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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016

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.

Can Trump answer Sasse’s questions?

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Knowing Donald Trump's penchant for discoursing on Twitter, Ben Sasse, a thoughtful, principled, Ivy League-sharpened conservative freshman senator from Nebraska, has gone there seeking, in a respectful manner worthy of his reputation, knowledge abou...

If you thought Hillary was in trouble before ...

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Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates weekdays at TBO.com.

If you thought Hillary was in trouble before ...

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Hillary Clinton's defense of her private, unsecured email server - nothing marked classified passed through - is both silly and demonstrably false. But, as we have seen with this week's revelation from the intelligence communities' inspector general ...

Senator (annotated): ‘We don’t need no stinking Constitution’

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If President Obama's persistent support for gun-grabbing Australian-style weren't sufficiently revealing, here came Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski to make it obvious: Democrats don't like the Second Amendment....

Bernie’s unAmerican appeal

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They - and by #x201c;they,#x201d; I mean MSNBC's #x201c;Morning Joe#x201d; Scarborough and sidekick Mika Brzezinski - were going ga-ga over Bernie Sanders' new ad, declaring it shows an upstart candidate bristling with confidence ahead of the preside...

Sarah Palin’s odd, back-tracking endorsement

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As God is my witness, I'll never again swallow anything Sarah Palin has to say about anything, ever. If that's too many superlatives for one sentence, over-the-top is how I'm feeling just now about the woman who, eight years ago, dropped a nuclear re...

Rubio’s short-cut analysis nails it

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The aforementioned release of four Americans held by Iran for negotiating leverage prompted presidential candidate Marco Rubio to recall a favorite GOP anecdote that affirms a Republican maxim: The world is a better place when the United States proje...

Iran collects its hostage chips

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Four Americans imprisoned by Iran have been freed, and that is a plenty good thing. Still, the circumstances surrounding their release make abundantly plain - as if there ever were doubt - that they never were legitimate prisoners but, instead, were ...

Hillary feels the Bern, embraces Obama

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It's probably early to suggest Hillary Clinton's campaign is flailing, but Sunday night's Democratic presidential debate helped shed some light on the pressure the frontrunner must be feeling....

What was behind Obama’s SOTU silence?

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Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates weekdays at TBO.com.