Letters


Nonviolent efforts are the only way to end hatred

“Conflict” is not a goal, and highlighting conflicts is not an end in itself.

about 23 hours ago


Synagogue attack puts support for Palestinians in a different light

Will Conflict Kitchen now be adding “Blood of Innocents” to its menu?

about 23 hours ago


We should not be promoting IUD use by teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics is either ignorant of data related to breast cancer or not being transparent.

about 23 hours ago


This ‘art’ at the Carnegie should have come with a warning

I was appalled at a display considered “artwork” and felt responsible for exposing an innocent 10-year-old to vulgar language.

about 23 hours ago


The 21st Century Cures Initiative gives our family hope

An event held by Rep. Tim Murphy focused on barriers to medical innovation and potential solutions.

about 23 hours ago


Pennsylvania schools must make better use of test results

I challenge our schools to truly examine these standardized test results, or why bother with them?

1 day ago


Prudent changes to Pennsylvania's school performance assessment are needed

The Pennsylvania school performance score was designed as an indicator of school quality but has had unintended consequences.

1 day ago


With a GOP-controlled Legislature, school districts should brace for hard times

I wish I could share Larry Buckwalter’s optimism that Tom Wolf’s election as governor will enhance funding for public education.

1 day ago


I look forward to Fridays with WQED's '4802' show

As a news junkie, I recommend the show, which appears Friday nights.

1 day ago


 PSU's president promises a review of the Freeh report.

Media shouldn’t have accepted the Freeh report findings about Penn State without scrutiny

Penn State President Eric Barron has rightly announced that he will initiate a thorough review of the Freeh report and its conclusions.

1 day ago


Health care relationships shouldn’t end like this

Who do I break up with … Highmark or UPMC? Why should I have to “break up” with any of these doctors?

2 days ago


Highmark and UPMC are health care bullies

If you have a very special primary care doctor and the bully says you can’t go there or the cost will be a lot more, then what do you do?

2 days ago


The stupidity of officials who engaged in Obamacare duplicity is now apparent

Jonathan Gruber, the “architect” of Obamacare, has been outed by film clips showing his tirades about the stupidity of the American public.

2 days ago


Farewell to Sen. Jim Ferlo, a public official with integrity

Overlooked in this past election was the loss of one of the best and most progressive elected officials to serve Western Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


Thanks to voters who wrote in my name in the 18th District

On behalf of the Progressive Political Movement of Southwestern Pa., my write-in campaign sponsor, I congratulate Tim Murphy on his victory.

2 days ago


Winter happens, and Pa. could do a better job with its roadways

I moved from New York to Pa. many years ago and noticed immediately the difference in attitude about winter weather between the two states.

2 days ago


The Route 28 merge point at Millvale is still dangerous

We were shocked and remain very upset by the crazy white-knuckle left merge at the Millvale entrance to 28.

3 days ago


These employees stood up to UPMC, unlike our politicians

Maybe some of these brave folks would consider running for the state Legislature next time around.

3 days ago


Raise the Jolly Roger -- A.J. Burnett is coming back to Pittsburgh

A pirate’s treasure had persuaded him to jump ship last year, but all’s forgiven now.

3 days ago


The news of Burnett's return to the Pirates is thrilling

He made the Pirates a much better team when he was here.

3 days ago


 "Frank Coonelly can keep his 20-game plan for the people who don’t have to get up the next day and drag themselves to work."

The Pirates are penalizing loyal fans who had 20-game plans

Unfortunately the success of the Bucs has gone to the owners’ heads.

3 days ago


 November 12, 2014, Ralph Musthaler/Post-Gazette, Conflict Kitchen Re-opens, Local Customers line up outside of Conflict Kitchen in Oakland after a brief closure due to a death threat.

Attempts to silence criticism of Israel are appalling

We stand for our essential and hard-won right to speak our minds no matter whom our words might offend.

3 days ago


What was lost by rescuing Wilson Center?

The sheriff’s sale of the August Wilson Center offers an opportunity to examine the significance of its purchase by Pittsburgh foundations.

4 days ago


 The Carnegie Science Center.

Urge Carnegie Science Center for more climate change exhibits

I was disappointed to read in the Post-Gazette that the Carnegie Science Center has not adequately addressed climate change.

4 days ago


More education needed on U.S. conflicts

However distasteful the Taliban regime in Afghanistan may have been to foreigners, it was the legitimate government until we invaded in

4 days ago


Drilling tax fairness in Pennsylvania

I would like to suggest a simple compromise concerning the taxing of drilling in Pennsylvania.

4 days ago


State-system universities are worth the investment

A recently released College Board report paints a distorted picture of college costs in Pennsylvania.

4 days ago


People will be denied access to hospitals they built

Most of the hospitals in the UPMC network were built by the communities they served, many with religious organizations.

5 days ago


We are caught in a regional health care mess

My solution would be for all UPMC and Highmark customers to drop their coverage and go with outside insurers.

5 days ago


Patients are caught in a local game of health care greed

It’s clear the opposing factions are not acting in the best interests of patients and community

5 days ago


Let's hope Tom Wolf is sensible regarding the state budget

The new governor should follow in the footsteps of Tom Corbett, not Ed Rendell.

5 days ago


Force a de facto conclusion to the Israel-Palestine conflict

One simple solution is for Israel to unilaterally withdraw from the West Bank.

5 days ago


 Charlotte Skyline

Pittsburgh can learn from clean and booming Charlotte

I had an opportunity to visit Charlotte, North Carolina, recently and couldn’t believe its transformation.

5 days ago


Frick dog mauling is part of a larger concern

A vast majority of dog owners also ignore the leash law at Frick Park.

6 days ago


Dog owner's response to tragedy was admirable

I was also incredibly impressed by Taylor Ferguson’s acceptance of part of the responsibility for the death of his pet.

6 days ago


Child marriage in tribal societies hurts girls

Stephen Beckerman makes a frightening argument for the continued subjugation of women in “Tribal Peoples Have Rights, Too” (Nov. 2 Forum).

6 days ago


Phipps is a leader in practices and programs that help our planet

I strongly disagree with the characterization of our organization in the editorial “Local Science Facilities Lag on Climate Change Facts.”

6 days ago


We’ll soon see if Congress is ready to work

Will the 114th Congress be capable of making simple decisions like keeping Social Security solvent?

1 week ago


Corporations are controlling our electoral process

The people who elected this bunch of Republicans will rue the day when they realize they have been betrayed by these snake-oil politicians.

1 week ago


Conflict Kitchen stories have sadly drawn their own share of conflict

Personal attacks on a person doing her job under difficult conditions are completely indefensible.

1 week ago


The NCAA went after Penn State; will it go after Cal U?

Isn’t California University of Pennsylvania, which has had a string of incidents involving football players, under the rules of the NCAA?

1 week ago


Wolf’s education focus means a brighter future

The election of Tom Wolf as governor is great news for Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


The PG should help to expose political ad falsehoods

The PG could provide the truth and let the readers decide based on facts.

1 week ago


Quality instruction is key to closing the achievement gap

Various stakeholders gathered for an important conversation about equity and education in Pittsburgh schools

1 week ago


Together we must ensure that we have schools that work for all

Organizations came together to engage in a conversation around what to do to ensure schools are working for children.

1 week ago


 A cyclist travels along the Hot Metal Bridge in late September.

Being considerate while cycling will help us all

Every cyclist who rides on trails needs to have and use a bell.

1 week ago


Conflict Kitchen is giving voice to Palestinians

Some of the interviewees criticize Israeli policies’ effects on their lives; others sharply criticize the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.

1 week ago


Conflict Kitchen is helping to provide a crucial perspective

At the moment, the Palestinian voices in the food wrapper texts reflect a perspective rarely given space in the U.S. media.

1 week ago


Uber delivered service within 10 minutes

This is the best thing to ever happen in Pittsburgh from a customer standpoint. No more big monopoly of Yellow Cab.

1 week ago


Mitigate lane closure hassles by charging a daily fee

The fee could be higher for major arterials (such as the Boulevard of the Allies) or nominal for a minor street.

1 week ago



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