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For their own benefit

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Regarding Elizabeth Warren’s column “Don’t let Wall Street dictate congressional agenda”: Someone, please tell her that lobbyists, lawyers and “well-heeled clients” do not make laws. While the president can decree limited actions by himself, the president, the House of Representatives ...

Give thanks for vets

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Kudos to the River City Brass Band, conducted by James Gourlay, for its recent series of excellent “American Heroes” concerts honoring the countless men and women who have served, and continue to serve, in the various branches of the U.S. ...

Voting insanity

By Tribune-Review
It’s been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I have to ask: Are ...

Postal questions

By Tribune-Review
Regarding The Associated Press news story “Postmaster General Donahoe to end 39-year career that began in Western Pa.”: More good news! The U.S. Postal Service is losing billions of dollars, big time. Is it possible that mandated annual payments of $5.6 ...

Family first

By Tribune-Review
About stores that are open on Thanksgiving: The U.S. has seen a fall of the family. Now there is one more reason this year. My sister works retail and will have to leave her Thanksgiving celebration early so she can go ...

Bible under attack

By Tribune-Review
Bible under attack The modern world has put the Christian Bible under attack: • In New York City, the school board does not allow the Nativity scene but allows the Jewish menorah and the Islam star and moon emblem in ...

Gruber, then & now III

By Tribune-Review
Oh, Jonathan Gruber, we hardly knew ye. And bomber Bill Ayers? He was “just a guy in the neighborhood.” The truth will out! Robert Engel Baldwin Borough ...

Gruber, then & now II

By Tribune-Review
It took a while, but the Dems finally have their talking point about Jonathan Gruber. It’s like Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski, when their talking point was, “Aw, it’s just about sex.” So now it’s, “Who cares about Gruber? He’s ...

Gruber, then & now I

By Tribune-Review
A short six years ago or so, some guy named Jonathan Gruber was the hub around which all of the decisions regarding the greatest travesty ever created — ObamaCare (well, equally as bad as global warming) — were made. The record ...

No new stadium for Kiski

By Tribune-Review
In the Nov. 13 article “Fields still are major work in progress,” I read the Kiski Area High School practice field had been resurfaced with artificial turf. This project cost $1.2 million, $200,000 of it from a grant from the ...

Enforce immigration laws

By Tribune-Review
I am a simple man. I cannot understand why neither party is capable or willing to answer one question about immigration. This important question is being avoided by both parties. My question is simple: In 1984, Congress — led by ...

Better immigration recipe

By Tribune-Review
When you make risotto, you don’t add all the broth at once, just a little at a time so the rice can fully absorb it. The same principle should be applied to immigration. It would be better to regulate the immigration ...

Revisionism now

By Tribune-Review
Around the time President Obama received the Nobel Prize, early in his presidency, early enough to raise concern as to why he got it, I wrote the letter “Revisionism circa 2029”. My theory at the time was that history has ...

On right track

By Tribune-Review
After four years and countless hours wasted in a debate over dismantling the Liquor Control Board, the agency continues to deliver for consumers and all Pennsylvanians (“LCB nets record revenue because of strong wine sales, revamped stores”). In short: another year ...

Quarantine quandary

By Tribune-Review
If I wish to import a horse into the United States from any African country other than Morocco, the horse needs to undergo a 60-day quarantine period at a USDA-approved quarantine facility prior to mingling with the general population of ...

Not ‘too stupid’

By Tribune-Review
At last the truth emerges. The so-called intellectual elite have revealed their true sentiments in the words of Jonathan Gruber, one of the highly paid academicians hired by the Democrats to develop and promote ObamaCare. As the architect of ObamaCare, Gruber ...

EPA impoverishing seniors

By Tribune-Review
The American people registered their disapproval of President Obama’s policies in the midterm elections. This means EPA’s proposal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in new and existing power plants needs to be entirely re-evaluated with a commonsense approach. Congress and ...

‘Change’ promise kept

By Tribune-Review
When Barack Obama campaigned for president, he promised to bring change to our country. I have to congratulate him. Unlike most politicians who rarely follow through with campaign promises, President Obama has delivered on his promise to bring change to our ...

Ford City police

By Tribune-Review
In recent months, the Ford City Council has brought disbanding the police department to the table (“Raucous Ford City crowd speaks up for police force,” Nov. 18). I cannot speak directly to Ford City’s financial situation, nor can I speak ...

Back to ‘Mad Men’?

By Tribune-Review
Why were so many ballot initiatives in line with President Obama’s agenda adopted (deny fetal personhood, gun checks, sick time, minimum wage) in the Nov. 4 elections and yet the public chose those candidates who opposed them? The economy is ...