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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Tom Jackson Columns

COLUMN

Sure we’re angry, but for different reasons

Among political fashions, anger is the new black. Not that there’s anything especially wrong with that. If you’re not angry, you don’t understand the situation....
Published: 02/08/16
COLUMN

Jammed gun bills could get election relief

We are talking about guns. Again. Still. Either way, it amounts to the same subject.
Published: 02/07/16
COLUMN

Failures aplenty at ZHS

I remember, as if stuck in amber, the incident in the school courtyard: A handful of my Sligh Junior High ninth-grade classmates — football players, as I recall — conspiring to humiliate a special-needs student one day after lunch. The ...
Published: 02/05/16
COLUMN

Still arguing, angling, 43 years after Roe

We continue to see the ramifications of what happens when the U.S. Supreme Court stomps its foot on an issue that was otherwise making its way through the nation’s political machinery, short-circuiting the sensibilities of the American people....
Published: 01/31/16
COLUMN

Pucker up: It’s kumquat-eating time

DADE CITY — Fresh off the tree, kumquats — whether the oblong nagami or the roundish (and allegedly sweeter) meiwa — are ideal for purposes principally associated with making them airborne, whether hurled by hand or launched by s...
Published: 01/29/16
COLUMN

The trouble with Jolly’s feel-good, check-squashing legislation

As is customary whenever he puts his mind to the day’s big issues, there is much to be admired in David Jolly’s simultaneously jolting and sensible proposal on the raising of campaign funds....
Updated one month ago
COLUMN

Let clarity rule when naming roads

Community pride is a splendid thing. In fact, as the inspiration for collaboration, cooperation, motivation, beautification, imagination and just about any other high-minded -tion word fit for your 21st-century Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary,...
Updated one month ago
COLUMN

Somewhere, the weather is frightful

If forecasts are remotely accurate, the Northeast is about to get buried in a historic snow blanket. Winter Storm Jonas (like the brothers) — I still have trouble believing they name these things — is, as this is written, howling (like ...
Updated one month ago
COLUMN

Obama’s last SOTU reminds us why we’re angry

For the sturdy majority of Americans who have disapproved of President Obama’s job performance for most of the past seven years, the best that can be said about Tuesday’s State of the Union address is that it was his last....
Updated one month ago
COLUMN

We’ll miss Legg Man vs. Egg Man

So, it turns out the race for the redrawn state Senate District 10 seat will not come down to the Egg Man vs. the Legg Man after all. It’s not hard to figure out the politics of it, but let me say, nonetheless, rats.
Updated one month ago