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Saturday, Apr 30, 2016

Tom Jackson Columns

It’s all but over for Pasco’s favorite Bush
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It’s all but over for Pasco’s favorite Bush

For the better part of 20 years, Pasco County has nurtured a soft spot for Jeb Bush, and evidence of reciprocation is abiding and abundant.
Updated: 2 months ago
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New, upgraded Rubio 2.0 GOP’s best shot at White House

According to early reports after his New Hampshire debacle, in South Carolina Marco Rubio has become like some revolutionary new offering from Subway: bold, feisty, fresh, unexpected, satisfying.
Updated: 2 months ago
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Legislators angling to move on up

Not all that long ago, term limits for elected officials stuck out as the silver bullet for what ailed our politics. What it was we thought we were curing, if memory serves, was cronyism, logrolling, featherbedding, rent-seeking, lobbyist influence a...
Updated: 3 months ago
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Cross-district ditch-diving lands Mariano in trouble

Only several months ago, the idea that Pasco County commissioners are elected at-large — that is, by all the county’s voters — was held up as among the chief arguments against exploring a charter form of government here....
Updated: 3 months ago
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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....
Updated: 3 months ago
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Jammed gun bills could get election relief

We are talking about guns. Again. Still. Either way, it amounts to the same subject.
Updated: 3 months ago
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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 ...
Updated: 3 months ago