think?


Not that it would have made any difference to the activists marching on Walmart stores around the country this (Wednesday) afternoon, but not everything about America's largest retailer is as wrenching, grasping and cold-hearted as the demonstrators ...

Why I’m not wearing orange


As a proud and appreciative alumnus of a certain university a couple of hours north on Interstate 75, I have more than any normal person's share of orange in my wardrobe. Orange shirts, orange ties, orange PJs ... I recently even added an orange spor...

Demanding the economically unfeasible


A venerable rule in households where bliss is the default status holds that once a couple agrees that a task must be accomplished, the wife can prescribe how the deed must be done, or she can set the deadline, but she cannot dictate both.

Hillary Clinton’s limited liability gambit


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Hillary’s limited liability


With every revelation that emerges about how the Clintons have financed themselves since they left the White House (packing household goods, flatware, electronics, rugs and computer #x201c;W#x201d; keys with them) in 2001, the clearer it grows that t...

Jeb’s vacation/triangulation cottage


Those derisive howls you're hearing are the left's response to news that Jeb Bush has become the latest member of the family to have a #x201c;cottage#x201d; built on the slash of land that jabs into the Atlantic at the Bush compound in Kennebunkport....

Sydney Blumenthal: Exquisitely vile


No matter where you stand on Hillary Clinton and/or her despicable hitman Sydney Blumenthal, an article that begins with a paragraph as exquisitely turned as this one (by National Review's Jim Geraghty) -...

Benghazi’s ceaseless drip-drip-drip

Published:   |   Updated: May 20, 2015 at 05:03 PM

It's not waterboarding, exactly, but the drip-drip-drip of revelations from Benghazi is its own form of torture. It turns out - no, that's not right; better: It has been further confirmed - Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials knew ...

A world in which achievement doesn’t matter


Whatever else there is to say about Hillary Rodham Clinton - and there is, clearly, much - it must be conceded she has mesmerized her followers. While a large and, probably, expanding field of Republican contenders for president wrestles for the hono...

Amtrak and the infrastructure obfuscation


In retrospect, we should be grateful to Rahm Emanuel for his reptilian brashness, expressed with clarity accessible to anyone with an eighth-grade education, at the dawn of the Obama era.