Letters


Fight violence with problem solving, not guns

We have the ability to solve problems with a calm and reasoned approach.

about 5 hours ago


The "Pass the Trash" law will help to restore trust in our schools

As a retired superintendent of schools, I view this as a significant step toward improving security for our children.

about 5 hours ago


The GOP is holding back economic progress

Vote for the Democrat running in your district if you want to see government investing in America again.

about 5 hours ago


Republicans have integrity and plan to keep their campaign promises

Republican candidates have a message that is positive, clear and on target.

about 5 hours ago


So President Obama is responsible for all this and more?

He must truly be the axis of evil himself. He’s been called a socialist, communist, Nazi and the Antichrist.

about 5 hours ago


The idea of robocars is splendid, but consider reality

We should trail-blaze this frontier with mine detectors.

about 5 hours ago


Displacing Baathists led to this turmoil

I agree with professor Dennis Jett’s analysis of the Islamic State group.

1 day ago


GOP obstructionists need to get out of the way so Obama can lead

The Republicans say the U.S. needs leadership on Ebola, yet they’ve blocked the surgeon general nominee.

1 day ago


The media are acting as catalysts for Ebola hysteria

Ebola is bringing about a more prevalent and dangerous disease — panic.

1 day ago


Most Catholics who attend Mass are hopeful for change

My experience is that the bulk of frequent Mass attendees do not embrace many of the church’s teachings on the family and sexuality.

1 day ago


FDR signed the minimum wage law to help all workers

Mike Lisak claimed that “minimum wage is designed for students, teenagers, retired people and immigrants, not a head of a household.”

1 day ago


Pa.’s Supreme Court is again tainted by scandal

Courtesy of Justice Seamus McCaffery, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has become a laughingstock anew, a comedian’s punchline.

2 days ago


The 'map man' is helping to provide green solutions for water flow issues

The story about Matt Graham shows that there is a road map to maximizing green infrastructure and making that strategy a reality.

2 days ago


We now know firsthand the problem of unreliable cab service

After 10 years in Pittsburgh, my husband and I have finally had that quintessential Pittsburgh experience: the no-show taxi.

2 days ago


Write in this progressive candidate for the 18th District seat

On Nov. 4, those who are tired of Tim Murphy’s representation and Washington gridlock should write in “Sheila Griffin.”

2 days ago


If UPMC is truly nonprofit it shouldn’t fear competition

UPMC enjoyed success from its beginning via in-network participation by many of the patients whom it will now exclude.

2 days ago


A gas extraction tax simply doesn’t make sense

The impact fee says, “You mess it up, you pay for it.” That’s fair. The extraction tax says, “You’ve got something we want; gimme!”

3 days ago


Familylinks provides shelter and a path for homeless youth

Regarding the Post-Gazette’s Oct. 14 article about a report commissioned by the DHS discussing the many obstacles homeless youth face...

3 days ago


Fighting Pittsburgh poverty will take new ideas

But it will take reviving some old ones, too.

3 days ago


In Highmark-UPMC divide, it's profits over patients

I was overcome with sadness one recent morning as I waited at Magee for my annual screening mammogram.

3 days ago


No, sometimes you shouldn't listen to the generals

Regarding the letter by Mike Vargo: As I see it, Mr. Vargo fell flat on his face trying to scare Post-Gazette readers.

3 days ago


The governor backs responsible ride-sharing

The Post-Gazette’s editorial on Uber and Lyft fails to recognize the challenges faced by those upholding the law.

4 days ago


Most members of Congress don’t personally know veterans’ needs

In 1973, the percentage of veterans in the U.S. House and Senate was 73.8 percent. Now, the percentage is down to 20 percent.

4 days ago


Ebola care factor

I wonder if these Republican fellows are aware of the revelations from the family of the “index patient” that he did not have insurance.

4 days ago


Ebola isn’t winning

A guy with Ebola entered the country, died, and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease and are still alive.

4 days ago


Obama and coal

Former Sen. John E. Sununu’s remarks that President Barack Obama’s “war on coal” will hurt Democrats at the polls are pretty disturbing.

4 days ago


Is wildlife really their concern about wind power?

Conservative Pennsylvania legislators have little credibility when worrying about wind energy impacts on land use and wildlife populations.

5 days ago


Real family and household incomes have been stagnant

Letter writer Mike Lisak’s take on minimum wage is interesting (“Tom Corbett Is Quietly Doing a Great Job for Pennsylvania,” Oct. 10).

5 days ago


Let's clarify the issue of Pennsylvania payroll taxes

In response to Mike Lisak’s Oct. 10 letter about minimum wage, corrections are in order.

5 days ago


Re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett, who is tackling issues head-on

His opponent, Tom Wolf, only talks off a script or talking points and dodges questions asking for details on his platform.

5 days ago


Gay people won’t see real Catholic change

Bishops are gathering to express their opinions about the current state of the church.

6 days ago


Married couples are obliged to grow together and endure

Marriage is a matter of endurance in the sense that it is a continuing process.

6 days ago


Worse abuse cases are irrelevant to the Barbour abuse case

Robert E. Stewart is quoted as saying that he found the level of media coverage the Kristen and Douglas Barbour case has received “absurd”.

6 days ago


Allegheny Co. must recognize the risky air quality resulting from the Shenango works

People living in Allegheny County have a cancer risk from air toxics more than twice that of those living in surrounding rural areas.

6 days ago


Voters want to see results, which Rep. Nick Kotik has not provided

Nick Kotik and Gov. Tom Corbett squandered their opportunity to address important issues like tax reform and school funding.

6 days ago


 Gavel

The PUC makes decisions based on the law, not opinions

PUC commissioners are nominated by the governor and approved by the state Senate.

6 days ago


Highmark’s UPMC-free plans should be allowed

The state should not be dragging Highmark into court when consumers want and understand these plans.

1 week ago


Judge Paul Simmons has left a giant legal legacy

Judge Simmons was part of the Western Pennsylvania connection to the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education.

1 week ago


Conflict Kitchen missed the mark this time

Contrary to what the kitchen is asserting by this choice, the United States is not in conflict with Palestine.

1 week ago


Conflict Kitchen is serving up only one side of the Palestinian issue

This goes against the spirit of academic freedom expected from a university-affiliated project.

1 week ago


Football itself is devoid of integrity

Gene Collier takes a break from analyzing college and professional games and instead provides a litany of infractions by players.

1 week ago


The governor is urging shared-ride action

This is the time for the General Assembly to pass the legislation necessary to increase consumer choice and access.

1 week ago


I see the benefits of prescribing Suboxone for opioid addiction

I strongly support the view of the editorial board that the availability of this treatment should be expanded.

1 week ago


For their own safety, fine those who cycle in darkness without lights or reflectors

I fear that they might become yet another victim of the epidemic of car-vs.-bike accidents in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


Those who worked to improve Route 28 deserve thanks

The engineers and workers did a great job of keeping traffic moving very well considering what a huge undertaking it was.

1 week ago


The Conflict Kitchen lunch event provided balanced views

As a Palestinian local, I was disturbed by the article “Conflict Kitchen’s Palestinian Dishes Leave Bitter Taste” (Oct. 7).

1 week ago


Woodland Hills’ history shows parents can demand quality

I look for my inspiration to the families who fought for the original desegregation order.

1 week ago


Another sad chapter for the August Wilson Center

The financial mess created by the administrators of the place gets worse every moment.

1 week ago


August Wilson Center is a shiny money pit

The center remains a model of mishap and malfeasance.

1 week ago


Conflict Kitchen controversy overshadows special menu

Pittsburghers have a rare opportunity to sample from multiple authentic Palestinian culinary traditions.

1 week ago



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