Letters


Europe’s experience shows gun control works

In Europe, where gun control is the law of the land, the murder rate from firearms is one-fifth that of the United States.

44 minutes ago


A tribute to the slain TV journalists

Ages 24 and 27, two score years younger than I, could Alison Parker and Adam Ward have guessed they would have no more days?

44 minutes ago


Shootings will continue until we all see everyone's value

Will mass shootings never stop? What to do? This is a cultural problem, not legal or political.

44 minutes ago


 Quarterback Michael Vick practices with the Steelers at the team's South Side facility Aug.26.

I feel betrayed by the Steelers

The other night, I saw Michael Vick wearing black and gold in a photo on the Post-Gazette’s website.

44 minutes ago


Let's see who might be available for Rooney's future roster

Aaron Hernandez will be available in a few years if he wins his appeal of a murder conviction.

44 minutes ago


The zoo’s woes go beyond the elephant issue

The zoo is a dump full of weeds, broken fixtures and dangers to its staff — and hopefully not its patrons.

1 day ago


Each one of us will walk our painful journeys in our own way

I have no hatred or longing for revenge, but I do have a longing for justice.

1 day ago


Rep. Rothfus and others should provide the details of 'a better deal' with Iran

Let’s not let politicians off the hook with great-sounding pronouncements — and not even a hint of how to make them happen.

1 day ago


Memories of Bob Prince and Pie Traynor from our KQV days

When Bob and Pie went to spring training they both hired me to fill in for them on their shows.

1 day ago


 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference near the U.S.-Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23.

How would Donald Trump remove people? It’s chilling to consider

Does he think the undocumented would just calmly line up to be sent “home”?

1 day ago


Unease over homelessness should spur us to help

I am a Lutheran pastor. I felt very uneasy about the letter “Fans Feeling Uneasy” (Aug. 24).

2 days ago


Put faith into action to assist the homeless

Perhaps some struggled to get to the ballpark on “Faith Night” in hopes that faith groups would feel responsive to their needs.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh's parking enforcement is mean-spirited

I was certainly surprised to get a notice from Pittsburgh Parking Court saying I owed fees on top of fees for a parking ticket I received.

2 days ago


Many cannot get past Vick’s crimes against dogs

The Steelers signing Michael Vick is not only controversial.

3 days ago


Michael Vick should not be denied opportunities that come with rehabilitation

The response to any outrage should be to work for a better justice system.

3 days ago


The Steelers could learn from the Pirates about how to treat fans

The Steelers and the NFL should spend some time studying how the Pirates do things.

3 days ago


Government must work for the average person, too

If our politicians don’t stand up for ordinary people, good jobs and safe, healthy neighborhoods, how will our state grow stronger?

3 days ago


Donald Trump is a problem of the GOP's making

GOP had it coming.

3 days ago


War is the most probable alternative to the Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus traveled to Israel to seek Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s counsel on the Iran nuclear deal.

3 days ago


Death sentences rarely help victims’ families heal

My heart goes out to Paul Sciullo’s mother (“Lingering Execution Moratorium Pains Victim’s Mother,” Aug. 24). I have walked in her shoes.

4 days ago


Pa.'s death penalty moratorium is the right move

As a people we cannot allow understandable emotions in response to horrific crimes to define how we govern.

4 days ago


For better baseball in the postseason, change the playoff system

With the “one and done” game, the team with the second-best record — the Pirates — could be out of the playoffs before they get started.

4 days ago


 Zebras at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

The Zoological Association of America is committed to animal welfare and public safety

ZAA is proud to welcome Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as an accredited member.

4 days ago


The Iran deal is an alternative to endless conflict

The commentary by U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus about the Iran nuclear agreement is plainly just wrong.

5 days ago


Critics should stop comparing the Iran nuclear agreement with a mythical "better deal"

The world is moving ahead with or without us on this, and there is no assurance that sanctions will stand if we back out of the deal.

5 days ago


Why did the PG downplay the real story about Iran nuclear inspections?

I’m puzzled that the Post-Gazette would choose to give front-page coverage to an erroneous Associated Press story.

5 days ago


That rotten smell is all about money

When I moved here in 1980, people felt they needed to tolerate pollution for Pittsburgh to remain prosperous. Not enough has changed.

5 days ago


Finally, some necessary context regarding deer in Mt. Lebanon

Too many recent PG articles have focused on the small contingent of deer management opponents.

5 days ago


Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?

There are guns in 36 percent of homes in Pennsylvania, and far too many children have access to them.

5 days ago


We need a solution to the proliferation of guns

The proliferation of weapons in the community is disastrous, and it is increasing daily.

6 days ago


Guns are essential for self-defense

The gun control/​gun elimination/​anti-gun/​anti-self defense movement at times seems to flourish in this country.

6 days ago


Cartoonist Rob Rogers is wrong about GOP partisanship

Rogers’ partisanship offers more distortions than facts.

6 days ago


'Return of the Freshmen'? A photo heading was oxymoronic

Your Local section had a photo of first-year Duquesne students under the heading “Return of the Freshmen” ...

6 days ago


County council should work to strengthen itself

Allegheny County Council absolutely could work to amend the charter to strengthen itself (followed by a referendum).

6 days ago


Donald Trump’s ‘birther’ stance has fallen off the radar

At the Republican debate, why wasn’t he asked about this issue -- which he railed endlessly and loudly about in the past?

1 week ago


Donald Trump thinks he can be America's CEO

If Mr. Trump backs out of the GOP race, any other candidate should reject his support because he expects something in return.

1 week ago


The political left has a dim view of voters' intelligence

The term “useful idiots” describes people who can be easily manipulated by propaganda.

1 week ago


Solicitors near the ballpark make some Pirates fans feel uneasy

The number of homeless people and the number of musicians playing music for tips have grown to a level of a major metropolitan city.

1 week ago


Hillary Clinton’s secret email server is beyond troubling

Did she want to prevent having any of her emails, as secretary of state, subject to scrutiny?

1 week ago


Those who want liquor privatization lobby, too

Commonwealth Foundation has led the charge to dismantle the LCB, yet the PG hasn’t looked at its tax returns or lobby disclosure reports.

1 week ago


Republicans are showing hypocrisy regarding the Constitution

They are concerned about abuse of the 14th Amendment but not the Second Amendment.

1 week ago


This Senate bill would hurt good VA workers, including many veterans

Scorn is being unjustifiably heaped on the rank-and-file employees of Veterans Affairs facilities.

1 week ago


Greg Brown, the 'voice' of the Pirates now, is continuing Bob Prince's legacy

His style may differ from Mr. Prince, but when it comes to out and out hometown pride he is unmatched.

1 week ago


 An elephant at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Pittsburgh Zoo is hurting itself by dropping Association of Zoos & Aquariums accreditation

The Zoological Association of America accreditation process cannot compare with the highly respected AZA.

1 week ago


More restaurateurs should support sick-leave law

Eric Muto is an owner who respects the employer/​employee relationship and realizes treating workers fairly and justly is good business.

1 week ago


Join us today to learn more about restoring the West End's Old Stone Tavern

We should treasure historic inns that are still standing.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh must act to stop pigeon trapping in the city

It is also long past time to pass a statewide ban on the use of pigeons as live targets for contests.

1 week ago


Sen. Pat Toomey is failing veterans

If his votes are his way of looking out for veterans, I’d hate to see what he would do if he wasn’t.

1 week ago


Making everyone feel good is weakening America

Kudos to Steelers linebacker James Harrison taking a stand about returning his sons’ “participation” awards.

1 week ago


Congress should prevent Internet access taxes

We must tear down financial barriers to Internet adoption and prevent new ones from popping up.

1 week ago



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