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What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common

What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common

Why not just drop some speed bumps on St. Armands Circle as if throwing nail strips in front of sea turtles to slow them down as they try and crawl home?

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

Is there time for the speech?

Is there time for the speech?

There is room for another memorable address. We have not heard that yet from either side. Maybe we will before Cleveland.

April 15, 2016 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Trudeau restoration

The Trudeau restoration

‘In Canada it’s 1968 all over again. That’s the last time the Liberals elected a member of Parliament in Calgary, the center of Alberta’s oil industry and a Conservative stronghold, and it was a Trudeau who made it happen then too’.

December 5, 2015 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Whatever happened to guilt? Character, personality in America

Whatever happened to guilt? Character, personality in America

MATTHEW EDLUND M.D. Contributing Columnist health@lbknews.com What has happened to the moral landscape of this country? These days we read that after helping blow the world economy, bankers went on to “fix” arguably the most important interest rate in the world and laundered money to Iran; that the most heralded sports heroes took performance enhancing […]

August 18, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion | Read More »

Bring back the bosses and the smoke-filled rooms

Bring back the bosses and the smoke-filled rooms

Let’s face it, the current system of nominating presidential candidates is a disaster and has been for some time. The political landscape was dramatically altered in 1970 when the Democratic Party created the McGovern Commission and sent them traipsing around the country getting the views of rank-and-file Democrats as how to make the nominating of presidential candidates more democratic, more in tune with the views of the hoi-polloi.

March 2, 2012 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | 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 »

Random rants about Iowa, Obama

Random rants about Iowa, Obama

The Iowa Republican straw poll is over and headlines blare out that the Republican field has been winnowed, or clarified, or sanitized, or whatever some reporter thinks might be the meaning of an essentially useless, expensive, time-consuming exercise in media self-delusion

August 19, 2011 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Am I a liberal?

Am I a liberal?

Over the past few columns, I have wandered a bit away from my area of some expertise, Longboat Key and how it works, to more general subjects like taxes and the economy as opposed to just local concerns.

October 21, 2010 | Posted in Al Green, Opinion | Read More »