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He’ll tax, we’ll pay

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
He’ll tax, we’ll pay Help me to understand as to who will ultimately pay the 5-percent natural gas extraction tax that Tom Wolf would impose once elected. If his cabinet company had to pay a 5-percent assembly tax, would this …

Not clean enough

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
On Oct. 5, the Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) held the second annual Clean Air Dash 5K, where people from across the Pittsburgh area came out to show support for clean air. Thankfully, the air quality that day was …

Renaming in order?

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Renaming in order? Isn’t it odd that as Steelers players trim their black and gold with accents of pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, no one mentions that oral contraceptives are a leading cause of breast cancer? An article by …

Confidence in our courts

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Public confidence in the judiciary is among the Allegheny County Bar Association’s highest concerns. These revelations about the distribution of inappropriate emails are disturbing. There is no place in our system of justice for the discriminatory, unprofessional and highly offensive …

Wolf’s taxes

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Wolf’s taxes I see one of ex-Gov. Ed Rendell’s “protégés” wants to be our next governor. We might be better off with who we have. I’m a registered Democrat, but Tom Wolf isn’t telling us the truth. Higher taxes are …

Tarentum demolition

By Tribune-Review 9:00 p.m.
Tarentum demolition Why hasn’t something been done about the massive building rubble still remaining along the 200 block of Fourth Avenue in Tarentum? The owner, John Gillette, knocked down the building months ago, but all of the dangerous demolition debris …

Behind tax inversions

By Tribune-Review
Behind tax inversions I have followed Trib stories on tax-inversion deals. The Trib has failed to explain to the public what this really means: The government has found another way to steal from all the pension funds, aka your 401(k). …

‘PC’ Ebola approach deadly

By Tribune-Review
We are repeatedly being told to “trust” the government in all aspects of our lives and in the midst of an Ebola outbreak. As a clinical specialist in community/public health and having taught community health/epidemiology for 29 years, it’s obvious …

Find hilarity in the headlines

By Tribune-Review
With so much negativity in the news, perhaps it’s time to look for a bit of humor in the stories we read in the newspaper or watch on TV. How can there be humor in all of the dark and …

Opposed to efficiency?

By Tribune-Review
“Sunday pops” missed the target on the LED lighting analysis by the Breakthrough Institute. The full New York Times paragraph reveals where its authors are coming from: “But LED and other ultraefficient lighting technologies are unlikely to reduce global energy …

Ride-sharing’s advantages

By Tribune-Review
Many over age 50 have no idea what Lyft or Uber are or what they bring to us. Neither does the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). Five of us were in Chicago recently — too many for a taxi. My …

Won’t stop drilling

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the letter “Gas revenue at stake” by Laura Hough: If we follow her logic to the end, then there is no fracking going on anywhere in this country. I believe Pennsylvania is the only state that does not levy …

Echoing Pelosi

By Tribune-Review
In reading the news story “Candidate for governor Wolf won’t pinpoint tax increase figures”, I was reminded of what Nancy Pelosi once said about ObamaCare: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in …

Taiwan & Hong Kong

By Tribune-Review
In his column “The Hong Kong question: The United States cannot remain neutral”, John Bolton was right in mentioning Taiwan emphatically rejected the “one country, two systems” concept. “One country, two systems” is not applicable to Taiwan and mainland China, …

Far-left continuation

By Tribune-Review
Obama, Rendell, Wolf — as a Pennsylvania native, recently returned home, I am sorry to see the Democrat machine still firmly ensconced. Does Pennsylvania need a continuation of the far-left politics of the Obama administration? N. Bovard Scott …

Teachers’ rights

By Tribune-Review
I find it distressing that in his letter “Teachers unions & governor race I”, Tom Stubits accuses teachers unions of money laundering. Teachers work for their salaries and have every First Amendment right to support any candidate, including one for …

Lying time of year

By Tribune-Review
Why are politicians allowed to lie when running political ads? This time of year is the worst time to watch TV. The political ads, with mostly distortions or outright lies, crowd the airwaves. The only truthful statement came from Tom …

Shared Ebola concerns

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the letter “Hidden Ebola agenda?”: Right on the head! Once again, our brave young men are being sent into harm’s way. I’m glad I’m not the only one who wondered about this. This time, they might come back with …

Honoring Pastor Asa Roberts

By Tribune-Review
We are asking the New Kensington Council to “co-name” Fourth Avenue between 11th Street and the border with Arnold “Fourth Avenue Asa W. Roberts Way.” As a true American, Pastor Roberts richly deserves the tribute of having a street co-named …

Sheetz-CVS hearing

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the Harrison Township commissioners’ public hearing on Monday about the Sheetz-CVS development along Freeport Road: There are a lot of issues that need to be addressed. There’s a safety issue for residents there. This is a school zone. Will …