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Today's Opinions

  • Push for progress at Three Sisters

    THE ISSUE: The future of Three Sisters.

    OUR OPINION: Time to start the work.

    It is time for things to start moving again at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River.

    The 57-acre national wildlife refuge was purchased by the public four years ago and is now open to visitors.

  • Commissioners are confusing the issue

    It’s ridiculous but predictable that with each new county commission board, they take three steps backwards before they move forward in the wrong direction. Some of these commissioners have no clue about the history and the work that previous commissioners and other constitutional officers previously engaged in, studied or discussed, that are the same or similar as those being reviewed and reconsidered today.

  • A scheme for wealth redistribution

    If you were a globalist bureaucrat wanting to share the wealth of rich countries with all your like-minded globalist buddies around the world, what would you do?

    People would rebel against a “global wealth redistribution tax.” A good crisis might work, but it could take years, even a lifetime, for just the right one to come along.

  • On being a snowflake

    The beauty of individual snowflakes are a sight to behold. They are delicate, lacy forms of nature. Each one different than the other.

    When snowflakes fall on trees, they supply softness that trees are missing during harsh winters. They cover what is lying dormant: A tree that has shed its vibrancy — bare to the elements, waiting for spring to come once again. The day when new buds appear and nature’s gift of renewal is promised.

  • Regrettable episode for everyone concerned

    THE ISSUE: AES board fires Balfour.

    OUR OPINION: There are no winners.

    The expression “perception is in the eye of the beholder” is frequently used to describe the age-old double standard in the way people perceive themselves versus others.

  • 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.

  • County addresses permitting problems

    THE ISSUE:

    County commission chair urges permitting improvements.

    OUR OPINION:

    County needs to understand the customer’s point of view.

    County commission chair Scott Carnahan has told business leaders the county’s permitting personnel need to adopt a more positive attitude and better understand customer needs.

  • Trump is cleaning up Obama’s mess

    Obama should be the first ex-president to be tried for treason and promoting acts of violence against the current administration. 

    When in history has an ex-president organized groups to disrupt town hall meetings and protest and destroy property?