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Letters to the Editor

Trump isn’t fit to lead country

I have a question to pose to the readers of the Mirror. How much longer can we tolerate the sophomoric, puerile behavior demonstrated by the POTUS? He has successfully attacked American institutions such as the intelligence community, the Department of Education and now the Centers for ...

Stone sentence exposes Justice Department

The rule of law is a bedrock principle of our democracy. In theory, this means we have a system of laws, meted out in an equitable fashion without regard to race, social status, or who you know. In practice, it is difficult to achieve equity, and we can point to many ways in which the ...

Plan needed to protect Pennsylvanians’ votes

While I applaud Bob Casey’s vote for impeachment, we are unfortunately now beyond that. We need to look ahead to Pennsylvania’s primary elections and those throughout the U.S. and devise a plan to ensure that Russian influence will not play a part, whether that’s here in Pennsylvania ...

Solutions needed to slow rising infant death rates

Infant mortality continues to be a national crisis in the United States. Currently, the average national mortality rate is 6.1 deaths per 1,000 live births (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality, 2020). Sadly, this statistic increases significantly in underserved populations, ...

Dems need to explain how they’ll beat Trump

After watching the debate on Tuesday night, my first thought was that the Democrats keep shooting themselves in the foot. No doubt all of these candidates have something in their past that they would undo if they could, so to attack each other over something that happened years ago is not ...

This isn’t your father’s Republican party

As I was growing up, my family were all staunch Republicans. When I was 14, we went to a Goldwater rally at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. In college, I was a member of Young Republicans, and in the early 1970s, when my husband was in the Air Force, we both voted for the first time for ...