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The next phase of Trump’s candidacy

The next phase of Trump’s candidacy

During the primary, Mr. Trump frequently criticized the war in Iraq; Mr. Pence voted to support it. Mr. Trump is a vocal critic of free trade; Mr. Pence is a strong proponent.

July 23, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

How would he look in defeat?

How would he look in defeat?

Are we close to “This is No Drill?

July 18, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat

Undergrounding: Longboat Commission masters the art of clumsy defeat

The voters of Longboat Key wanted to see their neighborhoods undergrounded. This was their chance. It looked like the Commissioners were carrying the football for the community across the line and victory was at hand.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

A bit more on Trump

A bit more on Trump

Maybe if Trump wants to be compared to Reagan he should act more like him.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

What was Noah thinking?

What was Noah thinking?

Of course we cannot blame Noah for all the foolish disparities between humans, atop the food chain, and lower species which need to be checked as a menace to present day populations.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The GOP and Mexico

The GOP and Mexico

If there is a drain, it’s Mexicans going home – roughly one million returnees between 2009 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center, outpacing the number of Mexicans moving north by about 140,000. That owes something to growth and stability in the Mexican economy, which is largely a function of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

July 9, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Rubio reconsiders

Rubio reconsiders

I must say that I am pleased.

June 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

China’s Florida…

China’s Florida…

From this tiny glimpse at a bit of Chinese life we might see that there may be more similarities.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Hurricane prayer

Hurricane prayer

It can’t hurt, and likely would help.

June 20, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

Fire Department contract difficult yet necessary

This is something we cannot do on the cheap. We cannot pretend we exist in a vacuum. We are in a market of paramedics and firefighters. They have an actual market value. We cannot allow our dislike of pensions, unions and negotiations to get in the way of what is best for the taxpayers of Longboat Key.

June 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »