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Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

Tom Jackson

Tribune Staff
Jackson, Tom

More horrific news about Abortion Inc. for Big Media to ignore

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Remember last week when the usual suspects leapt on — no, practically celebrated — the findings of Fu...

The Blumenthal/Tea Party Commonality

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The latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails includes confidant Sid Blumenthal

The silence of the president

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Close readers of The Right Stuff know the blog is finicky about consistency. Why...

Growing fissures in Hillary’s inevitability

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As we steer toward Labor Day 2015, one of those unofficial hurdles pundits say we must clear before regular folks s...

Surprise, surprise, no surprise in Pasco politics

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Last week, two events on opposite ends of Pasco County demonstrated that things rarely go exactly as one might imagine ... except when they do.

Anti-gunners use shock to push irrelevant restrictions

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That didn’t take long. Of course, it didn’t. Indeed, it took only about as long as we have been conditioned to expect, because there is nothing the left will not politicize. Not. One. Darn. Thing.

Navy veteran strings pearls of Vietnam

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P In his earliest days as a newspaper reporter — these would have been the go-go late 1970s, when print was king and staffs were gigantic — Jim Lamb sought t...

What Planned Parenthood’s stenographers omitted from their happy dance

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Planned Parenthood and its supporters waxed triumphant Thursday afternoon over what they’re touting as smoking-gun evidence that their worst nightmare — undercover videos from anti-abortion crusaders exposi...

Anti-gunners renew push for irrelevant restrictions

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That didn’t take long. Of course it didn’t. Never mind which demons drove the heinous activities of

The Donald’s trolling calculation

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It’s been three weeks — wow, how time does fly — since the Republican presidential kickoff debate hosted by Fox News, and it seems Donald Trump was eager to resurrect the post-event’s lead sto...

Neither harm nor foul in anti-slacker ‘participation’ trophies

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James Harrison, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker, made news last week by denouncing one facet of the pernicious po...

Sometimes, government can’t let us be

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From a time predating our nation’s founding, the raw essence of being an American always has meant this: All things being equal, we prefer to be le...

Nothing ‘neat’ about latest Planned Parenthood horror

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Video No. 7 exposing Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish culture from the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress dropped Wednesday, establishing this above ...

Rethinking birthright citizenship

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It seems, at least at this early stage, we are embarking on a presidential election campaign about Truly Important Things, things in some ways no less vital to the nation’s future than the

The horror Planned Parenthood thinks is ‘neat’

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Video No. 7 exposing Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish culture from the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress dropped Wednesday, establishing this above ...

If you thought the Iran bargain was bad before ...

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What was revealed Wednesday about the U.S.-led deal — strike that — uh, agreement — still wrong — um, arrangement (there we go) with Iran over the latter’s nuclear research/development/...

For Hillary, a summer’s worth of bad weeks in one day

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It’s premature — probably way premature — to conclude the dark specks floating above Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign are buzzards, or that the presumptive Democratic presidential nomin...

Peddling hysteria to the ‘fearless’

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The alleged differences between...

Why do reformers hate the First Amendment?

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On the curiously evergreen topic of reforming how political campaigns are financed let us begin here, with the First Amendment. After all, without it...

Can Pasco think outside its tidy box?

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The date has been set for Richard Corcoran to deliver his do-or-do-something-drastic pitch on behalf of revolutionizing Pasco County’s ...

Top-secret emails shine troublesome light on Clinton’s campaign

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

Clerks also must render unto Caesar

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There’s a tempest stirring the historically tranquil northeastern Kentucky town of Morehead, ...

Hillary’s top-secret trouble

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Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency might be a multi-faceted prism — that’s “prism,” not “prison” — that may yet emerge as a finely polished gem, but any way y...

Wendy’s hot-’n-juicy minimum wage plan

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Now comes Wendy’s — the fast-food giant named for founder Dave Thomas’ daughter — to declare, with in-your-face boldness ordinarily reserved for its spicy chicken selections, that at which coy...

The Trump unpredictability factor

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I don’t know if Thursday’s prime-time debate on Fox News marked, for Donald Trump’s White House dreams, the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning.

Don’t wait for disaster to stock up

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If recent events have taught us nothing else, it’s that it doesn’t take a hurricane, or even a particularly robust tropical storm, to create a

What ‘choice’ crowd gets so very wrong

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Here’s how you know a member of the oh-so-enlightened pro-“choice” caucus has both been cornered and also knows next to nothing about the horrific practice he defends: He accuses abortion opponents o...

Sanitizing suspected nuke sites: Part of ‘arrangement’?

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Meanwhile, back in Iran, there’s evidence of a cleanup at a suspected nuclear site going on a...

Obama’s masterfully ‘dishonest,’ ‘partisan,’ ‘insulting’ speech

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Well, there was the post-partisan, no-red-states/no-blue-states/only-United-States unifier we’ve come to know and worship. After that

Planned Parenthood Video No. 5: Gruesome and worse

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Before she beat her hasty, calcu...

The DWS socialist multiplier effect

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Twice in less time than it takes to win a major golf championship, Democratic National Committee chair and South Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked on national television to describe the difference ...

Obama, EPA and the perfect liberal issue

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Anymore, you needn’t see Barack Obama give a speech, deliver a message, conduct a press conference or — as he did Monday — issue an edict to know when he’s sneering at us. And by “us&#x...

Marco’s my ideological match, but he’s not my candidate

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Last week, for grins, I clicked on one of those quizzes that pop up occasionally on Facebook, each claiming to disclose, based on a handful of carefully crafted questions (pause to laugh), some deep and compelling secret...

The Uber Instructional Effect

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

Maximizing dash to full automation

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Increasingly, and at a canter if not an outright gallop, America’s service economy is becoming a self-service economy. There’s scarcely a transaction remaining in our digital age that hasn’t been inf...

Swept away by internet intolerance

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Your college experience needn’t have been enhanced by the late, legendary Knocky Parker’s “Classics of Silent Film” course at the U...

Trump’s immigration wobble

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When, as is inevitable, Skyrocket Trump explodes into a zillion brilliant sparkles that wink into oblivion, Americans who gaped at the spectacle will remark, as they always do at the conclusion of a fireworks show finale...

Seeking an intact spinal column

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As promised, the hits on the nation’s top provider of abortions keep on coming. No. 3 in the series, “Human Capital — Episode 1: Planned Pare...

Hillary vs. Nancy’s Obamacare promise

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Know who’s suspicious of

The Uber Instructional Effect

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From our playlists to our dining options to our vacation itineraries to how we consume TV (or don’t), Americans are increasingly all about individual choice. We want stuff on demand and a la carte.

Preserve Charlie Hustle’s sad, earned fate

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Another Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony has come and gone, and again Pete Rose’s name has not been called. Again, former players whose achievements pale by comparison have been...

Tax hike shows who runs Pasco

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Whatever else you want to say about last week’s decision by Pasco County commissioners to hike, ever so slightly,...

Meet your new land-use commission

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The best thing to be said for the latest menace to roll out of the White House — and this is stretching the aphorism about ill winds — is that ...

About Hillary’s fib and crushing Planned Parenthood

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Fresh and richly deserved hoopla surrounds, once more, Hillary Clinto...

Hillary’s fib could, at this point, make a difference

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Fresh and richly deserved hoopla surrounds, once more, Hillary Clinto...

More crushing details about Planned Parenthood

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The second in an anticipated series of sting videos by anti-abortion guerilla activi...

Iran nuclear deal: Worser and worser

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Did I mention I really wanted to like the deal the United States struck with Iran over its nuclear program? I believe I did. And because I end...

Charlie Hebdo’s white flag

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The boss at Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based satire magazine, say he’s finished publishing depictions of Muhammad<...

Run, Charlie, run

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Regarding Charlie Crist, the politically undead and record-setting loser is taking a provisional on the will-he-or-won’t-he question. Will he run for Congress when, if as expected, most of Pinellas County south of...

Run, Charlie, run

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Regarding Charlie Crist, the politically undead and record-setting loser is taking a provisional on the will-he-or-won’t-he question. Will he run for Congress when, if as expected, most of Pinellas County south of...