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Top 10 reasons why Florida beats New York

Top 10 reasons why Florida beats New York

Sometime this year, Florida is expected to surpass New York State in terms of population. Both are now neck and neck with about 19 million residents. From an informal survey of friends and acquaintances, here are 10 reasons why. 10. Spring training. ...
Updated: 1 months ago

Letter to the Editor - Belleview Biltmore Hotel

My husband and I are seasonal residents from Chicago, who own a condo for the past 8 years in Bayshore II, on the hotel property.  Even though the new signage gives solo billing to the Belleair Country Club, it was the HOTEL that bequeath the CLUB, a...
Updated: 1 months ago
There’s an alternative to the imperial Presidency

There’s an alternative to the imperial Presidency

In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance his priorities. He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a d...
Updated: 1 months ago
Magic of Grandparenting

Magic of Grandparenting

Most readers are not aware that in 1979 President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation to observe National Grandparents Day. He understood the value of the wisdom that grandparents pass on to future generations. For this reason, he proclaimed National ...
Updated: 1 months ago
Balancing liberty and security is a never-ending challenge

Balancing liberty and security is a never-ending challenge

Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government's expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties. Last week, it was the revelation that spy agencies in the U.S. and Britain have been snagging personal data fro...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letter to the Editor: Putt or get off the Green

The recent town hall meeting was as lively as ever when the subject was the Belleview Biltmore Hotel. Since the Town Board agreed to stay the zoning for another 6 months, the priority becomes to find a buyer who will restore the hotel. Restoration is...
Updated: 2 months ago

Whatever happened to good manners?

A list of the ways so many people fail to display good manners, common courtesy, and etiquette is too long to present here. While phrases such as “Excuse me,” “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I apologize” ha...
Updated: 2 months ago

Letter to the Editor: A special thank you to the residents of Largo

I'm writing to thank Largo residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect 4,194 shoeboxes—filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items...
Updated: 2 months ago
Hold the Congratulations for Congress

Hold the Congratulations for Congress

Now that Congress has its immense, $1.1 trillion bipartisan funding bill in hand, Capitol Hill is breathing easier. They ended the specter of a government shutdown for the moment, and funded the federal budget for most of the year. The media has been...
Updated: 2 months ago
U.S. could learn from Hong Kong about economic freedom

U.S. could learn from Hong Kong about economic freedom

My previous column focused on why the United States is no longer among the top 10 nations listed in the annual “Index of Economic Freedom.” It's important to put this in a larger context and explain why it matters. The freest societies in...
Updated: 2 months ago

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