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Tiny Towne – again

Tiny Towne – again

There is also a vast difference between Longboaters and their New England cousins in their approach to State and National politics. In Massachusetts every voter knows the specifics of every issue and candidate.

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Doublespeak in the New Age of Intolerance

Doublespeak in the New Age of Intolerance

‘Language is a tool for concealing the truth.’ – George Carlin

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Mush or Steel?

Mush or Steel?

Ukraine is a test. Does the West stand by its democratic principles and commitments?

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Take me out to the ballgame — 2014 MLB predictions

Take me out to the ballgame — 2014 MLB predictions

In the East, Tampa is favored to dethrone Boston in a close race. Neither New York or Baltimore are given more than a long-shot chance. Don’t be the rent money against Boston. They will likely be in the playoffs either as Division Winner or as a Wild Card team.

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum, Top Box | Read More »

Veterans across the years

Veterans across the years

Vets have special problems; they stick together in spite of it all.

April 7, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Who will be chosen as Longboat Key’s Mayor in 2014?

Who will be chosen as Longboat Key’s Mayor in 2014?

It is clear behind the scenes that two Commissioners are ready to nominate and second a vote for Brown as Mayor on Monday and wish that Jack Duncan become Vice Mayor.

March 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Please, No — Not again

Please, No — Not again

This bleak history is repeated in this column because the world appears on the threshold of what old-timers see as history repeating itself.

March 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

IMF — International Monetary Fund

IMF — International Monetary Fund

Recent events in Eastern Europe and Russia bring the International Monetary Fund into the international, national, and even local news. This rather obscure organization, in the minds of most Americans, is now almost front and center.

March 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Flight 370, my Longboat Key Cyber Cemetery and a family full of love

Flight 370, my Longboat Key Cyber Cemetery and a family full of love

My cell phone is like a cyber cemetery. I never delete a contact when they die.

March 22, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Tolerating the intolerant

Tolerating the intolerant

Noor Almaleki, a teenage Muslim girl living in Phoenix, did not want to wear the hijab and became, in her father’s benighted view, westernized. No problem for the father: Just run her over with the car. End of western views, end of daughter.

March 22, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »