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Monday, May 25, 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.

False accusers amid the ‘rape culture’

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Without getting into the veracity of widely reported statistics regarding campus rape, or breaking down into a squabble about what percentage of the time women fudge their stories about unwanted sexual contact, can we agree this does not help?...

Fixing our annual taxation complication irritation

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

Rent-seekers among solar activists

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Two things are becoming increasingly clear about the so-called “grassroots” coalition pushing a constitutional amendment to expand solar energy in Florida. The first is commendable. The other, not so much.

Rubio’s evergreen relevance

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Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne has a bone to pick with Marco Rubio, the newly minted Republican presidential candidate from Miami. Evidently, Dionne considers Rubio some sort of political Dorian Gray, a fellow who presents a fresh face to the ...

The Taxation Complication Irritation

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Tax Day is a timely reminder that our system of funding the federal government is hopelessly and needlessly complicated, opaque, cumbersome, punishing and worse.

Clinton: Outlaw anonymity

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As if there weren't already reasons enough to resist Hillary Clinton's White House aspirations, along comes this on Day Two of her campaign, when the Mystery Machine rolled into Monticello, Iowa:...

Hillary’s reimagination instigation

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Hillary Clinton's long-anticipated announcement regarding her next career choice arrived the other day in fresh wrappings, featuring friends and associates elbowing for space to declare an end to our misconceptions built up over her nearly quarter-ce...

Justice and the Lois Lerner inevitability; Harry Reid’s awfulness

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

Harry Reid’s instructional exit interview

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For a quick reminder of the awfulness that is Harry Reid, it's hard to do better than Jay Ambrose's tidy recapitulation published on the editorial page of Thursday's Tampa Tribune....

The Obama negotiating revelation

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It is fascinating, to say no more, the negotiating tables from which the Obama administration is willing to walk.