Letters


Public-private partnerships hold great promise for Pennsylvania and America

Governments at all levels face immense pressure to improve public services and infrastructure while saving public taxpayer money.

about 2 hours ago


Natural gas is another dirty fuel: Pennsylvania needs renewable energy

Natural gas, which is methane, is a highly potent greenhouse gas.

about 2 hours ago


From deep mining to strip mining to gas drilling, workers have made a living

Each of these methods of energy exploration has been needed over generations for families’ livelihoods.

about 2 hours ago


Jack Kelly's Rick Perry column was light on facts

In the column he tries to make the case that the recent indictment of Gov. Perry is a result of a partisan witch hunt.

about 2 hours ago


Americans need help with future decisions on health care and end-of-life issues

Who is going to help us rethink untenable positions and make changes in the kind of humane society we wish to live in?

about 2 hours ago


Pennsylvania must stay competitive and increase its film tax credits

Movie productions create good-paying jobs and stimulate every segment of the Pennsylvania economy.

about 2 hours ago


Accountability starts with elected officials’ character, not their emails

They should pass righteous laws and never ever favor anyone, either rich or poor.

1 day ago


Tom Wolf flip-flops on Gov. Corbett's transportation achievement

If you try to follow the flip-flopping and hypocrisy coming from Tom Wolf on the transportation bill, your head is likely to spin.

1 day ago


A fairer analysis of bad driving would look at regional statistics

A recent study putting Pittsburgh among the cities averaging the most accidents may have been skewed by suburban motorists.

1 day ago


The Post-Gazette showed an anti-Israel bias on a recent Gaza editorial

It is curious that you refer to the demilitarization of “the Gazans” in your editorial “Timely Truce” (Aug. 28).

1 day ago


Rob Rogers' much-criticized Gaza cartoon was not anti-Semitic

The struggle against anti-Semitism is undermined when the charge is thrown around as a cheap political epithet.

1 day ago


WJAS, please switch format back to music

WJAS erred in switching formats and dropping Jack Bogut and Bill Cardille.

1 day ago


The U.S. is sowing generational seeds of hatred

Dan Simpson’s Aug. 27 column “Disunited They Stand” should be required reading for every voter and politician.

2 days ago


The media call them terrorists, but they're nothing but cowardly murderers

These people haven’t inflicted fear, as the media indicate. They’re just making us mad as hell.

2 days ago


Bank of America's main goal is to make money, not improve education

Marketing the bank to kindergarten students and their parents is inappropriate and distracting.

2 days ago


The Pittsburgh schools' conduct code strengthens protections for LGBT students

LGBT students face much higher rates of bullying and harassment than non-LGBT students.

2 days ago


The Laborers’ District Council of Western Pa. is for Corbett

Four years ago, we did not endorse Mr. Corbett. However, because of his bipartisan approach since, he has taken politics out of many issues.

2 days ago


 Bishop David Zubik is doused.

Here’s hoping the ice bucket charitable enthusiasm continues

I hope when the ice bucket craze dies down, folks will continue to make donations to or advocate for the causes they are close to.

2 days ago


 An early morning photo of the Produce Terminal  along Smallman Street  in the Strip District.

The Strip District produce terminal should be a place for us all

Let’s build the cleanest, greenest, meanest public market in the United States.

3 days ago


Post-Gazette, stop taking potshots at Philadelphia

I’ve begun to suspect that it is this newspaper’s policy never to miss a chance to take shots at my hometown.

3 days ago


 The Civic Arena and Consol Energy Center in 2010.

The Penguins must delay no more on arena site development

I urge the Penguins to begin the project on time and resolve issues as the project evolves — or, step aside.

3 days ago


HPV-related throat cancer is becoming more common

The wonderful news is that these cancers can be entirely prevented with a very safe and effective vaccine.

3 days ago


Thank you, Nathan Hershey, for all that you taught us

I was shocked and saddened recently when I read Nathan Hershey’s Aug. 17 Forum article on death and dying.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania's infrastructure and climate issues demand our attention

We must do something about the dismal state of our infrastructure and the climate change-related severe weather that’s making it worse.

3 days ago


UPMC shouldn’t fear healthy competition

UPMC should look to its own quarterly report as a sign that competition will help both Pittsburghers and its own financial health.

4 days ago


Keeping medications to treat opioid dependence away from children is crucial

Unlike methadone, buprenorphine-containing medications are widely prescribed to patients and are kept in the home.

4 days ago


The Salvation Army's backpack program is essential to many

In hard times the Salvation Army proves that Americans do have a heart full of warmth.

4 days ago


Corporations are engaged in a war of avarice against citizens

How could an intelligent man like George F. Will believe many of these corporate moves, like inversions, are sensible?

4 days ago


Constituents are served well by Rep. Bill Kortz

His office personnel will walk you through any state issue and find an answer for you.

4 days ago


The conversation about life and death needs all viewpoints

The discussion must be about making a choice and living or dying with that choice without interference from others.

4 days ago


High-quality early education is essential for Pa.’s children

I am elated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s announcement regarding the $250 million preschool development grants competition.

4 days ago


The Pittsburgh-Allegheny County 911 merger will make problems worse

Merging of the city and county call-taking process places public safety at great risk.

5 days ago


The Ferguson tragedy raises questions about Pittsburgh's police training

Recent police-related events should be a cautionary tale for Pittsburgh.

5 days ago


Even at Sophie Masloff's funeral, a prominent female leader was overlooked

Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County controller, participated in the service for Mayor Sophie Masloff at Temple Sinai.

5 days ago


Politicians who do self-serving work shouldn't be rewarded

Why should we reward any politicians for doing the job they do “against” us.

5 days ago


Catholic parishes should begin planning for married priests

Catholics must begin asking their parish councils what salary they would offer a married priest as well as housing and health care.

5 days ago


Doctors and nurses help people to heal, not to die

God decides when it’s your time to die.

5 days ago


The Post-Gazette front page should feature good news for a change

Saturday’s front page had two color photographs of a local shooting and Hamas executions, it was disturbing and unnecessary.

5 days ago


George Will's support for corporate inversions will bring back the robber barons

Corporate inversions are good for the American economy and Americans.

5 days ago


When will we say ‘enough’ to drillers’ mistakes?

I was not surprised to read the article “Fracking Waste Tainted Groundwater Soil at Three Washington County Sites” (Aug. 6).

6 days ago


Steelers involved in stupidity should know they are replaceable

Why would anyone who is a member of the Steelers put themselves at odds with the law?

6 days ago


Schenley Drive protected bike lanes provide real benefit to cyclists

I am delighted by the presence of the Schenley Drive bike lane and the impact it has had on my morning commute.

6 days ago


Secularism is a force for good

Secularism protects freedom of religion for religious and nonreligious people. That way no religion or lack thereof can dominate others.

6 days ago


Serbia's Allied contributions during World War I provide a lesson

No nation suffered more during this horrible “war to end all wars,” yet Serbia showed how to resist empires and ultimately destroy them.

6 days ago


The U.S. should remember that peace in Ireland required steps toward justice

I can’t help but notice the similarity between the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1977 and the police in Ferguson, Missouri.

6 days ago


In race relations, we have good reason for hope

No, there probably won’t ever be a post-racial America in which no racism exists, but there is hope.

1 week ago


The region deserves answers from UPMC about the Highmark split

UPMC has had no problem turning away patients who have a competitor’s insurance card, even if they want to pay cash out of pocket.

1 week ago


Patients deserve better than the impending health care chaos

Our local health care system is in disarray because of political and financial infighting. Who controls what?

1 week ago


Humans should be allowed to die in a humane manner

Why are we, as a society, allowed to treat our pets with more humane actions than our human loved ones.

1 week ago


My life in a religious order has been full of action

Nicholas D. Kristof’s Aug. 18 column “Sister Acts” resonated with me.

1 week ago



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