Home » peter-oconnor You are browsing entries tagged with “peter-oconnor”

Trump says he’ll work with Democrats

Trump says he’ll work with Democrats

Will they work with him?

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

Saudis put U.S. Energy producers to a test — and they ace it

Saudis put U.S. Energy producers to a test  — and they ace it

The U.S. still imports oil (for now), but net imports have declined by half. America is now the world’s biggest natural-gas producer and has become a net exporter.

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Notable & quotable: Mere fiscal Christianity

Notable & quotable: Mere fiscal Christianity

“Simply put, I do not believe that the preferential option for the poor means a preferential option for big government.”

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Be not hasty

Be not hasty

‘Be not hasty to believe flying reports to the disparagement of any. Be not apt to relate news if you know not the truth thereof.’

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

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 »