Letters


The fossil fuel industry is ignoring the future

The fossil fuel industry should embrace renewable energies and include them, not campaign so heavily against them.

about 18 hours ago


We welcome drilling in Frazer and West Deer

I have five natural gas wells on my property, all safely drilled and “fracked.”

about 18 hours ago


'Sparkle Season' fulfills a purpose different from Christmas

It clearly defines the difference between shopping and celebrating Christmas.

about 18 hours ago


After 9/11, enhanced interrogation was the best of bad options

Decisions had to be made comparing the costs of using enhanced interrogation with the risks of another major terrorist attack.

about 18 hours ago


Imagine if Congress in 1941 passed such awful legislation

What do marijuana and derivatives sold by banks have to do with the federal budget?

about 18 hours ago


It's time to just abandon football

Or at least require schools to fully insure their football playing students

1 day ago


Wellness penalties are counterproductive

A little bit of carrot and a little bit of stick and maybe employers can nudge workers to be healthier.

1 day ago


When is use of force by officer OK?

As a retired probation/​parole officer, I read the Dec. 10 David Brooks column “Cops See a Threatening World” with great interest.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh needs better bicyclists

Require bike riders to take training to ride safely and adhere to the rules of the road. They should also pay for using the roads.

1 day ago


$1.1 trillion in spending? This is no way to run a U.S. finances

How absurd is it to have a single vote to appropriate $1.1 trillion in spending? No one could possibly grasp what is in that bill.

2 days ago


Let Pennsylvania nurse practitioners help ease care shortages

The shortage is about to get worse. Starting in January, more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians will be eligible for Medicaid through Healthy PA.

2 days ago


Red states seem to love getting welfare from the federal government

Nine of the top 10 “takers” are Republican-controlled states. Yet they attempt to eliminate unions, suppress the minimum wage, etc.

2 days ago


In the aftermath of Ferguson, Eric Garner case, call for better police

In these cases, there is a pattern of extreme brutality and the scales are tipping toward injustice.

2 days ago


Classical music matters: WQED-FM radio is a gem

WQED-FM is a vital resource for all of the classical music organizations, both professional and amateur, in Western Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


The health care situation continues to be a mess

I changed to UPMC so I could keep the hospitals near my home. Guess what? I don’t get to keep my excellent Allegheny Health Network doctor.

3 days ago


UPMC burdens citizens by not paying a fair share of taxes

It is a multibillion-dollar global corporation masquerading as a nonprofit.

3 days ago


Many in Allegheny County share the transit pain

The problem is nobody cares about communities like ours with large numbers of low-income individuals, families and elderly.

3 days ago


Fox News hardly sparkles with dim reporting

This busy holiday season, things will be a little calmer if you just turn off Fox “News.”

3 days ago


The weather in Pittsburgh was welcome for us

When I arrived in Welland, Ontario, Canada from Scotland in April 1955, my strappy, high heels sank into a foot of snow.

3 days ago


Purveyors of tolerance have been seeking LGBT justice

Justice arrives at a painfully slow pace, but on this issue it has arrived.

3 days ago


Higher parking rates drive people away

Imagine the boost to the city if Pittsburgh became known nationally for low-cost, or even free, parking.

4 days ago


The city is determined to send shoppers to the suburbs

The increase in parking revenue will be realized by the city, as will the decrease in business.

4 days ago


Fitness matters for our nation's security

George F. Will’s recent column unfairly classifies the Safe Routes to School Program as a wasteful use of federal funds.

4 days ago


The Amazon court ruling is a blow to workers' rights

The issue is that these people are not being paid for extra time for security checks after their shift is over.

4 days ago


Wellness programs will help rein in health care costs

I commend the PG editorial board on recognizing the value of Affordable Care Act-compliant corporate wellness programs.

4 days ago


This health feud has unacceptable consequences

Local health care providers state in their ads that people should choose a plan that fits their needs. I chose and they took it away.

5 days ago


Street-sign honor for Gen. Hayden should be taken down

When you next visit Heinz Field, you might notice the “Gen. Michael V. Hayden Blvd.” sign on North Shore Drive facing the science center.

5 days ago


Dangerous changes to our climate are occurring

Would I trade the cold weather for shining suns and rising temperatures if it meant a threat to society? Absolutely not.

5 days ago


We must ensure the U.S. never uses torture again

What is described in the Senate report was a program where members of the CIA did unspeakable things, in many cases to innocent people.

6 days ago


The Baldwin area is being treated unfairly by the Port Authority

Good luck to all of the Baldwin homeowners who are trying to sell their homes. No bus service? No deal!

6 days ago


Remember the law when driving in rain

After being in a near collision, I feel compelled to inform drivers of two important facts about headlights.

6 days ago


Farewell to Reg Henry -- writer, gentleman and friend

The nicest guy I know, Post-Gazette columnist Reg Henry, is retiring from Pittsburgh’s premier newspaper.

6 days ago


Reg Henry's writing has brought much joy

Let us salute Reg Henry for giving to us days of joy and laughter as we pondered his words.

6 days ago


 Vector Store Front or Shop with Window and Sign

Small businesses shape our communities

About 85 percent of Pennsylvania businesses employ fewer than 50 people and nearly 90 percent employ under 100.

6 days ago


An op-ed on gay rights ignores reality

In his piece, Bruce Barron threatens a culture war if “traditionalists” are not permitted to discriminate against the LGBT community.

1 week ago


Try substituting other terms for 'gay' in a discriminatory suggestion

The oped piece was a sad, but transparent, attempt to find a socially acceptable way to continue discrimination against the LGBT community.

1 week ago


Bigotry in business is unacceptable

The oped author advocates that LGBT people “extend an olive branch” when businesses refuse them service.

1 week ago


Tony Norman is wrong about grand juries

As usual with his columns, bombast exceeds factual content.

1 week ago


Councilwoman Darlene Harris' measure would be a great help to dogs

Her proposed legislation would penalize dog owners for keeping their pet(s) outdoors for long periods in extreme hot/​cold weather.

1 week ago


Property taxes should fund government

I believe that real estate should be the principal revenue source for all levels of government.

1 week ago


Why not put body cameras on all officials?

President Barack Obama has proposed that all law enforcement officers in America wear body cameras.

1 week ago


Change jobs

Here’s a short note to the fast-food employees who say they are not paid well enough.

1 week ago


High Pitt salaries

I read with interest The Pittsburgh Press article “Pitt Officials in Line for Raises.”

1 week ago


Misguided protests

This is for those who oppose the protesters of the recent grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York City.

1 week ago


Praising PennDOT

It is a common joke that any Department of Motor Vehicles is the consumer’s version of hell on earth.

1 week ago


Two dedicated girls help protect animals

Kathleen Ganster’s feature story “2 Teens Reach $25,000 Goal for Animal Friends Shelter” will remain with me for many years to come.

1 week ago


Get real:Our nation’s economy is energy-driven

The Post-Gazette allowed  Michael T. Klare to vilify every aspect of fossil fuels and blame the Republican Party.

1 week ago


People in Baldwin need transit help

I am a resident of Baldwin Borough, which has no public transit service. We have been trying since May to get the Port Authority to help us.

1 week ago


The truth about immigrants

To Georgia Stringert’s letter (“Illegals’ Demands”): I would like to express my sympathy for the severe hardship that she must endure.

1 week ago


Arctic connection

Local residents appreciate the snowy owl — your recent reporting included a picture of Fleury, a snowy owl at the National Aviary.

1 week ago



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