• Citrus County plenty diverse
  • Courts will soon need to heed the law
  • Difference of opinion actually a good thing

    It is somewhat disheartening to read letters and editorials (even by syndicated columnists) that begin by describing what the writer seemingly believes are the positions/proposals/goals etc., of the other side of any issue, be they based on political parties ideology, theology, moral values, philosophy, our constitution, you name it.

    To be sure, this approach sets up the piece to make their point to the contrary, but it does not advance the conversation.

  • What's this fixation on global socialism?

    I read the letter “Environmentalism is ruse for socialism” and just shook my head. How sad it must be to believe that you live in a world conspiring to take your hard earned wealth and give it to someone else. How difficult it must be to believe that the leaders of all the world’s nations are out to implement Global Socialism at your cost.

  • Searching for reason in gun debate

    I am tired of hearing about all these mass shootings that so frequently involve high-capacity assault rifles. As a concealed weapons carrier, I feel somewhat secure that in a bad situation, I could make a positive difference, but not so against a guy with an AR-15.

  • Great column about history of guns

    Donald G. Schweitzer’s excellent column about the history of guns in America fits right in to an analysis I did of a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times.

    The paper had an article showing what type and where mass murderers got their weapons.

    I was curious about what was the most lethal. Assault weapons in five of the nine attacks killed 127 and wounded 147. Handguns in four of the nine attacks killed 19 and wounded nine.

  • Thank you for Kids Triathlon

    United Way recently hosted our annual Citrus County Kids Triathlon. This event was once again an outstanding success.

    We want to thank our Event Chair, Linda VanAllen, for all of her hard work, dedication and effort to making this event so special.

  • Watch out for meat during the holidays

    What ever happened to the good old days, when our worst worries on the Fourth of July were traffic jams and wayward fireworks?

    A well-warranted worry, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Meat and Poultry hotline, is food poisoning by nasty E. coli and Salmonella bugs hiding in hot dogs and hamburgers at millions of backyard barbecues. The hotline’s advice is to grill them longer and hotter.

  • A new take on an old question

    There’s a philosophy question that people used to ask every once and a while, and it went something like this: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?

    Well, I’ve devised a new question and it goes something like this: If radical terrorists are attempting to destroy America and left-wingers don’t believe it, is it still happening?

    Brad L. Block

  • Thank you for Day of Action