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Tuesday, Oct 21, 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.

No whacking citizens ... unless we do it, then it’s ‘What policy?’

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No whacking citizens ... unless we do it

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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...

So let it be written, so let it be done (but only that which is written)

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The sad condition of America’s court system today has come to this: When judges’ rulings are based on a plain readings of unambiguous statutory text, it’s not just news, it’s Big News.

More chilling news for climate-change alarmists

Published:   |   Updated: September 30, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Don’t believe me. I am not a scientist, as my correspondents have been quick to and forceful about pointing out.

Why ending ‘emergency’ unemployment benefits creates job openings

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Remember the argument advanced by President Obama and congressional Democrats on behalf of extending unemployment insurance far (far, far) beyond its traditional 26-week cutoff as the nation dragged itself out of the Great Recession ditch? Boosting p...

An Orwellian war on women?

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The tale of the White House intruder who, back on Sept. 19, got deeper into the home of the president than anyone previously let on gets better: Monday’s original version of the Washington Post story detailing Omar Gonzalez’s invasion a...

Biggest global threat: Studies disputing gospel according to Leo

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

Another strike against early voting

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Here’s another reason to dislike early voting: It’s the reason Congress is not in Washington just now, avoiding the question of whether it should vote to authorize President Obama’s war-making in the Middle East.

Biggest global threat: Studies disputing what Leo DiCaprio preaches

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Well. This is inconvenient, indeed. Even as a parade of preening, angst-filled hypocrites was taking turns at the United Nations telling the rest of us how to live (because that’s what our betters do) Tuesday, news was spreading that an enviro...

‘Viable third party’ fantasyland

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The Right Stuff ran across a thread on its Facebook news feed where people largely in harmony regarding what ails the world and its appropriate cures had nonetheless managed to become sidetracked. One was extolling what he regarded as the incremental...