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Tragedy’s ramifications II

By Tribune-Review 10:50 a.m.
Regarding the Franklin Regional Senior High School stabbing attacks, I think we can predict the reaction from the NRA and its political puppets in Harrisburg and Washington. Fearing commonsense reactions by parents and school boards, they’ll insult the victims by …

Tragedy’s ramifications I

By Tribune-Review 10:50 a.m.
In light of the recent event at Franklin Regional Senior High School, I am reminded of many tragedies that have occurred in this great country throughout our many years. Senseless acts of violence happen and all we mere mortals can …

Tragedy’s ramifications III

By Tribune-Review 10:50 a.m.
The tragedy at Franklin Regional Senior High School should prove a point against gun control. It doesn’t take guns to cause such a horrible ordeal. A mentally disturbed person with any weapon can cause just as much havoc as a …

Resurrection? Really?

By Tribune-Review
Maris Sanner in her April 13 letter “Resurrection is real” says the case is closed on Jesus’ resurrection. The case is not closed. Read the Gospel accounts of the visit to the tomb; anyone can see they vary. They differ …

Deer Lakes drilling OK

By Tribune-Review
I thank Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald for conducting a local meeting regarding gas drilling and Deer Lakes Park. Environmental extremists from outside the area attended the meeting and were an uncivilized minority. Their behavior stole valuable time from residents …

Cover many stances

By Tribune-Review
Melissa Daniels’ news story “4 Democrats seeking governors office support raising Pa. minimum wage” was informative as to where those gubernatorial candidates stand on that subject. It would be interesting, perhaps in subsequent articles, to see where they stand on …

In tragedy’s wake II

By Tribune-Review
The terrifying tragedy at Franklin Regional High School made headlines on most national media right after it occurred. President Obama and his wife expressed their concerns over the stabbings, as they did in all the other school tragedies. The question …

In tragedy’s wake I

By Tribune-Review
We are all deeply saddened by the recent school stabbings in Murrysville. What were suspect Alex Hribal’s motives? Deep down, we all want to know: Dear God, how can we make sure this never, ever happens again? There is, sadly, …

Stabbings reveal heroics

By Tribune-Review
April 9 may have started as a regular day at Franklin Regional Senior High School, but it ended in a most unexpected manner. Students stabbed — some of them seriously injured — when a 16-year-old sophomore attacked them with knifes. …

Help our veterans

By Tribune-Review
Help our veterans Our legislators in Washington must stop playing politics with our veterans, especially Vietnam veterans. Will the game-playing continue for today’s veterans? Will they too become pawns? Veterans have few friends in Washington, and today’s veterans will face …

The Obama Doctrine I wonder …

By Tribune-Review
The Obama Doctrine I wonder if President Obama will be credited with a new method of governing named the “Obama Doctrine.” After five years of his presidency, it is the one thing he has truly mastered. He has consistently used …

Dems’ tax myth

By Tribune-Review
The proposed Allegheny County lease to drill under Deer Lakes Park exposes the severance-tax myth that all the Democrat candidates for governor are clamoring for. Under “Royalty Payments,” the proposed lease lists all post-production costs that the driller would be …

Amazing support

By Tribune-Review
At South Hills Interfaith Ministries (SHIM), we are always amazed by the support of our local communities, but never more than now. Generous friends and supporters of SHIM raised just over $85,000 and collected more than 11,000 pounds of groceries for …

Spring captured

By Tribune-Review
Kudos to Mark Brewer, artist of the humorous and positive springtime sketch that accompanied the Living story “Spring renews energy, initiates a desire for self-improvement.” …

Dingell’s lesson

By Tribune-Review
Watching a news station recently, I found the best reason in the USA to demand term limits for all of Congress. Michigan’s John Dingell Jr. has served in the House of Representatives since 1955 — 29 terms. Now 87, he …

Read it & decide

By Tribune-Review
I would urge all citizens to obtain a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America. It is a slim but powerful document. The first 10 amendments constitute the Bill of Rights. It is important to read these …

Pot & Pa.

By Tribune-Review
Does Luis Fabregas suggest that Tyler Wolfley, the poster child in his cautionary-tale column about legalizing marijuana, “Legal pot: Pa. needs to see the science”, was not dependent on pot before it was legalized in Colorado or that Wolfley would …

Bike lanes welcome

By Tribune-Review
I just wanted to say how excited I am about the new bike lanes that will be added Downtown (“Pittsburgh examining dedicated bike lanes Downtown”). Getting around Downtown on a bike takes a lot of courage as you fight over …

Not believable

By Tribune-Review
In an attempt to stay within the bounds of polite conversation, I submit that General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s congressional “testimony” might be described as GM Kool-Aid, especially regarding her comments on “the old GM” compared to “the new GM.” …

Resurrection is real

By Tribune-Review
The case of Jesus Christ’s resurrection is based on historical facts from numerous eyewitness accounts — the empty tomb and Jesus being seen alive after his death on the cross. This transformed his disciples into bold witnesses to the saving …