Letters


Pa. shouldn’t lag behind on medical marijuana

The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for myriad ailments.

about 13 hours ago


Improved training for security guards makes Pittsburgh buildings safer

Training leads to a better equipped workforce, professionalizes the industry and reduces turnover.

about 13 hours ago


 A view of the Hill District and Pittsburgh skyline from the Herron Hill Reservoir.

My love for Pittsburgh -- weather and all -- has grown strong over the years

As I grew older I came to find out how much there is going on in Pittsburgh at any given time of the year.

about 13 hours ago


The game of football inherently lacks integrity

The problem is that nobody can knock a person to the ground with integrity.

about 13 hours ago


Be sure to pause and reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day

We should take time to remember the fallen heroes from all wars past who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free.

about 13 hours ago


A Qatar Airways route here seems unrealistic

I have a difficult time believing that the possibility of a route between Pittsburgh and Doha is little more than a pipe dream.

1 day ago


Independents should be permitted to vote in primaries

Since we did not endorse any single party doesn’t that mean we represent both sides and should be allowed to vote in the primaries?

1 day ago


Is the FEC just giving up regarding campaign finance abuses?

The leader of the commission stated she has given up hope of “reining in abuses” in the 2016 presidential campaign.

1 day ago


The referees should have noticed a problem with the football

The referees handle the football as much as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh delivered a fine first impression

My son and I were very impressed with your Downtown waterfront park area.

1 day ago


Liquor prices are the main issue with the state store system

I bought some wines on sale for $4 in Florida that are $9 in Pennsylvania state stores.

1 day ago


Let’s continue the war on litter for another 100 years

Len Barcousky’s article “Eyewitness 1915: City Made a Celebration Out of Cleanup Campaign” was actually about Pittsburgh’s first “Redd Up.”

1 day ago


These student achievers show the future is in good hands

With all the problems and demands our schools face, they are still able to encourage and inspire the brightest students in our history.

2 days ago


Math and science have artistic beauty

Science and math are replete with beautiful proofs, beautiful experiments and beautiful theories.

2 days ago


Not all meat is alike when it comes to a healthy diet

Differentiation should be made between fast-food meat and organically raised grass-fed beef from humanely treated cattle.

2 days ago


Can we trust state lawmakers to adequately fund education?

Local control of public education could be in serious trouble if the property tax reform proposals being pushed in Harrisburg become law.

2 days ago


The EPA is clear about 2020 reductions

If we at the Pennsylvania Chamber are wrong, then the EPA must be as well.

3 days ago


EPA and the grid

The vast majority of baseload generation units in the PJM footprint are either nuclear or use coal as a fuel source.

3 days ago


Bigelow roadwork

I was surprised to learn of the road construction project detailed in “Bigelow Blvd. Corridor Faces Traffic Curbs for Roadwork.”

3 days ago


Cancer care

Lanie K. Francis, M.D., wrote a poignant and practical essay on Mother’s Day. She is so correct.

3 days ago


Paintings of 90 neighborhoods are a tapestry of Pittsburgh

Ron Donoughe’s 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods accomplished what others have been attempting to do for decades.

3 days ago


Rail safety should have been a priority

Lives could have been spared and many serious injuries avoided if a speed restriction system had been in place.

4 days ago


The PG and Democratic Committee chair are wrong about District 11 election

The Post-Gazette and Nancy Patton Mills are asking voters to elect the now unopposed candidate in this county council race.

4 days ago


Thank you, Pittsburgh police, for a job well done

I was impressed by the high degree of professionalism exhibited by the Pittsburgh police and SWAT during an arrest in my neighborhood.

4 days ago


We need to decrease C-sections overall in the United States

It is well-documented that the United States’ persistent 33 percent is too high.

4 days ago


We must reach kids when they are young

What Jerome Bettis and the programs with which he is affiliated aim to do is truly needed, but they don’t go far enough.

4 days ago


Fear mongers have our nation in their grip

This rich and fortunate country is drowning in fear. Powerful industries, bureaucracies and media stoke our insecurity.

5 days ago


Needle exchange is about disease prevention

Besides helping to prevent HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks, needle exchange programs are a bridge to treatment.

5 days ago


Why do women put up with barriers based on religion?

I read Amanda Bennett’s April 26 column (“Why Do We Let Slide Bias Against Women?”). The sun was shining and so was I after reading her

5 days ago


Column about a thwarted handshake revealed a self-centered worldview

Amanda Bennett’s criticism of an Orthodox Jew for refusing to shake her hand shows a lack of respect for serious religious beliefs.

5 days ago


Art is fundamental to learning

Historically, art has preceded everything in the development of human intelligence.

5 days ago


Voters, continue Barbara Daly Danko’s legacy

Barbara’s victory would start the process of selecting a successor who will continue her tradition of independence.

6 days ago


Caroline Mitchell would be a worthy successor to Barbara Daly Danko

The best way to honor Ms. Danko would be to elect someone who is also fiercely independent and thoroughly knowledgeable about the issues.

6 days ago


Democratic leaders' election tactics have been off-putting

I have no confidence in County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s integrity because of the tactics used to gain the support of the gay community.

6 days ago


The endorsement process of various groups has been dismaying

As treasurer of the Committee to Elect Kirk Burkley, I wanted to comment on how shocked I have been during the endorsement process.

6 days ago


Where is the resolve to change police behavior?

How is it that in a society of laws, police are permitted, to engage in brutal, aberrant and lawless behavior toward so many citizens?

1 week ago


The McCandless Republican Committee has a transparent endorsement process

Competition is an American tradition and a cornerstone of capitalism.

1 week ago


William Caye has the right experience to be a Common Pleas judge

William Caye has, is and will continue to be someone who serves while protecting lives and saving futures.

1 week ago


 summer design, forest, nature green wood sunlight natural green background.

Please recognize the importance of Pittsburgh’s urban forest

Pittsburgh’s urban forest improves air quality by absorbing and reducing air pollutants.

1 week ago


Let’s ensure corporations aren’t treated as people

Six U.S. House members announced they are introducing legislation to overturn Citizens United v. FEC.

1 week ago


Barbara Daly Danko was a thoughtful leader and strong environmental advocate

The Allegheny Group of the Sierra Club expresses its sincere sorrow at the passing of County Councilwoman Barbara Daly Danko on May 6.

1 week ago


City Councilwoman Deb Gross deserved Planned Parenthood's endorsement

She is a longtime supporter of reproductive rights and an involved and active Planned Parenthood supporter for nearly three decades.

1 week ago


The Clintons have no shame, and therefore no honor

You cannot have a sense of honor without having a sense of shame.

1 week ago


The public deserves clearer ratings for restaurants

Some say, what if a low grade (due to unsafe food temperatures, cross-contamination, etc.) forces some out of business? That would be great!

1 week ago


I am not delaying Judge L. Felipe Restrepo’s 3rd Circuit nomination

The first step to Judge Restrepo’s confirmation is a background investigation, which the Senate Judiciary Committee has not yet completed.

1 week ago


McCandless voters should ignore the Republican committee's endorsements

McCandless races run unopposed almost 100 percent of the time because the committee discourages competition -- but this year is different.

1 week ago


Controller Chelsa Wagner will keep Allegheny County's doors open

Don’t let those doors of government slam in the faces of hard-working taxpayers, who have the right to know.

1 week ago


Nations, not political parties, fought World War II

The article “Europe Marks 70 Years Since Nazi Defeat, End of Epochal War” made me pause to determine what I found odd about that heading.

1 week ago


What integrity is the NFL trying to preserve?

Tom Brady’s return after a four-game suspension would be a Sunday night game against the Colts. A bonanza for the NFL!

1 week ago


Dems’ Common Pleas endorsements lack diversity

May 19 is primary election day.

1 week ago



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