Letters


TV show gave the city invaluable promotion

Chelsa Wagner’s threat to withhold tax payments to VisitPittsburgh is ill advised and gives the appearance of a vindictive agenda.

about 16 hours ago


The pope promotes decency and respect in free speech

Thank you, Pope Francis, for having the courage to speak the truth in recent comments about freedom of speech with restraint.

about 16 hours ago


When will Consol's Findlay gas drilling end?

All I want is peace in my life. Where can I find it if not in my own home?

about 16 hours ago


The LCB again fails the public

This situation regarding special order items is another example of the complete incompetence of this government albatross.

about 16 hours ago


Successful talks with Iran are in U.S. interests

The current negotiations with Iran provide the best opportunity we’ve ever had to guard against a nuclear-armed Iran.

about 16 hours ago


Charging per credit is a fairer tuition system

Under the charge per credit, the cost of a degree is the same for everyone. What could be fairer than that?

1 day ago


Those asking for tolerance must themselves be tolerant

Should a kosher or halal grocer be forced to slaughter a pig and provide pork for my wedding reception?

1 day ago


We have puzzling attitudes toward the rich vs. the royal

Curious behavior: We diss the 1 percent and laud royalty.

1 day ago


The driving test should include a courtesy section

I have been observing for some time the frightening inconsideration of most young drivers.

1 day ago


Traveling by train to New York is a nice way to go

Ruth Ann Dailey’s fun article (“Decide on a Strategy for a Winter Outing in NYC”) overlooked the option of taking the train from Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


 Road Sign Warning - Deer

Humane Society ecologist has no understanding of deer woes here

I hope no one in a position to help decide the issue of Mt. Lebanon’s deer infestation will pay any attention to Laura Simon’s letter.

1 day ago


France should remove press restrictions

The press in France is not allowed to publish incitements to hatred and racial insults, among other things, so some push the boundaries.

2 days ago


In America, we really are not Charlie

Many Americans, including theater owners and government officials, could take a lesson from the French in courage.

2 days ago


HPV vaccines should be more widely administered

Despite vaccines against HPV being available since 2006, these cancer-preventing vaccines have unfortunately found a limited market.

2 days ago


Inspiring essay is a tribute to writer's beloved Ghana

I read Amma Ababio’s inspiring essay, which brought me to tears.

2 days ago


A+ gives opportunities for citizens to help advance schools

A+ Schools offers many chances to learn about Pittsburgh’s public schools.

2 days ago


Could Pa. politicians strike a grand bargain?

Perhaps Gov. Tom Wolf and House Speaker Mike Turzai could compromise on liquor privatization and a shale gas extraction tax.

3 days ago


Support for a severance tax ignores shale gas market realities

Shale development is incredibly capital-intensive, and recent market conditions have led many energy companies to slash spending and jobs.

3 days ago


Perhaps the local level is where we can have hope in politics

Step outside of Washington for State of the Union common sense and camaraderie.

3 days ago


Let's rebrand vegetables to have the same allure as problem pizza

Am I the only one who has been craving pizza nonstop since reading the front-page article “The Problem With Pizza” (Jan. 19)?

3 days ago


Pot dependence article unfairly taints cannabis

Regarding the subhead “Yes, you can get addicted to marijuana”: Numerous scientific studies have disproven that statement.

3 days ago


Paterno was an accomplished coach, not a saint

Let’s stop the “god-devil” labeling of Joe Paterno and analyze him as a human being with great accomplishments and possible human frailty.

4 days ago


PSU hockey players' 409 stickers rekindled a cooling fire

Did the Penn State sports teams wear stickers condemning pedophiles when Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing boys?

4 days ago


Pa. needs a basic education funding formula for fairness and quality

Funds are allocated according to the wishes of the Legislature, which has resulted in broad and unfair disparities among schools.

4 days ago


Safer standards on ozone are necessary

The medical evidence is clear that ozone pollution is harmful.

5 days ago


The FOP and the Pittsburgh police chief must address racism together

It is time for people of all races to speak out.

5 days ago


How can the perils of pizza rate front-page treatment?

Is it necessary to point out the “evils” of pizza?

5 days ago


Stability of leadership is a key factor in Pittsburgh and other school districts

Teachers are a critical component in the educational experience.

5 days ago


Shooting deer won’t solve the problem

The deer-killing methods to be used are understandably controversial.

5 days ago


Set aside the State of the Union rhetoric

Congress and the nation should continue the debate that began when the President’s comments were being previewed leading up to his speech.

6 days ago


Montour school taxpayers were ripped off by a double-dipper

Fran Serenka was “double-dipping” by working as a director in Montour School District and associate professor at Duquesne University.

6 days ago


The family feud over Martin Luther King's possessions is obscene

Sadly, Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons’ actions do indeed bespeak the content of their character.

6 days ago


Penn State fans' celebration on Paterno wins was shameful

The late coach Joe Paterno knew there was a problem with Jerry Sandusky, his long-time assistant.

6 days ago


Help us help local young people

The Ward Home hopes community members will partner with them to empower the teens.

6 days ago


Corbett failed in UPMC-Highmark fight

The UPMC-Highmark problems faced by maternity patients rest solely with the outgoing Corbett administration. Last July, I and others met

1 week ago


Allegheny County facilities for jurors

“I apologize for the negative juror experience Ms. Epstein had in the courtroom of Allegheny County Common Pleas Administrative Judge David

1 week ago


Proposed fracking permit in Ligonier Township could impact Loyalhanna Watershed

I urge the public to examine proposed zoning maps and hold Ligonier officials accountable for creating a responsible and well-informed plan.

1 week ago


Unworthy topic in Post-Gazette

It’s as if the Post-Gazette sees the two events as being equivalent.

1 week ago


State of denial: Climate change

The chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works, Republican James Inhofe of Oklahoma, has called climate change

1 week ago


Unfair to Allegheny County job seekers

What working-class man or woman would throw away $30 on the mere chance to get a job with so many other applicants?

1 week ago


Charlie Hebdo controversy: Who’s irreverent?

Why would one risk life itself for this democracy or any other when being snarky is the “only” way to ensure it?

1 week ago


Bolster U.S. defenses against North Korea

Missile defense gives our diplomats the freedom to take a tough stand against nuclear threats — and protects us from the worst if all else

1 week ago


Ignoring climate change warnings is dangerous

As the Earth is much more crowded and infrastructures much more fragile today, the resulting starvation and violence could be much worse

1 week ago


Appeasement only serves to embolden extremists

The Jan. 11 column by Jack Kelly is an excellent description of how French appeasement helped to create the current situation.

1 week ago


Long ago I learned that the Quran calls for mercy

It was accepting of the Ten Commandments — most certainly “thou shall not kill.”

1 week ago


Workers need job training and they also need to eat

Gene Barr of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry thinks raising the minimum wage would harm the economy.

1 week ago


A+ Schools takes the long view to improving education

Thank you for drawing attention to the good work of A+ Schools in Pittsburgh (“A+ Schools Looking to Strengthen Advocacy Role,” Jan. 4).

1 week ago


A nuclear fusion challenge would be a bold step to save our planet

Nuclear fusion, which produces no greenhouse gases and little waste, could replace fossil fuels as the major source of electricity.

1 week ago


Lawmakers continue to cower to the NRA

Our lawmakers at every level of government are terrified of the NRA and so refuse to pass common-sense legislation to control gun violence.

1 week ago


NRA hysteria about local laws destroying the Second Amendment is hogwash

It is suing to overturn local firearm ordinances passed by municipalities that want some restraint against our “anything goes” gun culture.

1 week ago



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