Letters


Impose stiff penalties for work zone speeding

Put up these cameras and put some teeth in the rule for drivers who threaten workers’ lives.

about 6 hours ago


Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority leaks are costly

The PWSA needs to effectively identify areas where it might learn from other suppliers how to improve its operations.

about 6 hours ago


PayPal and other companies should summarize the legalese

The vendor would have to supply a summary to allow users to quickly and easily understand their commitments and responsibilities.

about 6 hours ago


Helping refugees makes our city diverse and saves lives

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh agrees there is a role for the U.S. in helping refugees, such as the Rohingya from Burma.

about 6 hours ago


The Irish vote is a victory for Christian teachings

The overwhelming vote in Friday’s referendum to allow same-sex marriage may be Irish Christianity’s brightest hour.

1 day ago


Disgraceful behavior was on display at CCAC commencement

Screaming audience members made it impossible to hear those speaking at the podium.

1 day ago


Penn State football broadcaster Fran Fisher was a class act

I was privileged to have known Fran and saw him often at Penn State functions.

1 day ago


Thuggish bankers are getting off scot-free

None will face prison time and the public humiliation which they deserve. Is this why many people take consolation in the existence of hell?

1 day ago


PSBA’s Right-to-Know request for charter schools is a publicity stunt

The Pennsylvania School Boards Association has the information it requested at its fingertips.

1 day ago


Early life abuse must be addressed

We can’t wait until children enter school to try and correct the effect that abuse has on the developing brain.

2 days ago


Faith in bureaucrats would be misplaced

It’s a shame that Paul Buchheit is teaching economics when he seems so much better at rhetoric (“Why Not Privatize Everything?” May 17).

2 days ago


UPMC has another corporate tantrum in rejecting Highmark Medicare Advantage

Despite what it says, UPMC does have an obligation to this community.

2 days ago


Will the public ever see real accountability from banks?

A $5 billion fine for megabanks for rigging global markets is chump change for these institutions and plain silliness on enforcement’s part.

2 days ago


Forum commentary distorts Ayn Rand’s philosophy

Objectivism certainly defends individualism, but the defense is anything but mindless.

3 days ago


Ayn Rand believed government has a vital but limited role

Her political philosophy is wholly incompatible with any form of anarchism.

3 days ago


Privatizers forget that humans are deeply interconnected

Democracy means freedom — but as individual freedoms within a group environment.

3 days ago


Two thumbs up for a movie theater Downtown

Having a movie theater that would show first-run films would be a great addition to Downtown Pittsburgh.

3 days ago


Trade Promotion Authority would support job growth

Trade and manufacturing create jobs and a strong economy. Congress is considering legislation key to negotiating trade agreements.

3 days ago


Voters sent a message by choosing Barbara Daly Danko

She fell out of favor with proponents of drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport for questioning the wisdom of a decadeslong gas lease.

4 days ago


Danko was the driving force behind the naming of the David McCullough Bridge

A relative newcomer to county council at the time, Barbara Daly Danko clearly saw the importance of my proposal to honor Mr. McCullough.

4 days ago


It's not enough to talk about science; students must do science

If the U.S. wants to compete in the STEM area, public schools must participate in science and engineering fairs.

4 days ago


Pa. shouldn’t lag behind on medical marijuana

The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for myriad ailments.

5 days ago


Improved training for security guards makes Pittsburgh buildings safer

Training leads to a better equipped workforce, professionalizes the industry and reduces turnover.

5 days ago


 A view of the Hill District and Pittsburgh skyline from the Herron Hill Reservoir.

My love for Pittsburgh -- weather and all -- has grown strong over the years

As I grew older I came to find out how much there is going on in Pittsburgh at any given time of the year.

5 days ago


The game of football inherently lacks integrity

The problem is that nobody can knock a person to the ground with integrity.

5 days ago


Be sure to pause and reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day

We should take time to remember the fallen heroes from all wars past who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free.

5 days ago


A Qatar Airways route here seems unrealistic

I have a difficult time believing that the possibility of a route between Pittsburgh and Doha is little more than a pipe dream.

6 days ago


Independents should be permitted to vote in primaries

Since we did not endorse any single party doesn’t that mean we represent both sides and should be allowed to vote in the primaries?

6 days ago


Is the FEC just giving up regarding campaign finance abuses?

The leader of the commission stated she has given up hope of “reining in abuses” in the 2016 presidential campaign.

6 days ago


The referees should have noticed a problem with the football

The referees handle the football as much as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

6 days ago


Pittsburgh delivered a fine first impression

My son and I were very impressed with your Downtown waterfront park area.

6 days ago


Liquor prices are the main issue with the state store system

I bought some wines on sale for $4 in Florida that are $9 in Pennsylvania state stores.

6 days ago


Let’s continue the war on litter for another 100 years

Len Barcousky’s article “Eyewitness 1915: City Made a Celebration Out of Cleanup Campaign” was actually about Pittsburgh’s first “Redd Up.”

6 days ago


These student achievers show the future is in good hands

With all the problems and demands our schools face, they are still able to encourage and inspire the brightest students in our history.

1 week ago


Math and science have artistic beauty

Science and math are replete with beautiful proofs, beautiful experiments and beautiful theories.

1 week ago


Not all meat is alike when it comes to a healthy diet

Differentiation should be made between fast-food meat and organically raised grass-fed beef from humanely treated cattle.

1 week ago


Can we trust state lawmakers to adequately fund education?

Local control of public education could be in serious trouble if the property tax reform proposals being pushed in Harrisburg become law.

1 week ago


The EPA is clear about 2020 reductions

If we at the Pennsylvania Chamber are wrong, then the EPA must be as well.

1 week ago


EPA and the grid

The vast majority of baseload generation units in the PJM footprint are either nuclear or use coal as a fuel source.

1 week ago


Bigelow roadwork

I was surprised to learn of the road construction project detailed in “Bigelow Blvd. Corridor Faces Traffic Curbs for Roadwork.”

1 week ago


Cancer care

Lanie K. Francis, M.D., wrote a poignant and practical essay on Mother’s Day. She is so correct.

1 week ago


Paintings of 90 neighborhoods are a tapestry of Pittsburgh

Ron Donoughe’s 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods accomplished what others have been attempting to do for decades.

1 week ago


Rail safety should have been a priority

Lives could have been spared and many serious injuries avoided if a speed restriction system had been in place.

1 week ago


The PG and Democratic Committee chair are wrong about District 11 election

The Post-Gazette and Nancy Patton Mills are asking voters to elect the now unopposed candidate in this county council race.

1 week ago


Thank you, Pittsburgh police, for a job well done

I was impressed by the high degree of professionalism exhibited by the Pittsburgh police and SWAT during an arrest in my neighborhood.

1 week ago


We need to decrease C-sections overall in the United States

It is well-documented that the United States’ persistent 33 percent is too high.

1 week ago


We must reach kids when they are young

What Jerome Bettis and the programs with which he is affiliated aim to do is truly needed, but they don’t go far enough.

1 week ago


Fear mongers have our nation in their grip

This rich and fortunate country is drowning in fear. Powerful industries, bureaucracies and media stoke our insecurity.

1 week ago


Needle exchange is about disease prevention

Besides helping to prevent HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks, needle exchange programs are a bridge to treatment.

1 week ago


Why do women put up with barriers based on religion?

I read Amanda Bennett’s April 26 column (“Why Do We Let Slide Bias Against Women?”). The sun was shining and so was I after reading her

1 week ago



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