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How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

How a SCAT bus destroyed my Mercedes and fueled an eBay and BMW addiction — Part I

SCAT drivers are the most aggressive New York cab school of driving jockeys I have ever witnessed. You would think St. Armands was a closed racetrack the way the SCAT bus races to its next empty spot with a sole lonely bicyclist aboard.

September 7, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

51 Ways to Leave Your Lover

51 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Some years ago Paul Simon popularized a song entitled, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.” The 51st way to leave your lover was discovered inadvertently during a Thanksgiving trip to Washington, D.C.

September 7, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Call Iran’s bluff with an offer of nuclear power

Call Iran’s bluff with an offer of nuclear power

“No enrichment, but other countries could supply the fuel rods for peaceful production of energy.”

September 7, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

Longboat should partner with Ringling Circus next time around

We should fault the Mayor and Vice Mayor for their late-game torpedoing of our community and arts center project with Ringling. It suffered a death by a thousand little lashes.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Does Longboat really have to deport baby peacocks?

Some residents agree with the internment and deportation of the females. They cite late night shrieking and mating calls reminding them of sounds they have not heard since college.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

How to contain Iran

How to contain Iran

A deal would put Iran’s nuclear program back in a box, making it easier to tackle all those other problems without causing a war.

July 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key undergrounding issue

Longboat Key undergrounding issue

If the town goes ahead with its fiber project, neighborhoods will see taller metal poles replace the present wooden street poles.

July 18, 2019 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

A Kosher Fourth of July

A Kosher Fourth of July

“Two hundred forty-three years ago, a new nation was inspired by the Old Testament.”

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Trump militarizes Mexico

Trump militarizes Mexico

Blowing up the North American economy to solve the migration crisis never made sense.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How Democrats can avoid losing

How Democrats can avoid losing

‘Trump is beatable in 2020, but only if his opponent appeals beyond the base.’

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »