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The Mayor of Longboat Key

The Mayor of Longboat Key

These races are difficult to handicap. Among other factors, the Florida Sunshine Law makes it theoretically impossible to discern how the race might be going.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Democrats: Your effort to destroy the President is abnormal

Democrats: Your effort to destroy the President is abnormal

‘The manufactured rage the media and political opposition is taking us to even angrier polarization in the country, and it will last longer that four years.’

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

More on priorities

More on priorities

PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Last week I opined for these pages on priorities, our priorities – yours and mine.  I thought that the priorities of the electorate here – the voters of this Key might be skewed.  I thought, and still do, that the election of  the Town Commission might just be the proper [...]

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Election day on the Key

Election day on the Key

People spend lots of effort to win on a Density referendum, while even the four candidates for public office spend little or no effort to further their own candidacy. It must just be a question of priorities.

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

More on sequestration

More on sequestration

The military has to become not only bigger but more efficient. There is room to cut wasteful spending at the Defense Department.

March 8, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

A debt that cannot be repaid

A debt that cannot be repaid

We send our best, and lose them, in the fight against the worst this world has to offer. If you want to respect and honor their sacrifice, it needs to be more than words. You have to live it.

February 14, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Trump should listen on NATO

Trump should listen on NATO

Some of you know that I am not always in agreement with our flag and general officers. I’m not so sure that they have always served the presidents well.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Was Mitt right?

Was Mitt right?

‘If Mr. Obama’s Russian policy has been feckless, Mr. Trump’s promises to be far worse.’

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Thoughts on traffic

Thoughts on traffic

I learned back in the day that roadway capacity is finite, and not a function of velocity.

February 4, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Sequestration is harming our military

Sequestration is harming our military

“The most glaring result of sequestration also is the most frightening: It jeopardizes the military’s ability to perform its No. 1 task – protecting the nation.”

February 4, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »