TWISler Update: The TWISler endorses three lucky candidates

Published Jan. 31, 2011 TWISler Update: The TWISler endorses three lucky candidates The TWIS-meister has been keepin’ it pretty real lately and all of us here in TWIS land thought that instead of dropping a 1,500-word A-bomb of information on readers each week, it might be wiser to slow things down and make sure everyone […]

TWISler Update: The real deal with the DEAL

Published Feb. 3, 2011 TWISler Update: The real deal with the DEAL Alrighty folks, the TWISler has some good news and some bad news for ya. The bad news is in last week’s Breakdown of the Design and Economic Acceleration Lab, aka the “DEAL,” we didn’t exactly frame the whole concept behind the project with […]

TWISler Update: Examining the youth vote… or lack thereof

Published Feb. 8, 2011 TWISler Update: Examining the youth vote… or lack thereof When it comes to local elections, that whole “voting” thing hasn’t always been our strong suit. We seem to have a problem getting our citizenry to exercise their civic duty whenever it comes time to elect the people that vote on the […]

The TWISler Breaks Sarasota Down

Published Feb. 11, 2011 The TWISler Breaks Sarasota Down — As you read this column, there are a half-million Egyptians gathered in Downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a rebellion of peaceful protest — a right our constitution has led most of us to take for granted. Their revolution was primarily organized by young people using […]

TWISler Breakdown: Governor Skeletor’s Epic Fail

Published Feb. 17, 2011 TWISler Breakdown: Governor Skeletor’s Epic Fail For today’s lesson, the TWISler had planned to regale you with the pathetic extent of Sarasota’s piss-poor voter turnout numbers in past local elections. But in light of our newly elected Governor Skeletor’s most recent epic fail, we thought it might be more motivational to […]

TWISler Update: Vote Early and Often

Published Feb. 22, 2011 TWISler Update: Vote Early and Often The responses from TWISler’s little rant on the governor says we’ll be sticking to local happenings from here on out. And it’s for the better. The complex and craterous black hole that is Florida politics is a bit too deep and dark of a pool […]