Today's Opinions

  • Questions raised by the week’s shooting
  • Trump poised to please Putin

    At the G8 summit in Germany in June 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin was bitterly opposed to a U.S. missile shield in Europe. He presented President George W. Bush with a surprise counterproposal built around a Soviet-era radar system in Azerbaijan. Bush promised to consider the idea, but decided to reject it.

    With Donald Trump in Putin’s pocket, I wonder how long it will be before this missile shield is removed, thus endangering our European allies.

  • The truth about the ACLU

    The American Civil Liberties Union, known by its acronym ACLU, has presented itself a defender of our civil rights for almost 100 years. In reality, the ACLU has continually attacked our civil rights by decimating religious institution traditions, diluting pro-liberty freedoms and working diligently to render the U.S. Constitution an antique document to be thrown on the scrap heap of history.

  • Not a fan of your paper

    In relation to your headline “Comey: Trump’s a liar” (Page A1, Friday, June 9): You can take your left-wing newspaper and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

    Brad L. Block


  • Finding God’s hiding place

    It took two months in 1932 to locate the kidnapped Lindbergh baby. It took 16 years to find Whitey Bulger. Since World War II, there still are more than 80,000 missing military servicemen. There are 900,000 people who go missing in the U.S each year, while an astounding 8 million children worldwide go missing. It’s like a massive game of hide-and-seek; the hiding place for all these people is unknown or difficult to find.

  • Questions for the expert

    We are so lucky in Citrus County to have an expert in federal investigations and 64-year-old espionage cases. Our local, misguided liberal has the audacity to accuse President Eisenhower of the dumbest statement he ever made while exhibiting his own ignorance of history and disdain for the American judicial system.

  • Sift through Trump’s lies

    We all know that Trump is our “fabricator-in-chief.” Besides disappointing our once-European allies with his poor performance and boorish behavior on his first trip to Europe, once home, he cemented his contempt for our allies by deciding to abandon the Paris Accords. Under Trump, the United States is no longer a world leader. We leave China to the leadership of the green movement. That is what “Making America Great Again” looks like. Nicaragua, Syria and the United States on one side and the rest of the world on the other.

  • 6/18/17 editorial: In one family’s plight, a stark lesson for others

    THE ISSUE: Carol McHugh still missing.

    OUR OPINION: A tragedy for the family and a lesson for others.

    Ten days after Carol McHugh went for a walk and never returned, the family is left to grieve and wonder what happened to the 72-year-old woman who disappeared while walking near where she has lived for almost 20 years.