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Deidra Jackson

News to use: sex and its teachable moments

Ready or not, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, it’s time to quit putting off “the talk” with your children. In light of all of the news today, particularly the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal, It’s imperative that parents talk to their kids about sex and appropriate behavior. (November 17, 2011, Page 4)

Censorship, not controversial art, is in bad taste

The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)

Age bias also casualty of air race crash

Local columnist Deidra Jackson, pointing to the recent air crash in Nevada, writes that we tout experience when we want, or like, older people doing things, but then we blame old age as the cause of problems when that seems to make the story better. Was age bias also a victim in the deadly air show crash? (September 22, 2011, Page 4)

‘United we stand,’ even when the aliens come?

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look back at those events and what’s happened since and wonders what it will take to bring everyone together as they were 10 years ago. (September 8, 2011, Page 4)

Are tattoos on women the new Virginia Slims?

They’re out there, local columnist Deidra Jackson says. Who? Women without tattoos. Has body art, once almost solely on males, become the thing that makes women feel good about themselves? Jackson takes a closer look at tattoos and their real effect. (August 25, 2011, Page 4)

‘The Help’ shouldn’t sell us warm, fuzzy nostalgia

Local columnist Deidra Jackson is a little suspect about the book and movie, “The Help,” after reading some of the reviews, and she talks with someone – her mother – who lived the life as a housekeeper decades ago for a different perspective. (August 11, 2011, Page 4A)

Politics as usual? These days, it’s politics unusual

Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Candidates, if you’re not sincere, voters will say ‘no’

When strange men start knocking on her door, local columnist Deidra Jackson knows it must be election time. Jackson takes a look at the door-to-door campaigning and offers a few tips to those who are out to sway those who’ll be voting in upcoming elections. (July 14, 2011, Page 4)

It’s time to give life’s ‘useless’ info its due

Minutiae – it captures all of us from time to time, even founding father George Washington. With that bit of info, local columnist Deidra Jackson admits she’s caught up in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which sparks thoughts back to earlier days as a reporter covering cases in court. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)

Good fathers – in for the long haul, fine print and all

While the role of the father in families has changed over the years, it’s also remained much the same as local columnist Deidra Jackson writes in a column taking a look at all her father has done throughout her life. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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