Letters


The U.S. is on a disastrous path to war

A terrible thing is happening while we obsess about criminals among NFL owners, employees and players.

about 13 hours ago


It seems to be too easy for Congress to commit others to go to war

Our representatives have voted to commit taxpayer dollars and the lives of military volunteers to another endless war in the Middle East.

about 13 hours ago


The NFL’s response to domestic abuse has been poor

The NFL treated this case, as it has many others, to be just a domestic issue.

about 13 hours ago


Parents, please give cloth diapers a chance

Doing so might save you money while helping to save the planet.

about 13 hours ago


Corbett engages in climate policy obstructionism

Gov. Corbett joined a group of governors to quash the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to impose carbon cuts on power plants.

1 day ago


The gas is here, so too are the money and jobs

The gas companies and the gas industry jobs are here to stay because that’s where the money is.

1 day ago


Think tanks often have corporate agendas, not citizen agendas

Taxing the industry would benefit whom, exactly?

1 day ago


ESPN's Cris Carter is to be commended for his child abuse comments

Cris Carter’s speech will be long remembered by many people who heard it and hopefully will be the start of ending child abuse.

1 day ago


This Saturday, say thank you to a police officer

National Thank a Police Officer Day is Saturday.

1 day ago


Our church must end its LGBT prejudice

People of the LGBT community have been engaged in a historic struggle for equality.

1 day ago


Sen. Tom Coburn is right about the NFL and other issues

Sen. Coburn is one of the few senators or congressmen who possess the integrity to perform their jobs for the benefit of the public.

2 days ago


Council appeases the few by refusing to post "In God We Trust"

The gates of hell are opening before our eyes, and we are only troubled by using the name of God in the event it might repulse someone.

2 days ago


County council has helped to restore public trust with its vote on motto

The eight members of council who voted against the ill-advised “In God We Trust” proposal distinguished themselves by displaying integrity.

2 days ago


How would Andrew Carnegie vote in Scotland's referendum?

I wonder if he would be in favor of separating from Great Britain.

2 days ago


Our church was the spiritual home of Henry J. Heinz

Our church’s archives safeguard numerous original records documenting significant events in the life of this important Pittsburgh family.

2 days ago


Halt arms shipments to stop rebels from acquiring weapons

President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail the rebels in Iraq and elsewhere will not be solved with airstrikes.

2 days ago


Preventive care can keep people out of the hospital

It comes as no surprise that one in five patients is being readmitted to the hospital within a 30-day period after being discharged.

2 days ago


The time is right for Scotland’s independence

Your editorial “Say No, Scotland” (Sept. 15) misunderstands the drive for Scottish independence.

3 days ago


Let's end the 'In God We Trust' religious nonsense

Rather than putting up more slogans supporting a belief and trust in superstition, we should take them down where they already are.

3 days ago


Keep God in church and out of government

The phrase “In God We Trust” was not intended by our Founding Fathers to be the national motto.

3 days ago


The Port Authority should change its strange bus fare system

In every other city, people pay when they get on and leave by the back door.

3 days ago


Why do so many drivers fail to use turn signals?

It’s an issue of courtesy and safety, but people seem to be too lazy or preoccupied to use them.

3 days ago


The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy gardens are a gift to citizens

The considerable time, effort and funding put forth have resulted in a considerable enhancement of our city’s aesthetics.

3 days ago


Capitalize on woods free of hunters with semiautomatics

A thinking politician would brand Pennsylvania, or Penn’s Woods, as a “classic” place to hunt without the use of these weapons.

3 days ago


Film tax credits create jobs in Pennsylvania

They help both taxpayers and workers, as well local hotels, restaurants, rental car companies and other businesses.

4 days ago


Hunting with semiautomatics is a bad idea

I’m a hunter and I don’t want to be out in the fields with people who carry these rapid-fire weapons.

4 days ago


Medicare loophole lets health care providers charge twice

This will affect hundreds of thousands of Americans and it must be closed.

4 days ago


Every athlete should emulate Arnold Palmer

He used his popularity to give back to so many others through his foundations and charitable endeavors.

4 days ago


Toomey works against voters and hard-working families

Just the latest example is his support of the Citizens United court decision that undermines our democracy.

4 days ago


Allegheny County Council has made a godless decision

I do not find the words “In God We Trust” to be unaccepting or unwelcoming.

5 days ago


The tax-and-spend shoe fits, Democrats

Tom Wolf’s message is that we should tax the oil and gas industry to help fund our schools.

5 days ago


The PG's obit of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy failed to highlight his true legacy

He created jobs and enabled employees to spend Sundays with their families. Why focus on the definition-of-marriage controversy?

5 days ago


A dear friend died because she wasn't vaccinated

Your story titled “Winning Immunity Challenges” (Sept. 9) by David Templeton was right on the mark.

5 days ago


The Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph nameplate brought back wonderful memories

It was so good to see the variety of nameplates that the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has had over the past 228 years!

5 days ago


The severely mentally ill will benefit from Rep. Tim Murphy's bill

Not surprisingly, the evidence shows voluntary programs to be of little benefit for the most seriously ill.

5 days ago


Society must not look the other way on abuse

Athletes have been given a free pass for too many generations on their negative behaviors.

6 days ago


The NFL shows its hypocrisy regarding domestic abuse

The question we must ask ourselves is how much power have we conferred upon these organizations due to our idolization of sport.

6 days ago


Are these county officials offended by 'In God We Trust' on their pay?

I can’t imagine these barons of politics would resort to being hypocritical by accepting money that they knew was so imprinted.

6 days ago


County leaders who rejected motto should serve for free

After all, “In God We Trust” is printed on paper money and inscribed on coins.

6 days ago


Look beyond local health care folly for all the great work

One look at headlines on the PG’s front page last Sunday reminds us of the prominent role health care continues to play in the news.

6 days ago


We must consider long-term harm of energy choices

Natural gas extraction and transportation processes release methane, a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

6 days ago


Let’s use our power to make Congress work

If Congress would move on immigration reform, executive actions would not be needed.

1 week ago


College sports should be played by true college students

Regarding your editorial on the O’Bannon ruling (“Colleges and Cash: A Judge’s NCAA Ruling Is Justified but Problematic,” Aug. 18):

1 week ago


Back Pitt football by attending the games

One would think that on a beautiful late summer afternoon a college football game would at least fill most of the seats with alums.

1 week ago


Pa. needs a truly beneficial medical marijuana law

As politicians reconvene in Harrisburg, there will patriots from all over the state to greet them with their support of medical marijuana.

1 week ago


The U.S. has better options for dealing with ISIS

President Barack Obama is rightly concerned about the Islamic State.

1 week ago


If Americans support military action, all must share in the sacrifice

If the threat of the ISIS is unlike anything we have seen then Congress and the president should ask for financial commitment from

1 week ago


The violence of war will beget more violence

I am saddened that President Barack Obama, who rode to election promising to end wars, has once again essentially called on us to go to war.

1 week ago




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We must work to overcome mental health care obstacles

In the 1960s, suicide was ranked as the second-leading cause of death for 18-24 year olds and the most common cause of death for 15 to 18.

1 week ago



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