Letters


Many cannot get past Vick’s crimes against dogs

The Steelers signing Michael Vick is not only controversial.

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Michael Vick should not be denied opportunities that come with rehabilitation

The response to any outrage should be to work for a better justice system.

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The Steelers could learn from the Pirates about how to treat fans

The Steelers and the NFL should spend some time studying how the Pirates do things.

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Government must work for the average person, too

If our politicians don’t stand up for ordinary people, good jobs and safe, healthy neighborhoods, how will our state grow stronger?

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Donald Trump is a problem of the GOP's making

GOP had it coming.

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War is the most probable alternative to the Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus traveled to Israel to seek Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s counsel on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Death sentences rarely help victims’ families heal

My heart goes out to Paul Sciullo’s mother (“Lingering Execution Moratorium Pains Victim’s Mother,” Aug. 24). I have walked in her shoes.

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Pa.'s death penalty moratorium is the right move

As a people we cannot allow understandable emotions in response to horrific crimes to define how we govern.

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For better baseball in the postseason, change the playoff system

With the “one and done” game, the team with the second-best record — the Pirates — could be out of the playoffs before they get started.

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 Zebras at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

The Zoological Association of America is committed to animal welfare and public safety

ZAA is proud to welcome Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as an accredited member.

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The Iran deal is an alternative to endless conflict

The commentary by U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus about the Iran nuclear agreement is plainly just wrong.

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Critics should stop comparing the Iran nuclear agreement with a mythical "better deal"

The world is moving ahead with or without us on this, and there is no assurance that sanctions will stand if we back out of the deal.

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Why did the PG downplay the real story about Iran nuclear inspections?

I’m puzzled that the Post-Gazette would choose to give front-page coverage to an erroneous Associated Press story.

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That rotten smell is all about money

When I moved here in 1980, people felt they needed to tolerate pollution for Pittsburgh to remain prosperous. Not enough has changed.

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Finally, some necessary context regarding deer in Mt. Lebanon

Too many recent PG articles have focused on the small contingent of deer management opponents.

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Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?

There are guns in 36 percent of homes in Pennsylvania, and far too many children have access to them.

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We need a solution to the proliferation of guns

The proliferation of weapons in the community is disastrous, and it is increasing daily.

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Guns are essential for self-defense

The gun control/​gun elimination/​anti-gun/​anti-self defense movement at times seems to flourish in this country.

3 days ago


Cartoonist Rob Rogers is wrong about GOP partisanship

Rogers’ partisanship offers more distortions than facts.

3 days ago


'Return of the Freshmen'? A photo heading was oxymoronic

Your Local section had a photo of first-year Duquesne students under the heading “Return of the Freshmen” ...

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County council should work to strengthen itself

Allegheny County Council absolutely could work to amend the charter to strengthen itself (followed by a referendum).

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Donald Trump’s ‘birther’ stance has fallen off the radar

At the Republican debate, why wasn’t he asked about this issue -- which he railed endlessly and loudly about in the past?

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Donald Trump thinks he can be America's CEO

If Mr. Trump backs out of the GOP race, any other candidate should reject his support because he expects something in return.

4 days ago


The political left has a dim view of voters' intelligence

The term “useful idiots” describes people who can be easily manipulated by propaganda.

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Solicitors near the ballpark make some Pirates fans feel uneasy

The number of homeless people and the number of musicians playing music for tips have grown to a level of a major metropolitan city.

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Hillary Clinton’s secret email server is beyond troubling

Did she want to prevent having any of her emails, as secretary of state, subject to scrutiny?

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Those who want liquor privatization lobby, too

Commonwealth Foundation has led the charge to dismantle the LCB, yet the PG hasn’t looked at its tax returns or lobby disclosure reports.

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Republicans are showing hypocrisy regarding the Constitution

They are concerned about abuse of the 14th Amendment but not the Second Amendment.

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This Senate bill would hurt good VA workers, including many veterans

Scorn is being unjustifiably heaped on the rank-and-file employees of Veterans Affairs facilities.

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Greg Brown, the 'voice' of the Pirates now, is continuing Bob Prince's legacy

His style may differ from Mr. Prince, but when it comes to out and out hometown pride he is unmatched.

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 An elephant at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo is hurting itself by dropping Association of Zoos & Aquariums accreditation

The Zoological Association of America accreditation process cannot compare with the highly respected AZA.

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More restaurateurs should support sick-leave law

Eric Muto is an owner who respects the employer/​employee relationship and realizes treating workers fairly and justly is good business.

6 days ago


Join us today to learn more about restoring the West End's Old Stone Tavern

We should treasure historic inns that are still standing.

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Pittsburgh must act to stop pigeon trapping in the city

It is also long past time to pass a statewide ban on the use of pigeons as live targets for contests.

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Sen. Pat Toomey is failing veterans

If his votes are his way of looking out for veterans, I’d hate to see what he would do if he wasn’t.

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Making everyone feel good is weakening America

Kudos to Steelers linebacker James Harrison taking a stand about returning his sons’ “participation” awards.

1 week ago


Congress should prevent Internet access taxes

We must tear down financial barriers to Internet adoption and prevent new ones from popping up.

1 week ago


Plutocrats have made it so that most people are unable to save

They have systematically decimated wages, pensions, unions and worker protections.

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What are men who oppose abortion really concerned about?

Are they really so concerned about the termination of a pregnancy, or could it be their deep-seated, antiquated need to control women?

1 week ago


Sun Air, consider a Pittsburgh to Erie route

In last Friday’s Morning File, I learned of Sun Air’s reasonably priced flights to Jamestown, N.Y; Bradford, Franklin and Altoona.

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The Iran deal will help to prevent another war

As a Holocaust survivor, I am concerned about the safety of Israel and my family there.

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TV ads from 'citizens' are distorting the Iran deal

Is anyone so naive that they do not realize that powerful interests profit from instability in the Middle East?

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The Historic Review Commission continues to nitpick

One neighborhood committee member had comments on “smallish things.” Are these larger than small, or smaller than smallest?

1 week ago


Binge-watching TV shows is a waste of summer

With the best weather of the summer, why would anyone want to stay inside?

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For good reason, seniors are becoming connected

They want to be connected to their children, grandchildren, far-flung relatives and friends. They want to shop online and get discounts.

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Prison time is no substitute for psychiatric care

It is unacceptable that Pennsylvania lacks the resources to treat Leon Walls, who was convicted of stabbings at the East Liberty Target.

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Here's hoping Joe Biden runs for president

He was voted by his colleagues as the most knowledgeable senator, Democrat or Republican, in the area of foreign affairs.

1 week ago


Mainstream Republicans can thank themselves for Donald Trump

They have failed to expose what they know are fallacies and insane conspiracy theories, because Tea Party fervor benefits them politically.

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U.S. assistance for Africa is essential

If it falls to Russia and China to fill a void in helping African nations, that will not be good for Africa.

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 Bob Prince: Captured the Pirates magic

Legendary Bob Prince was the Pirates

Many thanks to Margaret Smykla for starting up the Wayback Machine in her piece “The Gunner Delivered a Bloop and a Blast” (Saturday Diary).

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