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Seek ‘post-combustion future’

By Tribune-Review
I read with interest The Associated Press news story “GE to give Penn State $10M for gas drilling center”. Several relevant areas of research are missing from the list of those involved. I have written to Penn State President Eric …

View from Florida

By Tribune-Review
Regarding Salena Zito’s column “Trust the issue in Fla. governor race”: Whom do we trust? To win his first term, Florida Gov. Rick Scott trounced a mainstream Republican favorite, former U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum, in the primary, using his own …

Terrorism & immigration

By Tribune-Review
Islamic radicals do not have an air force. Islamic radicals do not have a navy. They do, however, have two weapons: terrorism and immigration. Author Oriana Fallaci, the late Italian journalist who spent years researching Islam, wrote a book in …

Hazardous ride

By Tribune-Review
LAM Enterprises, which provided amusement rides at last weekend’s Tarentum Fall Festival, should instead be called LAME Enterprises. I took my boys ages 4 and 3 to the festival’s car ride. My 3-year-old, who has autism and sensory processing disorder, …

Don’t forget Highmark patients

By Tribune-Review
Have you forgotten about the thousands who prefer Highmark as their health insurer and will be denied access to UPMC facilities and doctors, beginning in 2015, unlike access through any other health insurer? UPMC has taken this vindictive and unprecedented …

Beyond wacky

By Tribune-Review
Recently in a speech to Muslims, the Right Honorable John Kerry, secretary of State of the United States of America, said this: “Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you …

Perk in peril?

By Tribune-Review
Now that the IRS has decided to consider whether it should tax free lunches for employees, let’s see how fast all elected officials try to exempt themselves from this potential directive. It shouldn’t take long, and if the IRS does …

AG’s office no place for porn

By Tribune-Review
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) believes that pornography and sexually explicit materials have no place in the highest law enforcement office in the commonwealth — or any workplace. It contributes to an environment that is inappropriate at best and …

Figures conflict

By Tribune-Review
The wire story “White House touts $5.7B in savings on cost of uninsured” claims that $4.2 billion of those savings “would occur in states that have opted to expand the Medicaid health care program for the poor as part of …

Today’s big lie

By Tribune-Review
Our president has stated that “climate change” is a bigger threat than ISIS or Ebola. I have not seen anyone fleeing his country because of climate change. People are fleeing their countries because of ISIS and Ebola. Let’s talk about …

Fair pay for hard work

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the letter “Workers must earn higher pay” (Sept. 25), which said fast-food workers do not deserve a wage increase: I most fervently disagree. The writer said people need to get better job skills to earn more money. How can …

Rethink NFL fandom

By Tribune-Review
The Bible teaches us that every cloud has a silver lining, and this would apply to the current problems facing the NFL. Reports of domestic violence among players could serve as a mirror for the American public to see what …

Conservatives, back Corbett

By Tribune-Review
I’ve read Trib editorials and articles on Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf. As has been pointed out in previous articles, Corbett balanced our state’s budget and cleaned up the mess left by former Gov. Ed Rendell and his crew — …

Puzzling trend

By Tribune-Review
For almost five years back in the ’60s, I worked at a gas station at the hellish intersection of Route 51 and Route 88. During that time I never witnessed a car leave the road and crash into a house …

License, insure bicycles

By Tribune-Review
Concerning bicycles on the roads in Pittsburgh and elsewhere: In Pennsylvania, quads and snowmobiles are required by law to have license plates and insurance. Even …

‘Sin’ that saved lives

By Tribune-Review
As the mother of a daughter who plans to be a full-time missionary for the next few years, I was so shocked by missionary Mary Ann Sarafin’s letter “Ferguson & sin” that it took me a full day to collect …

Climate & hunting

By Tribune-Review
As the start of hunting season approaches, I am excited but also apprehensive. I have been hunting for 44 years, many of them at a relative’s camp in Greene County, and I have seen some unwelcome changes. In recent years …

Revive postal accounts

By Tribune-Review
My idea for an efficient way to put money into the hands of people at the low end of the economic ladder is to revive postal savings accounts. Many people lack bank accounts and are at the mercy of check-cashing …

More likely location

By Tribune-Review
The man who jumped the White House fence and entered the front door to try to meet President Obama has definitely caused a stir. Certainly, much will be discussed in the coming days regarding security procedures, but it’s truly fortunate …

More simply put

By Tribune-Review
Joseph Cotto’s column “A rational (& conservative) view of abortion”, while emphasizing the number of abortions procured by women of the lower classes, neglects to mention the number of abortions sought by more affluent women, whose children in time make …