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What Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Trump and all of us have in common

What Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Trump and all of us have in common

It is not just Hollywood actresses; unfortunately we all have a little Harvey Weinstein in us.

October 15, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Don’t be seduced; both Trump and the NFL players can be wrong

Don’t be seduced; both Trump and the NFL players can be wrong

I hate the way the dynamics of television urge us to become self-righteous and take sides.

October 15, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Missile Defense, Part II

Missile Defense, Part II

“We must ‘rebalance in the right way” — Thomas Karako, A Missile Defense Agenda, The National Review, Oct. 2, 2017.

October 15, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos

Sarasota Bayfront Plan: Our best way for culture to offset condos

Once the plan is delivered in a year and the City Commission gets its hands on it, it will be akin to watching third graders toss a Fabergé egg around the room while praying it doesn’t hit the floor.

October 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Missile defense

Missile defense

From the Middle East to Europe to the Asia-Pacific, one sees a surge in the global supply of and demand for a wide variety of missile-based precision-guided weapons and the means to counter them.

October 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

Polls show that most Americans oppose the removal of Confederate memorials, at least by mobs or politicians winking at them. Even so, the vandals are ascendant.

October 1, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Irma, evacuation and the Katz family

Irma, evacuation and the Katz family

We did not do much in Atlanta except sleep, eat and read texts from others who either stayed behind or left like us.

October 1, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Democrats find another religious heretic

Democrats find another religious heretic

Catholic judges are OK so long as they’re not ‘orthodox’, one senator implies.

October 1, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The real disaster is Florida Power & Light

The real disaster is Florida Power & Light

Everything was back to normal with the exception of one huge monolithic entity — FPL and its power grid. The damage was minimal, but FPL and its electrical system failure turned a “we got lucky moment” into an economically costly series of ever-frustrating disasters.

September 16, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Canadian real estate taxes

Canadian real estate taxes

President Trump may have a point when he says that ‘people don’t realize Canada’s been very rough on the United States.’

September 16, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »