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Bribing politicians (legally)

Bribing politicians (legally)

It is not too late to derail the juggernaut of legalized bribery that is turning a once great nation into a third world banana republic.

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Republicans engineer another election miracle

Republicans engineer another election miracle

Once again a Republican Party at war with itself lost a very winnable election.

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Straddling fences can be painful

Straddling fences can be painful

Most politicians habitually do what comes naturally, and it is not fair to direct the blame game on any one individual.

November 4, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Party politics

Party politics

With seven candidates for the four positions there should be lots of wine and cheese about.

January 8, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Former Republican Florida Gov. endorses Obama

Former Republican Florida Gov. endorses Obama

Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist supported President Obama in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed article last Sunday. Crist commended the president’s work on the financial crisis and Medicare, and dismissed the far right of the Republican Party, which he wrote favors “extreme rhetoric over sensible compromise.” Crist lost a bid for Senate in 2010, [...]

September 1, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Trump receives SRQ GOP’s ‘Statesman of the Year’ award

Trump receives SRQ GOP’s ‘Statesman of the Year’ award

The Republican Party of Sarasota County awarded real estate tycoon and TV personality Donald Trump with its “Statesman of the Year” award at the Republican Convention Kick-Off dinner hosted Sunday night by the Sarasota County Republican Party dinner. The award is given each year by the local club and the dinner serves as a fundraiser. [...]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in In the news, News Shorts | Read More »

Politics — more big time

Politics — more big time

PETER O’CONNOR Guest Columnist opinion@lbknews.com We knew that the big time would come again to Tampa Bay, specifically to our city, Sarasota. There has been more Republican action in town this year; I suppose you can chalk that up to the primary activity in the GOP. The Republican Convention up in Tampa had to have [...]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Demagoguery, foolishness and hard reality

Demagoguery, foolishness and hard reality

Forget the dog, the woman, the place of birth, now each side is accusing the other of killing Medicare.

August 26, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Gingrich ascendant

Gingrich ascendant

On the eve of Florida’s primary, changes the playing field and mandates a serious revaluation.

January 28, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Have we really come to this?

Have we really come to this?

History will show that whatever his flaws, President Richard Nixon, who resigned the presidency one step ahead of impeachment, can be credited with some pretty impressive accomplishments. On the international front, he opened up relations with China and signed the first nuclear arms pact with the Soviet Union.

December 30, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »