Letters


"This Modern World" cartoon’s depiction of white officers is wrong

I object to the disgusting depiction that all white police officers defend and support the actions involved in a hideous crime.

about 3 hours ago


UPMC shows its arrogance by threatening to reject Highmark Medicare Advantage

Of course, our politicians are tripping over each other to bloviate about the unfairness of it all. But that hot air will only be temporary.

about 3 hours ago


I have wonderful memories of Arsenal Park

I was born and raised across from the entrance on 40th Street.

about 3 hours ago


Arsenal Park was a big part of adventures with my brothers

We always got to the top of the wall, walked down and sometimes back up. This was part of our playground.

about 3 hours ago


Putin’s latest move should surprise no one

Is it really shocking to read that Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on Russian missile sales to Iran?

1 day ago


Russia might be trying to catch up to the U.S. in defense system sales

Arms exports are needed to help the U.S. arms industry maintain production levels at a time of decreasing U.S. military expenditures,

1 day ago


Candidates now actively seek LGBT endorsements, and that's real progress

Did anyone tried to unfairly influence the endorsement process of an LGBT political group?

1 day ago


Pittsburgh's bike lanes add to hassles for motorists

Enough of the bike lanes already.

1 day ago


The insurance industry brings only greed to the health care process

When will the richest country in the world adopt a single-payer system so we can get quality health care at a reasonable cost?

1 day ago


Pittsburgh residents should form a co-op for their energy needs

People form co-ops for housing and food, so why not energy?

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar).

Troy Polamalu: a class act on and off the playing field

Troy Polamalu has retired.

1 day ago


Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism

How can Brian Albert label as “anti-Semitic” a Holocaust remembrance with a Jewish survivor, co-sponsored by a Jewish peace organization?

2 days ago


Holocaust survivor Edith Bell brings answers to the Mideast struggle

Edith Bell is someone who survived the atrocities of the Holocaust and works to stop perpetuating systems of war and domination.

2 days ago


UPMC: serious for seniors?

Do Romoff’s future plans include cutting off UPMC care to subscribers of AARP, Humana or Aetna Medicare Advantage plans?

2 days ago


As a senator, military veteran Joe Sestak would best serve returning soldiers

We have a moral and legal obligation to provide the services and support veterans need to get through their own personal hells.

2 days ago


The East Liberty case: Crime doesn't easily move from one location to another

The overall benefit of smart reductions in crime in one area is likely to be an overall crime prevention benefit effect in nearby areas.

2 days ago


Congress must fix criminal justice imbalance

George F. Will (“When Everything Is a Crime,” April 9) is absolutely correct regarding significant problems in our criminal justice system.

3 days ago


Listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened won't help it

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing burdens businesses but does nothing to address the underlying problem, white-nose syndrome.

3 days ago


The black community must address violence among black males

When are the leaders of the black community going to step up and confront this problem?

3 days ago


Highmark's wasteful 'Passport' is infuriating

This expensive three-ring binder is an offensive and deplorable corporate waste of my health care dollars.

3 days ago


A State System tuition freeze will mean nothing to many

No longer will IUP charge a flat tuition rate; beginning next year, full-time students will be charged per credit.

3 days ago


Gov. Wolf’s home care order gives protection

Caregiving can be difficult and emotionally taxing for family and loved ones.

4 days ago


Instead of a Keystone oil pipeline, why not a Keystone water pipeline to help California?

The new drought restrictions of California water prices indicate that water will be a more precious commodity than oil and gas.

4 days ago


Israel, with nuclear weapons, is a bigger security threat than Iran

The position of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the signers of Sen. Tom Cotton’s letter to Iran are a sham.

4 days ago


Thanks to the War on Drugs, Medicare and I paid high prices for routine medication

The high cost of medical treatment can be attributed to politics and stupidity.

4 days ago


Seniors, focus on the health insurance big picture

The insurance market in Western PA is increasingly competitive and innovative, and consumers have more options than ever before.

4 days ago


Failing teachers have no place in Pittsburgh schools

Local school districts, like the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and legislation from Harrisburg aren’t always on the same page.

5 days ago


Voters, go for better in the next presidential election

Mr. Obama — whether you like it or not — is the worst president since Jimmy Carter.

5 days ago


No luxury welfare

If you think poor people are living a life of luxury, you’re wrong.

5 days ago


Dismay in Beechview over senior center

The members of the Beechview Senior Center wish to take issue with the empty promises we have been getting for the last decade.

5 days ago


UPMC’s latest move creates new worries for many patients

As a stage 4, metastatic melanoma patient at Hillman Cancer Center, I am concerned about the threat by UPMC to cut off Medicare Advantage.

5 days ago


Mandated minimum-wage hikes can hurt workers

The Post-Gazette is misguided to think that a blanket increase is the solution to helping low-wage earners gain a firmer financial footing.

6 days ago


Black males in the U.S. appear to be in increasing danger

Is there a movement going on in this country to exterminate black males? Case in point: the unarmed black man shot in North Charleston, S.C.

6 days ago


Labeling should show consumers the country of origin of food ingredients

Recently I became sick from eating sunflower seeds. The package stated “Processed in the USA,” but the seeds were not from the U.S.

6 days ago


The Allentown neighborhood's renaissance is something to cheer for

I’ve never understood how such a blighted area could exist on an otherwise prosperous and beautiful hilltop.

6 days ago


The GOP’s local strategy will be familiar to Pirates fans

We are building a team of young men and women who one day will run for county executive, county row offices and state legislative positions.

6 days ago


Toomey’s own party is holding up a good bill to keep sexual predators away from students

The bill is attached to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which has a controversial provision pertaining to the Hyde Amendment.

1 week ago


U.S. foreign policy can already be seen as a joke

So the PG’s Dan Simpson thinks the United States needs to “strike back, hard” against Israel unless we want to be perceived as a bad joke.

1 week ago


Thank you, Dan Simpson, for some mirth related to deer

He provided a lighthearted ending to all of the emotional pro/​con commentary on the Mt. Lebanon deer cull.

1 week ago


Those who defend life want to respect God's plan for all

Many of the people who defend life are also involved in programs to support those already here.

1 week ago


‘Religious freedom’ laws go beyond nuptials

Columnist Ross Douthat trivializes objections to the Indiana “religious freedom” law.

1 week ago


Businesses should not be allowed to force personal beliefs on others

A business that refuses to do business because of the owner’s personal beliefs engages in discrimination.

1 week ago


The shale gas industry generates many jobs; let's not thwart that with higher taxes

Washington County’s economy is strong and growing stronger.

1 week ago


It's time for a single-payer system, because health care in the U.S. is a mess

When will the richest country in the world adopt a single-payer system so we can get quality health care at a reasonable cost?

1 week ago


March for Life participants help families in many ways

Disagreement will always be a part of human life and human interactions.

3 days ago


Look up to see Pittsburgh's newest hotels

It is shocking to see all the new hotels going up in Pittsburgh and to read of the proposed ones.

1 week ago


Pennsylvania budget standards on pensions

State Senate Republican leader Jake Corman says “pensions is the budget.”

1 week ago


Go green, not gray with water solutions

That doesn’t mean we should be saddled with additional outdated infrastructure at a price tag of another $2 billion.

1 week ago


Negley Run transforms from beast to beauty with trash cleanup

It is a welcome sight to see a great effort to make Pittsburgh’s boulevards start to look like the beautiful areas they were meant to be.

1 week ago


National defense is government’s main function

Edith Bell’s April 6 letter gives the mistaken impression that our streets and bridges are crumbling because of excessive military spending.

1 week ago



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