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Sunday, Nov 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.

Origin of all that Fangate commotion: Cheatin’ Charlie Crist


I am second to none in my fondness for fans. Box fans, ceiling fans, floor fans, window fans (especially the reversible kind), table fans. Whole-room air circulators and fans that oscillate. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a Florida block hous...

Democrats’ fiction-based Ebola delusion


Welded to the notion that the only proper response to a national emergency is (a) more public spending coupled with (b) blaming Republicans for causing the crisis in the first place, Democrats resorted to type this week as it became increasingly clea...

Amendment 2 and the whiff of desperation


There’s a whiff of desperation on the air where supporters of Amendment 2 once anticipated only the distinctive waft burning cannabis. And nowhere is that desperation more evident than that contained in the email blast which flew, ostensibly, ...

MSNBC’s problem isn’t diverse ancestry


At this point, MSNBC’s ratings would have to crawl back up the sewer pipe just to make it into the toilet, a fact noted by Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple: “MSNBC is sucking wind.” Given the cable channel’s whole...

Biden hits the road with Crist’s changeable heart


Got an email from Vice President Joe Biden Monday morning alerting me to his barnstorming tour of Florida with Charlie Crist.

Hookers, lies and Obama’s ruthless consistency


From getting formidable opponents disqualified to shaming others of the ballot by unsealing sensitive divorce records to targeting groups determined to derail his campaigns, the one thing we know for sure about Barack Obama is that he is very good &#...

The Amendment 2 theory of inevitability


A fresh survey indicates Floridians by an overwhelming margin believe adding medical marijuana to the state constitution is a mere prelude to full legalization. As if legalization isn’t the essence of the purposely loose drafting of Amendment ...

Rick Scott’s whistle-blower implosion


So, the chap who tried to derail Rick Scott in 2010 is back, and just as in 2010, John Schilling claims more than he can prove....

Obama’s economic insufficiency


Was it just last week President Obama, in an attempt to rally his old alliance of supporters on behalf of Democratic candidates, declared his policies, if not his name, will be — already are in some places, given the broad extent of early voti...

No whacking citizens ... unless we do it


For a guy whose reputation — indeed, his claim on leadership — relies on being considered an unsurpassed thinker and exemplary speaker, President Obama has a bad habit of saying stuff that demonstrates absolutely no evidence of an engag...