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Government spending discourages work

Government spending discourages work

European countries trail the U.S. in working hard and controlling taxes, and their economies.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Time for sensible gun regulation

Time for sensible gun regulation

Rational gun regulation is not, as the NRA would have us believe, the first step down a slippery slope to the abolishment of the Second Amendment.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

Russia’s key oligarch has gone beyond enriching himself. As commander in chief President Putin has ordered the killing of some half million people in Syria and Ukraine, obliterated Chechnya and Donbas, and invaded Georgia and Crimea.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish

Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish

Whether this kind of upward mobility is still possible today given the changes to our economy and culture is an open question.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth

Longboat Key and the Colony are the greatest shows on Earth

We are right now the land of two divine spectacles: The Town Commission election and the approval of the St. Regis Hotel and Residences. This past week was especially exciting since at long last a new vision was approved to replace the morbid and moribund Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.

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

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 »