Letters


Hospitals need help in the state budget

The governor's budget will hurt hospitals, especially those in rural parts of Pennsylvania.

40 minutes ago


Raising tobacco taxes would be bad news for western Pennsylvania retailers.

Pennsylvania is facing another budget crisis and the governor is proposing an increase in tobacco taxes as a way out.

40 minutes ago


Like the LCB monopoly? Why not a state monopoly on gas, milk and more, too?

Soon we will be the richest state in the union, with no taxes and full employment.

40 minutes ago


 Air pollution concept with factory building. Ecology and industrial abstract

Pittsburgh’s air quality is complicated

t's not easy to analyze the region's air quality.

40 minutes ago


More training will curtail bike-car collisions

Drivers need to learn where cyclists are allowed to ride.

1 day ago


Look out if America elects a Republican president in 2016

We have a Republican Party so extreme that no concern is given to the public interest — public health, safety or welfare.

1 day ago


An editorial wrongly suggested a connection between Israeli settlements and the Iran accord

The “palliative visit” by Ashton B. Carter somehow motivated the Netanyahu government to authorize the building of additional units.

1 day ago


Too many teachers? How about too many state senators?

I would like to respond to the comments of state Sen. Scott Wagner, the York County Republican, regarding teachers in the July 22 op-ed

1 day ago


O’Connor’s sick leave bill will hurt businesses

A company that employs more than 15 employees will be required to permit up to 40 hours of sick time per employee.

2 days ago


Liberals fear Scott Walker because he is the Republicans' strongest candidate

America needs conservative reform and leadership like Mr. Walker’s to repair the damage done by President Barack Obama and his failed

2 days ago


The press must do real reporting on Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race

Political coverage used to be about getting information to the voters.

2 days ago


 FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at Elementary School  n Thorndale, Pa.  Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, Feb. 13, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

There’s more to Wolf’s severance tax

Mr. Wolf’s severance tax isn’t earmarked for education.

2 days ago


Peduto was right to fight Penn Plaza evictions

The vast majority of residents of Penn Plaza are poor, elderly and/​or disabled,

3 days ago


A callous landlord

Public and local government outcry has caused the Penn Plaza owner to temporarily rescind his devastating eviction edict.

3 days ago


Planned Parenthood did nothing illegal

It provides health services to low-income women and fetal tissue for research.

3 days ago


Trump's memory is faulty

The GOP candidate even forgets his own history.

3 days ago


Who’s fired?

Trump can’t just get rid of Congress.

3 days ago


City police should learn from the past

To allow a five-decade-old festival to come to an end because of rowdy teenagers is a blemish on the new police chief’s record.

3 days ago


Planned Parenthood reports were lacking

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

4 days ago


Legal vs. ethical treatment of babies

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

4 days ago


Promising more?

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

4 days ago


A higher speed limit wouldpose hazards

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

4 days ago


Consumers must send airlines a message

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days ago


Trump is the kind of candidate our forefathers envisioned

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 days ago


Abortion has a big impact on adoption

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

1 week ago


The neocons are wrong again

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

1 week ago


The free markets prevail

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

1 week ago


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

His wife says he should join the race for president.

1 week 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”).

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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?

1 week 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.

1 week 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.”

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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?

1 week 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.

1 week 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



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