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Government, media & left

What a shock to learn that George Stephanopoulos, ABC News anchor and host of “This Week,” had contributed at least $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation. This was revealed after he grilled Peter Schweizer, author of the book “Clinton Cash,” and ...

Why they sacrificed

Many conscientious folks wrestle with the issues about why we may go to war. Each person needs to ponder this situation for himself or herself. Recently I read a letter by a young man who was suddenly helping in a concentration camp ...

Quality before diversity

Regarding the news story “Pittsburgh settles police hiring discrimination suit for nearly $1M”: Let’s not let diversity overrule quality, especially in the police department. William R. Casey West Mifflin ...

Know-it-all should run

Regarding the column “Call out the charlatans, GOP”: According to Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post, others are not allowed to have opinions. She, of course, is perfect, and her opinions are valid. She calls Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson ...

Withdrawal bred chaos

“(W)e’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq.” — Barack Obama, 2011. President Obama then withdrew all American forces, thereby surrendering that stability and security that our armed forces created under the leadership of President George W. Bush. Bush lit the ...

NK-A, Arnold have problems

When you need your auto repaired, you go to an auto mechanic, not a barber. In looking for a school superintendent, the search should be for someone with a degree in education, not a politician like New Kensington-Arnold Superintendent John ...

In depth: All-star medical team saved marathoner son

We are the parents of Jeffrey Whitmore, who suffered cardiac arrest near the finish line of the Pittsburgh Marathon. This is not a case of a weekend warrior who went beyond his limits and preparation. Jeff has run marathons and ...

Questionable bike plans

After reading the news story “Pittsburgh’s Healthy Ride bike share system to start May 31”, I have a few questions. The kiosks seem to be unattended. ...

Worst tax ever

Regarding the news story “Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf wants state to share in lottery luck”: As lotteries in general have shown over time to be perhaps the worst regressive tax ever envisioned by bureaucracy, do we not think it is a ...

Bright lines: Climate calamitous

Trib readers react to the editorial “Climate cluckers: Awaiting ‘doomsday’”: The Rev. William C. Thwing, Westmont; pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ ...

The facts in Bullskin

At their regular meeting on April 29, Bullskin Township supervisors Scott Keefer and Walter “Deb” Wiltrout said in 2010, they were forced to hire an independent CPA. As reported by the Daily Courier (“Bullskin supervisors hire outside auditor”), they hired ...

Ford City accepts loan

The May 1 editorial “More of the same: Only in Ford City” states that Ford City Council’s reaction to obtaining a $3.2 million Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority loan to build a new water plant was: “Thanks, but we are going ...

Free to offend

Joe Wos has it all wrong and his column “Cartooning stupidity deep in the heart of Texas” is full of too many contradictions to address. The Muhammad cartoon contest is not equivalent to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater. And how ...

Redoing ‘green’ math

The German renewable energy program is in far better shape than the editorial “The ‘green’ ruse: Germany’s poor ‘model’” imagines. The Trib made a fundamental math error. The Germans have already factored in “wind and solar power’s intermittent nature” — because ...

Back ‘Clean Water’ changes

The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are close to announcing a rule to clarify which bodies of water are protected under the Clean Water Act. This rule would restore protection for wetlands and headwater ...

Stay away, Mr. Moreland

Regarding Luis Fábregas’ column “Fábregas: Former VA director’s reappearance a slap in the faces of veterans”: In my opinion, Michael Moreland’s reappearance at the Pittsburgh VA hospital in Oakland is kind of like Ebola rearing its ugly head again. As ...

Short on facts

I was just made aware of the column “Pitt shouldn’t reward students for attending anti-Israel events” about Pitt giving students credit for an event held on April 16, at which I was the featured speaker. Co-authors Susan B. Tuchman and ...

Legal immigrants first

Welcome to all! Let’s just open the borders. Let everyone in, make everybody legal. Why bother with laws? They are so burdensome. That is pretty much where we are and it is going to get worse. If I were a noncitizen and ...

Two tax hikes coming

The Pennsylvania House passed a bill that broadens the sales tax base and raises the income tax. Income tax would go from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent. The sales tax would rise from 6 percent to 7 percent and more ...

Back the police

Every day, 800,000 law enforcement officers go to work to protect us. There is always a chance they could be injured or killed in the line of duty. This might leave a family without a father, mother, son or daughter. In ...