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‘Boots’ not answer

By Tribune-Review
In his column “America’s Nero: President Obama fiddles as the world burns”, Cal Thomas dismisses all efforts by the president to seek peaceful solutions to intricate world problems. He offers simplistic solutions with “boots on the ground.” What a disaster ...

More than next job

By Tribune-Review
February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month and across the country, educators are preparing America’s next generation of skilled workers. In the Pittsburgh area, tens of thousands of students will graduate from high school in just a few ...

Not ‘pension reform’

By Tribune-Review
The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014, a new law passed by Congress and signed by the president, hurts the middle-class working man. It’s another kick in the teeth to workers who paid into their pensions, only to have them ...

All killing is wrong

By Tribune-Review
I am writing to express my concerns for the heart of Americans. Over the course of my life, this is what I have seen: We have fought for animal rights, to stop senseless killing and abuse of animals to the ...

Glass house?

By Tribune-Review
In the Feb. 14 editorial, “Abandoning Kittanning,” criticism was aimed at Armstrong County decision-makers for plans to move the Tourist Bureau office out of Kittanning. The Leader Times agreed with a Kittanning official’s premise that moving this office would cause others ...

Crucial NATO partner

By Tribune-Review
The editorial “Turkey is an existential threat to the world; NATO must boot it” mischaracterizes and ignores the contributions that Turkey has made as a NATO member over the past 63 years. Now more than ever, Turkey is a crucial ...

What we’re fighting

By Tribune-Review
Religious extremism is the ultimate live virus. No international coalition plan will ever eradicate it. There will always be men susceptible to a centuries-old misinterpretation (we hope) of Islam. Their numbers rise with their higher birth rate. Not all in this ...

Obama blame game

By Tribune-Review
Ron Raymond’s recent letter (“Obama inept,” Feb. 11) continues his monthly litanies of President Obama’s perceived inadequacies. His criticisms are not only silly, but incomplete. He neglected to add that Obama is to blame for our recent sub-zero temperatures, the Ebola ...

Deterring screenings

By Tribune-Review
As a local physician who has dealt with diagnosing and preventing colorectal cancer for 40 years, I was quite dismayed to see the irresponsible journalism demonstrated with the news story “Medical scopes might spread superbug, FDA says”. With the print ...

Cull not euthanasia

By Tribune-Review
The deer-culling debacle in Mt. Lebanon continues ad nauseam, with too many Trib articles to cite here. However, on Feb. 17, all Mt. Lebanon School District students were sent a letter from Stephen F. Feller, municipal manager. The letter begins: ...

Fight red-light cameras

By Tribune-Review
By Aug. 1, every intersection in California with a red-light enforcement camera will have to its yellow-light interval set to allow approaching vehicles traveling at the posted speed to pass. By 2017, those higher safety rules will apply to every ...

Presidents Day disgust

By Tribune-Review
That Brian Abrams decided to write a book about various presidents’ personal failings and foibles is surely his right, even though I woke up on Presidents Day to his mocking voice coming out of the radio and wondered what the ...

‘Fifty Shades’ of shame

By Tribune-Review
I was appalled and saddened to read the news story “South Park library hosts ‘Fifty Shades’ event”. What a colossal and irresponsible waste of a community resource. “Fifty Shades of Grey” is not a romantic Valentine’s Day romp. It is ...

Whose gas?

By Tribune-Review
In reference to the news story “In Monroeville, Gov. Wolf pushes his proposed natural gas extraction tax”, I find this quote of Gov. Tom Wolf’s very hard to digest: “This is an effort to tap into a natural resource that ...

Time to license bicyclists

By Tribune-Review
Pennsylvania is missing out on a revenue-raising opportunity. All bicyclists should be required to register the bicycles they use on public roadways. They also should be required to have a license and take a driver’s test. It is not a ...

Oil train danger

By Tribune-Review
A train carrying highly volatile crude oil derailed last week in West Virginia, shooting fireballs into the sky and sending an oil-filled car into the Kanawha River. The wreckage burned for days. And now, questions are burning too: Are these ...

BNY Mellon & the feds

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the editorial “The BNY Mellon deal: Cheating & shaming”: Call me skeptical, and shame on the Trib for assuming a party is guilty until proven innocent. I don’t know if BNY Mellon is guilty, innocent or somewhere in between. What ...

Bar’s picks better

By Tribune-Review
Lowman Henry’s column “Demystifying the judicial branch” might better be run on April Fool’s Day. Anyone who would suggest the legal profession’s evaluation of judicial candidates, through the Allegheny County Bar Association, “jeopardizes the fairness of the courts” is not ...

Bill vs. Bill

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the Living story “Cosby cancels Heinz Hall show”: How interesting that people have already found Bill Cosby guilty of alleged inappropriate actions against women and want him punished. Bill Clinton was guilty, yet he is honored, loved and admired ...

Close Colfax school

By Tribune-Review
I attended the Allegheny Valley School Board’s Feb. 16 meeting about the renovation of Colfax Upper Elementary School or its replacement/closure. As a retiree on a limited, fixed income, I wanted to see what the board wanted to do and ...