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Saturday, Feb 06, 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.

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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What was behind Obama’s SOTU silence?

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Executing the first in a year-long series of lasts, President Obama delivered his final state-of-the-union address Tuesday night. Feel the tingle.

Obama’s useful veto helps frame 2016 campaign

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The Affordable Care Act lurched a little closer to its inevitable expiration date last week, although you wouldn't have guessed based on the coverage the moment received....

Adding to Hillary Clinton’s ‘record’

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If The Right Stuff is caught rolling its eyes at any point over the next 10 months, it’s even money it will be because someone has, yet again, touted Hillary Clinton’s “record” as her chief claim on the White House.

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...