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Friday, Nov 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.

CBS’ Charlie Rose: Rubio’s mainstream media super PAC Exhibit A


That didn't take long. Fewer than a dozen hours after Marco Rubio identified the unholy #x201c;ultimate super PAC#x201d; alliance between the mainstream media and Democrats generally and Hillary Clinton specifically, #x201c;CBS This Morning#x201d; ho...

Crossed fingers on a bad, necessary budget deal


The Right Stuff's position on the two-year budget deal worked out among congressional leaders and the White House is very much like its position on the Iran nuclear arrangement: It looks like an utter capitulation by the good guys ... but there's an ...

A welcome, if futile, targeting of IRS chief


If it is possible for an action to be simultaneously belated and timely, then such a confluence would describe Tuesday's announcement that articles of impeachment have been drafted against IRS chief John Koskinen....

Swallowing Hillary Clinton’s mendacity


Before we return to our regular, more-timely programming, please allow The Right Stuff one over-the-shoulder glance at Hillary Clinton's appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi last week, your blogmeister at the time having been enga...

Trump crosses truther line of no return ... maybe


There are some things, says former National Security Agency analyst and Navy Seal John Schindler, that #x201c;cross[] a decency line that cannot be uncrossed.#x201d; If that's true, it will be interesting - no, downright revealing - to discover how m...

Delusions of progressivism


For pure, deep-dyed, goggle-eyed, pie-in-the-sky(ed) leftist inanity, it would be practically impossible to outdo Tuesday night's first Democratic presidential debate. Or, as RedState's Erick Erickson described it, #x201c;a bunch of overly wined-up I...

Sure cure for Joe Biden’s sweet poll numbers


There's fascinating news in a Fox News poll released Tuesday morning as sort of an appetizer to tonight's first Democratic presidential debate. Although #x201c;fascinating#x201d; probably isn't the word that would dominate Team Hillary the Inevitable...

Timely reminder of bullet (train) Florida dodged


Remember all the flack Gov. Rick Scott took in 2011 when he spurned (borrowed, by a nation soon to be $19 trillion in debt, but never mind) federal funds for a starter #x201c;high-speed#x201d; rail link between Tampa and Orlando? Of course you do....

Why Hillary’s week was worse than Kevin McCarthy’s


As bad a week as it was for Kevin McCarthy and, by extension, the Republican Party - and there's no sugarcoating this; it was awful - it was, nonetheless, that much worse for Hillary Clinton. Here's why....

Passive GOP leadership misread its audience


Conventional wisdom paints a bleak picture for Republicans still hoping to make big changes in the direction of policy in Washington, and A.B. Stoddard was only too happy to encapsulate that reality during Thursday's panel portion of Fox News' #x201c...