Letters


Pennsylvania should follow New York’s lead on fracking

The New York decision begs the question, what about Pennsylvanians who live near fracking?

about 7 hours ago


Good deed flak

Mayor Bill Peduto, on the “Undercover Boss,” did a great job showcasing Pittsburgh and soliciting donations for city employees.

about 7 hours ago


Those who tarnish

Anyone who saw the “Undercover Boss” (our own Bill Peduto) likely agrees that this was a beautiful testament to and showcase of our city.

about 7 hours ago


In poor taste

As much as I enjoyed watching the “Undercover Boss” episode, I was very disappointed to see the reference to former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

about 7 hours ago


Helping city animals

Through the media, we hear about and read about the deaths of animals who had improper, inadequate or nonexistent shelter.

about 7 hours ago


Awesome India

I loved Patricia Sheridan’s article on India. I visited the same area, and felt that the 10 days we spent there was not nearly long enough.

about 7 hours ago


Our nation must not ignore events in Sudan

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor announced that she was suspending the investigation of crimes against humanity in Darfur.

about 7 hours ago


We can set a good example for Cuba by voting

Discussions around U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba absolutely should include considerations on how Pittsburgh might serve as a model.

1 day ago


For a happier family, make your marriage a priority

Hats off to Greg Victor and his wife for embracing “marriage first, kids second” during their years of raising their sons.

1 day ago


A team approach is what makes our palliative care program work

It is this team approach to care that is the hallmark feature of palliative and supportive care services across UPMC.

1 day ago


Is there a place in heaven for plants, too?

I enjoyed the article by Peter Smith about the possibility that animals have souls and will, upon their deaths, have a place in heaven.

1 day ago


Most youth head injuries are not from organized sports

The No. 1 sporting activity in relation to head injuries is bike riding.

1 day ago


Downtown Pittsburgh needs to have a grocery store

Attracting people to the city is one thing, but shouldn’t you have the amenities to keep them there?

2 days ago


The Gospel truth is that Jesus didn't choose women to be part of the 12

If we do accept the Gospels as truthful, why didn’t Jesus choose any women as part of the 12 apostles when he was such a “rebel”?

2 days ago


The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall is a musical treat

Since 1946, when the orchestra was created, it has presented classical music of the finest quality to all, with no charge.

2 days ago


Citizens can change the course of the nation

We need champions in government to take a different path and advocate for complete abolition of nuclear weapons.

3 days ago


Doris Lessing's lessons on indoctrination apply to America's use of torture

The U.S. government has been engaged in torture since its founding and it will never voluntarily cease engaging in it.

3 days ago


Congress' budget also cut the EPA, freed shaky banks and allowed bigger political donations

The trillion-dollar bill passed by Congress gives us an inkling of what to expect in the future.

3 days ago


Christianity and Islam are perfect, but Christians and Muslims are not

Many non-Muslims tend to associate with Islam the barbaric acts of numerous terrorists who happen to consider themselves Muslims.

3 days ago


With his Christmas Eve cartoon, Rob Rogers forgets Santa is a creature of white privilege, too

No need for the “hands-up” T-shirt you dressed Santa in.

3 days ago


 Africa

Humans must take strong steps to save wildlife from extinction

Kruger National Park in South Africa was forced to relocate its remaining rhinos to secret sites to combat a surge of poaching.

3 days ago


May we provide comfort and understanding

In this season of holiday observance, let us be mindful of the toll that violence can take on our community.

4 days ago


The pope has given Catholics a gift

Pope Francis raised the hopes of this Roman Catholic as I read “Pope Scolds Vatican’s Curia” (Dec. 23).

4 days ago


Obama should show courage like that of Pope Francis

I admire and applaud Pope Francis (“Pope Scolds Vatican’s Curia,” Dec. 23).

4 days ago


It's time to call out Congress for problems similar to the Vatican Curia's

How do we get the pope to deliver a similar message to our Congress?

4 days ago


Ornaments remind me of what is real, flawed and strong

They’re cherished because they are not perfect; they’ve seen rough times.

4 days ago


WQED program's French connection influenced my career

In 1954, my teacher would parade me around to other teachers to hear me speak French or sing some of the songs from “The Children’s Corner.

4 days ago


The U.S. must foster a better environment for Cuba

Once Cubans see what money and free enterprise can do for them and their country the current government’s days will be numbered.

4 days ago


Pitt’s firing of its athletic director is questionable

Is the athletic director not under contract to be paid through 2018?

5 days ago


Pitt should look for these qualities in an athletic director and football coach

Understanding Pitt’s great football tradition and appreciating Pittsburgh as a home would be a good start.

5 days ago


Pittsburgh has reason to be proud of its mayor

Mayor Bill Peduto represented the city with class and a special genuineness on “Undercover Boss.”

5 days ago


Peduto's appearance on "Undercover Boss" gave Pittsburgh a boost

Mayor Peduto and the television network gave this city a national Christmas present of positive energy.

5 days ago


"Undercover Boss" inadvertently exposed the sorry state of Pittsburgh schools

Did no one notice that two of the city workers were spending hard-earned money at great sacrifice to send their children to private school?

5 days ago


The system has failed John Rush

Unlike many people interested in animal welfare, I am unable to feel any satisfaction over his conviction for the death of police K-9 Rocco.

5 days ago


The public no longer trusts UPMC’s promises

It’s time for our new governor, state legislators or the attorney general to step up and compel UPMC’s deeds to match its words.

5 days ago


Expanding learning time generates results

It’s encouraging to see the results of this research by the Rand Corp.

6 days ago


Up against ‘ol’ boys’

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner should feel proud that the “ol’ boys” have targeted her. She has wonderful role models.

6 days ago


Google non-news

It was really disappointing to see a front-page story with invented news.

6 days ago


Negative leadership

It is time that congressmen and senators of either party realize that they are elected to serve the will of the people.

6 days ago


Put workers first when it comes to health care

Your series “Vitals: Building a Healthier Pittsburgh” notices that many patients do not “welcome” the confusing array of health care

6 days ago


The federal budget bill will weaken pensions

As a retiree, my future just became markedly less secure.

1 week ago


Minimum-wage increases destroy jobs

Some fast-food chains have announced plans to experiment with robots to replace workers.

1 week ago


President Obama has been a race relations failure

In the Dec. 6 lead editorial (“Police and Race”), the PG argues for a presidential commission to address community policing and race.

1 week ago


Roman Catholic Womenpriests are following Jesus' path

The Nov. 28 article on dissenting groups in the Catholic Church cries out for a response from a committed Catholic woman.

1 week ago


A shale gas severance tax is a better deal for Pa. citizens

A severance tax based on production will generate two to three times more revenue for Pa. than the current impact fee in the first year.

1 week ago


It was past time to restore relations with Cuba

Americans under the age of 55 have seen Cuba as an enemy of freedom.

1 week ago


The traditional, biblical worldview involves a holistic morality

The reaction to Bruce Barron’s commentary “Can Gays Extend an Olive Branch?” has been clarifying for me.

1 week ago


The Taliban's Peshawar massacre is an affront to Islam

The Quran clearly states, “whosoever kills an innocent person … it is as if they killed all of mankind.”

1 week ago


It would be wrong to tax charitable nonprofits

Tax relief enables charitable nonprofits to use limited financial resources to educate, treat, care for and support fellow Pennsylvanians.

1 week ago


West Mifflin P-cards are closely monitored

The cards have restricted purchasing capability, which is controlled and reviewed monthly.

1 week ago



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