Letters


Pa. is working to improve vaccination rates

The Department of Health has implemented a multipronged approach in recent months to improve immunization rates in the commonwealth.

about 15 hours ago


Rehabilitation was the goal of Michael Vick's punishment

I don’t personally know or like Mr. Vick, but I do believe he is remorseful and ashamed of his role in the dogfighting ring.

about 15 hours ago


Let's give Michael Vick a canine welcome to Heinz Field

Since PNC Park has “bring your dog” nights at the Pirates games, I feel it is now time for Heinz Field to extend the same welcome to dogs.

about 15 hours ago


The double standards regarding abuse say a lot about our society

Michael Vick is unwanted by many fans; meanwhile, players who have abused women, sexually or physically, are accepted.

about 15 hours ago


Improvement at underperforming schools requires ambitious change

Gov. Tom Wolf should support Senate Bill 6, Sen. Lloyd Smucker’s legislation that would require meaningful and proven interventions.

about 15 hours ago


The arena site plans should be exciting to all

The hiring of Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group is not a misstep, as one Hill District leader said.

1 day ago


To be a real public transit link, the Almono project should connect to Downtown

As it stands now, the proposed project does nothing to improve connections between Oakland and the region.

1 day ago


Rob Rogers' cartoon about quarterbacks is ambiguous

The actions of Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady should never be compared with the despicable actions of Michael Vick.

1 day ago


Military lives were lost last week, too

Last week we had two shooting incidents. The one involving the TV reporter and cameraman made Page 1 of newspapers for several days.

1 day ago


Deuce showed what’s possible for people with autism disorders

The quality of my brother’s life became the vision of what was possible for my son.

1 day ago


Drilling near schools can be done safely

Pennsylvania’s natural gas regulations are the most comprehensive in the country.

2 days ago


Fracking near schools is bad for children's health.

Healthy Schools PA launched a mapping initiative that identified hazards within a one-mile radius of public school in southwestern PA.

2 days ago


The August Wilson Center needs a black theater troupe

With all the talent in Pittsburgh, I wonder why such a group has not been formed yet.

2 days ago


Single-payer insurance is a Cadillac plan for a Chevy price

Single payer is Cadillac health care for the price of a Chevy.

2 days ago


Europe’s experience shows gun control works

In Europe, where gun control is the law of the land, the murder rate from firearms is one-fifth that of the United States.

3 days ago


A tribute to the slain TV journalists

Ages 24 and 27, two score years younger than I, could Alison Parker and Adam Ward have guessed they would have no more days?

3 days ago


Shootings will continue until we all see everyone's value

Will mass shootings never stop? What to do? This is a cultural problem, not legal or political.

3 days ago


 Quarterback Michael Vick practices with the Steelers at the team's South Side facility Aug.26.

I feel betrayed by the Steelers

The other night, I saw Michael Vick wearing black and gold in a photo on the Post-Gazette’s website.

3 days ago


Let's see who might be available for Rooney's future roster

Aaron Hernandez will be available in a few years if he wins his appeal of a murder conviction.

3 days ago


The zoo’s woes go beyond the elephant issue

The zoo is a dump full of weeds, broken fixtures and dangers to its staff — and hopefully not its patrons.

4 days ago


Each one of us will walk our painful journeys in our own way

I have no hatred or longing for revenge, but I do have a longing for justice.

4 days ago


Rep. Rothfus and others should provide the details of 'a better deal' with Iran

Let’s not let politicians off the hook with great-sounding pronouncements — and not even a hint of how to make them happen.

4 days ago


Memories of Bob Prince and Pie Traynor from our KQV days

When Bob and Pie went to spring training they both hired me to fill in for them on their shows.

4 days ago


 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference near the U.S.-Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23.

How would Donald Trump remove people? It’s chilling to consider

Does he think the undocumented would just calmly line up to be sent “home”?

4 days ago


Unease over homelessness should spur us to help

I am a Lutheran pastor. I felt very uneasy about the letter “Fans Feeling Uneasy” (Aug. 24).

5 days ago


Put faith into action to assist the homeless

Perhaps some struggled to get to the ballpark on “Faith Night” in hopes that faith groups would feel responsive to their needs.

5 days ago


Pittsburgh's parking enforcement is mean-spirited

I was certainly surprised to get a notice from Pittsburgh Parking Court saying I owed fees on top of fees for a parking ticket I received.

5 days ago


Many cannot get past Vick’s crimes against dogs

The Steelers signing Michael Vick is not only controversial.

6 days ago


Michael Vick should not be denied opportunities that come with rehabilitation

The response to any outrage should be to work for a better justice system.

6 days ago


The Steelers could learn from the Pirates about how to treat fans

The Steelers and the NFL should spend some time studying how the Pirates do things.

6 days ago


Government must work for the average person, too

If our politicians don’t stand up for ordinary people, good jobs and safe, healthy neighborhoods, how will our state grow stronger?

6 days ago


Donald Trump is a problem of the GOP's making

GOP had it coming.

6 days ago


War is the most probable alternative to the Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus traveled to Israel to seek Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s counsel on the Iran nuclear deal.

6 days ago


Death sentences rarely help victims’ families heal

My heart goes out to Paul Sciullo’s mother (“Lingering Execution Moratorium Pains Victim’s Mother,” Aug. 24). I have walked in her shoes.

1 week ago


Pa.'s death penalty moratorium is the right move

As a people we cannot allow understandable emotions in response to horrific crimes to define how we govern.

1 week ago


For better baseball in the postseason, change the playoff system

With the “one and done” game, the team with the second-best record — the Pirates — could be out of the playoffs before they get started.

1 week ago


 Zebras at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

The Zoological Association of America is committed to animal welfare and public safety

ZAA is proud to welcome Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as an accredited member.

1 week ago


The Iran deal is an alternative to endless conflict

The commentary by U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus about the Iran nuclear agreement is plainly just wrong.

1 week ago


Critics should stop comparing the Iran nuclear agreement with a mythical "better deal"

The world is moving ahead with or without us on this, and there is no assurance that sanctions will stand if we back out of the deal.

1 week ago


Why did the PG downplay the real story about Iran nuclear inspections?

I’m puzzled that the Post-Gazette would choose to give front-page coverage to an erroneous Associated Press story.

1 week ago


That rotten smell is all about money

When I moved here in 1980, people felt they needed to tolerate pollution for Pittsburgh to remain prosperous. Not enough has changed.

1 week ago


Finally, some necessary context regarding deer in Mt. Lebanon

Too many recent PG articles have focused on the small contingent of deer management opponents.

1 week ago


Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?

There are guns in 36 percent of homes in Pennsylvania, and far too many children have access to them.

1 week ago


We need a solution to the proliferation of guns

The proliferation of weapons in the community is disastrous, and it is increasing daily.

1 week ago


Guns are essential for self-defense

The gun control/​gun elimination/​anti-gun/​anti-self defense movement at times seems to flourish in this country.

1 week ago


Cartoonist Rob Rogers is wrong about GOP partisanship

Rogers’ partisanship offers more distortions than facts.

1 week ago


'Return of the Freshmen'? A photo heading was oxymoronic

Your Local section had a photo of first-year Duquesne students under the heading “Return of the Freshmen” ...

1 week ago


County council should work to strengthen itself

Allegheny County Council absolutely could work to amend the charter to strengthen itself (followed by a referendum).

1 week ago


Donald Trump’s ‘birther’ stance has fallen off the radar

At the Republican debate, why wasn’t he asked about this issue -- which he railed endlessly and loudly about in the past?

1 week ago


Donald Trump thinks he can be America's CEO

If Mr. Trump backs out of the GOP race, any other candidate should reject his support because he expects something in return.

1 week ago



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