Letters


The Port Authority should fix basic transit, not dream up new ideas

Kudos to Mel Packer of Pittsburghers for Public Transit for standing up to the rubber stamp Port Authority board.

about 11 hours ago


Pennsylvania shale gas development would be hurt by a new tax

A new tax on natural gas production would slow the pace of development and lead directly to a loss of jobs and reduced economic activity.

about 11 hours ago


The EPA's proposed carbon rule would reduce air pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency will take public comments on the EPA’s proposed carbon rule under the president’s Clean Power Plan.

about 11 hours ago


Republicans who opposed health-care lawsuits now file plenty of them

Remember the glorious ’90s when one of the GOP remedies for ever-rising health care costs was tort reform.

about 11 hours ago


The key to peace in Iran is diplomacy

New sanctions could undermine the progress our diplomats have made toward a multi-year agreement that guards against a nuclear-armed Iran.

about 11 hours ago


Contrary to Ruth Ann Dailey's column, liberals should not be embarrassed

I would, however, be embarrassed if I thought health care was only for people who had insurance.

about 11 hours ago


The U.S. already has effective gun laws - let them work

Mass shootings are not up.

about 11 hours ago


Will Obama ever learn that charity begins at home?

For two decades, millions of illegals have crossed our borders and now another invasion by children from Latin America is underway

1 day ago


Education funding

As a teacher, I am aware of the cuts our districts have experienced.

1 day ago


Blow to education

We as a city must embrace, not turn away, organizations with a track record of success for preparing students for the 21st century.

1 day ago


Help Homewood

I remember a time when there were thriving vibrant business establishments here.

1 day ago


Bank and coal

The Obama administration took a giant step forward on clean energy last year. Unfortunately, this progress could be undone.

1 day ago


You know you’ve arrived if you ‘get’ the Pittsburgh left

“The Pittsburgh Left — How to Become a Yinzer in Seven Easy Steps”:

1 day ago


Pennsylvania must also address methane emissions

Methane, as a greenhouse gas, is more than 80 times as potent as carbon dioxide over a 20-year time frame.

2 days ago


Drilling must be done right with strong regulations

Our state is at the heart of a new and expanding natural gas industry.

2 days ago


The Creator has entrusted Earth to us, so we must find climate solutions

The Rev. Mitchell Hescox was “spot-on” in his July 13 Forum piece “Protecting God’s Creation.”

2 days ago


Marcellus project threatens a farm and our values

The organic farm that provides my family with fruit and vegetables 10 months out of the year is at risk of grave damage.

2 days ago


Our nation and churches should show their Christianity

I’m responding to the editorial board’s support of the Holy Family Institute’s decision to welcome some of the immigrant children.

2 days ago


DEP is highly regarded in permitting of mines

The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection’s mine permitting process is extensive and regularly monitored.

3 days ago


The Affordable Care Act helps to alleviate insurance worries

For the uninsured, the Affordable Care Act offers new opportunities to get covered.

3 days ago


The Affordable Care Act has caused frustration

Thanks to the crazy “implementation” of the ACA, I just put yet another medical expense on my charge card.

3 days ago


It's important to do the right exercise as you age

Regarding “Still Running After All These Years” (July 19 Saturday Diary): Running puts a lot of strain on knees.

3 days ago


Mylan is responsibly abiding by corporate tax laws

Bashing Mylan Inc. for simply following the existing corporate tax laws and paying the taxes prescribed therein is uncalled for.

4 days ago


Electronic building permitting is crucial for the city and contractors

An electronic permitting system and other changes to the process within the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection cannot come soon enough.

4 days ago


Enact a sales tax to fund education, including pensions

Brian O’Neill’s column “Corbett’s Legislative Attack Is on the Money” (July 17) was excellent.

4 days ago


Corbett has signed a bad budget for Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Corbett should have created a budget designed to generate revenue.

4 days ago


Democrats create problems by thinking government solves problems

As we can see, the bigger the government gets, the more problems we have.

4 days ago


Congress must not put off funding solutions for infrastructure

Deferring a decision on America’s infrastructure deficit will only create greater economic uncertainty.

4 days 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.

5 days ago


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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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?

5 days 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).

5 days 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?

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days 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?

6 days 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.

6 days 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.

6 days ago


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

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

1 week 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.

1 week ago


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

Children fleeing violence in Central America.

1 week ago


Lyft, Uber applications raise complicated legal issues

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

1 week ago


UPMC goes too far with worker smoking ban

UPMC’s employee smoking ban is criticized.

1 week 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.

1 week ago



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