LETTERS



Letters to the editor

2012-03-08 00:01:00

While many have eloquently pointed out the important role transit plays in the economic and social well-being of our region ...


Letters to the editor

2012-03-07 00:00:00

As a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, I have a significant issue with the new budget cuts proposed by Gov.


Letters to the editor

2012-03-06 00:00:00

I agree with your Feb. 23 editorial "Selective Competition" about the hypocrisy of UPMC wanting a one-year contract with Highmark for


Letters to the editor

2012-03-05 00:00:00

Kudos to state Sen. Jake Corman ("GOP Leader Talks Against College Cuts").


Issue One

2012-03-04 00:01:00

Illogical jobs talk Much of the reaction to Rick Santorum's recent statements have focused on his distaste for President Kennedy's


Letters to the editor

2012-03-04 00:00:00

My thoughts on the proposed Port Authority transit fare hikes and route cuts: Pittsburgh has the potential to become a world-class


Letters to the editor

2012-03-03 00:00:00

I can't be the only woman astonished to see Rick Santorum awarded a national pulpit for his anti-contraception, "family values"


Letters to the editor

2012-03-02 00:00:00

The members of the United Food and Commercial Workers who I represent have long supported efforts to modernize the Pennsylvania Liquor


Letters to the editor

2012-03-01 00:01:00

In response to the "Bar This Tax" editorial (Feb. 27):


Letters to the editor

2012-02-29 00:00:00

We in Pittsburgh pride ourselves on living in a great city.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-27 00:00:00

A strong, reliable public transportation system is vital to our strength and success as a region. Simply put, we can't be without it.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Regarding "The Obama Administration's 'Accommodation' on Birth Control Is Nothing More Than Razzle Dazzle" (Feb. 19 Forum) by Bishop David Z


Issue One: Gas drilling and HB 1950

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Every community should be very afraid of what HB 1950 has done.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-25 00:00:00

The Post-Gazette's continuing fixation on UPMC giving "a long-term contract" to Highmark has evolved from the annoyingly illogical to the pl


Letters to the editor

2012-02-24 00:00:00

Does the U.S. Constitution grant rights to individuals or institutions?


Letters to the editor

2012-02-23 00:01:00

In James O'Toole's Feb. 21 report "Santorum Continues Attacking Environmental Policies," he quotes Rick Santorum as saying that global warmi


Letters to the editor

2012-02-22 00:00:00

While everyone is aghast at the heartlessness of Gov. in cutting funds to all education (K-12 plus colleges and universities around the stat


Letters to the editor

2012-02-21 00:00:00

I would like to provide insight into two of Gov. Tom Corbett's defenses for "defunding" public education (see Bob Gold's letter "The Funding


Letters to the editor

2012-02-20 00:00:00

A common theme underlying countless letters published in the Post-Gazette is that the city cannot survive without dedicated state funding fo


Letters to the editor

2012-02-19 00:01:00

I'm responding to your editorial about HB 1950 which repeats the often-stated and disastrous truism: that "shale drillers got the better par


Issue One: Catholics and contraception

2012-02-19 00:00:00

Fellow Catholics: Let's stop whining about the recently revised federal Health and Human Services rulings on health care.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-18 00:00:00

The controversial and evolving Health and Human Services rulings that are meant to promote "choice" actually take it away from Roman Catholi


Letters to the editor

2012-02-17 00:00:00

Last Sunday, letter writer Irene Wynn stated that the disrespect shown toward President Barack Obama is appalling, and it certainly is.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-16 00:00:00

Regarding "Get Rid of the Political Parties" (Jan. 29 Forum): I couldn't agree more.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-15 13:08:00

Gov. Tom Corbett's budget plan ("Corbett Calls Budget Plan 'Lean and Demanding' " Feb. 8) leans on local school districts to make up for sta


Letters to the editor

2012-02-14 00:00:00

The Republican nomination process has been nothing less than laughable.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-13 00:00:00

I hesitate to start this critique of the American political scene this election season.


Issue One: Election 2012

2012-02-12 00:00:00

Regarding the letter "Dickensian Mitt" (Feb. 8) from William E. Wells: How much did he give to charity in the last two years? Mitt Romney ga


Letters to the editor

2012-02-12 00:00:00

Post-Gazette writer Tony Norman said it well. We are in, or going back to, the era of "rugged individualism and mindless austerity" ("State


Letters to the editor

2012-02-11 00:00:00

I see state Rep. Rick Saccone is not content merely to waste the Legislature's time and the taxpayers' money with his "Year of the Bible"


Letters to the editor

2012-02-10 00:00:00

I am a Port Authority transit rider and I am very concerned about the upcoming cuts. These cuts are the most drastic ever!


Letters to the editor

2012-02-09 00:00:00

The editorial "Equitable Compromise: Faith-Based Employees Deserve the Same Coverage" (Feb.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-08 00:00:00

Now is the time for Pennsylvania legislators to reform state government.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-07 00:00:00

I felt I had an obligation to "weigh in"


Letters to the editor

2012-02-06 00:00:00

In his Jan. 30 column "Onward Civilian Soldiers," George F.


Issue One: Public transit financing

2012-02-05 00:00:00

I have to reply to Evan Harr's letter ("Pittsburgh Transit Woes Are Not My Problem," Jan. 29).


Letters to the editor

2012-02-05 00:00:00

My response to Judy Wertheimer's Jan.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-04 00:00:00

Recent news coverage by various media has distorted two decisions by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and it is


Letters to the editor

2012-02-03 00:00:00

A Post-Gazette editorial Monday concerning the pledge to discourage special interest group attack ads made by the candidates for U.S.


Letters to the editor

2012-02-02 00:00:00

In regard to recent transit funding letters with the general theme of "I'm not near a bus line, so why should I care?"


Letters to the editor

2012-02-01 02:03:00

I was perplexed to read the op-ed by Kathleen Jones Goldman and Ronald L. Hicks Jr. about voter ID in which they complain about misinformati


Letters to the editor

2012-02-01 00:00:00

I was perplexed to read the op-ed by Kathleen Jones Goldman and Ronald L. Hicks Jr.


Letters to the editor

2012-01-31 00:00:00

I cannot believe Judge R. Stanton Wettick's wanting this reassessment or the people writing in to say it is correct. Are they not aware of t


Letters to the editor

2012-01-30 00:00:00

When advocating for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil industry and U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy ("Build the Pipeline," Jan. 25 P


Issue One: Joe Paterno

2012-01-29 00:00:00

In the late 1980s, I attended a testimonial dinner for Pittsburgh Steelers coach Dick Hoak. Penn State coach Joe Paterno was the guest speak


Letters to the editor

2012-01-29 00:00:00

In regard to Bill O'Rourke's letter ("Our Region Needs a Transit Funding Solution," Jan. 22), I see once again that someone from Pittsburgh


Letters to the editor

2012-01-28 00:00:00

While I sincerely believe that Penn State coach Joe Paterno was deserving of all the accolades that have been bestowed upon him this week (t


Letters to the editor

2012-01-27 00:00:00

Somehow at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, following an overnight snow, the Starbucks parking lot in Squirrel Hill was plowed, but the intersection


Letters to the editor

2012-01-26 00:00:00

The competition for the GOP nomination for president has become the most entertaining "reality" show of the season. How can other shows comp


Letters to the editor

2012-01-25 00:00:00

Another year is upon Western Pennsylvania and another discussion of possible Port Authority route cutbacks and cancellations is here. This p


Letters to the editor

2012-01-24 00:00:00

The Jan. 11 article "McArdle Roadway Slide Will Take Days to Clear" lacked answers. This most damaging landslide above McArdle Roadway was c


Letters to the editor

2012-01-23 00:00:00

It is with a sad heart that I write this letter. I am a 1988 graduate of Penn State, my brother graduated in the mid-'90s and my father was


Issue One: Voter ID

2012-01-22 00:00:00

In response to Jesse Sprague's letter that we have been in need of a voter ID requirement because it is so important ("Not Hard to Get," Jan


Letters to the editor

2012-01-22 00:00:00

The impending next wave of dire cuts to public transportation is a grave threat to Pittsburgh's, and thus the whole region's, economy.


Letters to the editor

2012-01-21 00:00:00

David Brooks ("On the Campaign Trail: The Best Part Is Talking to the Crowds, Not the Candidates," Jan. 18 column) is to be commended for ta


Letters to the editor

2012-01-20 00:00:00

Too many things about the Port Authority just don't make sense. Why is it spending millions of dollars on a high-tech fare collection system


Letters to the editor

2012-01-19 00:00:00

For the past seven years I have been a poll worker. During my time I have never witnessed any fraud or security problems. I can also say tha


Letters to the editor

2012-01-18 00:00:00

I feel that someone needs to defend the armed forces for the supposedly deplorable things the Marines did in Afghanistan. My experience in W


Letters to the editor

2012-01-17 00:00:00

Jan. 21 marks the second anniversary of one of the most dangerous Supreme Court decisions in the history of the United States. In 2010, the


Letters to the editor

2012-01-16 00:00:00

Gov. Tom Corbett's assault on the people of Pennsylvania has reached a new low with his plan for the state's food stamp program.


Issue One: Allegheny County reassessment

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Finally, the letters to the editor last week managed to cut through all the misinformation, fear-mongering and obstruction surrounding the r


Letters to the editor

2012-01-15 00:00:00

The most recent article concerning the public defender's office reported the public defender's budget has been cut by $800,000 ("Public Defe


Letters to the editor

2012-01-14 00:00:00

Regarding "Alert Pilots: It's the First Step Toward Flying the Friendly Skies" (Jan. 11 editorial): The traveling public and everyone else s


Letters to the editor

2012-01-13 00:00:00

I found Keesha Gaskins' commentary on voter ID requirements ("Reject Voter ID," Jan. 11 Perspectives) to be leftward-biased and misleading.


Letters to the editor

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Regarding the Jan. 7 editorial "Chaos Reigns": I too am very concerned with the unreasonableness of the Allegheny County assessment system p


Letters to the editor

2012-01-11 00:00:00

In response to "National Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.5 Percent" (Jan. 6), I want to provide a picture of what life is like for the 8.5 perc


Letters to the editor

2012-01-10 00:00:00

I like the new 2012 assessments, and so should the majority of other homeowners. Although our assessments went up, if our percentage increas


Letters to the editor

2012-01-09 00:00:00

Regarding "Why We Raised Your Taxes" (Dec. 22 Perspectives) by Allegheny County councilpersons William Russell Robinson and Barbara Daly Dan


Issue One: The GOP candidates

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Rick Santorum is the real winner in Iowa. Look at the numbers: Mr. Santorum -- 25 percent; Newt Gingrich -- 13 percent; Rick Perry -- 10 per


Letters to the editor

2012-01-08 00:00:00

There's been an astonishing amount of gnashing of teeth and rending of shirts about the county's court-ordered reassessment. I say we should


Letters to the editor

2012-01-07 00:00:00

"Undercut" doesn't begin to describe how Congress broke its promise to preserve and protect individual liberty ("Loss of Liberty: The Milita


Letters to the editor

2012-01-06 00:00:00

With state revenue far less than expected ("State Revenue Far Below Estimates," Jan. 3), I am frightened for the future of our children. Las


Letters to the editor

2012-01-05 00:00:00

Now that Iowa's Republican caucuses have chosen the person, by a minuscule margin, they believe should be president and commander in chief o


Letters to the editor

2012-01-04 00:00:00

It was once said that a man's home is his castle. Today a man's home is his rental property. Unfortunately for us, the government is the lan


Letters to the editor

2012-01-03 00:00:00

It was refreshing to see a qualified certified public accountant like Carol F. Hickman weigh in on how the payroll tax break extension takes


Letters to the editor

2012-01-02 00:00:00

In their Dec. 23 op-ed "Rein In For-Profit Schools: They're Diverting Tax Dollars From Public Education," Adam Schott and Kate Shaw paint an


Letters to the editor

2012-01-01 00:00:00

While people at all levels of government bemoan the assessment boondoggle, they continue to ignore the only viable option for settling matte


Issue One: The payroll tax votes

2012-01-01 00:00:00

A wake-up call for American voters:


Letters to the editor

2011-12-31 00:00:00

The American people get snookered again. There has been so much coverage regarding maintaining the 2 percentage point reduction in FICA taxe


Letters to the editor

2011-12-30 00:00:00

I read with great interest the Dec. 28 article "Divide Grows Between Politicians, Constituents." During the summer of my sophomore year of c


Letters to the editor

2011-12-29 00:00:00

Regarding the UPMC-Highmark issue: It's about time someone commented on the fact that the West Penn Allegheny Health System has excellent ho


Letters to the editor

2011-12-28 00:00:00

As a certified public accountant, I believe the PG did a great disservice to endorse the extension of the payroll tax reduction. If it were


Letters to the editor

2011-12-27 00:00:00

I have been an officer of the Emsworth Democratic Committee for many, many years and I am writing to express my total disagreement with the


Letters to the editor

2011-12-26 00:00:00

They're here. I wondered when they would arrive. The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new rules regulating the emissions of sul


Letters to the editor

2011-12-25 00:00:00

As I read Larry E. Davis' article ("Don't Blame the Teachers: Poverty Is the Main Culprit Behind the Racial Achievement Gap," Dec. 18 Forum)


Issue One: Hands-free calling while driving

2011-12-25 00:00:00

As your editorial "Hands-Free Talking" (Dec. 16) correctly states, "Talking on a hand-held cell phone [while driving] ... is dangerous and s


Letters to the editor

2011-12-24 00:00:00

Congress has gone home for the holidays after pushing important legislation that will have a major financial impact upon 160 million America


Letters to the editor

2011-12-23 00:00:00

The 11th-hour about-face earlier this week by John Boehner in rejecting the "tax holiday" legislation approved by the Senate and subsequent


Letters to the editor

2011-12-22 00:00:00

As someone who walks past Mellon Green many times a day working in town I find it somewhat amusing, although not surprising, that the moment


Letters to the editor

2011-12-21 00:00:00

Tea partiers in the House have defied the Republican leadership in the Senate and refused to pass the bipartisan bill that would keep the un


Letters to the editor

2011-12-20 00:00:00

In response to your Dec. 16 editorial that driving with a hands-free phone is acceptable ("Hands-Free Talking"): When stopped at a red light


Letters to the editor

2011-12-19 00:00:00

"Survey: 1 in 4 U.S. Women Faced Domestic Violence" was front-page news in the Dec. 15 PG. That's bad, but it is not the whole story. When m


Issue One: Allegheny County property tax increase

2011-12-18 00:00:00

Like most families, my wife and I around this time start constructing a budget for the upcoming year. One line item is funding for several c


Letters to the editor

2011-12-18 00:00:00

I knew Republicans are power hungry. But I couldn't believe how corrupt and obviously power hungry they were until I saw the map of how they


Letters to the editor

2011-12-17 00:00:00

People, it's time to get involved. The Marcellus Shale gas companies are hard at work promoting their attributes by constantly bombarding us


Letters to the editor

2011-12-16 00:00:00

Regarding your Dec. 14 editorial "Occupy Elsewhere": BNY Mellon is a major Wall Street player -- headquarters address: 1 Wall St.-- and is a


Letters to the editor

2011-12-15 00:00:00

The county must learn to live within its means Rich Fitzgerald has not even taken office as Allegheny County executive, and already he is a


Letters to the editor

2011-12-14 00:00:00

As I walk through the Occupy Pittsburgh site on Grant Street each Thursday after volunteering in town, I get a sense of real encampment, as


Letters to the editor

2011-12-13 00:00:00

After watching the GOP primary race, ridiculous till now, the Republicans seem to be settling on a permanent front-runner, Newt Gingrich. Mo


Letters to the editor

2011-12-12 00:00:00

What can we do? We are subject to Allegheny County Council's constant tax increases, from the recent 7 percent poured drink tax to now a 21


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