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Friday, Feb 27, 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.

Atheist charged in Chapel Hill horror

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The murder of a family is, in and of itself, a gruesome act. But Tuesday night’s execution-style assassination of a Muslim family — two aspiring dentists and a teen sibling in Chapel Hill, N.C. — takes on an additional layer of h...

If nukes violate Koran, what’re we negotiating?

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According to President Obama, acquisition of a nuclear arsenal would run counter to the core tenets of Islam. So says “their Supreme Leader,” Obama noted in a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday....

Threatened by false equivalencies

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While it’s true Rick Ungar is just another guy with a point of view in the happy circumstance of having people willing to pay him to expound upon it — who, therefore, shouldn’t be taken all that seriously — what he said Tu...

Jindal: Medieval Christian threat under control

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The diminishing number of Obama apologists got their Gaia prayer shawls in a knot in response to the response to the president’s stunning National Prayer Breakfast remarks, which was pretty funny in an of itself....

Internet regulation: Worse than originally imagined

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Awful as The Right Stuff thought the capture of the Internet by a federal agency was at first glance, it turns out to be even worse.

Pitfalls of the ‘living wage’ delusion; shackling the Internet

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

Fitting the Internet for FCC shackles

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Unable to leave well enough alone, the White House succeeded this week in pressuring Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission — an “independent” federal agency — to declare plans to regulate the Inter...

The ‘living wage’ delusion and its predictable outcome

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Here, again, is why you rarely hear executives of large corporations — especially those, such as Walmart and Amazon.com, that draw from the same unskilled labor pool as their smaller rivals — squawk when the topic is hiking the minimum ...

Out of respect for the anti-vaxxer crowd

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Regarding the recent eruption of vaccination mania, The Right Stuff finds itself in a rare moment of irresolution.

No shifting runaway soldier’s responsibility

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