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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 »

Longboat Key News columnist Tom Burgum dies after life of of love, politics and vitriol

Longboat Key News columnist Tom Burgum dies after life of of love, politics and vitriol

It was fascinating to watch how such a gentle and caring person came in tandem with an equally feisty wit and vitriol.

March 20, 2016 | Posted in Major Headlines, Tom Burgum, Top Box | Read More »

2015 was a lousy year

2015 was a lousy year

The concept of free speech suffered throughout the year.

January 19, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

It’s global cooling in 2016 — you fool

It’s global cooling in 2016 — you fool

German scientists want you to bundle up to get ready for a century of global cooling.

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Christmas Spirit? Bah-Humbug

Christmas Spirit? Bah-Humbug

I remember one Christmas when I lost my grip on reality and asked my helpmate if she wouldn’t like a little something from Victoria’s Secret. She allowed as how it might be a waste of money unless I planned to wear it.

January 5, 2016 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

The gift of the Jews

The gift of the Jews

If, as some believe, it was the role of Christianity to spread the word throughout the world, it is the Jews who claim first rights to the idea of the dignity of man.

December 21, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Just don’t name it Islam

Just don’t name it Islam

Unfortunately, while it is more than likely Hillary Clinton knows the truth, President Obama seems to be a believer and a purveyor of the “nothing Islamic to see here” Islamic defense.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Time to get serious

Time to get serious

The struggle against Islamic terrorists is a war. It is not conventional war but is a war nevertheless. The response from the West has to be more than the ubiquitous candle light vigils.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

A political canary died

A political canary died

The hard truth facing the Democratic Party is that their common resort to cultural issues may have run its course and is now a losing strategy.

December 3, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Hillary lied, that’s what she does — part 2

Hillary lied, that’s what she does — part 2

Most of us know Hillary Clinton is a cold and very ambitious politician who has proven herself willing to say or do anything necessary to achieve her elective goal.

November 11, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »