Hopefully The Winds of Change are Blowing in the Windy City
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Hopefully The Winds of Change are Blowing in the Windy City

The City of Chicago is facing one of its most important elections in decades and the outcome will impact our whole country. Brandon Johnson, a “defund the police” activist has made the runoff after a bitter primary race. Lori Lightfoot, the current inept mayor, failed to reach the runoff after 4 years of rising crime…

Tales from the Mark Side: The trouble with liberals …
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Tales from the Mark Side: The trouble with liberals …

mark.young@manateeherald.com The trouble with liberals …  Liberals continue to confound me. I have tried so hard to understand them for so long. I tried to sympathize with them because we’ve learned that they suffer from a mental disorder. Conservatives are a compassionate people after all, but we do have our limits. I’ve tried to engage…

Tales from the Mark Side: Time to acknowledge “reverse-ism” in America
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Tales from the Mark Side: Time to acknowledge “reverse-ism” in America

mark.young@manateeherald.com We’ve reached a point in this country where the need to attach an “ism” at the end of every word in order to attack others has become something of an addiction. Ford and Chevy owners will probably start calling each other Fordists and Chevyiests. As a NY Giants fan, I’ll Cowboys fans will call…

Manatee’s Guardian Angel Cost The County Millions
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Manatee’s Guardian Angel Cost The County Millions

Someone once observed that “roads are the arteries through which the economy pulses.” Decades ago Manatee County had several commissioners who hoped to thwart growth in our county by refusing to build and enlarge roads. Those “ostrich commissioners” made  many poor decisions that set back transportation in our county. Today, we sit in traffic jams…

Tales from the Mark Side: Trust the government? I don’t think so
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Tales from the Mark Side: Trust the government? I don’t think so

mark.young@manateeherald.com I was watching live when EPA Administrator Michael Regan tried to tell the residents of East Palestine Ohio to, “Trust the government.” I had the same reaction as if watching my beloved NY Giants driving down the field only to throw an interception in the endzone. I came out of my chair and somewhat…

Tales from the Mark Side: Republican all star team aligning for 2024 showdown
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Tales from the Mark Side: Republican all star team aligning for 2024 showdown

mark.young@manateeherald.com As you have no doubt heard me say several times, I am no fan of the primary season. I just don’t like to see Conservatives go at each other, but I understand the process. It’s kind of like the holidays when family comes together. You look forward to it. You get excited, but by…