Letters


Journalist’s killing contradicts Islamic teaching

Journalist James Foley was brutally executed and showcased by the so-called Islamic State only because of his nationality.

about 7 hours ago


Giving up on light rail between Downtown and Oakland is a transit mistake

I was dismayed by the logic used to defend the PAT’s plans for Bus Rapid Transit over a light-rail connection between Downtown and Oakland.

about 7 hours ago


Letter: With the loss of local personalities, radio is becoming soulless

It has been wonderful seeing the letters speaking out on the demise of the wonderful format at WJAS.

about 7 hours ago


The Pirates need an owner willing to spend more to improve the team

Bob Nutting, sell the Pirates.

about 7 hours ago


Should Pa. citizens laugh or cry because of these politicians?

Let’s take this show on the road so that I can be their manager.

about 7 hours ago


We can’t judge anyone yet in Ferguson shooting

If Officer Darren Wilson faces charges his fate should be decided by a jury and not by mob rule or a Rob Rogers cartoon.

1 day ago


Rob Rogers' cartoon is a slap to all police

I was appalled by Rob Rogers’ Aug. 19 cartoon labeled “Miranda rights for blacks in America,” which depicts police officers as racist thugs.

1 day ago


The Ferguson, Mo., situation will be a boon to the gun industry

The unintended consequences of the lawlessness in Missouri will be a boon to the gun industry.

1 day ago


Easy access to guns is ruining our country

High-powered weaponry that belongs on a field of battle is just what everybody needs to have next to their bed in case the bad guy comes.

1 day ago


The Islamic State killers are cold-blooded cowards

Fanatics are brave fighters when it comes to murdering unarmed women and children but now become cowards when faced with military might.

1 day ago


In politics, truth and real concern for people would lead to many better things

If I had a magic lantern, I will rub it and ask the genie for these three wishes.

1 day ago


Sophie Masloff deserves a ballpark tribute

With the recent death of former Mayor Sophie Masloff, her name should also be immortalized.

1 day ago


We provide support during the process of grieving

With the recent suicide of Robin Williams, we need to recognize the signs and causes of both addiction and depression.

1 day ago


The immigration office should not move to Wilkins

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees have good reasons to be against this illogical move.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh can thank Sophie Masloff for great street signs

All hail to the late Mayor Masloff, whose street sign initiative made Pittsburgh a more livable, more address-locatable city.

2 days ago


After journalist's beheading, Obama must give voice to our nation's need for justice

The president should tell us that we will hunt down and bring to justice the murderers responsible for James Foley’s death.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh has a void of good radio music after WJAS' format change

I agree 100 percent-plus with the letter of Nita Ryan (“Missing the Music,” Aug 16). Please do bring back Jack Bogut and Bill Cardille.

2 days ago


We don't need any more radio hate-talk

These so-called “entertainers” who are part of  WJAS’ new format fuel the hatred in our current political climate.

2 days ago


Marriage license terminology is just one example of Allegheny County's no-can-do attitude

Officials like to brag about the county’s increased efficiency, but it seems there are still dinosaurs lurking in county offices.

2 days ago


Voters must reject those who think government isn’t helpful

There’s an election coming up this November, and the Republicans are running on their boilerplate platform of small government.

2 days ago


A post-racial America does not exist

When I think about the Michael Brown case, I think about the fact that African-American women as mothers have to fear for their sons’ lives.

3 days ago


Some views printed about Rob Rogers' Gaza cartoon are embarrassing

As an American Jew and a Zionist, I am sickened by some tasteless responses.

3 days ago


WJAS' format switch is awful

I am so annoyed with WJAS that I will never, ever dial into it again on any of my radios.

3 days ago


With WJAS' format change, the class is gone

In a time when most stations just play rap and country or talk about sports, WJAS was unique.

3 days ago


Radio stations must operate in a way that pays the bills

If a particular radio format, be it talk or music, cannot interest people who are willing to advertise, the station must adapt.

3 days ago


Come and experience the cultural pleasures of Carnegie

Dining, history, architecture, shopping, art, theater, jazz, poetry, opera, fitness. Why not plan a few forays into Carnegie?

3 days ago


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My grandfather, Rolf Larsen, did much good for everyday people

He may have been outspoken and eccentric, but at least he was honest --  a trait found few and far between among politicians.

3 days ago


The Pittsburgh police must be more racially diverse

Pittsburgh should be ashamed of its lack of recruitment and retention of a more diverse police force.

4 days ago


Transparent Airfares Act is good legislation

The Transparent Airfares Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives with broad, bipartisan support.

4 days ago


Gaza really is a prison

Regarding Rob Rogers’ cartoon, it is no secret that Gaza is, in effect, the world’s largest “open-air prison.

4 days ago


Gaza is enclosed for a reason

Rob Rogers’  editorial cartoon captioned “Why do they hate us so much?” has generated an unusual large volume of responses in these pages.

4 days ago


Philadelphia tax for schools is justified

The root of the problem in Philadelphia is the same as the main cause of school property tax hikes in Allegheny County.

4 days ago


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Ride-sharing is important for the city’s growth

A new generation of ride-sharing companies have begun operating in Pittsburgh.

4 days ago


What has the U.S. done to lighten the refugee load?

How can Dan Simpson suggest that Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon add to the almost 5 million Palestinian refugees they have hosted since 1948?

5 days ago


Where is the world outrage toward ISIS?

The Muslim world and European allies become irate when Israel reacts militarily but stand by quietly as ISIS beheads Muslims and Christians.

5 days ago


Asking questions about the Gaza invasion isn't to be anti-Israel

One does not have to believe Israel hasn’t a right to exist or to defend itself from those who would wish its annihilation to ask questions.

5 days ago


Obama or Biden should have attended Gen. Greene's funeral

One would think our elected leaders would take time off from living high on the proverbial hog to honor a general who was needlessly killed.

5 days ago


The August Wilson Center vision is at risk

Grant Oliphant’s case for saving the August Wilson Center intact could not have been more eloquently or persuasively put.

5 days ago


We must try to understand suicide so we can prevent it

Thank you to the Post-Gazette for starting a discussion of depression; now please continue the discussion regarding suicide.

5 days ago


Shale drilling cannot be done responsibly

It is causing too much harm with air and water contamination, sicknesses among humans and animals and destruction of communities.

6 days ago


Police, step up efforts to help pedestrians

The problem that I see as a pedestrian crossing Carson Street on the South Side is that drivers are speeding and running red lights.

6 days ago


Walkers would help themselves by observing sensible rules

We need to work harder to maintain Pittsburgh as a top-ranked city for “walkability.”

6 days ago


Roadway engineering should put people first

Thank you for shedding light on the rash of crashes involving pedestrians in Pittsburgh with your well-designed, interactive article last

6 days ago


Programs like LEAD seek to destigmatize depression

Persons with depression and addiction face their illness and the added burden of shame.

6 days ago


Robin Williams' death highlights the need for behavioral health treatment

The role of health plan programs is often overlooked as a source of help.

6 days ago


Ted Kennedy fostered the cynicism that brought down Richard Nixon

People never forgot Chappaquiddick or Ted Kennedy’s shameful conduct.

6 days ago


The Mount Rushmore aura creates unrealistic expectations for modern presidents

The iconic images are awesome, physical presentations of the very bedrock of what most citizens imagine as the best of our heritage.

1 week ago


Americans must resist discriminating against new immigrants

There seems to be inordinate discrimination against American Muslims.

1 week ago


For Muslims, prayer is the right response to violence

Long-awaited Eid was bittersweet because of attacks in Pakistan.

1 week ago


The Pittsburgh airport should be open to the Salvation Army and other charities

Airport officials said some people complained about solicitations. People also complain about delays, but that is part of doing business.

1 week ago



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