editorial

Click bait article exploits areas with high poverty and drug use

August 27, 2017 - 10:19

Recently a self categorized ‘infotainment’ article listed Brooksville as the number 2 “white trash” city in Florida and Spring Hill as number 5. The article explains that they examined,

“Cities where there are lots of white people

Cities where residents are poorer than average

Cities where a high number of residents are high school dropouts

High drug use

Higher than average Payday Loan Outlets and Dollar Stores

Violent cities (measured in aggravated assaults)

Cities with a high number of residents on welfare”

Government power has to be constantly pruned

April 29, 2017 - 14:40
Dr. Domenick Maglio

The only way to eliminate government’s heel on the neck of citizens is to cut away the rotten waste in all the many bureaucracies. This pruning back of the ever- overgrowing length of all the tentacles reaching out to choke us into submission has to be regularly done. As soon as a task is done, the process has to begin again or it will become too overwhelming to get these territorial kingdoms dismantled without drastic action, such as a revolution. Thomas Jefferson suggested these shake-ups should occur at twenty-year intervals.

Disciplining a child requires early diligence

April 23, 2017 - 14:55
DOMENICK J. MAGLIO, PhD

“He who spares a rod (of discipline) hates his son. But he who loves him disciplines him diligently and punishes him early. Proverb 1.3.24 AMP

The Unites States had moved very far away from Biblical wisdom. Modern child rearing is about maintaining an open communication with one’s children. The child is supposed to be treated equally, on the same level as the parent. Discipline of the child is supposed to come organically from the egalitarian and caring environment created at home.

Solving students' lack of attention

April 15, 2017 - 12:45
Dominick Maglio

The childhood epidemic of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is misleading. Children with this diagnosis can focus very well on things that interest them. The real issue is they have an unwillingness to concentrate on things they are told to do where they have little interest when they want they can pay attention.

Corruption in politics does not exist

February 22, 2017 - 12:15

by Barry Durmaz

Just when you thought last year’s Presidential campaign had gotten as ugly as ever—think again. Only three weeks into the Trump Administration and from my perspective, the speeches, debates, and conversations in federal politics set new heights of “shock and awe.” Individual character and the maligning of such is all too often par for the course although not exclusively true.

Letter to the Editor from Chocochatti Teacher

February 11, 2017 - 14:02

Hi Julie,

Thank you so much for offering your newspaper to the teachers of Hernando county. I enjoy reading your paper weekly, it gives valuable information for educators and parents. I also love the coverage your staff provides of the students around the county. Many of which once attended Chocachatti.

Sincerely,
Rhonda Bowers
Dance Teacher
Chocachatti Elementary School for the Performing Arts and MicroSociety

Being a friend to your child is delusional

February 11, 2017 - 13:58

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio has a new book, available on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

Most modern parents have been indoctrinated with the notion that if you are your child’s BFF (Best Friend forever) they would have a blissful, intimate relationship with each other forever. The child and the parent’s friendly relationship is supposed to keep all communication between them honest and open throughout their years together. The parent will be told everything going on in the child’s life. There will be no surprises since the child will seek out the parent’s advice before making any decisions.

The electoral process is best for our governmental system

January 20, 2017 - 19:19

Domenick Maglio, PhD. is a columnist carried by various newspapers, an author of several books and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. Dr. Maglio has a new book, available on Amazon and other sites, entitled, IN CHARGE PARENTING. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.blogspot.com.

The USA is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. The founders of our nation definitely understood that past democracies, dating back to The Golden Age of Greece, were unstable and prone to radical changes in the direction of the nation. It is for this and other practical reasons they chose a representative, federalist form of governance. Our founders were intellectual, rational people who studied the history of civilization learning that a representative republic was the most efficient form of government.

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