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Tom Jackson has 30 articles published.

Recovering sports columnist and former Tampa Tribune columnist Tom Jackson argues on behalf of thoughtful conservative principles as our best path forward. Fan of the Beach Boys, pulled-pork barbecue and days misspent at golf, Tom lives in New Tampa with his wife, two children and two yappy middle-aged dogs.

Tom Jackson: GOP won’t like what follows the summer of Donald Trump

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The atmosphere crackled like the approach of a late-afternoon thunderstorm with the release over the weekend of polls showing the current state of the presidential race. Which is appropriate, because so far there has been lots of menacing rumbling, if not a great deal of light. And, like any storm on the horizon, this one might pass without leaving a trace. Still, it seems the time is right to brace ourselves. Based on the freshest available evidence, it’s no longer…

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Could #NeverTrump-kins swallow a coached-up Donald Trump?

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I am, have been and remain intensely sympathetic to the #NeverTrump movement. But I also am a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Have been since 1962. What does one have to do with the other? Just this: The 2011 Cardinals taught me you never say “never.” That team, which shouldn’t have made the World Series in the first place, was, in consecutive innings of Game 6, down to its final strike. Long story short — there’s a…

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