Letters


Focus on quality of life, not population growth

I have always questioned why city leaders are obsessed with growing the city’s population.

about 2 hours ago


The right of people to live must trump gun ownership rights

A homicidal white supremacist’s right to own a pistol doesn’t trump the right of nine souls to live their lives without being gunned down.

about 2 hours ago


Adjustments are necessary to speed the Customs process at Pittsburgh airport

Of 18 flights in June coming from Paris, Customs took more than an hour to process the passengers for six of the flights.

about 2 hours ago


Mt. Lebanon park offers protection against skin cancer but not Lyme disease

Does anyone else find it ironic that Mt. Lebanon has a park sunscreen dispenser, yet fails to effectively cull the deer population?

about 2 hours ago


Regarding Catholics and contraception, the pope cannot change morals

A letter said the church’s teaching is antiquated, irrational and harmful but gave no evidence. I would argue that contraception is harmful.

about 2 hours ago


Feed the Future will help to provide food for millions

Please encourage members of Congress to support this successful program as part of the Global Food Security Act.

about 2 hours ago


Pittsburgh’s Amtrak station needs attention

Many people desire to use trains to travel, whether for convenience, cost or green awareness, but the Pittsburgh station is a mess.

1 day ago


Santorum shows hypocrisy regarding Catholic theology

Respect for God’s creation as manifested in the natural environment is an integral part of this theology.

1 day ago


Alexander Hamilton deserves his place on the $10 bill

As the first Treasury secretary, he established our nation’s finances and provided the intellectual firepower for Washington’s presidency.

1 day ago


Andrew Jackson is unworthy of being honored on our currency

Jackson forced the removal of the Cherokees from their lands in the Southeast in the “Trail of Tears” (in which about 4,000 died).

1 day ago


 Greece's flag

If Greece exits the eurozone, catastrophe will await others

Greece’s governing radicals could transform a giddy exit from the eurozone into a rupture of Western collective security.

1 day ago


Don’t prejudge any Iran nuclear deal

Congress has not prejudged the outcome of these negotiations.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania's Republican budget proposal is a sham

The Republican budget only puts $8 million in restored funding back into K-12 education.

2 days ago


The justices who upheld Obamacare abused the Constitution

The court is to make rulings based on the clear language of our Constitution.

2 days ago


Conservatives want government out of religion, but religion in government

Why is it that the religious right wants government out of religion but wants religion in every part of our government.

2 days ago


 Baseball

Baseball needs tough rules on bad pitches

Raise the penalty for hitting batters.

2 days ago


Baldwin’s school chief showed courage, too

Caitlyn Jenner would be an instantly recognized individual to most.

3 days ago


Acknowledge the Charleston killings as terrorism.

The massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was a terrorist attack.

3 days ago


We must stand up the gun lobby for our safety.

We all need to rise up and force our leaders to finally stand up to the gun lobby and choose life above politics and, yes, money.

3 days ago


A letter writer was wrong about the Kennywood pool closing.

The owners of the park at that time were the Henninger and McSwigan families, who were wonderful people

3 days ago


We just did it! See the Heinz WWII exhibit

“We Can Do It” runs until Jan. 4.

3 days ago


UPMC deserves a say in what its shops sell

Leaders must decide whether what is sold confuses people facing some of their biggest challenges.

4 days ago


Startups are doing better than the Kauffman data said

Pittsburgh’s low rate obscures what is really happening, and it’s good.

4 days ago


The Post-Gazette should not back down in coverage

I am proud that the newspaper refuses to be compromised by the power of UPMC.

4 days ago


Name the airport to honor Fred Rogers

It would be neighborly of officials to name the airport after the beloved Mr.Rogers.

4 days ago


The Father's Day Pledge is important

The pledge is a timely call for men and boys to prevent domestic and sexual violence.

4 days ago


County officials quickly fixed an airport snag

Pittsburgh cannot expect to be called an international airport while inconveniencing people.

5 days ago


The "Three Sister" bridges should remain Pittsburgh yellow

Keep them Pittsburgh yellow!

5 days ago


Paint Pittsburgh's "Three Sister" bridges red, white and blue.

I’ve read the article in last Saturday’s Post-Gazette about repainting the “Three Sisters” bridges during their impending refurbishment.

5 days ago


Some 40 percent of Pennsylvanians trust Hillary. Who are they?

The Quinnipiac University poll released on June 17 asked Pennsylvanians if we thought Hillary Clinton was trustworthy and honest.

5 days ago


Universal health care would end the UPMC-Highmark fight.

Health care should not be subject to the imperial ambitions of private corporations.

5 days ago


Early childhood education is good for everyone

ELIC knows that effectively educating children from birth to age 5 is the key to growing a future talented workforce.

6 days ago


Pennsylvania must close the gap on student funding

Fair funding of education is at the heart of the economic inequality and race issues in the United States.

6 days ago


Does UPMC's board agree with removing the Post-Gazette from hospitals?

Where is the hospital’s illustrious board?

6 days ago


UPMC is right about the PG's unfairness: Look at how many anti-UPMC letters were published

The Post-Gazette slants its news against UPMC.

6 days ago


The leadership of UPMC shows its true opinion of free speech

UPMC leadership at its arrogant finest is now publicly demonstrating its opinion of free speech.

6 days ago


The Energy Department and Pitt reported on coal adsorption 20 years ago

Concerning Dan Moore’s June 16 article on CO2 sequestration in coal mines (“Clean Coal Research Projects Falter”), he is in error when he

6 days ago


Young bands could learn from the Stones

There are far better ways to get “satisfaction.”

6 days ago


UPMC is trying to silence factual reports

The real issue is why the UPMC is removing the PG from its gift shops.

1 week ago


Sharing my PG at UPMC

I’ll be leaving my copy behind for others to read in the waiting room.

1 week ago


UPMC is acting like Big Brother

Will UPMC’s ban extend to employees’ reading habits, or worse?

1 week ago


UPMC is muzzling the press

UPMC’s decision to pull PGs from its shelves is arrogant and petty.

1 week ago


Getting banned is a badge of honor for the PG

A newspaper isn’t trying hard enough if it doesn’t upset somebody.

1 week ago


UPMC backlash shows the power of the pen

Patients love their UPMC doctors but not the corporate bully.

1 week ago


Patients want something to read

A captive audience should have its newspaper.

1 week ago


UPMC's move was childish

The Post-Gazette’s editorial was a masterpiece.

1 week ago


The PG is in good company

Highmark patients aren’t allowed at UPMC either.

1 week ago


UPMC should be responsible

If UPMC wants positive recognition, it should be more responsible to the community.

1 week ago


Magna Carta series was light on relevance

PG articles could have done more to show how the Magna Carta is and isn’t applied today.

1 week ago


The pope should help with population control, too

We cannot protect the planet if there are far too many people for it to support.

1 week ago



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