Letters


The city will lose conventions without a hotel

Pittsburgh does not necessarily need another full-service hotel; a budget hotel would be highly desirable.

about 4 hours ago


Controller Chelsa Wagner is earning her salary

With her investigation related to “Undercover Boss,” Ms. Wagner has gained my confidence in her oversight of how public money is being used.

about 4 hours ago


The county controller needs to stop her attack on Mayor Peduto

Chelsa Wagner, refocus your aim and withdraw your dragon claws from VisitPittsburgh and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

about 4 hours ago


Join us on the journey of dismantling racism

We were encouraged by police Chief McLay posing with a poster reading: “I Resolve to Challenge Racism @ Work #End White Silence.”

about 4 hours ago


Returning cats to the street is inhumane

Stray and feral cats are not super-felines who can withstand subfreezing temperatures.

1 day ago


We must continue to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Republicans think it is a “war on Alaska,” but, in fact, the war is if you allow drilling to ruin habitats and animals.

1 day ago


Pa. and the nation must look to energy options beyond coal

The money coal puts into our economy cannot replace the $50 billion in damage from Hurricane Sandy.

1 day ago


Why would customers' sexuality ever matter to shopkeepers selling goods?

When shops are open to the public, should shopkeepers really be able to pick and choose whom they serve?

1 day ago


The NFL can’t take cheating lightly

The NFL looks to be turning into a pro-wrestling venue, should this be taken lightly.

2 days ago


Today's NFL is ruled by the media

The NFL fines players for not talking to the media brotherhood, even if the player has nothing to say.

2 days ago


Democratic Committee endorsement fees are shameful

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee has been dysfunctional for at least a generation or so.

2 days ago


The county Democrats' endorsement process is worth it

The Democratic Committee is composed of more than 2000 members elected for the purpose of supporting endorsed Democratic candidates.

2 days ago


The PG and reader generosity assisted with ‘Treasures’

The Salvation Army is humbled by the generosity and support shown by the Post-Gazette and its readers.

2 days ago


Congress should let the Export-Import Bank expire

The PG calls on Congress to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank because the agency supposedly nets the government a profit. This is misleading.

3 days ago


Why can't the mayor get UPMC to do things that matter most?

The county controller’s decision to question VisitPittsburgh’s “Undercover Boss” donation has raised other questions for me,

3 days ago


Catholic schools provide a priceless education

I am grateful for all religious women and men and laypeople who devote their lives to teaching in our Catholic schools.

3 days ago


The city deserves snow removal kudos

I believe most Pittsburgh residents will agree that there has been a vast improvement in the removal of snow from our streets.

3 days ago


More U.S. gas reserves should be opened up for drilling

The opportunity to increase U.S. oil and gas production is too sensible to ignore.

3 days ago


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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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?

4 days ago


The LCB again fails the public

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

4 days 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.

4 days 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?

5 days 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?

5 days ago


We have puzzling attitudes toward the rich vs. the royal

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

5 days ago


The driving test should include a courtesy section

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 days ago


Inspiring essay is a tribute to writer's beloved Ghana

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

6 days ago


A+ gives opportunities for citizens to help advance schools

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

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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)?

1 week ago


Pot dependence article unfairly taints cannabis

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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?

1 week 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.

1 week ago


Safer standards on ozone are necessary

The medical evidence is clear that ozone pollution is harmful.

1 week ago


The FOP and the Pittsburgh police chief must address racism together

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

1 week ago


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

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

1 week ago


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

Teachers are a critical component in the educational experience.

1 week ago


Shooting deer won’t solve the problem

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

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago



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