Letters


It's not just liberals who want to rename the Washington Redskins

I‘‍m responding to Ray Rieber’‍s July 2 letter (“Redskins Nonsense”).

about 13 hours ago


Laura Hillenbrand inspires with her tale of World War II hero Louis Zamperini in "Unbroken"

Go to your local library and treat yourself to this compelling drama of a true hero.

about 13 hours ago


The movie "America: Imagine the World Without Her" is a loser

We found the theater manager and demanded our money back.

about 13 hours ago


My Post-Gazette carrier, like the newspaper, knows how to deliver

Last Saturday the woman who delivers my Post-Gazette made my day.

about 13 hours ago


Pennsylvanians lose again with the state's new Republican budget

I’m angry that with the commonwealth facing a $1.5 billion deficit, GOP leaders presented a budget with zero legitimate revenue raisers.

about 16 hours ago


The Pennsylvania Turnpike works with communities on road projects

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission communicates with municipalities and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to understand issues.

1 day ago


PG columnist Dan Simpson is right about fixing relations with Cuba

Dan Simpson is spot-on with his historical analysis of U.S.-Cuba relations.

1 day ago


Adults must work with children on reading and vocabulary

The interplay of words between the parent and child, through both reading and conversation, helps nurture vocabulary.

1 day ago


Call it abortion, not "a right to choose"

Why are publications calling the right to abortion “women’s right to choose”?

1 day ago


Gov. Corbett quietly delivers on his promises

What are Pennsylvania voters looking for in a governor.

1 day ago


Nonprofits could help Pittsburgh solve the concert trash problem

The Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field resulted in a mountain of garbage and bad publicity for the city of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


The Rev. Neil McCaulley was a loving and courageous priest

Father Neil was tireless in his passion and conviction for inclusiveness for all within the church.

2 days ago


First Energy should try to save trees, not destroy them

First Energy must be stopped in its quest to destroy all trees under its transmission power lines.

2 days ago


Sen. Pat Toomey is moving the wrong way on active transportation

He must not know that how Americans are getting around is changing, with biking and walking as important alternatives.

2 days ago


Presbyterian divestment in Israel is an act of hatred

Sunday’s PG included the letter “Presbyterians’ Stand Against Injustice Should Be Lauded.”

2 days ago


PEMA shares oil-transport data with emergency responders

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency cannot simply disseminate information designated as confidential beyond emergency responders.

2 days ago


The 'share economy' is just another form of capitalism

Real sharing does not come with a price tag. And anything that does is just business as usual.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania has a chance to update its law to allow for biosimilar medicine substitutions

The FDA makes decisions on approval of biologics, but state law determines under what circumstances a biosimilar may be substituted.

3 days ago


The Supreme Court is allowing employer beliefs to hold sway regardless of consequences

The subtext is that health care is a privilege to be dispensed by the employer and not a right of the employee.

3 days ago


If you care about sea stars and other life, then care about climate change

The 21st century has simply been hotter than the 20th. We are at an 800,000-year high for carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere.

3 days ago


Drones that deliver death unjustly receive special protection

Finally the PG editorial board has discovered that the mere possibility of drones filling our own U.S. skies is cause for concern.

3 days ago


Holiday transit woes prove we need Lyft and Uber

Anyone who celebrated Independence Day in Downtown Pittsburgh and didn’t drive received a painful lesson in how monopolies hurt consumers.

3 days ago


If the Bible says women should be silent, should we cancel their right to vote?

I ask the U.S. Supreme Court to repeal the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

4 days ago


Being pro-life should mean helping the poor

“Christian” anti-abortion politicians cut off help to the needy.

4 days ago


Dean Ryan Crocker at Texas A&M is wrong to want a U.S. return to Iraq

The argument by Ryan Crocker, dean at Texas A&M University, to re-engage in Iraq is a load of crock

4 days ago


It's hard to call some Americans to action if they don't love their country

In the 21st century, there are Americans who do not love their country or its founding principles.

4 days ago


Congress should be sued for blocking President Obama's initiatives

The president needs to sue Congress for exceeding its authority in castrating the presidency for corrupt reasons.

4 days ago




It wasn't God but the law that enabled Hobby Lobby to win its case

It was infuriating to open the Post-Gazette on the Fourth of July and read a full-page ad by the Hobby Lobby Corporation

4 days ago


What fate awaits Cubans if Cuba and the U.S. normalize relations?

Many U.S. representatives, politicians and academics hope to pave the way for more contacts with Cuba.

4 days ago


A closer look at jobs numbers shows we're not better off

With wages not keeping pace with inflation, the average family has $7,000 less in purchasing power.

5 days ago


The PG sent mixed signals about bipartisanship for July Fourth

Let me see if I understand the wondrous communications of a modern, major, 21st-century daily newspaper.

5 days ago


Congress is putting our nation‘‍s greatness at risk

I can remember when members of both parties had differences, but when it came to what was best for the country, they would compromise.

5 days ago


Conservatives are boxing women in regarding reproductive decisions

If the right wing had their way, here‘‍s how the birth issue would be handled.

5 days ago


Pennsylvania Turnpike improvements are causing damage to other roads

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission should be responsible for repaving the roads it has destroyed.

5 days ago


Presbyterians’ selective divestment is anti-Semitic

The selective divestment action of the Presbyterian Church (USA) toward Israel abundantly fits the historic pattern of anti-Semitism.

5 days ago


Gerrymandering chips away at our democracy

Districts should be drawn on geographic lines not political ones.

5 days ago


Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans crusade against President Obama

It’s no wonder the young people are bullying and keeping so much confusion and disruption in the schools and, in short, everywhere they go.

6 days ago


We the people should blame Congress for the gridlock in Washington

I wish that President Barack Obama could give House Speaker John A. Boehner a swift boot. The president should tell Mr. Boehner to help run

6 days ago


Gov. Corbett should opt for Medicaid expansion

First, Gov. Tom Corbett said the government couldn’t afford it and on principle declined to expand Medicaid. Then, in November he agreed to

6 days ago


Pennsylvania state workers did not underfund the pension plans

As a retired Pennsylvania state employee and retired union official, I can expertly comment on Gov. Tom Corbett’s pension proposals. As I

6 days ago


Women must defend their rights against Republicans

Wake up, ladies! If you don’t get off your butts to vote against the Republicans trying to take women’s rights back to the Stone Age, you

6 days ago


Degrading headline: Yes, women are knowledgeable about cars, too

Yes, Virginia, there are female mechanics. I enjoy reading “Random Acts of Kindness” but the headline about the “car problem” on July 3 was

6 days ago


Presbyterians’ stand against glaring injustice should be lauded

They should be praised for their stand on Israel.

6 days ago


U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy's plan would repair a broken mental health care system

Violent tragedies like the mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in April have prompted a much-needed public discussion about our

1 week ago


Too many Republicans want to see President Obama fail

Republicans to President Barack Obama: “We do not like you at all because … (I’m not sure I want to know the answer no matter what it is).

1 week ago


Pennsylvania doesn't need experts to reduce emissions

While I support the PG’s support of the Clean Power Plan, I have to disagree that it will take experts to reduce the state’s carbon dioxide

1 week ago


Fracking waste pits should not be allowed in Pennsylvania

I am responding to your article on the leak at the John Day impoundment, characterized as chloride-contaminated groundwater (“Range

1 week ago


Luke Bryan was trashed in Pittsburgh by his fans

Country singer Luke Bryan performed here recently, and I am happy to say that I had never heard of him until the day of the concert. Anyway,

1 week ago


The UPMC-Highmark transition plan continues to cut off patients

This deal locks out patients, risks our health and allows a so-called nonprofit to prioritize its business plan over patient care.

1 week ago



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