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Sunday, Feb 07, 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.

Weepy Obama fires blanks

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The lead headline on NBC News' home web page Tuesday afternoon read #x201c;Tearful Obama Announces Plan to Curb Mass Shootings.#x201d; Ultimately, the presidential waterworks proved the most discussed portion of the entire event....

WaPo cartoonist confirms ugly truth about whose kids aren’t off-limits

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In the hubbub over Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes' scandalous mocking of Ted Cruz's children as organ grinder's monkeys on leashes, editor Fred Hiatt's explanation for why her depiction was expunged from the paper's web site contains an inadv...

With Hillary and The Donald, it’s all pots and kettles

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There are few things more amusing than Donald Trump devotees complaining about the supporters of Hillary Clinton being unable to acknowledge their candidate’s obvious flaws.

Dear Bernie: We don’t care how other major countries do it

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Any time I hear a politician - invariably a Democrat - say, #x201c;We are the only industrialized [or Western, or democratic] nation in the world that doesn't provide 'X,' #x201d; I reflexively think, #x201c;You need a better argument.#x201d;...

The GOP’s clueless frontrunner

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

The GOP’s clueless frontrunner

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Besides setting the stage for some presumed future showdown between first-term senators, there’s not much worth remembering — or even should be remembered — from the final Republican presidential debate/insult-off beyond this:

PC screenings make Trump’s pause sound reasonable

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Here's why a majority of Republicans and a plurality of all Americans think Donald Trump's ideas about blocking Muslims from entering the country have merit (from ABC News):...

Obama’s gaseous legacy of unpersuasive suggestions

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And so, post-Paris, the Obama legacy continues to take shape. And we still have — shudder — 13 months to go.

Pentagon: Benghazi strike force was ‘spinning up,’ ready to go

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The night of the attacks in Benghazi - I know, I know - the United States had military assets in the region and, according to a freshly unearthed email, those assets were ready to respond. While this development astonishes, probably, no one with a re...

Trump’s bad, constitutional idea

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There are plenty of reasons to be queasy about Donald Trump's hot, evolving mess of a thought storm - #x201c;plan#x201d; is far too serious a word - to ban members of a specific religious group from entry into the United States....