While many have eloquently pointed out the important role transit plays in the economic and social well-being of our region ...
As a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, I have a significant issue with the new budget cuts proposed by Gov.
I agree with your Feb. 23 editorial "Selective Competition" about the hypocrisy of UPMC wanting a one-year contract with Highmark for
Kudos to state Sen. Jake Corman ("GOP Leader Talks Against College Cuts").
Illogical jobs talk Much of the reaction to Rick Santorum's recent statements have focused on his distaste for President Kennedy's
My thoughts on the proposed Port Authority transit fare hikes and route cuts: Pittsburgh has the potential to become a world-class
I can't be the only woman astonished to see Rick Santorum awarded a national pulpit for his anti-contraception, "family values"
The members of the United Food and Commercial Workers who I represent have long supported efforts to modernize the Pennsylvania Liquor
In response to the "Bar This Tax" editorial (Feb. 27):
We in Pittsburgh pride ourselves on living in a great city.
A strong, reliable public transportation system is vital to our strength and success as a region. Simply put, we can't be without it.
Regarding "The Obama Administration's 'Accommodation' on Birth Control Is Nothing More Than Razzle Dazzle" (Feb. 19 Forum) by Bishop David Z
Every community should be very afraid of what HB 1950 has done.
The Post-Gazette's continuing fixation on UPMC giving "a long-term contract" to Highmark has evolved from the annoyingly illogical to the pl
Does the U.S. Constitution grant rights to individuals or institutions?
In James O'Toole's Feb. 21 report "Santorum Continues Attacking Environmental Policies," he quotes Rick Santorum as saying that global warmi
While everyone is aghast at the heartlessness of Gov. in cutting funds to all education (K-12 plus colleges and universities around the stat
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
A common theme underlying countless letters published in the Post-Gazette is that the city cannot survive without dedicated state funding fo
I'm responding to your editorial about HB 1950 which repeats the often-stated and disastrous truism: that "shale drillers got the better par
Fellow Catholics: Let's stop whining about the recently revised federal Health and Human Services rulings on health care.
The controversial and evolving Health and Human Services rulings that are meant to promote "choice" actually take it away from Roman Catholi
Last Sunday, letter writer Irene Wynn stated that the disrespect shown toward President Barack Obama is appalling, and it certainly is.
Regarding "Get Rid of the Political Parties" (Jan. 29 Forum): I couldn't agree more.
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
The Republican nomination process has been nothing less than laughable.
I hesitate to start this critique of the American political scene this election season.
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
Post-Gazette writer Tony Norman said it well. We are in, or going back to, the era of "rugged individualism and mindless austerity" ("State
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"
I am a Port Authority transit rider and I am very concerned about the upcoming cuts. These cuts are the most drastic ever!
The editorial "Equitable Compromise: Faith-Based Employees Deserve the Same Coverage" (Feb.
Now is the time for Pennsylvania legislators to reform state government.
I felt I had an obligation to "weigh in"
In his Jan. 30 column "Onward Civilian Soldiers," George F.
I have to reply to Evan Harr's letter ("Pittsburgh Transit Woes Are Not My Problem," Jan. 29).
My response to Judy Wertheimer's Jan.
Recent news coverage by various media has distorted two decisions by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and it is
A Post-Gazette editorial Monday concerning the pledge to discourage special interest group attack ads made by the candidates for U.S.
In regard to recent transit funding letters with the general theme of "I'm not near a bus line, so why should I care?"
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
I was perplexed to read the op-ed by Kathleen Jones Goldman and Ronald L. Hicks Jr.
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
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
In the late 1980s, I attended a testimonial dinner for Pittsburgh Steelers coach Dick Hoak. Penn State coach Joe Paterno was the guest speak
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
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
Somehow at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, following an overnight snow, the Starbucks parking lot in Squirrel Hill was plowed, but the intersection
The competition for the GOP nomination for president has become the most entertaining "reality" show of the season. How can other shows comp
Another year is upon Western Pennsylvania and another discussion of possible Port Authority route cutbacks and cancellations is here. This p
The Jan. 11 article "McArdle Roadway Slide Will Take Days to Clear" lacked answers. This most damaging landslide above McArdle Roadway was c
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
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
The impending next wave of dire cuts to public transportation is a grave threat to Pittsburgh's, and thus the whole region's, economy.
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
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
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
I feel that someone needs to defend the armed forces for the supposedly deplorable things the Marines did in Afghanistan. My experience in W
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
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.
Finally, the letters to the editor last week managed to cut through all the misinformation, fear-mongering and obstruction surrounding the r
The most recent article concerning the public defender's office reported the public defender's budget has been cut by $800,000 ("Public Defe
Regarding "Alert Pilots: It's the First Step Toward Flying the Friendly Skies" (Jan. 11 editorial): The traveling public and everyone else s
I found Keesha Gaskins' commentary on voter ID requirements ("Reject Voter ID," Jan. 11 Perspectives) to be leftward-biased and misleading.
Regarding the Jan. 7 editorial "Chaos Reigns": I too am very concerned with the unreasonableness of the Allegheny County assessment system p
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
I like the new 2012 assessments, and so should the majority of other homeowners. Although our assessments went up, if our percentage increas
Regarding "Why We Raised Your Taxes" (Dec. 22 Perspectives) by Allegheny County councilpersons William Russell Robinson and Barbara Daly Dan
Rick Santorum is the real winner in Iowa. Look at the numbers: Mr. Santorum -- 25 percent; Newt Gingrich -- 13 percent; Rick Perry -- 10 per
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
"Undercut" doesn't begin to describe how Congress broke its promise to preserve and protect individual liberty ("Loss of Liberty: The Milita
With state revenue far less than expected ("State Revenue Far Below Estimates," Jan. 3), I am frightened for the future of our children. Las
Now that Iowa's Republican caucuses have chosen the person, by a minuscule margin, they believe should be president and commander in chief o
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
It was refreshing to see a qualified certified public accountant like Carol F. Hickman weigh in on how the payroll tax break extension takes
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
While people at all levels of government bemoan the assessment boondoggle, they continue to ignore the only viable option for settling matte
A wake-up call for American voters:
The American people get snookered again. There has been so much coverage regarding maintaining the 2 percentage point reduction in FICA taxe
I read with great interest the Dec. 28 article "Divide Grows Between Politicians, Constituents." During the summer of my sophomore year of c
Regarding the UPMC-Highmark issue: It's about time someone commented on the fact that the West Penn Allegheny Health System has excellent ho
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
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
They're here. I wondered when they would arrive. The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new rules regulating the emissions of sul
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)
As your editorial "Hands-Free Talking" (Dec. 16) correctly states, "Talking on a hand-held cell phone [while driving] ... is dangerous and s
Congress has gone home for the holidays after pushing important legislation that will have a major financial impact upon 160 million America
The 11th-hour about-face earlier this week by John Boehner in rejecting the "tax holiday" legislation approved by the Senate and subsequent
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
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
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
"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
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
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
People, it's time to get involved. The Marcellus Shale gas companies are hard at work promoting their attributes by constantly bombarding us
Regarding your Dec. 14 editorial "Occupy Elsewhere": BNY Mellon is a major Wall Street player -- headquarters address: 1 Wall St.-- and is a
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
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
After watching the GOP primary race, ridiculous till now, the Republicans seem to be settling on a permanent front-runner, Newt Gingrich. Mo
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