Letters


Gov. Wolf’s budget provides progressive direction

I was surprised and disappointed by your editorial “Wolf’s Call: His Unrealistic Budget Will Undermine Cooperation” (March 4).

about 13 hours ago


Pa. ousted Tom Corbett for Tom Wolf and his tax increases

Tom Wolf wants more than 40 items and services taxed for the first time and wants to raise the personal income tax by 20 percent.

about 13 hours ago


Pennsylvania needs to address school funding inequities

The wealthiest districts spend $1,800 more per student than the lower-income districts, resulting in higher achievement levels.

about 13 hours ago


Communities should crack down on stop sign infractions

It would be a way to help communities cure their funding woes.

about 13 hours ago


Those who give street-sweeping tickets should monitor snow shoveling

The same city car that follows the street sweeper in spring and summer should ticket for unshoveled walks in winter.

about 13 hours ago


When a term goes out of style, liberals rebrand

Liberals have become progressives, and global warming has become climate change.

about 13 hours ago


The Palestinians continue to reject peace

I have grown weary reading about the downtrodden Palestinians, suffering under Israeli rule. The Palestinians control their own fate.

about 13 hours ago


Commentary's criticism of Benjamin Netanyahu was misguided

Christopher K. Mellon’s Perspectives piece shows an antagonistic position toward the Israeli prime minister.

1 day ago


Pay attention to C-Span, which gives us a window on Congress

Watching its programs would provide a real eye-opener to the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of our federal government.

1 day ago


We must address disparities in school discipline and decrease suspensions

The Education Law Center works with students and parents to battle high rates of suspensions alongside community leaders.

1 day ago


Suspensions are educationally unsound and deprive students of valuable instruction time

The Feb. 25 editorial “A Place to Learn: Student Suspension Has a Role in Keeping Order” highlights an important issue but comes to the

1 day ago


Thank you, Boilermakers, for offering these kids a chance

Boilermakers Local 154 is effectively stripping these street kids of any excuse that they can’t make something of themselves.

1 day ago


Students need support, not suspensions

Suspensions in the public school system disproportionately impact people of color and young men.

2 days ago


Too many students are suspended for minor misbehavior

Suspensions are not only used when students are “defiant, belligerent or violent.”

2 days ago


Deer in Mt. Lebanon pay the price while humans do the real damage

The penned slaughter planned for the deer is no more appropriate as a population control measure than war.

2 days ago


Mt. Lebanon commissioners should be commended for the deer cull

The PA Game Commission recommends a healthy deer population at under five head per square mile.

2 days ago


Wind, a reliable part of the energy mix, deserves incentives

All energy sources, including nuclear, receive tax incentives.

2 days ago


The visit by Israel’s Netanyahu is wrong

I’m amazed that some people are OK with a leader from another country injecting himself and his opinion into American politics.

3 days ago


Fracking, which is being done responsibly, helps with energy security

I have seen small towns revived, residents provided with new, family-sustaining jobs, farms and fracking coexisting and more.

3 days ago


Evolution is as much of a belief system as creationism

In this secular world today, people of faith are continually ridiculed if they believe in a Creator God.

3 days ago


We have so many helpers in our great nation

Look around and see how lucky we are to be citizens of this great country of ours. We take so much for granted.

3 days ago


I'm looking to my bird feeder for signs of spring

We await the robin, bluebirds and hummingbirds.

3 days ago


The middle class wants substance, not form

I found the article on Sen. Elizabeth Warren last Sunday to be a bit over the top (“A Passionate Voice Steering the Conversation,” Feb. 22).

4 days ago


Andrew McCutchen's story shows how we can save our nation by saving our children

What a wonderful opinion piece from Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (“I Could Have Been Left Behind,” Feb. 22 Forum).

4 days ago


Let baseball be baseball

Why is Major League Baseball trying to shorten our good times with new rules?

4 days ago


Kudos to United Way for getting millennials involved in leadership

Too bad more organizations aren’t following United Way’s lead.

4 days ago


Citizens deserve honest answers from politicians about beliefs

Jack Kelly’s Feb. 22 column (“Evolution? Gotcha!”) complains of left-leaning journalists asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker about evolution.

4 days ago


The question to Gov. Scott Walker about evolution was highly relevant

It is an indication of whether as a president his decisions would be guided by reality (scientific evidence) or ideology.

4 days ago


PG, be worried about the places deer live

I read with great interest two recent editorials concerning environmental issues: fracking and deer culling.

5 days ago


We should see deer and other animals as "other nations"

American naturalist Henry Beston in “The Outermost House” (1928) offered a view we should consider.

5 days ago


The death penalty doesn't deter crime, but it could help those who need organs

Those sentenced to death could agree to be a complete organ donor — death by donation.

5 days ago


They should hear what Netanyahu has to say

President Barack Obama’s red line has been crossed by others without significant consequences.

6 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey, review Bush's statements before the Iraq War

Why must conservatives continuously try to rewrite history?

6 days ago


By selling armed drones, this country will be exporting terror

People in this country will make money exporting a unique terror that literally “rains out of the sky.”

6 days ago


Allowing the export of armed drones is insanity

For the official insanity file — the front-page headline on Feb. 18 (“U.S. Will Put Armed Drones on World Market”). Sure, what could

6 days ago


Mt. Lebanon residents need to calm down about deer

Mt. Lebanon needs to calm down, or soon people there will want to kill all the birds because “they poop on our heads.”

6 days ago


The AIU gives school districts invaluable help

The Reading Achievement Center provides support designed to increase student learning.

6 days ago


Bush backers can’t rewrite Iraq War history

Why is Ruth Ann Dailey allowed to say “the lunatic left still slanderously claims that Mr. Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction ...”?

1 week ago


Ruth Ann Dailey should face the facts about Bush and Iraq

George W. Bush’s reputation will forever be marked by the war of aggression he promulgated in Iraq based on fabricated tales of WMD.

1 week ago


Municipalities should enforce snow-clearing ordinances

An older person can become incapacitated for life from a fall on an untreated sidewalk.

1 week ago


Obama’s energy policies hurt working families

Even more tragic for working families is the acquiescence we have seen from some in the labor community.

1 week ago


Climate for business in Pa. fails to improve

That Gov. Tom Wolf is upset about the governor of Florida visiting our state to woo businesses would be funny if it weren’t so sad.

1 week ago


Why would Duquesne University claim a religious exemption to fight adjunct unionization?

Implied in “religion” is a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs that would include “moral justice” to ensure workers’ rights.

1 week ago


Baby boomers and others must consider their lifetime financial strategy

Most people need to focus on lifetime income generation, which a 401(k) or IRA is not set up to do on its own.

1 week ago


Obama wants to give amnesty to immigrants who have no respect for our laws

If these illegals are here to pursue the American dream, why didn’t they come here legally like millions of other people have done?

1 week ago


The GOP is sinking to new scary levels

We are seeing people who are exploring a run for president, like Scott Walker, questioning whether President Obama is a Christian.

1 week ago


Our frack-happy county is failing citizens

The council vote on the citizens ordinance calling for a “wait and see” approach before fracking more of our county parks was a spectacle.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh's former Frank & Seder building is not worth preserving

Just because it is an old building from a particular point in time does not make it distinctive.

1 week ago


Big nonprofits should end their web addresses with 'dot-con'

Nonprofits’ addresses should be “.-con.”

1 week ago


Is Speaker Boehner committing treason by de-funding Homeland Security?

John Boehner s willing to stop funding the Department of Homeland Security to stop the president from implementing his immigration ideas.

1 week ago



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