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Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up

Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up

A 2008 study in Science found that converting natural environments for biofuel production can produce hundreds of times more carbon emissions than the biofuels themselves would save.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Vote for Pastor, Schneier, Langley and against the 2018 Charter

Vote for Pastor, Schneier, Langley and against the 2018 Charter

We never seem to replace the little Commission nametags in Town Hall — we just store them in a closet, dust them off and bring them out every couple years.

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

Thoughts on elections…

Thoughts on elections…

In our Democracy the collection of the will of the citizenry is essential.

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

Longboaters should vote ‘No’ on replacing our Town Charter

Longboaters should vote ‘No’ on replacing our Town Charter

Why should residents today want to approve a Charter change that effectively votes the voter out of future decisions, especially when those decisions will lead to indebtedness?

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Saving American capitalism

Saving American capitalism

The default party to benefit from a revival of American competitive capitalism is the Democrats.

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

Time out – waiting for election

Time out – waiting for election

Politicians have learned , at their peril, that they must protect every citizen’s right to vote.

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

Town, Unicorp give life to St. Regis plan

Town, Unicorp give life to St. Regis plan

Without an epidural and with numerous suitors claiming ownership rights to the offspring, Unicorp President Chuck Whittall, his attorneys and the members of the Longboat Key Planning and Zoning Board came together this past week and consummated the first signs of new life at the decrepit 17.6-acre site.

February 28, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel

Cape Town May Dry Up Because of an Aversion to Israel

The Palestinian Authority accepts the Jewish State’s help on water projects. South Africa refuses it.

February 28, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Can Longboat Key really offer a fair hearing to the Colony redeveloper?

Can Longboat Key really offer a fair hearing to the Colony redeveloper?

Politicians are a lot like babies: they must be changed often and for the same reason.

February 18, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The U.S. Navy lowers its sights

The U.S. Navy lowers its sights

“Has Trump given up on expanding the size of the fleet? If so, there’s still time to reverse course.”

February 18, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »