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Obama & Christians Re. Joni …

By Tribune-Review
Obama & Christians Re. Joni Campbell’s recent letters about President Obama: Still playing the “race card,” huh? I am hoping to vote for a black man in 2016: Dr. Benjamin Carson. Dr. Carson is a kind and decent man. He …

Greensburg’s been great

By Tribune-Review
I wish to take this opportunity to thank the office of the mayor and the police, firefighters and all the others who serve the City of Greensburg. We have been residents of this wonderful community for the past 23 years …

LCB & pensions

By Tribune-Review
The authors of the column “The great Pennsylvania liquor swindle” did a good job of explaining what a costly, inefficient enterprise the state liquor system is; however, they missed an important element of cost that Pennsylvania taxpayers are also on …

Fostering young scientists

By Tribune-Review
I applaud the recognition that the Trib has given to young scientists in our community. I write to describe the environment which has fostered these young people. Mihir Garimella, subject of the news story “O’Hara teen finds inspiration for flying, …

Wrong on GOP view of Obama

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Regarding Ellen Shar’s letter “Incomprehensible & disrespectful” (Aug. 4): Apparently Barack Obama is a terrible president because those dastardly Republicans have never accepted him. This sounds like Hillary Clinton claiming a “right-wing conspiracy” when she was defending husband Bill from …

Race & society

By Tribune-Review
Sadly, tribalism seems to be an integral part of the human condition. Humans seem to be intent on joining groups and calling those who are not part of the group “the others” — Republicans vs. Democrats, Christians vs. Muslims, USA …

Social Security woes

By Tribune-Review
It seems the column “Busting Social Security myths” left out some very important information regarding these benefits. The column states the current ratio of workers to payees (notice I didn’t say “retirees”) is 3-to-1, down from 16-to-1 when the socialist …

AKA joint effort?

By Tribune-Review
According to the Trib, Pittsburgh Steelers No. 26 and No. 27 pitched in to buy the dope they allegedly were caught with in a car on McKnight Road. If that isn’t teamwork, then what is? Donald Brooks Hempfield …

Challenge & media

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There has been a lot of media coverage on the ice bucket challenge, which is supposed to raise money for medical research. Bishop David Zubik of the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese took the challenge and made a donation, but also made …

Need bus service in West Vandergrift

By Tribune-Review
Need bus service I have been trying to get bus service for senior citizens here in West Vandergrift for approximately one year. We seniors need a bus for doctors, shopping, etc. Several buses a day go through Hyde Park Plaza, …

Laborers’ choice

By Tribune-Review
On Labor Day, we take the opportunity to celebrate all the efforts of American labor forces. We also have the opportunity to recognize those people who are allies of organized labor. Tom Corbett, from his support of comprehensive highway, infrastructure …

More radio woes

By Tribune-Review
Christine Antis, I read your letter “Missing WJAS” and I feel your pain. For when “talk radio” moved from 104.7 FM to WJAS, I felt the same as you. The FM station came in loud and clear in my home …

Already lying

By Tribune-Review
The editorial “School funding canard: Money isn’t the answer” says “the newly minted state budget sets a record for public school funding — $10.04 billion, which is $290 million more than the prior year.” What? I must have totally failed …

Appreciating the Trib I

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I have been a Trib customer/reader for two years now. The newspaper is an efficient and enlightening source for news and commentary. Most notable is the critical, well-reasoned, conservative editorial voice. I also enjoy the insightful syndicated columnists and professional …

Appreciating the Trib II

By Tribune-Review
As one who is sickened by what so many pretenders have done to this state, this country, I wish to thank the Trib for holding the middle ground so strongly and authoritatively (examples: the columns “The great Pennsylvania liquor swindle” …

What happened to manners?

By Tribune-Review
As I read some of the letters to the editor and the comments people write, I am amazed at the lack of respect and manners people show each other, especially over politics. I have written and have had several letters …

Shame on Leechburg Area

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Shame on the Leechburg Area School board! I am so disappointed that Mr. Oberdorf’s position (head softball coach) was filled before he had a chance to retire on his own. In the past, we had school boards that cared what …

‘And another thing...’

By Tribune-Review
The Rev. Michael Bucci was one of the icons of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church. Not only did he have the looks of a 1950s movie star, his military history was heroic as a pilot during World War II. Each …

God smiled on get-together

By Tribune-Review
The Aug. 23 Jesus “get-together” on the corner of Barnes and Ninth streets in New Kensington was a success. Even though not all of the volunteers showed up, fill-ins were found. Although the tent assembler was late, with prayer we …

Rushing to judge

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Can anyone tell me how you get “justice” in the Michael Brown shooting by rioting, looting, burning down local businesses (including the store the kid robbed earlier), and the dark threat of vigilantism among those who want the home address …