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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.

Our view: Legislation hurts Longboat

Our view: Legislation hurts Longboat

June 15, 2011

The Legislature violated in the past session one basic governing principle but upheld one unfortunately universal law — the law of unintended consequences.

Our View: Budget needs more cutting

Our View: Budget needs more cutting

June 8, 2011

There is nothing easy about running a local government these days. Decisions that should have been made, or reversed, long ago are being forced now as property values keep declining and the economic future remains a general mystery. There is no more road to kick the can down.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

June 8, 2011

To send in your letters, please email them to rthomson@yourobserver.com, or mail them to the Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 34228.

OUR VIEW: What is the business plan?

OUR VIEW: What is the business plan?

June 1, 2011

We keep reading and re-reading the 34 goals members of a town subcommittee presented to the Longboat Key Town Commission to be adopted into the town's vision plan.

The pace of the economy is not accelerating

June 1, 2011

The last few Market Watch articles have focused upon the dangers of the market. The posture in which the market currently exists, although called a bull market, is so expensive that the public is set up for great losses.

OUR VIEW: The rec center dilemma

OUR VIEW: The rec center dilemma

May 25, 2011

Longboat Key residents have known for a long time the recreation center at Bayfront Park needs to be replaced. The hard parts are deciding how to pay for improvements and how expansive those improvements should be.



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