Prior weakness haunts Obama's response to Putin's moves
Published 3/6/2014 at 4:54 p.m. 1 comment
WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin is a lucky man. And he’s got three more years of luck to come.
Brent Batten: Curt Clawson camp calling foul over ads
Published 3/6/2014 at 4:18 a.m. 3 comments
The Mack endorsement is no trivial matter but more visible to voters in the coming weeks will be TV ads and mailers portraying Clawson as a heartless job cutter who took federal bailout money while reducing his employees health benefits.
Brent Batten: Legislature has license to bill
Published 3/4/2014 at 4:08 a.m. 0 comments
House Bill 198 aims to protect social media privacy. Because if there's one thing users of social media must have, it's privacy.
Brent Batten: Schools suffer loss of Internet, trust
Published 3/2/2014 at 4:08 a.m. 15 comments
In addition to calling into question the district's technical response, the episode highlights a credibility gap between district administration and at least some district personnel.
Jeff Lytle: More on Collier traffic danger zones — and the facts to prove it
Published 3/2/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 3 comments
Where do you think the most dangerous intersections are?
Brent Batten: Fee reduction will have an impact in Lee County
Published 2/25/2014 at 4:53 a.m. 4 comments
Proof can be a funny thing. Aristotle thought Earth was the center of the universe and the motion of the sun and planets in the sky was proof of it.
Brent Batten: Airport complaint hasn't a landing gear to stand on
Published 2/23/2014 at 5:30 a.m. 1 comment
It's the equivalent of obtaining a paper copy of a public record then doodling in the margins.
Jeff Lytle: Collier road dangers? Thanks for asking, readers say
Published 2/23/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 4 comments
Jeff Lytle: Readers' views on accidents waiting to happen
Brent Batten: New breed of traffic cop on the Collier beat
Published 2/20/2014 at 4:41 a.m. 0 comments
Community awareness of human trafficking in all its forms is a key ingredient in stopping the practice, a 2010 Florida State University study on trafficking determined.
Brent Batten: Spring baseball, big and small
Published 2/18/2014 at 4:48 a.m. 1 comment
In Big League baseball outfielders are taught to hit the cutoff man. In Little League baseball outfielders are taught not to hit the cutoff man, or any other teammates for that matter. Hitting is wrong. Use your words.
Brent Batten: Flood insurance under water, Diaz-Balart seeks high ground
Published 2/16/2014 at 4:24 a.m. 11 comments
Diaz-Balart is doing what any good politician does, seeking to have it both ways.
Jeff Lytle: Make an impact on roadway dangers, government spending
Published 2/16/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
Think of the things that seem beyond our control, like SUVs exceeding 100 mph in the wrong lane of traffic hurtling toward innocents in Tampa, or congressional spending in Washington.
Brent Batten: Old habits die hard at Collier Commission
Published 2/13/2014 at 4:12 a.m. 15 comments
As was the custom established when Curry was the county's director of airports from 2010 to last year, the source of the criticism is County Commissioner Georgia Hiller.
Tom Hanson: Brett Comer becoming face of Dunk City
Published 2/9/2014 at 7:01 a.m. 1 comment
Brett Comer took a day off last week. The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball star didn’t practice. He wasn’t sick. He wasn’t injured — even though he is still playing with a fractured nose suffered last month.
Brent Batten: Forget the meaning of life; what's the meaning of this sentence?
Published 2/9/2014 at 5:00 a.m. 9 comments
The sentence appearing near the beginning of the 50-page document says schools are exempting themselves from those do's and don'ts.At least to a person reasonably familiar with the English language it says that.
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