Letters


Rob Rogers' cartoon on Israel and Hamas misleads his readers

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

about 10 hours 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.

about 10 hours 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.

about 10 hours 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 ...

about 10 hours 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 ...

about 10 hours 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 ...

about 10 hours 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.

about 10 hours 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


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

Mass shootings are not up.

1 day 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

2 days ago


Education funding

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

2 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.

2 days ago


Help Homewood

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

2 days ago


Bank and coal

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

2 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”:

2 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.

3 days ago


Drilling must be done right with strong regulations

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

3 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.”

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 days ago


The Affordable Care Act helps to alleviate insurance worries

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

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 days ago


Corbett has signed a bad budget for Pennsylvania

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

5 days ago


Democrats create problems by thinking government solves problems

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

5 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.

5 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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?

6 days 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).

6 days ago


Israel has always accepted a two-state solution

What is wrong with your editorial board? Are you just badly uninformed about the Middle East or do you have an inherent anti-Israel bias?

1 week ago


Rob Rogers' cartoon is unfair to Israel

Tuesday morning’s cartoon (“Which Is the More Heinous and Cowardly Act?” July 22) really bothered me.

1 week ago


America still has not learned its lessons about militarization

We should have paid attention to Dwight Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex.

1 week ago


Neither Obama nor Putin is showing accountability

President Obama declared “We have to make sure that the truth is out and that accountability exists” in response to the downing of MH17.

1 week ago


Holy Family Institute sees the face of Christ in immigrant children

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul — Diocesan Council of Pittsburgh lauds Holy Family for helping children caught in the border crisis.

1 week ago


President Obama is neglecting his duties to citizens

Mr. Obama wants additional billions to help the illegals, yet our veterans are dying from lack of proper medical care. Why?

1 week ago


Guest relations worker's help reflects well on the Pittsburgh Pirates

Our experience showed that handicapped fans can go to the games with confidence that the staff will accommodate their needs.

1 week ago



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