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Five years on (now eight)

Five years on (now eight)

Something about learning from the past, eh?

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

Lido Pavilion Plan and the Sarasota Commission reek worse than red tide

We love Sarasota a lot more than we love politicians. The three will be known as the trio who forever screwed up the Lido Beach Pavilion. They will be the three who devalued the gorgeous strand of calm beach and handed it off on the cheap. The only good that we will be able to salvage from the mess is after the very next election we will be able to call the trio “former” Commissioners.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The ‘Era of Trump’ Remakes the GOP

The ‘Era of Trump’ Remakes the GOP

His involvement in primaries represents a departure from  the 2016 campaign, when Mr. Trump often acted more like an independent than a Republican standard bearer.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Notable & quotable: McCain

Notable & quotable: McCain

“I was in solitary confinement when my captives offered to release me  I knew why.  If I went home they would use it as propaganda to demoralize my fellow prisoners….”

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Why Republicans Can’t Get Enough Trump

Why Republicans Can’t Get Enough Trump

Mr. Trump has managed to increase the intensity of support he enjoys.

September 9, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

America’s NATO allies are stepping up

America’s NATO allies are stepping up

But for all NATO has achieved, we cannot be complacent. Facing the most complex and dangerous security environment in a generation, we must invest more in our collective defense. In an unpredictable world, we must do what is necessary to keep our nations safe.

September 2, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Think Positively

Think Positively

I must admit that my own long-held opinion that things generally are not done so well around here has changed, I’ll put myself on the Positive Team from now on.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A message to friends…

A message to friends…

There is, however, a new wave crashing on our island shore, one with which I, at least, sometimes disagree. There is too a new host of residents, those less interested in part time public service. I hope that the serious audience for what we do is not fading.

August 27, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Don’t binge on bridge-building

Don’t binge on bridge-building

Predictable spending on infrastructure would vastly improve its quality.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

“The irony here is colossal. Mr. Cuomo, who banned hydraulic fracturing despite the economic boon it has created in neighboring Pennsylvania, and who has repeatedly blocked construction of pipelines, is making New York even more dependent on natural gas, which will increase its carbon emissions.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »