• You can help county’s animals

    Spring is rapidly approaching, and that means kitten and puppy season. Who can resist those adorable little creatures? Unfortunately they grow so quickly. Where do they go then? Hopefully, if you are not able to find good homes, they are delivered to a reputable animal shelter.

    These shelters do their best to get kittens and puppies loving homes, but there are just too many of them for all to be adopted.

  • Need better outreach to constituents

    I received Congressman Daniel Webster’s most recent newsletter yesterday. It can be seen at https://iqconnect.lmhostediq.com/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id21229....

    Please notice the wording of the question in last week’s survey:

  • Trump's actions drive the opposition

    I am a Democrat who blames my party for losing the election, not a sore loser. It appears Mr. Hagaman is a poor winner.

    At first reading, I thought his letter would be signed “President Donald J. Trump.” It contains the same blatant false assertions that have been spewing out of Washington. Mr. Hagaman writes, “The voters overwhelmingly chose him.” Really.

    No one’s trying to destroy President Trump. Concern for this country is what’s driving the opposition.

  • Nuclear future looks bleak under Trump

    Every major nuclear accident, from Windscale to Fukushima, has involved either human inadequacy due to error or faulty training, failure of critical components that were known to be defective from prior testing, intentional disregard of forbidden operation, limitations in the reactor design due to operation beyond the licensed lifetime, cover-ups of the causes and consequences of the accident or combinations of the above.

  • Immigrants differ from refugees

    There are some letters to the editor that warrant the time and effort to respond. Therefore, I take the time to respond to the letter titled, “The vetting process is already thorough,” by Wayne Logsdon on Feb. 10. 

  • Homeless can't catch a break

    To whoever wrote on Friday, Feb. 10, Opinion page, re: Homelessness.

    Please don’t stop with this editorial. Keep it before the eyes or our citizens.

    People who receive $750 per month in Social Security or disability cannot find an apartment in this county.

    Government subsidies like Section 8 are a lottery. They are demoralizing, humiliating and inadequate.

  • Trump haters are losing it

    Many conservative scribes, right-leaning pundits, pro-Republican letter writers, and not a few apolitical individuals have remarked on how crazed the Democrats are about the election of President Trump.

  • We can see, and we will not be silent

    I read, on a daily basis, negative remarks from two sides. The people who did not support the 45th president are accused of whining and complaining that Hillary didn’t win. We are told to “get over it.”

    They, the accusers, are missing the point. For some, it may very well be for that reason. Speaking only for myself, Hillary has nothing to do with it. It is this completely incompetent person sitting in a seat of honor. A seat that represents the country that I come from.

  • Please restore trail to be the finest

    Your recent editorial and the letter about safety conditions on the Withlacoochee State Trail prompt me to comment about the trail. First and foremost, it is a wonderful multi-use recreational trail. The WST is one of the finest bike trails that I have ridden and it well deserves its outstanding reputation. Its wonderful rural character, over-arching tree canopy and nearly flat profile make for a wonderful biking experience.

  • So many questions about border wall

    The latest idea about building a wall between the United States and Mexico is that President Trump will ask Congress to authorize building it and we will then bill Mexico.

    Details that need to be worked out are: Will it be an installment plan and will there be interest on this loan, or will it be paid in one lump sum? Also, for what length of time will this loan run? Will it be built using union labor or undocumented workers (they work cheap)?