Letters


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.

about 18 hours 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.

about 18 hours 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.

about 18 hours 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.

about 18 hours ago


 Birds perched on birdfeedeer

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

We await the robin, bluebirds and hummingbirds.

about 18 hours 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).

1 day 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).

1 day ago


Let baseball be baseball

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

1 day ago


Kudos to United Way for getting millennials involved in leadership

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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


PG, be worried about the places deer live

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 days ago


They should hear what Netanyahu has to say

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

3 days ago


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

Why must conservatives continuously try to rewrite history?

3 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.”

3 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

3 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.”

3 days ago


The AIU gives school districts invaluable help

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

3 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 ...”?

4 days 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.

4 days ago


Municipalities should enforce snow-clearing ordinances

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

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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?

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days ago


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

Nonprofits’ addresses should be “.-con.”

6 days 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.

6 days ago


 Young African Elephant, Amboseli, Kenya

Pittsburgh Zoo uses modern practices to manage elephants

Pittsburgh Zoo head keeper Willie Theison has been working positively with elephants for many years.

6 days ago


We must not be indifferent to Syrian refugees

The notion that “national security must trump compassion” is ill-formed logic. National security and compassion are not mutually exclusive.

1 week ago


Pa.'s investment in training mandated reporters of child abuse is good news

The good news will continue if Pa. commits to evaluating how mandated reporting, including training, impacts child safety and well-being.

1 week ago


The Mt. Lebanon deer cull is a soulless slaughter

We should embrace the natural world and be less arrogant about our place in it.

1 week ago


Figuring out pension liabilities isn't a simple task

Government leaders are notorious in picking a high discount rate in order to mask the true liabilities of the pension plan.

1 week ago


Admission letters shouldn’t be sent via email

I am astounded that universities would resort to emails to communicate such a crucial decision to applicants.

1 week ago


PG articles were unfair to the Allegheny Intermediate Unit

How do you remain innovative and current without continually attending conferences?

1 week ago


The evidence is clear: Vaccinations prevent illness and save lives

Recent disease outbreaks and their rapid spread through communities clearly indicate the risks of failure to obtain vaccinations.

1 week ago


Colleges' actions help to deter sexual assault

Their actions serve as a message to students: Sexual harassment and violence will not be tolerated and will be prosecuted.

1 week ago


Obama, sign Keystone XL and stop polarization

Rather than the president vetoing bills that reach his desk, it would be better for the nation if he would sign those bills.

1 week ago


Hooray for President Obama's veto power

His veto is the only thing that stands between the Republicans in charge of Congress and total destruction of our civilization.

1 week ago


Why do homeowners have an obligation to shovel the sidewalk?

If it sounds silly to suggest people should shovel snow from the street in front of their homes, why is the sidewalk their responsibility?

1 week ago


Spend money to help victims of violence instead of seeing "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Thank you, PG movie critic Barbara Vancheri, for highlighting what’s wrong with this twisted film.

1 week ago


Will our deer go the way of the buffalo?

Anyone who lives in or travels through Pennsylvania knows that this is “deer country.”

1 week ago


Humans are encroaching on the native territory of deer

Do deer really deserve extinction here just because they’re doing what deer do?

1 week ago


Luke Ravenstahl did nothing to stand in the way of business progress

The past administration did absolutely nothing to stand in the way of true businessmen building Downtown into what it is becoming today..

1 week ago


The 'so-called newscasts' are nothing but manipulation of reality

The truth can be scary, but it just might make you free.

1 week ago



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