The National Conference of State Legislatures lobbied for this tax grab.
Cycling is increasing in popularity.
It's a matter of public decency.
Are PACs tax exempt, too?
At the very least switch to the independent bracket.
I find it sad that she was able to break our laws by indecently exposing herself in protest.
The IRS was behaving perfectly appropriately when it investigated the real purpose of astroturf, bogus grassroots organizations.
I am amazed at Congress' lack of cooperation in the process of governing.
If we desire citizens who can compete in the global marketplace, we can't afford to do anything less.
House Republicans voted for the 37th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
For Bishop David Zubik to sit back and be nonreactionary about the CMU episode would have been a mistake of omission.
Does anyone believe that every politician is not campaigning at public expense when running for re-election?
How did cartoonist Rob Rogers ever think there is any comparison between the kidnapping victims in Cleveland and prisoners at Gitmo?
One doesn't have to be a martyr to be justified in speaking out against attacks on the Catholic Church.
This is Pittsburgh, where we still maintain basic standards of decency, and most of us here find it shocking for a woman to expose herself.
These maps split our community in three sections. When working on a project in our community we will have to visit three representatives.
If the student had posed as a naked Muslim displaying the star and crescent on her private parts I am sure all hell would have broken loose.
State Rep. Jake Wheatley is a candidate for mayor who shows sincerity and results.
I think my teacher was disappointed that Gov. George M. Leader did not express much enthusiasm for studying the language.
Candidate Bill Peduto has a track record of working with others.
On May 5, the five Downtown churches were taken hostage by the city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Marathon.
The use of torture by the government and gun control are two pressing moral issues of the day.
Mayoral candidate Jack Wagner is someone who will work with and for everyone.
The real administration incompetence came before the first shots were fired.
We have a mayoral election next week and only one candidate, Bill Peduto, is pledged to keep the city free from fracking.
In District 8 only one candidate for city council -- Sam Hens-Greco -- is a lawyer.
I'll take the guy with ideas and guts. Vote Bill Peduto for mayor of Pittsburgh.
How can anyone be happy with the Obama administration? From the very beginning it has been telling lies and half-truths!
Most honest people of all political persuasions believe there has been a massive cover-up about what happened in Benghazi.
Before the Benghazi "incident" gets swept under the rug, President Barack Obama needs to answer two questions.
Drones terrorize millions of people and kill many civilians.
Check the record where I have supported and presented initiatives to county council that would actually reduce taxes.
Jeanne's record of accomplishment is unparalleled.
Our city should not be allowed to follow in the footsteps of our state.
He is uniquely qualified to represent us in Harrisburg.
The Post-Gazette could have and should have endorsed Jeanne Clark, a superbly qualified woman to represent District 8.
He has been a good leader.
Jack Wagner's interest in human service issues is genuine, his independence is unshakable and his integrity is unassailable.
Can't we all be just a little less caustic and more respectful of each other?
A Mayor Peduto would not pursue the fiscal irresponsibility of politicians of Jack Wagner's era.
We make a decision with each bite of food that we put into our mouths, and this decision is either life-giving or life-taking.
Charter schools are getting paid twice for their pension costs, leaving school districts and taxpayers struggling to foot the bill.
How about Sunday Gospel brunches similar to the Howard Theatre events that pay the bills for the District of Columbia venue?
Serving as a volunteer firefighter tells me, the voter, that this candidate is ready to commit to a better district.
I was happy to see your endorsement of Jack Wagner for mayor of Pittsburgh.
Judicial candidate PJ Murray has a rating of "recommended" by the Allegheny County Bar Association.
This is a one-time-a-year event, and it is a fantastic event for our city.
Bill Peduto always been a man who genuinely cares about the poor and working-class people.
I have been appalled at the knockout competitive spirit in some quarters of our "not-for-profit" community service organizations.
Robert Aiello's letter unwittingly proves that what Justice Clarence Thomas said is true.
He has the right stuff to be the mayor.
A very unimpressive letter that should have not been printed.
Another major endorsement that has left me to question your credibility.
Particularly in ancient Rome, any convicted criminal who was executed in the arenas was denied proper burial rites.
This act has severed, not united the arts, man and God.
More than 200 species go extinct every day, and extinction is forever.
Bombarding your viewers with inane musings interferes with the event at hand.
God help us have-nots.
Less poverty in our city means higher quality of life and safer and healthier communities.
The PG editorial board is trying to pawn off Jack Wagner as the best candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh. No way!
I have been wondering about the fuss over the Carnegie Mellon University student's theatrical costume.
Thin-skinned reactions to student art projects have no place in the church.
Surely, we need no laws that increase the possibility of more air pollution.
Mayoral candidate Jack Wagner has stood up for our veterans for more than 30 years.
Bill Peduto has always stood on the side of the hard-working men and women who are building Pittsburgh's future.
Schools are degenerating into trade schools, ignoring all the other aspects of education.
The Koch brothers epitomize what is wrong with American politics.
Why on earth would the Post-Gazette endorse a candidate like Jack Wagner?
The PG ignores Bill Peduto's efforts to improve Pittsburgh while unbelievably endorsing Jack Wagner.
The reason religion continues to substitute for science in school is really simple.
Are you kidding me? A letter writer actually defended the twit who mocked the Catholic faith and broke the law with her public nudity.
I believe Jack Wagner is a man who will lead by example and do what is right for all of Pittsburgh.
Candidates who pretend to be Democrats undermine the democratic process.
This unique balance between operational changes, participant safety and spectator enjoyment was struck beautifully by our dedicated staff.
I don't recall ever hearing a firefighter telling people how brave or important he or she was ... or I didn't until now.
The crime committed by Orie Melvin was not against the judiciary, it was against the public.
Incarceration costs the taxpayers plenty plus it can bolster claims of victimhood.
On May 4 the PG published an article under the unscientific headline "God's Little Prank."
Ultimate Frisbee requires only a simple disc to play.
The reality is Community Blue subscribers are not getting access to UPMC doctors and facilities anytime soon.
Despite having to cut White House tours, there is enough money in the budget to host star-studded concerts at the White House.
Most people in Boston disagree with that assessment, but that matters little to those with little functioning gray matter.
The Allegheny County 911 system is too slow.
I will not recommend Mr. Norman's column in the future.
The decentralization of state offices necessary to serve the taxpayers of this area was a travesty to the citizens of Pennsylvania.
Evolution is science and in science we either know and understand or are in the process of doing so.
As a trauma nurse for many years, I have seen the incredible damage done by drunken drivers.
Everyone seems to ignore that once again the residents of Pittsburgh were held hostage to the marathon.
Anyone trying to get from inside the marathon route's loop to outside of it this past Sunday morning was simply out of luck.
After having heard the sentence handed to the Orie sisters, I'm left to wonder if Lady Justice is peeking at who is being sentenced.
The Wilkinsburg Board of Education proposes to sell Green Street Mini-Park to help offset the district's budget shortfall.
They should have gotten jail time and also have to pay for the hours of work that staff members used to do political work.
Bill Peduto has transformed his district and he will transform this city.
The Post-Gazette's endorsement of Jack Wagner for mayor makes about as much sense as your earlier endorsement of Tom Corbett for governor.
At Duquesne, he didn't even have sense enough not to belittle the dignity of the U.S. Supreme Court by taking a shot at the president.
The Post Gazette's endorsement of Jack Wagner ("Wagner for Mayor" May 5) is riddled with hypocrisy.
I have never known a 5-year-old child who was mature and responsible enough to own and have unsupervised access to a gun.
You have a terrific city with a lot going on and there is definitely a feeling of progress and energy.
Preserving our shared heritage is a bipartisan issue and Congress must act now.
It's funny how we choose to accept as natural those things we want to accept.