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Tuesday, Sep 16, 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.

Climate professors and Rick Scott’s sphinxian agenda

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Climate scientists finally got their audience with Gov. Rick Scott the other day, and even as such reliably evenhanded ­­— cough, cough — political sites as the Daily Kos hailed the event as a “school[ing]” for ...

This isn’t complicated, for Perry or Boehner

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In the wake of last week’s indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that is simultaneously laughable, indefensible and educational — liberals hit a trifecta! — pundits on the left are scrambling to link Perry’s legal kerfuffle ...

Pam Bondi’s prescience affirmed by SCOTUS

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Suddenly, Attorney General Pam Bondi’s reasonable request to postpone further appeals activity on same-sex marriage is not only abundantly logical, but prescient as well....

Already, GOP wringing wrong lesson from Ferguson

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Not all the hollering out of sad, strife-gashed Ferguson, Mo., is coming from demonstrators, cop-bashers, cop-supporters, opportunistic looters or even roughed-up media. To that chorus of complaint now add the Missouri Republican Party, which sent up...

‘Dreamers’ plan to make case for GOP resistance

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Marco Rubio, Florida’s junior U.S. senator, possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate and lapsed member of the “Gang of Eight” immigration pack, is the target of a demonstration by so-called “Dreamers” —...

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....