Letters


Yes, stay in D.C.

Instead of flying all over the country to push his programs, I would like to see the president spend more time in Washington.

about 19 hours ago


Churlish and petty

The PG took a stunningly negative tone in its editorial about the president's visit to CCAC's west campus.

about 15 hours ago


Wrong on Africa

To suggest that the Africa Command or the Defense Department is spending $750 million on operations in a vacuum is downright laughable.

about 15 hours ago


Corporations and us

Far from being menaces, corporations provide countless services and benefits to people.

about 15 hours ago


Campaign cash

The Supreme Court has confirmed that "money talks."

about 15 hours ago


UPMC, which is it?

UPMC said last fall in its tax fight with the city that it didn't have employees; now it says a security breach has affected its employees.

about 15 hours ago


Presidential visits make for worthwhile encounters

Historically, every president has used the “bully pulpit” to promote executive initiatives.

about 19 hours ago


We apologize for postal customers’ spotty delivery

The U.S. Postal Service regrets the service interruptions that have occurred in East Liberty, Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill.

about 18 hours ago


Poor mail service

Until reading recent letters to the editor, I thought non-delivery of mail was limited to our route in Crafton.

1 day ago


Better training

I will just guesstimate that approximately 1 out of 15 students who are trained for “industry’s needs” may find success in obtaining a job.

1 day ago


Obamacare saves

As a progressive, I’ve grown used to harangues from conservatives explaining the alleged evils of the Affordable Care Act.

1 day ago


Life-giving effort

A highlight of the Passover celebration is the singing of Dayenu, a lively song of gratitude.

1 day ago


Fracking is bad for parks and wildlife

This is in response to the April 17 Perspectives piece written by John C. Oliver III and James Seif, “Corbett Plan Is Good for Parks.”

1 day ago


Corporate taxes should fund education

I’d like to add to the conversation about the need for education funding.

1 day ago


Irresponsible cartoon

Wow. Rob Rogers really stuck it to the NRA in his April 14 cartoon. That’s right, those gun-toting zealots really do love to see guns, not

2 days ago


Shameful ‘humor’

Oftentimes Rob Rogers’ use of "humor" to drive home a point crosses the line.

2 days ago


A child advocate

Legislation was signed into law making significant improvements to how abuse is reported, rectifying problems with mandatory reporting.

2 days ago


Obama’s oversight

When I learned that he was coming to speak about the need for building bridges between industry and the education community, I was thrilled.

2 days ago


School stooges

I am writing in response to the April 17 article “DA Dumps Charge Against Teen in Bully Recording Case.”

2 days ago


The downside of zero tolerance policies

I enjoyed the April 17 article ‘Perfect Storm’ Leads to Acts of Mass Violence” by Amy McConnell Schaarsmith. It was extremely interesting

2 days ago


Familylinks supports recovering abusers

Familylinks’ Community Support Center program is now re-named the Recovery Support Center as of April.

2 days ago


Feel for the fish

Science has shown that fish can suffer fear and pain. Catch-and-release fishing is also extremely harmful to fish.

3 days ago


A Wilson lit center

Let’s do it! Where do I sign up and where do I send my check?

3 days ago


Science in pre-K

Preschool education reduces the achievement gap that appears in later schooling, and effective preschool programs nurture students’

3 days ago


The facts on solar

Allegheny County can be a leader in solving the energy crisis, but I believe that resource is available above the ground.

3 days ago


Basic training helps youth respond to mental illness

The incident at Franklin Regional High School is an instance of unexplainable violence.

3 days ago


Fracking chemicals are worth the worry

The article “Tap the Gas Under Deer Lakes” glosses over one area that scares me: the chemicals.

3 days ago


Since when must laws have bipartisan support?

It is so amazing to me that one of PG columnist Ruth Ann Dailey’s complaints about the passing of the Affordable Care Act is the lack of

4 days ago


Potent difference between 'knife control' and 'gun control'

I was going to write this letter the day of the knife attack at Franklin Regional High School but never got around to it. I absolutely knew

4 days ago


Community care at Franklin Regional

At a time when it is difficult to track or react to all traumas occurring throughout the world each day, all of Pittsburgh can be proud of

4 days ago


Toomey fails to recognize some energy benefits

I find U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s recent attempt to cut back on tax credits for all alternative energy sources concerning because I think he

4 days ago


Defining poetry

In the Post-Gazette’s April 10 issue, letter writer Ellen Garbuny’s comment about haiku (“Haiku ‘How To’ ”) is correct.

4 days ago


Education results

I found the information regarding the pilot program that was initiated at three schools to be very exciting.

5 days ago


Money for voters

The Supreme Court has recently given its blessing to big-money contributions to candidates as part of free speech.

5 days ago


Bush’s paintings

I think President Bush should be painting some of the wounded soldiers with whom he now rides bicycles.

5 days ago


AmeriCorps impact

Over the years, AmeriCorps has impacted the lives of many thousands of people through its work.

5 days ago


A gas severance tax would hurt landowners

All the major Democratic candidates for governor are claiming a tax on drilling companies will net hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

5 days ago


Public officials aren’t doing enough to end insurance war

For the past couple of years we have had to deal with the health care battle between UPMC and Highmark to the dismay of our residents.

5 days ago


Stingy toward poor

During this Holy Week, our governor and legislators should repent their stingy ways to “the least of the brethren."

6 days ago


NCAA and PSU

Why does the Post-Gazette believe the issue of the NCAA exceeding its authority with Penn State is better left unscrutinized?

6 days ago


Al inspired even then

Years ago at Westinghouse High School, Al Donalson already showed his amazing talent as a journalist and writer.

6 days ago


Bucs’ ‘Yes’ gesture

The Pirates have replaced Zoltan with the "Yes Movement" of the WWE's Daniel Bryan.

6 days ago


Pride reduces litter

Individuals should have the civic pride to properly dispose of their garbage, not rely on the state to pick up items tossed out the window.

6 days ago


The public vote regarding city police residency deserves respect

City voters made it clear that they wanted our city police to live in the city.

6 days ago


Gov. Corbett understands the Medicaid math

The call for expansion of Medicaid would place one-quarter of Pennsylvania citizens on the rolls of this welfare program.

6 days ago


He needs treatment

The perpetrator in the Franklin Regional attacks should not be charged as an adult. He needs the right diagnosis and treatment.

1 week ago


Thankfully, no gun

Imagine if the young man in the Franklin Regional stabbings had had access to a gun.

1 week ago


Violent videos

Many years ago doctors and parent organizations put up a fight to remove violent cartoons from TV. Where are these organizations now?

1 week ago


Awful suggestion

Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA.

1 week ago


Easier than when?

Nowadays, the law-abiding go through all manner of background checks to purchase guns, something that didn’t used to be the case.

1 week ago



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