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My View: It's not a 'drain,' it's a wash

My View: It's not a 'drain,' it's a wash

July 20, 2011

A recent news story reveals a misunderstanding of how the economics work. Employees contributing to their pensions doesn't lessen the economy.

Our View: What about the taxpayer?

Our View: What about the taxpayer?

July 13, 2011

As is all too common, an important party has not been at the table in the negotiations between the Manatee County School District and the Manatee Education Association.

My View: Teacher lawsuit instructive

My View: Teacher lawsuit instructive

July 13, 2011

There is much to be learned from the lawsuit filed by the statewide teachers union and joined by others, including an entitlement mentality.

Our View: Re-think new house taxes

Our View: Re-think new house taxes

July 6, 2011

Building a new house in Manatee County will get a little more expensive beginning Oct. 1, thanks to the County Commission breezily approving a new impact fee schedule with nary a peep.

My View: Sarasota County got Benderson right

My View: Sarasota County got Benderson right

July 6, 2011

The Sarasota County Commission was right to eliminate the Benderson's affordable housing provision. But there is a bigger issue involved.

My View: Reality check for schools

My View: Reality check for schools

July 6, 2011

To add insult to injury, schools spent their financial windfall in hard cash, while homeowners watched the equity of their property plummet as the housing bubble burst.

OUR VIEW: The crisis of our founding roots

OUR VIEW: The crisis of our founding roots

June 29, 2011

Despite naysayers in some of the highest offices in the land, the story of America may be the most compelling national story ever told in the history of the world, the story of men who fought and died for a universal desire — freedom — and then embodied that desire in a set of guiding principles that continues to this day.

My View: More money is no answer

My View: More money is no answer

June 23, 2011

Rod Thomson's recent editorial, "Reforms, Not Money, Working," was spot-on. His argument that money hasn't led to increased test scores in our educational system is true both at the international level and at our local level.

My View: Setting the vote straight

My View: Setting the vote straight

June 23, 2011

There are some issues that have been so badly reported, where the bias is so entrenched and the media agenda so intertwined in news stories, that it is difficult to unravel things enough to make a cogent argument. Everyone's mind appears already made up with insufficient information.

Incorporation to be subject of summer news series

Incorporation to be subject of summer news series

June 22, 2011

By August, readers should have all the information they need to determine whether to support Lakewood Ranch becoming a city.



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