Pittsburgh Tuesday takes
Published: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Think again: The August Wilson Center says it will cough up its already late audit this week in an attempt to convince the Allegheny County Regional Asset District to cough up more taxpayer dollars for the financially struggling black cultural center. But if past is prologue, that will be throwing good money after bad. Taxpayers deserve better.
Uh-oh: New Allegheny County Health Director Karen Hacker describes herself as “a community organizer at heart.” Or as radical Saul Alinsky defined such folks — “an abrasive agent to rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; to fan latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expressions.” We'll be keeping an eye on this one.
Behind the times: Organic Gardening magazine pays kudos to Pittsburgh's “burgeoning locavore food scene with an emphasis on freshly sourced and prepared ethnic food” in the Strip District. Actually, it's been “burgeoning” for decades.
Ready?: Forty-three public school districts in Western Pennsylvania are facing contract negotiations for some portion of their workforces as the new school year bows. And one of the cudgels that teacher unions will hold over the taxpayers' head — if they can't get what they want — is the strike threat. (Think Shaler Area.) But those with a virtual monopoly on a public service should not be allowed to strike. Too bad nobody in Harrisburg has the guts to change things.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Nelson Mandela: The real legacy
- Detroit’s bankruptcy: An object lesson
- PSERS time bomb: Tick, tick, tick, tick ...
- ‘China City’
- The Box
- Corrections reinvention
- More ObamaCare fallout: Medicare disadvantage
- The Thursday wrap
- Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
- Accord in Geneva: Smelly side deals, too
- The IRS scandal: FBI games