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Trafficking solutions in the City of Sarasota

Trafficking solutions in the City of Sarasota

Unfortunately, we are approaching traffic the way an obese person approaches dieting:
“How can I do the same thing and still lose weight?”

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

What’s first?: Colony rising from the ground or power lines getting buried?

What’s first?: Colony rising from the ground or power lines getting buried?

Meanwhile, Longboat erodes. Our patience erodes. And meanwhile we die. Die of boredom or die literally. And the still living find other pursuits that happen more decisively like watching the trees bend toward the sun in the backyard.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend – 3rd edition

Harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend – 3rd edition

The pro-West Syrians are not the only allies that have learned the hard way that, as Mr. Habid discovered, promises or threats made by the United States are no longer credible.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Obama’s not so high horse

Obama’s not so high horse

How long is Mr. Obama going to reduce our public discourse to the lowest level of sophomoric, faculty lounge disassociation with reality.

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

An American victim

An American victim

Bravery in the face of Death: ‘I Will Not Give In.’

February 20, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The rhetoric and cost of saving Longboat lives

The rhetoric and cost of saving Longboat lives

The recent tussle in the Fire Department that we all experienced as an episode of ‘Deputy Chiefs Gone Wild’ while the Chief was on vacation had less to do with the events of that particular week and more to do with ongoing and systemic dissatisfaction over pay and compensation within the department.

February 19, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

They’re coming out of the woodwork

They’re coming out of the woodwork

The basic attraction of the Republican Party is that it stands for the premise that “the best government is the least government.”

February 10, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Things that recently caught my attention

Things that recently caught my attention

I’m sure the recently beheaded Japanese journalists would be relieved to know they were only victims of an armed insurgency, not nasty Islamic terrorists.

February 10, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Pletzke: Serving 18 years of enthusiasm in a $500 chair

Pletzke: Serving 18 years of enthusiasm in a $500 chair

I have biases toward certain people. One of these biases is in favor of Kathi Pletzke who has directed the Town’s IT Department for the past 18 years and suddenly, and seemingly inexplicable, will no more.

February 8, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The state of Obama’s planet

The state of Obama’s planet

On planet earth the president’s version of events was being mugged by reality.

February 8, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »