Letters


Early life abuse must be addressed

We can’t wait until children enter school to try and correct the effect that abuse has on the developing brain.

about 2 hours ago


Faith in bureaucrats would be misplaced

It’s a shame that Paul Buchheit is teaching economics when he seems so much better at rhetoric (“Why Not Privatize Everything?” May 17).

about 2 hours ago


UPMC has another corporate tantrum in rejecting Highmark Medicare Advantage

Despite what it says, UPMC does have an obligation to this community.

about 2 hours ago


Will the public ever see real accountability from banks?

A $5 billion fine for megabanks for rigging global markets is chump change for these institutions and plain silliness on enforcement’s part.

about 2 hours ago


Forum commentary distorts Ayn Rand’s philosophy

Objectivism certainly defends individualism, but the defense is anything but mindless.

1 day ago


Ayn Rand believed government has a vital but limited role

Her political philosophy is wholly incompatible with any form of anarchism.

1 day ago


Privatizers forget that humans are deeply interconnected

Democracy means freedom — but as individual freedoms within a group environment.

1 day ago


Two thumbs up for a movie theater Downtown

Having a movie theater that would show first-run films would be a great addition to Downtown Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


Trade Promotion Authority would support job growth

Trade and manufacturing create jobs and a strong economy. Congress is considering legislation key to negotiating trade agreements.

1 day ago


Voters sent a message by choosing Barbara Daly Danko

She fell out of favor with proponents of drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport for questioning the wisdom of a decadeslong gas lease.

2 days ago


Danko was the driving force behind the naming of the David McCullough Bridge

A relative newcomer to county council at the time, Barbara Daly Danko clearly saw the importance of my proposal to honor Mr. McCullough.

2 days ago


It's not enough to talk about science; students must do science

If the U.S. wants to compete in the STEM area, public schools must participate in science and engineering fairs.

2 days ago


Pa. shouldn’t lag behind on medical marijuana

The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for myriad ailments.

3 days ago


Improved training for security guards makes Pittsburgh buildings safer

Training leads to a better equipped workforce, professionalizes the industry and reduces turnover.

3 days ago


 A view of the Hill District and Pittsburgh skyline from the Herron Hill Reservoir.

My love for Pittsburgh -- weather and all -- has grown strong over the years

As I grew older I came to find out how much there is going on in Pittsburgh at any given time of the year.

3 days ago


The game of football inherently lacks integrity

The problem is that nobody can knock a person to the ground with integrity.

3 days ago


Be sure to pause and reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day

We should take time to remember the fallen heroes from all wars past who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free.

3 days ago


A Qatar Airways route here seems unrealistic

I have a difficult time believing that the possibility of a route between Pittsburgh and Doha is little more than a pipe dream.

4 days ago


Independents should be permitted to vote in primaries

Since we did not endorse any single party doesn’t that mean we represent both sides and should be allowed to vote in the primaries?

4 days ago


Is the FEC just giving up regarding campaign finance abuses?

The leader of the commission stated she has given up hope of “reining in abuses” in the 2016 presidential campaign.

4 days ago


The referees should have noticed a problem with the football

The referees handle the football as much as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

4 days ago


Pittsburgh delivered a fine first impression

My son and I were very impressed with your Downtown waterfront park area.

4 days ago


Liquor prices are the main issue with the state store system

I bought some wines on sale for $4 in Florida that are $9 in Pennsylvania state stores.

4 days ago


Let’s continue the war on litter for another 100 years

Len Barcousky’s article “Eyewitness 1915: City Made a Celebration Out of Cleanup Campaign” was actually about Pittsburgh’s first “Redd Up.”

4 days ago


These student achievers show the future is in good hands

With all the problems and demands our schools face, they are still able to encourage and inspire the brightest students in our history.

5 days ago


Math and science have artistic beauty

Science and math are replete with beautiful proofs, beautiful experiments and beautiful theories.

5 days ago


Not all meat is alike when it comes to a healthy diet

Differentiation should be made between fast-food meat and organically raised grass-fed beef from humanely treated cattle.

5 days ago


Can we trust state lawmakers to adequately fund education?

Local control of public education could be in serious trouble if the property tax reform proposals being pushed in Harrisburg become law.

5 days ago


The EPA is clear about 2020 reductions

If we at the Pennsylvania Chamber are wrong, then the EPA must be as well.

6 days ago


EPA and the grid

The vast majority of baseload generation units in the PJM footprint are either nuclear or use coal as a fuel source.

6 days ago


Bigelow roadwork

I was surprised to learn of the road construction project detailed in “Bigelow Blvd. Corridor Faces Traffic Curbs for Roadwork.”

6 days ago


Cancer care

Lanie K. Francis, M.D., wrote a poignant and practical essay on Mother’s Day. She is so correct.

6 days ago


Paintings of 90 neighborhoods are a tapestry of Pittsburgh

Ron Donoughe’s 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods accomplished what others have been attempting to do for decades.

6 days ago


Rail safety should have been a priority

Lives could have been spared and many serious injuries avoided if a speed restriction system had been in place.

1 week ago


The PG and Democratic Committee chair are wrong about District 11 election

The Post-Gazette and Nancy Patton Mills are asking voters to elect the now unopposed candidate in this county council race.

1 week ago


Thank you, Pittsburgh police, for a job well done

I was impressed by the high degree of professionalism exhibited by the Pittsburgh police and SWAT during an arrest in my neighborhood.

1 week ago


We need to decrease C-sections overall in the United States

It is well-documented that the United States’ persistent 33 percent is too high.

1 week ago


We must reach kids when they are young

What Jerome Bettis and the programs with which he is affiliated aim to do is truly needed, but they don’t go far enough.

1 week ago


Fear mongers have our nation in their grip

This rich and fortunate country is drowning in fear. Powerful industries, bureaucracies and media stoke our insecurity.

1 week ago


Needle exchange is about disease prevention

Besides helping to prevent HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks, needle exchange programs are a bridge to treatment.

1 week ago


Why do women put up with barriers based on religion?

I read Amanda Bennett’s April 26 column (“Why Do We Let Slide Bias Against Women?”). The sun was shining and so was I after reading her

1 week ago


Column about a thwarted handshake revealed a self-centered worldview

Amanda Bennett’s criticism of an Orthodox Jew for refusing to shake her hand shows a lack of respect for serious religious beliefs.

1 week ago


Art is fundamental to learning

Historically, art has preceded everything in the development of human intelligence.

1 week ago


Voters, continue Barbara Daly Danko’s legacy

Barbara’s victory would start the process of selecting a successor who will continue her tradition of independence.

1 week ago


Caroline Mitchell would be a worthy successor to Barbara Daly Danko

The best way to honor Ms. Danko would be to elect someone who is also fiercely independent and thoroughly knowledgeable about the issues.

1 week ago


Democratic leaders' election tactics have been off-putting

I have no confidence in County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s integrity because of the tactics used to gain the support of the gay community.

1 week ago


The endorsement process of various groups has been dismaying

As treasurer of the Committee to Elect Kirk Burkley, I wanted to comment on how shocked I have been during the endorsement process.

1 week ago


Where is the resolve to change police behavior?

How is it that in a society of laws, police are permitted, to engage in brutal, aberrant and lawless behavior toward so many citizens?

1 week ago


The McCandless Republican Committee has a transparent endorsement process

Competition is an American tradition and a cornerstone of capitalism.

1 week ago


William Caye has the right experience to be a Common Pleas judge

William Caye has, is and will continue to be someone who serves while protecting lives and saving futures.

1 week ago



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