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Saturday, Aug 23, 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.

Warren’s fantasyland: A ramification-free world


Elizabeth Warren — she of the imagined American Indian heritage that launched a thousand puns — addressed her real tribe the other day, laying out a warpath agenda for delegates to the far-left Netroots Nation conference.

Another lost-hard-drive improbability


From the “You-Can’t-Make-This-Stuff-Up” file comes news confirming your suspicion that no matter how corrupt you thought the current administration is, it’s worse.

The eye of our latest ‘man-caused disaster’


Remember, way back a week or so, when Texas Gov. Rick Perry invited President Obama down to the centers near the Rio Grande where the surge of illegal immigrant children find accommodation? Remember, though it was so long ago, how Perry urged Obama ...

Bibi gets off Sunday’s best line


Interviewed by Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu distilled the essence of his nation’s current conflict with Hamas forces in Gaza — in which Israel explodes incoming missiles with its “Iron Do...

A cynical assault on the First Amendment


There is enormous mischief in the proposed constitutional amendment voted out (10-8, along party lines) by the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. Enormous and purposeful....

Scott’s choo-choo troubles (mostly) refuted


Rick Scott is catching heat for what seems to be double-talk coming out of his administration over its support for passenger rail. Let’s have a peek....

Retreating from a bad idea


About that plan to eliminate valedictorian and salutatorian designations from future Pasco County high school graduations: Suddenly it seems we’re closing in on an Emily Litella moment....

The left’s Hobby Lobby hokum

Published:   |   Updated: July 1, 2014 at 11:19 PM

One of the best things about the modern world of social media is we no longer have to guess what our political opposites are thinking — using the term expansively, because in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s aggressively misint...

Cracker Barrel and the muffin maximization


Following closely on the heels of an apparent hoaxing of KFC — an individual Jackson, Miss., restaurant and the company as a whole, causing regrettable ripples of the fool-me-twice variety — comes news of trouble for another family-frie...

The upside of ‘teaching to the test’


Ran across this — not for the first time — on my Facebook feed Sunday morning, a drawing of a sensibly dressed woman alongside this quote:...