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Thursday, Jan 29, 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.

Sanders’ Keystone amendment heats up progressive wackiness


The early days of the Republican-controlled 114th Congress are reminding America that there’s nothing quite as funny as out-of-power Democrats. Case in point: Sen. Bernie Sanders’ — not a Democrat, technically, but a devoted left...

GOP will — and must — look beyond Romney 3.0


When it comes to potential U.S. presidents, Mitt Romney is the guy from central casting. He has everything you’re looking for: hair, teeth, gleam in the eye. The guy is a walking GQ cover. He could give the Empire State Building lessons on sta...

Obama didn’t need to be there, but somebody did


With all due respect to those alarmed over President Obama having stiffed the world at Sunday’s “Je Suis Charlie” 3.7-million-person rally in Paris, here’s a thought: Simmer down....

Jackson: The worrisome future of marriage, redefined


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Name the evil, already


I would say stop me if you’ve heard this before, but I know you’ve heard it before. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t bear repeating with every fresh incident. So here goes:

Boehner rebels miss their mark


The bolder and — dare it be ventured? — nobler members of the conservative caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives have had their day of insurgency, and John Boehner still wields the big gavel. Yes, even after having helped haul the...

The worrisome future of marriage redefined


Tuesday is a big day for celebrants of an exotic way of life that, in many (but, indisputably, not all) cases, might be genetically influenced: At last and against the wisdom of Sunshine State voters expressed in 2008, gay couples will be able to obt...

On Cuba, Obama applied bad history, worse analysis


Even the most enthusiastic fan of President Obama’s announcement on Cuba should know this: Virtually everything on which he says he based his decision is pure invention. The rest, says Heritage Foundation senior fellow Mike Gonzalez, is the mo...

Not exactly a Target of racism


Michelle Obama’s recasting of her three-year-old Target experience in an effort to portray the episode as an example of everyday racism is as artless as it is insincere....

On Cuba, Obama drives another soft bargain


Assuming he has the interests of the nation he leads as his primary interest — this requires a leap of faith — the planet’s worst negotiator is at it again. Only a few weeks removed from striking a one-sided carbon emissions ...