Letters


Sally Kalson opened our eyes with her writing

A gifted journalist, she put our thoughts into words.

about 16 hours ago


Vote for a fresh start in Pennsylvania; vote against Corbett

Our governor has turned a blind eye to economic fairness, health care and learning.

about 16 hours ago


Let's make use of military surplus!

The MRAP (mine-resistant ambush-protected) vehicle looks like it would make a great snowplow, for instance ...

about 16 hours ago


Pittsburghers, take pity on us foreign drivers

For example, please stop running through the yellow (and the red) and let those poor people turn on yellow.

about 16 hours ago


Help is available for stutterers

Thank you for the article showing that stuttering need not hold someone back.

about 16 hours ago


Allegheny County Council didn't represent me

What a sad commentary to vote against putting the name of God in the courthouse.

about 16 hours ago


Highmark is playing patient access games

Highmark is calling patients like me and strongly suggesting that I switch care to the hospitals that Highmark owns.

1 day ago


The UPMC-Highmark health care situation is disgraceful

These organizations and the gutless governmental bodies that have allowed this to happen should be ashamed.

1 day ago


Art organizations like the symphony can make improvements

It’s all about programming and the caliber of guest artists, especially for the symphony.

1 day ago


 The Waterfront, where letter writer Jason Ramsey says a dearth of bike racks exists.

The Waterfront lost my business because I couldn't find a bike rack

I found myself later at Southside Works, where I was able to park and shop without a problem.

1 day ago


Sen. Pat Toomey has worked hard to create jobs and help families

To say that Sen. Toomey does not care about hard-working families is nonsense.

1 day ago


Our laws are not consistent regarding the killing of unborn children

If abuse of a woman kills an unborn child, the abuser can be held for murder. I don’t understand the difference between that and abortion.

1 day ago


 Vector silhouette of old people.

Culture is an important factor in discussing end-of-life issues

I was pleased to see the Post-Gazette give attention to the Institute of Medicine’s recent report “Dying in America”.

1 day ago


The malice of hate-inspired crimes matters

I’m surprised that the Post-Gazette opposes hate crimes legislation.

2 days ago


LGBT citizens and others should have the protection of an expanded hate crimes law

Hate crimes act as a threat of violence and intimidation against an entire community of people.

2 days ago


Without these brave commissioners, we wouldn't have RAD benefits

Tom Foerster and Pete Flaherty voted to enact the 1 percent sales tax, which was an act of political courage.

2 days ago


We must figure out how to support those caring for the elderly

There needs to be a discussion about how caregiving needs as well as support for caregivers can be provided.

2 days ago


The worrying never stops when you care for elderly relatives

Financial burdens aside, the emotional and psychological burdens can be just as heavy.

2 days ago


We must defeat the Islamic State for the civilized world’s sake

We must engage the Islamic State fighters on their terms; we must overcome them and destroy them, or they will overcome and destroy us.

2 days ago


The Terrible Towel is a force for good

It has an incredible legacy of providing essential support for the Allegheny Valley School.

3 days ago


Don't toss aside the Terrible Towel because of NFL woes

The Terrible Towel still represents a team of men trying to do the right thing on and off the field.

3 days ago


The city should enact registration fees for cyclists

This would bring in needed funds for additional bike lanes and the maintenance that may be needed in the future.

3 days ago


The Penn Avenue bike lane is bad for business

It has cut one small business’s visibility by 50 percent.

3 days ago


An armed officer in schools might be the answer

The cost to have a police officer or security guard in every school would be significant.

4 days ago


Having Arab allies in the fight against ISIS might be a signal of hope

Can it really be true that we are collaborating with five Arab nations, not to mention our countless “normal” allies — militarily, no less?

4 days ago


We shouldn't have as allies countries that spawn radical Sunni Wahhabism

Radical Sunni Wahhabism is the dominant religious faith in oil-rich Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

4 days ago


The GOP has provided awful leadership that should never be repeated

A recent televised cover-up effort by Dick Cheney unfairly blames President Barack Obama’s policy for the unstable state of affairs in Iraq.

4 days ago


H.J. Heinz was a member of various churches in his lifetime

The melange of religions across generations of Heinzes is very American.

4 days ago


Kids might have taken the wrong lesson from the Pirates' cork-popping celebration

I am hoping against hope that the young kids who look to the Pirates players as role models were not watching the locker room celebration.

4 days ago


Fracking is a bust for my finances

In the last five years the rates, in Robinson, have increased 50 percent.

4 days ago


U.S. Steel needs to care more about what people breathe

U.S. Steel has been putting millions of tons of carcinogens into the air, exceeding health limits on a daily basis since November 2012.

5 days ago


The August Wilson Center is a celebration of us all; let's keep it going

Let us vanquish the hotel and keep the August Wilson Center as a place open to all the arts of our community.

5 days ago


This unequal punishment for child abuse is outrageous

If this crime had occurred in another section of town, another socioeconomic group, another race, sentencing would have been very different.

5 days ago


My union is wrong to support Gov. Tom Corbett

Mr. Corbett is no friend of labor in Pennsylvania.

5 days ago


Could Rob Rogers and the PG show some ‘lost’ email fairness?

Rob Rogers draws Gov. Corbett deleting email, but what about Lois Lerner of the IRS?

5 days ago


The lines to buy new cell phones are a sad commentary on society

Too seldom do we think about the impact of more electronic devices on our environment and the minds of our children.

5 days ago


Show that you care for Pittsburgh: Stop littering

In Austria this summer, I saw not a single piece of litter.

5 days ago


The airside mall would benefit by relocating security points

It is distressing to see such a wonderful resource as our airport not being fully utilized.

5 days ago


Ending war will require third-party power

We need a viable third party — progressive or libertarian, take your pick — with a true, dedicated anti-war plank in its platform.

6 days ago


Corporations are controlling U.S. involvement against ISIL

It wasn’t until ISIL attacked the American oil fields in Kurdistan that corporate America and its Republican minions got involved.

6 days ago


Why should our soldiers fight Big Oil's war?

If the big oil companies want the oil and the profits from it, let them protect their investment themselves.

6 days ago


Most wars are wars of choice

My T-shirt says, “I am already against the next war.” Unfortunately, the shirt is always current.

6 days ago


The fight against evil is ongoing and real

I am writing to thank the PG for the article concerning Bishop David Zubik’s request for prayer relative to a black mass in Oklahoma City.

6 days ago


Let pharmacists give children the flu vaccine

SB 819 would allow pharmacists to administer the flu vaccine to children from age 7 to 17, with parental permission.

6 days ago


Don’t arm teachers, let them teach

The job of education children is a full-time job; just hire security guards.

1 week ago


Arming teachers would be a boon to the gun industry

Just think of how many more guns could be sold

1 week ago


UPMC seems OK with losing patients

UPMC’s claims to care about the people in this area are not completely true.

1 week ago


The Kelly Strayhorn Theater shows how it should be done

It provides an example for the August Wilson Center and other performing arts venues.

1 week ago


Station owner insults WJAS fans

He might find the station soon losing listeners -- and revenue

1 week ago


Don't take press freedom for granted

Objective, up-to-date newspaper reporting enables us to make informed decisions.

1 week ago



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