Letters


He needs treatment

The perpetrator in the Franklin Regional attacks should not be charged as an adult. He needs the right diagnosis and treatment.

about 7 hours ago


Thankfully, no gun

Imagine if the young man in the Franklin Regional stabbings had had access to a gun.

about 7 hours ago


Violent videos

Many years ago doctors and parent organizations put up a fight to remove violent cartoons from TV. Where are these organizations now?

about 7 hours ago


Awful suggestion

Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA.

about 7 hours ago


Easier than when?

Nowadays, the law-abiding go through all manner of background checks to purchase guns, something that didn’t used to be the case.

about 7 hours ago


Imagine what the U.S. could do with money given to the military

Imbalanced spending has consequences as we see in reduced food stamps, unemployment spending and lack of job creation.

about 7 hours ago


The president knows the value of natural gas

As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”

about 7 hours ago


GOP hypocrisy

American people take a good look at the Republicans in the House and the Senate.

about 11 hours ago


Events child care

Pittsburgh has been invigorated recently by two forums that have cultivated conversation around women and equality.

about 11 hours ago


Parks classrooms

Thank you for your recent coverage of the plans for the new Frick Environmental Center.

about 11 hours ago


Maritime value

The State University of New York’s Maritime College in the Bronx has consistently done very well in the report of return on investment.

about 12 hours ago


The IRS could make health care more affordable

Because of the federal income tax code, those who pay their health care insurance out-of-pocket are being treated unjustly.

about 11 hours ago


Pa. businesses should employ Pa. workers

One of the huge problems that Pa. skilled workers and contractors are facing is the number of  out-of-state contractors and workers.

about 12 hours ago


Contempt at root

Regarding the Franklin Regional stabbings, once more a shocked nation asks: How can this be happening — again — in American schools?

2 days ago


Cancer caring

The Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield has provided support for cancer patients and their families since 1988.

2 days ago


Maintain progress

If we fail to maintain our infrastructure, we are squandering our tax dollars.

2 days ago


The Pirates’ gun gesture is painful, not joyful

The players have replaced the Zoltan "Z" with a gun-slinging move, but it only reminds me of all the victims of gun attacks.

2 days ago


Don’t perpetuate myths about mental illness

I am dismayed by the PG’s persistence in citing “mental illness” as the primary precursor to murderous rampages.

2 days ago


Care and support

Franklin Regional's student families received care and kindness at Forbes Regional Hospital.

3 days ago


Political purchases

Thanks to the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign finance, there is no need for average Americans to vote anymore.

3 days ago


A wealth of irony

While the Supreme Court further empowers the rich, millionaire singer Garth Brooks serenades George H.W. Bush with "Friends in Low Places."

3 days ago


Afghan voter lines

If Afghan voters don't want to wait in long lines, they should enlist the help of the Koch brothers and the GOP.

3 days ago


Dubai’s success

Dubai is different and successful in a part of the world that is mired in conflict.

3 days ago


Better care for the mentally ill is crucial for our society

Rep. Tim Murphy's mental health bill would deliver more treatment to those who could do serious harm.

3 days ago


Together we’ll bring new opportunities to our city

As mayor of Pittsburgh, I am committed to focusing on those neighborhoods that have not shared in our city’s economic boom.

3 days ago


Violence in media

Were violent video games and music to blame for the Franklin Regional attacks?

4 days ago


Fox show’s plot

"The Following," a show about a serial killer on Fox, might have inspired the thinking behind the Franklin Regional stabbings.

4 days ago


Knife control now?

Where is the call for knife control after the Franklin Regional student attack?

4 days ago


Knife lobbying

Will the NRA seek full protection for knives as arms under the Second Amendment?

4 days ago


Another long recess

The members of the U.S. House and Senate are again not in Washington working.

4 days ago


Colonial elitism

John Winthrop and the Massachusetts colony of the 1600s provided a shining example of theological elitism.

4 days ago


Focus on the courage displayed amid horror

In the wake of the Franklin Regional High School stabbings, people must focus on the acts of courage.

4 days ago


The next president

Voters should send someone from middle America to the White House.

5 days ago


Unjust outcome

In regard to the killing of Zachary Sheridan and the verdict for the shooter, violent crime on our streets has won again.

5 days ago


A weak verdict

When I heard the voluntary manslaughter verdict in the Zach Sheridan case, I was appalled.

5 days ago


Israel will get what?

The Palestinian Authority has made its demands, but what guarantees will Israel get?

5 days ago


Helping children

Your support of the Shrine Circus in turn helps to support the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.

5 days ago


Obamacare is giving me problems, not solutions

My old policy is being canceled because it didn't meet the guidelines, but the insurance exchange to get a new policy has so far failed me.

5 days ago


Welfare caseloads have declined, not increased

From the inception of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in 1996 to 2008, caseloads declined by 47 percent.

5 days ago


U.S. plutocracy

Greed, corruption and social injustice have reached new highs in what remains of American democracy.

6 days ago


Mail non-delivery

Non-delivery of mail is not a problem just in Point Breeze, but in my Squirrel Hill neighborhood, too.

6 days ago


Bring on the pie

Since the departure of pitcher A.J. Burnett, is there anyone else in the Pirates' dugout who will give a pie in the face to team achievers?

6 days ago


An imperfect game

Major League Baseball's Instant replay has made a slow game even slower.

6 days ago


Discouraging words

Budding poets should not be discouraged by critics from academia.

6 days ago


Haiku ‘how to’

Remember the formula for syllables in the lines of a haiku: five, seven, five.

6 days ago


Evil debris

Pennsylvania could curb litter by raising the fine, teaching children about the problem and requiring deposits on cans and bottles.

6 days ago


Our republic has been destroyed by corruption

Modern America is plagued by financial and political corruption, which threatens our system of government.

6 days ago


Our littered roadways are embarrassing

Pittsburgh roads are littered with trash. Can't the region address this problem?

6 days ago


Talent investment

The Governor's School for the Sciences might not be sustainable beyond 2014 without more funding from the state.

1 week ago


A low wage bar

UPMC would serve itself, its workers and the larger community much better if it did what is fair and equitable for its service workers.

1 week ago



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