Letters

Kerr's Westermoreland water defense all wet

Regarding Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County resident manager Christopher Kerr's letter "Westmoreland water a bargain" : Kerr failed to disclose he is also part owner ...

Sunnyhill's legacy preserved

I appreciated John Conti's article "Mt. Lebanon church's expansion may cost a bit of history". It reminded me of the history of Sunnyhill, that much ...

Wall Street isn't our enemy

A current Democrat TV ad states that Sen. Pat Toomey is for Wall Street, not for us. Millions stand up and cheer as Bernie Sanders ...

Prescriptions becoming cost-prohibitive

I need to say a few words about the health care insurance crisis in America. The insurance company executives need to be put in prison ...

Horse racing subsidies good for Pa.

Eric Heyl's recent column "Pa. tax dollars go to worthy cause — cushioning a billionaire's wallet" demonstrated a lack of understanding of the state's ...

Bright Lines: Transgender restrooms, library tax & the NHL playoffs

Trib readers weigh in on transgender restrooms, a proposed library tax and National Hockey League playoff violence: Bonnie Oswald, Shaler: I am sick ...

Pipelines foster prosperity

Regarding "Shale gas prices stymied by pipeline delays" : Permit delays, lawsuits and low commodity prices are having an effect on Pennsylvania's natural gas boom. ...

Carefully consider presidential candidates

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is correct in his opinion that President Obama is undermining the rule of law in this country. The Obama administration ...

Fast-track Clean Power Plan

While I am proud to be a resident of Pennsylvania, I'm appalled that our state legislators are attempting to delay the development of the Clean ...

Change ballot process

The current situation with the likely presidential candidates is a perfect example of how approval voting could offer real hope for change. Instead of ...

The Parks nuke fiasco

Re., the continuing saga of the Parks Township nuclear fiasco: It is hard to believe that a few decades ago, a Babcock & Wilcox executive ...

Sad for Leechburg

So many bad things have happened during this school year at my alma mater, Leechburg High School, that it's become embarrassing. We've seen the hazing — ...

National motto

The "National Motto" bill sponsored by state Rep. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, passed the House of Representatives on May 2 and now sits in the Senate ...

America's leadership vacuum

Anti-Trump rhetoric has now shifted into the dire-predictions-if-he's-elected phase. And still Donald Trump's popularity continues to rise. No one in the establishment seems to ...

Protest merited more coverage

Regarding Jay Londino's letter "Veterans deserve better treatment": How is it possible that an American military veteran, Navy Chief Petty Officer Charles Ingram, could burn ...

Follow Singapore's example

Despite spending billions of dollars, our government cannot control America's drug problem. Perhaps Singapore's solution should be considered. Although Singapore is a neighbor of the ...

Time for Leechburg merger

Aside from the four recent scandals that have rocked the Leechburg Area School District, it is time for the school board to explore a merger ...

Elephant 'conservation'

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has eliminated its elephant acts and, earlier this month, retired them to its Center for Elephant Conservation ...

Redefining America

For over 50 years we have allowed America to be defined by people who reflexively put it down. For too long we have accepted individual ...

Socialism's shortcomings

A recent survey showed 43 percent of Americans under 30 had a favorable view of socialism while less than 30 percent of millennials preferred capitalism. ...