• Paying for food and schooling

    The nation’s discontent with our public schools has existed for generations. The topic is in the news again with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s closing of some very successful New York charter schools and President Obama’s elimination of a Washington, D.C., scholarship program. Forty years ago, Nobel economist Milton Friedman examined the growth of our public school system alongside a similarly constructed fictional retail grocery business.

  • Help CUB build home

    Citrus County is so fortunate to have a charitable organization such as CUB (Citrus United Basket) to provide for the needy of this county, where all donations go back into the community.

    It’s so great they’re finally getting a building of their own and will be able to provide more help for this community.

  • Is the blockbuster “Noah” pro-animal?

    TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah” as being “pro-animal” and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. The film is both pro-animal and faithful to the Bible, at least to the Book of Genesis, our only source for the story of Noah.

  • Unhappy with road MSBU idea

    After reading your editorial of March 19 about the MSBU’s for road resurfacing, I had to read it a second time to make sure I clearly understood what you were saying. Have you taken leave of your senses? Have the county commissioners take leave of their senses?

  • Move America into 21st Century

    On March 12, President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing the labor department to review the rules for workers receiving overtime pay. I can just hear some people. “He is redistributing wealth! He is a dictator! Impeach him!”

  • Cartoon deserves Bible quote

    In response to your editorial cartoon of March 22, I quote Matthew 22:29: “You are mistaken, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” God never needs rest, but He did cease creating when that work was finished.

    Isaiah 40:28 says, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary ...” 

    Charlene Dawe


  • It’s hard for me to understand

    If you haven’t been to Oak Village in the past decade, I invite you to come and travel our main street, Oak Village Boulevard. It is a beautiful, well-maintained, two-lane road that traverses the entire north and south limits of Oak Village. The two lanes are separated by a 20- foot-wide median strip that is filled with grass and live oak trees. Although this beautiful median is dutifully cared for by the residents of Oak Village, they don’t own it. 

  • Bay cleanup obstacles unfortunate

    I read the article in Thursday’s paper (March 20) that Art Jones of One Rake At A Time has resigned from the Save Crystal River organization because of politics and the fact that they would like to see the manatee downgraded.

    I have worked with One Rake at a Time and also have offered any assistance I can to SCR because the issue in the King’s Bay is way bigger than some political view or opinions of the status of the manatee.

  • Be part of the solution

    I am writing today because I cannot understand why so many Floridians seem so taken by the misinformation regarding health care insurance. During the past 30 years, have not their premiums gone up every year for private insurance policies? If you have had a major health event or a chronic disease, have you ever been denied insurance or had to take out a costly high-risk policy? 

  • Oligarchs not exclusive to GOP

    I read with some amusement Gene Lyons’ list of oligarchs (Behind the American Oligarchy, Citrus County Chronicle, March 28). If he had taken off his liberal rose-colored glasses, he might have seen and included San Franciscan Tom Steyer, Moveon.org’s George Soros and Al Gore. All are financially successful, as are the Koch brothers, and use their wealth to promote their liberal political agendas.

    Terry Coats

    Crystal River