Letters


Education results

I found the information regarding the pilot program that was initiated at three schools to be very exciting.

about 3 hours ago


Money for voters

The Supreme Court has recently given its blessing to big-money contributions to candidates as part of free speech.

about 3 hours ago


Bush’s paintings

I think President Bush should be painting some of the wounded soldiers with whom he now rides bicycles.

about 3 hours ago


AmeriCorps impact

Over the years, AmeriCorps has impacted the lives of many thousands of people through its work.

about 3 hours ago


A gas severance tax would hurt landowners

All the major Democratic candidates for governor are claiming a tax on drilling companies will net hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

about 3 hours ago


Public officials aren’t doing enough to end insurance war

For the past couple of years we have had to deal with the health care battle between UPMC and Highmark to the dismay of our residents.

about 3 hours ago


Stingy toward poor

During this Holy Week, our governor and legislators should repent their stingy ways to “the least of the brethren."

1 day ago


NCAA and PSU

Why does the Post-Gazette believe the issue of the NCAA exceeding its authority with Penn State is better left unscrutinized?

1 day ago


Al inspired even then

Years ago at Westinghouse High School, Al Donalson already showed his amazing talent as a journalist and writer.

1 day ago


Bucs’ ‘Yes’ gesture

The Pirates have replaced Zoltan with the "Yes Movement" of the WWE's Daniel Bryan.

1 day ago


Pride reduces litter

Individuals should have the civic pride to properly dispose of their garbage, not rely on the state to pick up items tossed out the window.

1 day ago


The public vote regarding city police residency deserves respect

City voters made it clear that they wanted our city police to live in the city.

1 day ago


Gov. Corbett understands the Medicaid math

The call for expansion of Medicaid would place one-quarter of Pennsylvania citizens on the rolls of this welfare program.

1 day ago


He needs treatment

The perpetrator in the Franklin Regional attacks should not be charged as an adult. He needs the right diagnosis and treatment.

2 days ago


Thankfully, no gun

Imagine if the young man in the Franklin Regional stabbings had had access to a gun.

2 days ago


Violent videos

Many years ago doctors and parent organizations put up a fight to remove violent cartoons from TV. Where are these organizations now?

2 days ago


Awful suggestion

Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA.

2 days ago


Easier than when?

Nowadays, the law-abiding go through all manner of background checks to purchase guns, something that didn’t used to be the case.

2 days ago


Imagine what the U.S. could do with money given to the military

Imbalanced spending has consequences as we see in reduced food stamps, unemployment spending and lack of job creation.

2 days ago


The president knows the value of natural gas

As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”

2 days ago


GOP hypocrisy

American people take a good look at the Republicans in the House and the Senate.

2 days ago


Events child care

Pittsburgh has been invigorated recently by two forums that have cultivated conversation around women and equality.

2 days ago


Parks classrooms

Thank you for your recent coverage of the plans for the new Frick Environmental Center.

2 days ago


Maritime value

The State University of New York’s Maritime College in the Bronx has consistently done very well in the report of return on investment.

2 days ago


The IRS could make health care more affordable

Because of the federal income tax code, those who pay their health care insurance out-of-pocket are being treated unjustly.

2 days ago


Pa. businesses should employ Pa. workers

One of the huge problems that Pa. skilled workers and contractors are facing is the number of  out-of-state contractors and workers.

2 days ago


Contempt at root

Regarding the Franklin Regional stabbings, once more a shocked nation asks: How can this be happening — again — in American schools?

4 days ago


Cancer caring

The Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield has provided support for cancer patients and their families since 1988.

4 days ago


Maintain progress

If we fail to maintain our infrastructure, we are squandering our tax dollars.

4 days ago


The Pirates’ gun gesture is painful, not joyful

The players have replaced the Zoltan "Z" with a gun-slinging move, but it only reminds me of all the victims of gun attacks.

4 days ago


Don’t perpetuate myths about mental illness

I am dismayed by the PG’s persistence in citing “mental illness” as the primary precursor to murderous rampages.

4 days ago


Care and support

Franklin Regional's student families received care and kindness at Forbes Regional Hospital.

5 days ago


Political purchases

Thanks to the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign finance, there is no need for average Americans to vote anymore.

5 days ago


A wealth of irony

While the Supreme Court further empowers the rich, millionaire singer Garth Brooks serenades George H.W. Bush with "Friends in Low Places."

5 days ago


Afghan voter lines

If Afghan voters don't want to wait in long lines, they should enlist the help of the Koch brothers and the GOP.

5 days ago


Dubai’s success

Dubai is different and successful in a part of the world that is mired in conflict.

5 days ago


Better care for the mentally ill is crucial for our society

Rep. Tim Murphy's mental health bill would deliver more treatment to those who could do serious harm.

5 days ago


Together we’ll bring new opportunities to our city

As mayor of Pittsburgh, I am committed to focusing on those neighborhoods that have not shared in our city’s economic boom.

5 days ago


Violence in media

Were violent video games and music to blame for the Franklin Regional attacks?

6 days ago


Fox show’s plot

"The Following," a show about a serial killer on Fox, might have inspired the thinking behind the Franklin Regional stabbings.

6 days ago


Knife control now?

Where is the call for knife control after the Franklin Regional student attack?

6 days ago


Knife lobbying

Will the NRA seek full protection for knives as arms under the Second Amendment?

6 days ago


Another long recess

The members of the U.S. House and Senate are again not in Washington working.

6 days ago


Colonial elitism

John Winthrop and the Massachusetts colony of the 1600s provided a shining example of theological elitism.

6 days ago


Focus on the courage displayed amid horror

In the wake of the Franklin Regional High School stabbings, people must focus on the acts of courage.

6 days ago


The next president

Voters should send someone from middle America to the White House.

1 week ago


Unjust outcome

In regard to the killing of Zachary Sheridan and the verdict for the shooter, violent crime on our streets has won again.

1 week ago


A weak verdict

When I heard the voluntary manslaughter verdict in the Zach Sheridan case, I was appalled.

1 week ago


Israel will get what?

The Palestinian Authority has made its demands, but what guarantees will Israel get?

1 week ago


Helping children

Your support of the Shrine Circus in turn helps to support the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.

1 week ago



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