The Reader’s Turn

Avoiding Shelters, NYC Homeless Need Alternative Support

A homeless man along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, on May 18, 2015. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A homeless man along Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, on May 18, 2015. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Your August 1st article, “Thousands of Homeless Sleep on NYC Streets, Here’s Why They Don’t Have To,” underscores the need for those at the city...

  • Missouri Governor Jay Nixon speaks to the media after announcing a 16-member Ferguson Commission on Nov. 18, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 16 member commission is being brought together to study issues that have arisen since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    We Are St. Louis, Too

    Dear America, Heartbroken. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s Ferguson Commission is heartbreaking. Ferguson cannot be a black and white issue figuratively or literally. My St. Louis... Read more

  • Ebola Versus Tobacco

    Dear Editor: I find the reaction of our national leaders and the media to the Ebola issue to be somewhat bizarre. They are treating Ebola... Read more

  • Clean Water for the Hudson

    Dear Editor: Re: David Lillard’s article “Supreme Court Denies Water Flows Downhill, EPA Proves Otherwise” published on Oct. 29. On the 42nd anniversary of the... Read more

  • Letters on Horse-Drawn Carriages

    Epoch Times recently published “Horse-Drawn Carriages: Which Side Are You On?” Among the responses from readers were the following: No Financial Interest To the Editor... Read more

  • NY City Council Addressing Seniors’ Needs

    To the Editor:(re: Epoch Times article “Seniors to Make Up Nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers by 2035,” Sept. 2) I appreciate your coverage of... Read more

  • Charity Unseen, But Not Forgotten

    Regarding the article “Judith Davies: For the Love of Dance.” I would like to highlight something that Ms. Davies did not elaborate on.  I am... Read more

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    Readers Weigh In on GMO: ‘Eating Mad Scientist Projects,’ and the Right to Know

    On June 4 Epoch Times covered the progress of a state GMO food labeling bill. Among the many responses to “Finish Line Visible for New... Read more

  • Year-Round Earth Day

    Dear Editor: Let us celebrate Earth Day, April 22, all year long. Besides recycling newspapers, magazines, glass, plastics, old medicines, paints, and cleaning materials, there... Read more

  • A Move in the Wrong Direction

    Dear Editor: Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton have decided to scrap the anti-terrorism program in Muslim communities. This move in my opinion... Read more

  • Climate Change Politics

    Dear Editor: Recently we’ve seen a flurry of articles and initiatives, spawned by the White House, to refocus on climate change. Whether this is a... Read more

  • Change the Constitution—or Change Congress?

    To the Editor: Is a convention a good idea? Many good patriots have given a Convention of the States (COS) a thumbs up, trusting the... Read more

  • Black Unemployment and Immigration

    To the Editor: Martin Luther King Jr. strove for racial equality and that equality has been achieved in many arenas. However, it is still lacking... Read more

  • State Department at Fault for the Benghazi Attacks

    To the Editor: The deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack by militants on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, was preventable and it was the fault... Read more

  • Erosion of Rights

    Dear Editor, Federal agencies like the IRS are out of control and it’s only going to get worse. Under the Obama administration, overreaching federal regulations... Read more

  • A Hamburger Today

    Dear Editor, It would not be difficult to find $6.4 billion out of a $3 trillion budget to pay for extending unemployment benefits three more... Read more

  • Which Mayoral Candidate Will Help the Rising Homeless and Housing-Displaced Population?

    Identifying a potential candidate for my city has become a conundrum of sorts. As a service provider in the New York City shelter system, I... Read more

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