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Rushing to judge

By Tribune-Review
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 …

Foley & Obama I

By Tribune-Review
Our president says “the entire world is appalled” at the beheading of James Foley. I disagree. I quote from Alan Bullock’s biography “Hitler: A Study in Tyranny.” In discussing violence and terror, Bullock wrote: “Hitler here hit upon a psychological …

Foley & Obama II

By Tribune-Review
In a story published by The New Yorker in January, President Obama called ISIS a “jayvee” terrorist group, which he was warned about two years ago. So my question to King Obama is: Still think ISIS is “jayvee”? Mike Rudar …

Self-serving & corrupt

By Tribune-Review
Why should we reward politicians for doing the job they do against us? ​If someone steals $3 and returns $1, does that qualify that person to be recognized with bridges, roads, golf courses, etc. named after him?​ Politics is a …

Bring back ‘eagle cam’

By Tribune-Review
Thanks to the Valley News Dispatch for the wrap-up article on the Pittsburgh eagle nest (“Eagles’ webcam closes wings,” Aug. 20). I truly hope the eagle camera will be reinstalled in Hays in 2015. It was so awesome to follow …

LED sign: Negative ad

By Tribune-Review
I understand that advertising is necessary for some businesses, but the neighborhood where I live faces a bad ad situation. We’re dealing with a 12-by-40-foot LED billboard. This board is adjacent to our home and lights up our whole neighborhood …

Better school security

By Tribune-Review
The news story “Security tightens for Westmoreland, Fayette schools as year begins” discussed how some local schools are stiffening their security by adding cameras, increasing surveillance and adding school police officers to their staffs. In reality, these costly measures will …

Missing WJAS

By Tribune-Review
Like many longtime listeners of WJAS-AM, I was dumbfounded when, on the morning of Aug. 8, I turned my kitchen radio dial to 1320, expecting to hear Jack Bogut’s voice, and there was a voice, but not his. I listened …

Oberdorf firing incomprehensible

By Tribune-Review
The Leechburg Area School Board released softball coach Jim Oberdorf on Aug. 19 with no input from the community or students. When the Heritage League move became a hot issue, other parents and I asked that the board post an …

Failing city, Steelers

By Tribune-Review
Dear Le’Veon Bell: It is obvious from your recent ill-advised behavior that you have no clue about what being a Pittsburgh Steeler means. Granted, you came from Michigan State, but when you were blessed with being chosen as a Pittsburgh …

Even bigger waste

By Tribune-Review
I beg to differ with Shaun Rinier, president of the Penn-Trafford Education Association, who stated in his letter “Good riddance” that the $140,000 yearly salary of Gov. Tom Corbett’s aide Ron Tomalis was “one of Pennsylvania’s greatest wastes of taxpayer …

Holder no help President Obama …

By Tribune-Review
Holder no help President Obama has certainly pulled out all the stops in getting to the bottom of the Ferguson, Mo., incident in which a police officer used deadly force on a black 18-year-old named Michael Brown. By sending his …

Football tab ‘incomplete’

By Tribune-Review
As an avid sports enthusiast and regular reader of the VND Sports section, I would like to express my dissatisfaction (and that of others) over how the high school football preview magazine has changed in recent years. “Football 2004” was …

Bill to relieve suffering

By Tribune-Review
Whether to legalize medical cannabis has become a hot topic across the country, even affecting Pennsylvania, and is sure to be an issue in the upcoming elections. Polls have shown over 80 percent of Pennsylvanians agree with legalizing medical cannabis, …

Few on these buses

By Tribune-Review
Few on these buses Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus is for all intents and purposes closed from noon Friday until Monday, on holidays and during the summer break. That doesn’t stop Port Authority buses from making their usual …

Raise minimum wage

By Tribune-Review
Re. the article “Study finds 1 in 5 approaching retirement don’t have money saved” (Aug. 9): These so-called researchers from the Federal Reserve must have had their heads buried in the sand for the last 30 years. Before Ronald Reagan …

Still speeding

By Tribune-Review
News reports say area police are targeting aggressive drivers. How about a campaign targeting speeding drivers? I normally take a walk every day in South Park along Corrigan Drive. I became very concerned earlier this year because of speeding drivers …

New policy falls short

By Tribune-Review
Regarding Eric Heyl’s column “Heyl: Gravy train comes to an abrupt halt for Allegheny judges’ relatives”: It’s unfortunate that Allegheny County Common Pleas Court President Judge Jeffrey Manning, in his anti-nepotism policy and his “grandfathering clause,” could not have made …

The ‘Tree of Agitation’

By Tribune-Review
I write with a heavy heart in response to John Kubla’s Aug. 14 letter, “Un-Patriots.” The Obama economy continues to fail miserably, alienating many middle-class citizens, leaving them feeling hopeless. At the same time, Obama’s success as “Divider-in-Chief” has fostered …

Life Care Center a jewel

By Tribune-Review
With all of the battling between the two big health systems, I would like to give appropriate kudos to the Allegheny Valley Hospital. My mother, Pauline Pietquin, volunteered there for 44 years. She experiencied numerous health issues requiring many tests …