Letters


PG, be worried about the places deer live

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

about 23 hours 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.

about 23 hours 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.

about 23 hours ago


They should hear what Netanyahu has to say

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

1 day ago


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

Why must conservatives continuously try to rewrite history?

1 day 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.”

1 day 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

1 day 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.”

1 day ago


The AIU gives school districts invaluable help

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

1 day 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 ...”?

2 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.

2 days ago


Municipalities should enforce snow-clearing ordinances

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

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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?

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 days ago


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

Nonprofits’ addresses should be “.-con.”

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 days ago


PG articles were unfair to the Allegheny Intermediate Unit

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

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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


Religious orders will share in ‘Church Alive!’ funds as ministries grow

It must be pointed out that the laity of the Diocese of Pittsburgh are extraordinarily generous to the sisters.

1 week ago


Oil tanker derailments are of growing concern

I called Mayor Bill Peduto’s office Wednesday morning to ask what could be done to protect Pittsburgh from trains carrying oil.

1 week ago


Mt. Lebanon, use an approach that lets the deer live

I agree with the Post-Gazette editorial regarding deer in Mt. Lebanon (“Deer Kill: Mt. Lebanon Leaders Should Cancel the Slaughter”).

1 week ago


Consider a solution from New Zealand: deer farms

This course of action would mean an additional food source and a new product to export.

1 week ago


Deer are starving and so are people

The venison from culling the deer would go to a food bank. Right?

1 week ago


For the sake of our democracy, we need Supreme Court reform

Erwin Chemerinsky, in his book “The Case Against the Supreme Court,” has some good ideas on how to go about such reform.

1 week ago


Poet Phil Levine provided a voice for workers

If Pittsburgh has a language of its own, Phil Levine spoke it. Every school in this city should teach his poetry.

1 week ago


 The late August Wilson

PG article about August Wilson documentary distorts my views

In the article “PBS, WQED Celebrate Master Playwright August Wilson,” I am quoted via a third party, Sam Pollard, the documentary director.

1 week ago


The PG is clueless about our deer infestation

Usually the Post-Gazette gets it right. But you blew it with the Feb. 14 editorial on the proposed Mt. Lebanon deer cull.

1 week ago


The right decision is not always the easiest decision

The overpopulation of deer will only continue unless the Mt. Lebanon Commission proceeds with its plan to cull the herd.

1 week ago


Deer are causing health and safety problems in Mt. Lebanon

I feel the Mt. Lebanon commissioners have acted in the best interest of the community with their plans to cull the deer.

1 week ago



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