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Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

Hershatter leaves legacy of writing, family and law

Longboat Key News columnist Richard Hershatter leaves behind a 50-year career and a life full of passionate pursuits.

April 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Obituary, Richard Hershatter, Top Box | Read More »

Just a few more weeks now

Just a few more weeks now

For those who take politics seriously, the current campaign is unlike any other in the history of the country.

October 24, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

New York values

New York values

Call it “politics” or call it “art of the deal,” the Donald has already shown himself proficient at working with rigged or crooked systems.

April 25, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Trump will NOT be the party choice

Trump will NOT be the party choice

His misstatements prior to Wisconsin regarding abortion and his priorities for the federal government revealed a shallow understanding of national issues important for a candidate for the leadership of the free world

April 12, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

On to the April primaries

On to the April primaries

The rancor between the two leading candidates has reached such an unbelievable low that it would be an insult to grammar school children if one were to compare it to a school cafeteria food fight.

April 4, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

The changing order

The changing order

It takes more than an ability to “make a deal” to keep the peace in a complicated world.

April 4, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Death of a political party

Death of a political party

On Thursday, March 6, 2016, the Republican Party, founded on March 20, 1854, and nurtured by Abraham Lincoln through a bloody civil war, committed suicide.

March 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Sticks and stones

Sticks and stones

Recent polls indicate that Trump is running 15 to 20 points ahead of Rubio in the latter’s home State. If he cannot take his home state, he is all finished politically.

March 7, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

And then there were five

And then there were five

Whether you’re a political junkie, an interested citizen, or a poker player, relax and enjoy the coming months. The show is something you can’t make up.

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

A wishy-washy Town Commission

A wishy-washy Town Commission

The commissioners need to buckle down and pay closer attention to the consequences of their inefficiency.

February 27, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »