Letters


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.

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours ago


The Republican Party in Pa. lacks ideals

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

about 2 hours 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).

about 2 hours 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.

about 2 hours 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.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh showed Canadians that it's a class act

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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Corbett has handled shale development well

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

2 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.

2 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.

2 days ago


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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.

2 days ago


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

Thanks to the people of Pittsburgh for noticing Canada.

2 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.

2 days ago


Fight violence with problem solving, not guns

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

3 days 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.

3 days ago


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

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

2 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.

3 days ago


Republicans have integrity and plan to keep their campaign promises

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

3 days 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.

3 days ago


The idea of robocars is splendid, but consider reality

We should trail-blaze this frontier with mine detectors.

3 days ago


Displacing Baathists led to this turmoil

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

4 days 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.

4 days ago


The media are acting as catalysts for Ebola hysteria

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

4 days 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.

4 days 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.”

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.”

5 days ago


If UPMC is truly nonprofit it shouldn’t fear competition

UPMC enjoyed success from its beginning via in-network participation by many of the patients whom it will now exclude.

5 days ago


A gas extraction tax simply doesn’t make sense

The impact fee says, “You mess it up, you pay for it.” That’s fair. The extraction tax says, “You’ve got something we want; gimme!”

6 days ago


Familylinks provides shelter and a path for homeless youth

Regarding the Post-Gazette’s Oct. 14 article about a report commissioned by the DHS discussing the many obstacles homeless youth face...

6 days ago


Fighting Pittsburgh poverty will take new ideas

But it will take reviving some old ones, too.

6 days ago


In Highmark-UPMC divide, it's profits over patients

I was overcome with sadness one recent morning as I waited at Magee for my annual screening mammogram.

6 days ago


No, sometimes you shouldn't listen to the generals

Regarding the letter by Mike Vargo: As I see it, Mr. Vargo fell flat on his face trying to scare Post-Gazette readers.

6 days ago


The governor backs responsible ride-sharing

The Post-Gazette’s editorial on Uber and Lyft fails to recognize the challenges faced by those upholding the law.

1 week ago


Most members of Congress don’t personally know veterans’ needs

In 1973, the percentage of veterans in the U.S. House and Senate was 73.8 percent. Now, the percentage is down to 20 percent.

1 week ago


Ebola care factor

I wonder if these Republican fellows are aware of the revelations from the family of the “index patient” that he did not have insurance.

1 week ago


Ebola isn’t winning

A guy with Ebola entered the country, died, and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease and are still alive.

1 week ago


Obama and coal

Former Sen. John E. Sununu’s remarks that President Barack Obama’s “war on coal” will hurt Democrats at the polls are pretty disturbing.

1 week ago


Is wildlife really their concern about wind power?

Conservative Pennsylvania legislators have little credibility when worrying about wind energy impacts on land use and wildlife populations.

1 week ago


Real family and household incomes have been stagnant

Letter writer Mike Lisak’s take on minimum wage is interesting (“Tom Corbett Is Quietly Doing a Great Job for Pennsylvania,” Oct. 10).

1 week ago


Let's clarify the issue of Pennsylvania payroll taxes

In response to Mike Lisak’s Oct. 10 letter about minimum wage, corrections are in order.

1 week ago


Re-elect Gov. Tom Corbett, who is tackling issues head-on

His opponent, Tom Wolf, only talks off a script or talking points and dodges questions asking for details on his platform.

1 week ago


Gay people won’t see real Catholic change

Bishops are gathering to express their opinions about the current state of the church.

1 week ago


Married couples are obliged to grow together and endure

Marriage is a matter of endurance in the sense that it is a continuing process.

1 week ago


Worse abuse cases are irrelevant to the Barbour abuse case

Robert E. Stewart is quoted as saying that he found the level of media coverage the Kristen and Douglas Barbour case has received “absurd”.

1 week ago


Allegheny Co. must recognize the risky air quality resulting from the Shenango works

People living in Allegheny County have a cancer risk from air toxics more than twice that of those living in surrounding rural areas.

1 week ago



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