Letters

Implement ABC-MAP

Pennsylvania's "ABC-MAP"' program needs to be implemented quickly to fight the opioid epidemic. The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) has long supported a state prescription ...

Webster's for liberals

The liberal left has been rewriting history to suit its agenda for some time now. But lately it's also taken to rewriting the dictionary to ...

Fracking makes neighbors foes

Personally, I am a strong advocate for individual property owner rights. Landowners should, within the law, be free to develop their land as they deem ...

Pollution perception inaccurate

Regarding "Report: Pittsburgh region's air quality remains unhealthy": As a person born in the 1940s and residing in Rankin within a couple of football fields ...

Climate change scare tactics

The article "Heat-related deaths could spike in 2030" (April 5 and TribLIVE) indicated a 3- or 4-degree Celsius change by 2030 could cause about 11,000 ...

Trump supporters sully Youngstown

While recently visiting my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, I was shocked and disheartened by the huge Donald Trump signs that I saw boisterously displayed on ...

Irksome UPMC insurance issue

Recently I have found a very upsetting issue with my health insurance. First, during a routine test, my in-network doctor sent some specimens for biopsy. ...

Workers Memorial Day

Thursday is Workers Memorial Day — the AFL-CIO's way of honoring "those who have suffered … on the job." Unfortunately, many workers struggle under onerous labor rules. Fewer than ...

Wrong choice for Burrell musical

Are we hypocrites? How many of us, as parents, would scold our children for cussing in front of us or being crude in our presence? ...

America's already great

When did America stop being great? I've been hearing we need to make America great again. Here are our key concerns: • Our economy: It's ...

Breathing easy over coal industry's decline

Regarding the commentary "Dig a hole for U.S. coal" : If Stephen Moore cared about coal workers he would be petitioning the United Mine Workers ...

Minimum wage stunt

It seems that Democrat politicians across the country — including Pennsylvania — are waging war on the middle class and the skilled laborer. How would raising ...

P.C. enforcers, take note

Political correctness has gone too far. Transgendered males should not use women's bathrooms. Politically correct enforcers should ask women what they think of that idea. ...

New weapon in opiate addiction war

As the prescription opiate and heroin pandemic continues to beleaguer the country while government law enforcement and medical officials aggressively fight to suppress the problem, ...

Superdelegates pull the strings

In "Defending superdelegates" , Nathan Shrader seems to imply that the rank and file of the Democratic Party is one of a large community of ...

Tired of Shaler tax hikes

The article "Students, residents ask Shaler SB to halt potential staff cuts" quoted parent Lisa Malloy as saying, among other things, "Raise my taxes if ...

Bright Lines: Trib readers weigh in on the presidential candidates

With the Pennsylvania primary occurring on Tuesday, Trib readers weigh in on the presidential candidates: Curt Vazquez, Fox Chapel — I am a lifelong ...

Ford's harmful Mexican move

As Ford Motor Co. proceeds with plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico, I recalled the merit in recent statements from GOP ...

Self-delusion causing restroom uproar

In response to the bathroom bills and transgender discrimination debate pervading the media, I'd like to offer the following supposition: Perhaps those who identify as ...

'Affordable' Health Care's pricey pitfalls

I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to pass the Affordable Care Act. Recently my wife had a hysterectomy and the hospital ...