Letters


The rail industry wants greater public safety on oil cars, too

In response to the proposal issued last week, we are developing a detailed, evidence-based response that will achieve a holistic solution.

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Adoption of the EPA's new pollution rule will cost Pennsylvania jobs

Everyone will pay a price for it — families, businesses, retirees — anyone who uses electricity.

about 1 hour ago


News coverage of a costly wedding was way over the top

We were appalled on Monday morning after reading the details of the Nocito-Wukich wedding in the Seen column.

about 1 hour ago


An expensive wedding at least employed lots of workers

Dare I broach the subject? To me the Nocito-Wukich wedding featured in Monday’s Seen column was obSEEN.

about 1 hour ago


There's a case for unions in America, and it's growing

It was the unions that organized and, through protest, sometimes violent, slowly changed the working man’s life for the better.

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Columnist Ruth Ann Dailey should not delight in the frustrations of liberals

Regarding Ruth Ann Dailey’s glee over the frustrations of liberals, it’s a wonder her laptop didn’t short-circuit from the drivel.

about 1 hour ago


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is a fine steward at Frick Park

I can think of no finer stewards for the park, history and facilities at the Frick Environmental Center than Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

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Rob Rogers' cartoon on Israel and Hamas misleads his readers

The July 22 Rob Rogers cartoon is grossly misleading to your readers.

1 day ago


A broad sweep of Pittsburghers rallied to support Israel

Once again, the Post-Gazette is not able to be even-handed in its coverage of the Israel/​Gaza story.

1 day ago


The problem with botched executions is they're not done often enough

Recently botched executions have raised the question whether death penalty executions should be put on hold in this country.

1 day ago


Let's televise executions, but also explain the plight of the victims

I agree with Tony Norman; we should televise executions, with one addition ...

1 day ago


Graphic photos of abortions would make people think

Tony Norman’s column about how he is changing his opinion on the morality of televising executions has some excellent points ...

1 day ago


UPMC and Highmark leave patients caught in the middle

In the July 25 Post-Gazette there was a story about restaurant owner John Timko’s health care situation with UPMC and Highmark ...

1 day ago


Conflicts around the world suggest World War III has begun

We find ourselves in a Third World War, though no one I know calls it that.

1 day ago


The Port Authority should fix basic transit, not dream up new ideas

Kudos to Mel Packer of Pittsburghers for Public Transit for standing up to the rubber stamp Port Authority board.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania shale gas development would be hurt by a new tax

A new tax on natural gas production would slow the pace of development and lead directly to a loss of jobs and reduced economic activity.

2 days ago


The EPA's proposed carbon rule would reduce air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency will take public comments on the EPA’s proposed carbon rule under the president’s Clean Power Plan.

2 days ago


Republicans who opposed health-care lawsuits now file plenty of them

Remember the glorious ’90s when one of the GOP remedies for ever-rising health care costs was tort reform.

2 days ago


The key to peace in Iran is diplomacy

New sanctions could undermine the progress our diplomats have made toward a multi-year agreement that guards against a nuclear-armed Iran.

2 days ago


Contrary to Ruth Ann Dailey's column, liberals should not be embarrassed

I would, however, be embarrassed if I thought health care was only for people who had insurance.

2 days ago


The U.S. already has effective gun laws - let them work

Mass shootings are not up.

2 days ago


Will Obama ever learn that charity begins at home?

For two decades, millions of illegals have crossed our borders and now another invasion by children from Latin America is underway

3 days ago


Education funding

As a teacher, I am aware of the cuts our districts have experienced.

3 days ago


Blow to education

We as a city must embrace, not turn away, organizations with a track record of success for preparing students for the 21st century.

3 days ago


Help Homewood

I remember a time when there were thriving vibrant business establishments here.

3 days ago


Bank and coal

The Obama administration took a giant step forward on clean energy last year. Unfortunately, this progress could be undone.

3 days ago


You know you’ve arrived if you ‘get’ the Pittsburgh left

“The Pittsburgh Left — How to Become a Yinzer in Seven Easy Steps”:

3 days ago


Pennsylvania must also address methane emissions

Methane, as a greenhouse gas, is more than 80 times as potent as carbon dioxide over a 20-year time frame.

4 days ago


Drilling must be done right with strong regulations

Our state is at the heart of a new and expanding natural gas industry.

4 days ago


The Creator has entrusted Earth to us, so we must find climate solutions

The Rev. Mitchell Hescox was “spot-on” in his July 13 Forum piece “Protecting God’s Creation.”

4 days ago


Marcellus project threatens a farm and our values

The organic farm that provides my family with fruit and vegetables 10 months out of the year is at risk of grave damage.

4 days ago


Our nation and churches should show their Christianity

I’m responding to the editorial board’s support of the Holy Family Institute’s decision to welcome some of the immigrant children.

4 days ago


DEP is highly regarded in permitting of mines

The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection’s mine permitting process is extensive and regularly monitored.

5 days ago


The Affordable Care Act helps to alleviate insurance worries

For the uninsured, the Affordable Care Act offers new opportunities to get covered.

5 days ago


The Affordable Care Act has caused frustration

Thanks to the crazy “implementation” of the ACA, I just put yet another medical expense on my charge card.

5 days ago


It's important to do the right exercise as you age

Regarding “Still Running After All These Years” (July 19 Saturday Diary): Running puts a lot of strain on knees.

5 days ago


Mylan is responsibly abiding by corporate tax laws

Bashing Mylan Inc. for simply following the existing corporate tax laws and paying the taxes prescribed therein is uncalled for.

6 days ago


Electronic building permitting is crucial for the city and contractors

An electronic permitting system and other changes to the process within the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection cannot come soon enough.

6 days ago


Enact a sales tax to fund education, including pensions

Brian O’Neill’s column “Corbett’s Legislative Attack Is on the Money” (July 17) was excellent.

6 days ago


Corbett has signed a bad budget for Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Corbett should have created a budget designed to generate revenue.

6 days ago


Democrats create problems by thinking government solves problems

As we can see, the bigger the government gets, the more problems we have.

6 days ago


Congress must not put off funding solutions for infrastructure

Deferring a decision on America’s infrastructure deficit will only create greater economic uncertainty.

6 days ago


Israel warns civilians before acting to stop Hamas missiles

Rob Rogers’ July 22 cartoon conveys the false message that Israel’s bombing in Gaza is a “heinous and cowardly” act.

1 week ago


People have valid concerns about fragrance ingredients

Women for a Healthy Environment hosts a campaign to raise consumer awareness about the potential health effects of fragranced products.

1 week ago


Yellow Cab should stop crying to the PUC about ride sharing

Yellow Cab for years has had egg on its face for not providing the right service.

1 week ago


Photo of Putin's visit with Patriarch Kirill was out of place in airliner news package

Vladimir Putin’s visit to a monastery was purely religious. Orthodox Christians found the photo placement offensive.

1 week ago


Will the Russian Orthodox Church offer Putin any criticism?

I pray for the conversion of the Russian Orthodox Church so that it will return to Gospel leadership.

1 week ago


Stage 62's "Side Show" is a wonderful production

“Come look at the freaks” begins one of the best local theater productions to hit Pittsburgh in a long time.

1 week ago


Supreme Court ruling means employers can control women's choices

Whose “right of freedom of choice” did the contraception ruling affect? Was it for the owner of a business or for the female worker?

1 week ago


 Balloons

Hold off on flying garbage when marking special occasions

Thank you for the column by Linda Wilson Fuoco about helping birds survive the summer (“Pet Tales,” July 19).

1 week ago



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