Letters


People have valid concerns about fragrance ingredients

Women for a Healthy Environment hosts a campaign to raise consumer awareness about the potential health effects of fragranced products.

about 1 hour ago


Yellow Cab should stop crying to the PUC about ride sharing

Yellow Cab for years has had egg on its face for not providing the right service.

about 1 hour ago


Photo of Putin's visit with Patriarch Kirill was out of place in airliner news package

Vladimir Putin’s visit to a monastery was purely religious. Orthodox Christians found the photo placement offensive.

about 1 hour ago


Will the Russian Orthodox Church offer Putin any criticism?

I pray for the conversion of the Russian Orthodox Church so that it will return to Gospel leadership.

about 1 hour ago


Stage 62's "Side Show" is a wonderful production

“Come look at the freaks” begins one of the best local theater productions to hit Pittsburgh in a long time.

about 1 hour ago


Supreme Court ruling means employers can control women's choices

Whose “right of freedom of choice” did the contraception ruling affect? Was it for the owner of a business or for the female worker?

about 1 hour ago


 Balloons

Hold off on flying garbage when marking special occasions

Thank you for the column by Linda Wilson Fuoco about helping birds survive the summer (“Pet Tales,” July 19).

about 4 hours ago


Israel warns civilians before acting to stop Hamas missiles

Rob Rogers’ July 22 cartoon conveys the false message that Israel’s bombing in Gaza is a “heinous and cowardly” act.

about 4 hours ago


Rob Rogers' cartoon is unfair to Israel

Tuesday morning’s cartoon (“Which Is the More Heinous and Cowardly Act?” July 22) really bothered me.

1 day ago


America still has not learned its lessons about militarization

We should have paid attention to Dwight Eisenhower’s warning about the military-industrial complex.

1 day ago


Neither Obama nor Putin is showing accountability

President Obama declared “We have to make sure that the truth is out and that accountability exists” in response to the downing of MH17.

1 day ago


Holy Family Institute sees the face of Christ in immigrant children

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul — Diocesan Council of Pittsburgh lauds Holy Family for helping children caught in the border crisis.

1 day ago


President Obama is neglecting his duties to citizens

Mr. Obama wants additional billions to help the illegals, yet our veterans are dying from lack of proper medical care. Why?

1 day ago


Guest relations worker's help reflects well on the Pittsburgh Pirates

Our experience showed that handicapped fans can go to the games with confidence that the staff will accommodate their needs.

1 day ago


Israel has always accepted a two-state solution

What is wrong with your editorial board? Are you just badly uninformed about the Middle East or do you have an inherent anti-Israel bias?

1 day ago


Citizens pay the price when campaign cash thwarts issues

We should be more aware of what individuals and special interest groups are donating because they probably expect a return of favors.

1 day ago


Gaming revenue, not taxes, pay for Consol bond payments

Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund is funded from slot machine revenue and not by taxpayers.

2 days ago


Holy Family Institute is doing the right thing in helping immigrant children

Children fleeing violence in Central America.

2 days ago


Lyft, Uber applications raise complicated legal issues

Lyft and Uber are seeking permission from the Public Utility Commission to operate.

2 days ago


UPMC goes too far with worker smoking ban

UPMC’s employee smoking ban is criticized.

2 days ago


The Democrats are misstating Gov. Corbett's funding levels for education

Gov. Corbett did not cut education spending by $3 billion.

2 days ago


A new state law will improve the understanding of Down syndrome

Expectant mothers are provided the most current information about Down syndrome at the time of diagnosis.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh had a connection to the Grand Canyon air collision

My uncle, Jack Barry, was on assignment for the government to build a bridge.

3 days ago


UPMC's request for donations is simply insulting

As a Highmark customer, I probably will no longer be able to be treated at Magee-Womens Hospital.

3 days ago


Obama’s mantra is to ignore what needs to be done

It seems Mr. Obama has adopted a variation on the saying “When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.”

3 days ago


The public has a right to know about safety threats

The public needs to support the PG’s efforts to obtain railroad reports concerning the shipments of volatile crude oil through Pittsburgh.

3 days ago


 warning minefield

Land mines are a scourge that we must eliminate

I am writing concerning the editorial “Heavy Toll: Land Mines Meant to Deter Troops Still Kill Civilians” (July 14).

3 days ago


Corbett is using false logic regarding teachers and pensions

Pennsylvania teachers have always contributed their fair share to the state pension fund.

4 days ago


President Eisenhower was also prescient about the technological revolution

I could not agree more with the sentiment of John Sabatowski’s letter (“Cheney Promotes an Ideology Eisenhower Warned About,” July 15).

4 days ago


These former state hospital patient graves should matter to us

I‘‍m writing in response to the article about the poor condition of the cemeteries of two now-closed state hospitals, Dixmont and Woodville.

4 days ago


We can all learn from slashed bicyclist's compassion at his attacker's trial

Thank you to the Post-Gazette for the excellent coverage of the sentencing phase in the tragic trial of Anthony Scholl Jr.

4 days ago


Top-rated cities must have the transit to match

For all residents, I urge the politicians to ensure that ride-sharing services continue, as they do in many other cities.

4 days ago


This hopeful side of Nigeria shows the impact of education access

For the past seven years, I have been privileged to see another side of Nigeria.

4 days ago


The Gaza conflict will probably end when Hamas extremists believe they have won

I was startled by Robert Kraftowitz’s remarks (“The U.S. Bankrolls Inhumanity in Gaza,” July 14),

5 days ago


Human rights are yielding to corporate profit

Consider Supreme Court decisions and employers‘‍ restrictions on workers.

5 days ago


Will UPMC start to ban alcohol at social events?

In keeping with its smoking ban for workers, will UPMC ban lethal, addictive alcohol from all social functions sponsored by UPMC?

5 days ago


The PG should use letters to the editor space for citizens, not politicians

Politicians have many and various outlets to plead their case to the public.

5 days ago


We must speak out to save Frick Park trees

Trees in Frick Park are about to be bulldozed: at least 95 majestic, mature trees in the most lovely and picturesque part of Frick Woods.

5 days ago


Carrick landlord doesn't deserve a reprieve

Magisterial District Judge Richard G. King extended another 30-day period of suffering for tenants.

6 days ago


Israel is one of the most decent countries in the world

It is unconscionable that the Presbyterian Church USA has singled out Israel for divestment.

6 days ago


Democrats and Republicans are giving lip service on the border issue

The federal government has opened our borders to what is being described as an invasion.

6 days ago


America has a chance to show its best side with immigrant children

Help some children in need and give our great, generous city a chance to remind the people of these towns what being American is all about.

6 days ago


Gov. Corbett and the GOP are putting Pa.'s fiscal house in order

Gov. Tom Corbett and Republicans in Harrisburg are putting our fiscal house in order here in Pennsylvania.

6 days ago


Washington's Cross Creek is a fine place to fish

There has been an increase in both the size and number of fish caught at  Cross Creek Lake.

6 days ago


Pittsburgh benefited from Lorin Maazel’s mastery

Pittsburgh has lost a distinguished native son and international citizen.

6 days ago


 Man in kayak

When using any watercraft, properly wearing a life vest matters

The laws should be stricter about the need for everyone in any watercraft at all times of the year to be required to wear a life jacket.

6 days ago


Getting taxicab service in Pittsburgh can be a hassle

I welcome the ride-share services with open arms since they appear to offer a promising alternative.

1 week ago


Bus Rapid Transit is the wrong solution for a Downtown- to-Oakland route

Light rail, which could be expanded, would be a better way to go.

1 week ago


The decrease in flights to and from Pittsburgh is frustrating

From the West Coast, there are a very limited number of flights that are nonstop to Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


Israel must be willing to negotiate with Hamas

Israel’s latest offensive in Gaza will not eliminate Hamas, achieve Israeli security or bring Israel closer to long-term peace.

1 week ago



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