Letters


Planned Parenthood reports were lacking

Sloppy reporting fanned the controversy over the video on Planned Parenthood selling fetal tissue.

about 18 hours ago


Legal vs. ethical treatment of babies

Planned Parenthood says its sale of fetal tissue is legal. So was slavery.

about 18 hours ago


Promising more?

The Pittsburgh Promise needs more financial support to keep its pledge to worthy students.

about 18 hours ago


A higher speed limit wouldpose hazards

Pennsylvania is risking public safety by considering a highway speed of 70 mph.

about 18 hours ago


Consumers must send airlines a message

In a country and industry based on service, the lack of accountability has been unparalleled.

1 day ago


LCB stores are cleaner and better than those in other states.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board stores is causing so much angst among the citizenry.

1 day ago


How about a Wal-Mart for the Downtown Macy's location?

It’s unfortunate that we now no longer have a major department store in the core of our fair city.

1 day ago


Trump is the kind of candidate our forefathers envisioned

Trump may be the right person to be our next president.

1 day ago


Voters should show Toomey the door

If voters don’t want to be sold yet another bill of goods, I’d encourage all to watch this campaign carefully.

1 day ago


Penn Plaza residents aren't hurting development

I do not share the other Jim Abraham’s view relative to the displacement of the residents of Penn Plaza.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania needs to stop being a liquor-sales dinosaur

To buy a 24-pack from a Giant Eagle, one must buy a 12-pack, walk it out to his vehicle, come back into the store and buy another 12-pack.

2 days ago


Imagine if the LCB branched out into one-stop shopping

While we’re at it, perhaps we can come up with some other businesses for the state to get into.

2 days ago


Sen. Toomey must stop voting against American manufacturing

He actively opposed the Bring Jobs Home Act, which would have ended the tax breaks for major corporations that sent their jobs overseas.

2 days ago


Cities often have paved the way on social and economic justice

We were surprised by your recent editorial’s limited view of the city considering legislation to guarantee paid sick days.

2 days ago


Abortion has a big impact on adoption

Abortion has contributed to the decline in babies available for adoption.

3 days ago


The neocons are wrong again

Neoconservatives who are criticizing the Iran deal have misled the nation before.

3 days ago


The free markets prevail

The free markets, not socialistic programs, made the nation great.

3 days ago


With clowns like these, we could use a candidate like me

His wife says he should join the race for president.

3 days ago


GOP must stop relying on force as diplomacy

Republicans believe in threatening friend and foe alike with our armed forces (as Congress puts it, “we need to put boots on the ground”).

4 days ago


Here's why John Kasich has no chance in the GOP race

Conservative evangelicals are the shock troops of Republican primaries; they will not go for his stance related to good works for the poor.

4 days ago


Do people really need all these expensive prescriptions?

Eat a balanced diet, exercise a little and carry on in moderation. God will call when it’s your time.

4 days ago


The governor’s budget veto is all about politics

What kind of so-called compassionate elected official would veto an entire budget when more than 100 line items were what he asked for?

5 days ago


 A reader says this photo from the PG's July 20 story on men's fashion perpetuates a racist image of men of color. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Police-lineup fashion presentation is highly racist

This fashion show theme and photo perpetuate the image of young men of color participating in illegal activities.

5 days ago


We aren’t August Wilson -- we can only be ourselves

As August Wilson’s sister, I question the title of the upcoming photography exhibit “I AM AUGUST.”

5 days ago


I'm retired and enjoying my anti-bucket list

I’ve already not done everything I don’t want to do. Life is good.

5 days ago


The Iran deal is dangerous for the world

The deal goes a long way toward ensuring that a radical regime will have access to a nuclear weapon.

5 days ago


City’s interference in Penn Plaza Apartments sends developers a bad signal

There’s been a great deal of whining and hand-wringing lately as East Liberty experiences its greatest redevelopment in decades.

6 days ago


Gun violence seems to be just another daily story

When I picked up last Friday’s PG and looked at the front page, I realized just how sickeningly complacent we’ve become about gun violence.

6 days ago


We can change the gun culture just as we changed the smoking culture

As it stands now you can’t be sure you will not be shot in your home while watching TV, in an amusement park with your kids or in schools.

6 days ago


Conservatives show selective outrage when war heroes are attacked

They are in a tizzy over Donald Trump’s rhetoric about John McCain, but did they take the same umbrage when John Kerry was attacked?

6 days ago


A gas severance tax will have a negative impact on the state

I’ve grown tired of the rhetoric that we need to make gas companies pay “their fair share” without considering the facts.

6 days ago


The Republican choices so far are a sorry bunch

My Republican friends are being made to look like fools by this cluster of frauds who want their nomination.

1 week ago


Charles Krauthammer's opposition to the Iran deal was pre-ordained

He wrote a column two weeks ago declaring the Iran deal the “worst agreement in diplomatic history” before seeing the final terms.

1 week ago


CBS correspondent Major Garrett's hostage question was unprofessional

To ask the president how he could be content while four Americans are held hostage in Iran in no way is professionalism journalism.

1 week ago


A gas severance tax or inadequate education funding is a dishonest choice

The natural gas industry isn’t solely responsible for increasing funding for education.

1 week ago


Restaurants should not want sick employees going to work

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 70 percent of norovirus outbreaks from food contamination originated from an infected worker.

1 week ago


The Iran accord makes for a better future

The Iran accord is a rational response to an irrational problem (nuclear weapons).

1 week ago


Downtown needs more parking if it wants more shoppers

Why doesn’t anyone want to shop here?

1 week ago


Macy's closing is the end of an era

Its the end of an era.

1 week ago


The Pennsylvania liquor system stumps visitors

Pennsylvania is one of two states that still has this institution.

1 week ago


Socialistic policies have been good for America

Why do so many Republican politicians decry the ideological influence of socialism in our democratic republic?

1 week ago


Veterans have good reason to want an ID card

The VA-issued nonmedical veterans photo ID card is one of the most popular items that I get questioned about.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh Promise reductions are a bad PR move

It would be far better to give people the security that they expected from the Pittsburgh Promise, even if for a shorter term.

1 week ago


Obama will be known in history as one of our best presidents

Few American presidents entered office under such trying circumstances.

1 week ago


The ominous Iran deal seems similar to events leading to World War II

History is repeating itself back to 1933. Did we not learn anything from World War II?

1 week ago


The front page could use 'Random Acts of Kindness'

The front page is all negative and starts the day off as being a negative day.

1 week ago


People need to question the cost of prescriptions

Something is wrong with a system when insured individuals pay exorbitant annual fees but receive little for their investment.

1 week ago


Can’t something be done to preserve Macy’s in Downtown Pittsburgh?

Even though Macy’s was so corporate and artificial, unlike Kaufmann’s, at least it was a convenient location with a good variety of items.

1 week ago


Shopping at Kaufmann's used to be a grand experience

The economics of store mergers and closings are inevitable, but in the process cities lose their souls.

1 week ago


Mesa Verde pueblos continue to fascinate

In 1966, I was part of a team of 10 educators who wrote a 15-week program on Mesa Verde and early man for elementary schools.

1 week ago



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