TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times - breaking news and weather.
Thursday, Sep 03, 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.

Peddling hysteria to the ‘fearless’


The alleged differences between the brains of conservatives and liberals is making the social media rounds again. Wouldn't you know it, the so-called results are spread mostly by smug lefties who imagine the so-called study affirms their superiority ...

Hillary’s top-secret trouble


Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency might be a multi-faceted prism - that's #x201c;prism,#x201d; not #x201c;prison#x201d; - that may yet emerge as a finely polished gem, but any way you gaze upon it just now, it's dispersing a troublesome light ...

Wendy’s hot-’n-juicy minimum wage plan


Now comes Wendy's - the fast-food giant named for founder Dave Thomas' daughter - to declare, with in-your-face boldness ordinarily reserved for its spicy chicken selections, that at which coy McDonald's executives only winked....

The Trump unpredictability factor


I don’t know if Thursday’s prime-time debate on Fox News marked, for Donald Trump’s White House dreams, the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning.

Obama’s reckless, partisan, unpresidential cynicism


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

Sanitizing suspected nuke sites: Part of ‘arrangement’?


Meanwhile, back in Iran, there's evidence of a cleanup at a suspected nuclear site going on ahead of the first requested inspections. From Bloomberg's Josh Rogin and Eli Lake:...

Obama’s masterfully ‘dishonest,’ ‘partisan,’ ‘insulting’ speech


Well, there was the post-partisan, no-red-states/no-blue-states/only-United-States unifier we've come to know and worship. After that speech promoting the Iran nuclear #x201c;arrangement#x201d; - interesting word, that - Barack Obama delivered before...

Planned Parenthood Video No. 5: Gruesome and worse


Before she beat her hasty, calculated, political retreat, Hillary Clinton's term for the undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood's parts-peddling-for-profit was #x201c;disturbing.#x201d;...

The DWS socialist multiplier effect


Twice in less time than it takes to win a major golf championship, Democratic National Committee chair and South Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked on national television to describe the difference between a Democrat and a socia...

Obama, EPA and the perfect liberal issue


Anymore, you needn't see Barack Obama give a speech, deliver a message, conduct a press conference or - as he did Monday - issue an edict to know when he's sneering at us. And by #x201c;us#x201d; I mean the sturdy 50-plus percent of Americans disappo...