Letters


Everyone, including candidates, should care about corruption in Pa. government

A study was released that concluded Pennsylvania was the fifth most-corrupt state in our country.

about 11 hours ago


Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, rather than helping Pennsylvanians, has cost them

After eight terms in the state Legislature we should be able to judge Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (12th House District) on his record.

about 11 hours ago


The minimum wage is a form of coercion

No one, including government, has the right to intervene between an employer and an employee regarding a mutually agreeable wage.

about 11 hours ago


In 1917, even German classes in schools were abolished

The Baltimore school board eliminated teaching German.

about 11 hours ago


Let’s ensure Pittsburgh is a city that values human rights

Congratulations to Cameron McLay on becoming the new chief of police in Pittsburgh.

about 11 hours ago


The DA scored a victory for workers

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. got in the game for the August Wilson Center stagehands.

1 day ago


The PG's article was unfair to me and my book

The front-page Sunday article clearly sought to discredit the story, its basis in Christian faith and its controversial topics.

1 day ago


Tom Wolf's plans will hurt our commonwealth

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s plan for a so-called “Fresh Start in Pennsylvania” is purposefully vague.

1 day ago


Gov. Corbett's policies have burdened Pa. citizens

He seems to believe that government services should be handed over to private corporations so they can make a profit.

1 day ago


Doctor is well qualified to speak about preparedness

Dr. Amesh Adalja is not going past his expertise when he discusses hospital preparedness for Ebola .

1 day ago


 Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he celebrates the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

The next synod of bishops needs the insight of women

Catholic clerics from around the world recently concluded the opening synod in Rome on family life issues.

2 days ago


Climate change will be costlier than Ebola

I was surprised to see a huge article by U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy this close to Election Day.

2 days ago


It's time to leave the Middle East alone and let the fanatics fight

It is easy, in hindsight, to see the dangerous delusion of the anti-war movement in 1940.

2 days ago


Urging Pittsburghers to use cloth diapers

On the continuing conversation about diapering

2 days ago


Obamacare is bankrupting Americans

Obamacare was sold as an answer to rising health care costs with no effect on our individual plans or doctors that we choose to visit.

2 days ago


Physicians and others, take a stand for patients

In my daily practice as a primary care physician, I see the faces of those affected by the UPMC-Highmark debacle.

3 days ago


DEP intended for this data to be limited in scope

The studies mentioned were designed and conducted in 2010-2011 to obtain preliminary data about air pollutants.

3 days ago


DEP's data omissions should concern us all

The agency’s laissez-faire approach to data collection, and apparent lack of concern around same, should sound alarm bells for Pa. citizens.

3 days ago


Corporate interests are taking over our democracy

It is their intent to prey on low-information voters, through smear campaign ads, to confuse them to vote against their own best interests.

3 days ago


PG embarrasses itself by backing Saccone

To those of us who oppose Rep. Rick Saccone’s theocracy-based, NRA/​ALEC-fueled agenda, it was very disheartening to see the PG endorse him.

4 days ago


Single-payer health care would help to treat three separate threats

It would help regarding income inequality, rising health insurance and medical costs and the challenge of handling epidemics.

4 days ago


The Republican Party in Pa. lacks ideals

Even Republican politicians in Pennsylvania are beholden to liberal interests. So, I will vote only Libertarian.

4 days ago


Yes, problem solving is the smarter course to counter violence

Many thanks to Mike Lechmanik for his letter “Fight Violence With Problem Solving, Not Guns” (Oct. 23).

4 days ago


Let’s correct the facts about steel production

Robert W. Patterson seems to indicate that a resurgence in production will return us to previous job levels. This is not true.

4 days ago


DA helped to get justice for stagehands

Kudos are necessary to Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. for holding the August Wilson Center accountable.

5 days ago


Pittsburgh showed Canadians that it's a class act

Thank you, Pittsburgh, for the show of support. Canada loves you.

5 days ago


The Penguins show what it means to be a good neighbor

Like best friends we don’t always agree on everything, but when it really counts we’re there for each other.

5 days ago


The list is growing of U.S. agencies showing ineptness

I find it extremely disturbing that so many government agencies are not doing their jobs correctly, from the CDC to NHTSA.

5 days ago


Corbett has handled shale development well

Gov. Corbett also signed new protections for pipeline safety and emergency response preparation.

6 days ago


People should understand what they're really voting for

In this supposed very close election the Democrats are scared to death of the Republicans winning the U.S. Senate.

6 days ago


The Barbour sentencing change sends a terrible message

Judge Manning’s decision to grant a convicted child abuser lenient sentencing sent a horrible message to everyone it touched.

6 days ago


 Canadian flag

Canadians were moved by the Penguins' anthem gesture

I expect this letter will be but one of many expressing gratitude for the singing of “O Canada” prior to the Penguins-Flyers game.

6 days ago


Thank you, Pittsburgh, for the touching 'O Canada' tribute

Thanks to the people of Pittsburgh for noticing Canada.

6 days ago


The Pittsburgh Penguins' thoughtfulness amid tragedy was appreciated

It was the an amazing tribute to Canada from the Pittsburgh Penguins at the beginning of their hockey game.

6 days ago


Fight violence with problem solving, not guns

We have the ability to solve problems with a calm and reasoned approach.

1 week ago


The "Pass the Trash" law will help to restore trust in our schools

As a retired superintendent of schools, I view this as a significant step toward improving security for our children.

1 week ago


The mitigation of Kristen Barbour's child abuse sentence is appalling

Judge Manning ignored evidence presented by the district attorney’s office.

6 days ago


The GOP is holding back economic progress

Vote for the Democrat running in your district if you want to see government investing in America again.

1 week ago


Republicans have integrity and plan to keep their campaign promises

Republican candidates have a message that is positive, clear and on target.

1 week ago


So President Obama is responsible for all this and more?

He must truly be the axis of evil himself. He’s been called a socialist, communist, Nazi and the Antichrist.

1 week ago


The idea of robocars is splendid, but consider reality

We should trail-blaze this frontier with mine detectors.

1 week ago


Displacing Baathists led to this turmoil

I agree with professor Dennis Jett’s analysis of the Islamic State group.

1 week ago


GOP obstructionists need to get out of the way so Obama can lead

The Republicans say the U.S. needs leadership on Ebola, yet they’ve blocked the surgeon general nominee.

1 week ago


The media are acting as catalysts for Ebola hysteria

Ebola is bringing about a more prevalent and dangerous disease — panic.

1 week ago


Most Catholics who attend Mass are hopeful for change

My experience is that the bulk of frequent Mass attendees do not embrace many of the church’s teachings on the family and sexuality.

1 week ago


FDR signed the minimum wage law to help all workers

Mike Lisak claimed that “minimum wage is designed for students, teenagers, retired people and immigrants, not a head of a household.”

1 week ago


Pa.’s Supreme Court is again tainted by scandal

Courtesy of Justice Seamus McCaffery, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has become a laughingstock anew, a comedian’s punchline.

1 week ago


The 'map man' is helping to provide green solutions for water flow issues

The story about Matt Graham shows that there is a road map to maximizing green infrastructure and making that strategy a reality.

1 week ago


We now know firsthand the problem of unreliable cab service

After 10 years in Pittsburgh, my husband and I have finally had that quintessential Pittsburgh experience: the no-show taxi.

1 week ago


Write in this progressive candidate for the 18th District seat

On Nov. 4, those who are tired of Tim Murphy’s representation and Washington gridlock should write in “Sheila Griffin.”

1 week ago



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