Letters


UPMC shouldn’t fear healthy competition

UPMC should look to its own quarterly report as a sign that competition will help both Pittsburghers and its own financial health.

about 16 hours ago


Keeping medications to treat opioid dependence away from children is crucial

Unlike methadone, buprenorphine-containing medications are widely prescribed to patients and are kept in the home.

about 16 hours ago


The Salvation Army's backpack program is essential to many

In hard times the Salvation Army proves that Americans do have a heart full of warmth.

about 16 hours ago


Corporations are engaged in a war of avarice against citizens

How could an intelligent man like George F. Will believe many of these corporate moves, like inversions, are sensible?

about 16 hours ago


Constituents are served well by Rep. Bill Kortz

His office personnel will walk you through any state issue and find an answer for you.

about 16 hours ago


The conversation about life and death needs all viewpoints

The discussion must be about making a choice and living or dying with that choice without interference from others.

about 16 hours ago


High-quality early education is essential for Pa.’s children

I am elated by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s announcement regarding the $250 million preschool development grants competition.

about 16 hours ago


The Pittsburgh-Allegheny County 911 merger will make problems worse

Merging of the city and county call-taking process places public safety at great risk.

1 day ago


The Ferguson tragedy raises questions about Pittsburgh's police training

Recent police-related events should be a cautionary tale for Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


Even at Sophie Masloff's funeral, a prominent female leader was overlooked

Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County controller, participated in the service for Mayor Sophie Masloff at Temple Sinai.

1 day ago


Politicians who do self-serving work shouldn't be rewarded

Why should we reward any politicians for doing the job they do “against” us.

1 day ago


Catholic parishes should begin planning for married priests

Catholics must begin asking their parish councils what salary they would offer a married priest as well as housing and health care.

1 day ago


Doctors and nurses help people to heal, not to die

God decides when it’s your time to die.

1 day ago


The Post-Gazette front page should feature good news for a change

Saturday’s front page had two color photographs of a local shooting and Hamas executions, it was disturbing and unnecessary.

1 day ago


George Will's support for corporate inversions will bring back the robber barons

Corporate inversions are good for the American economy and Americans.

1 day ago


When will we say ‘enough’ to drillers’ mistakes?

I was not surprised to read the article “Fracking Waste Tainted Groundwater Soil at Three Washington County Sites” (Aug. 6).

2 days ago


Steelers involved in stupidity should know they are replaceable

Why would anyone who is a member of the Steelers put themselves at odds with the law?

2 days ago


Schenley Drive protected bike lanes provide real benefit to cyclists

I am delighted by the presence of the Schenley Drive bike lane and the impact it has had on my morning commute.

2 days ago


Secularism is a force for good

Secularism protects freedom of religion for religious and nonreligious people. That way no religion or lack thereof can dominate others.

2 days ago


Serbia's Allied contributions during World War I provide a lesson

No nation suffered more during this horrible “war to end all wars,” yet Serbia showed how to resist empires and ultimately destroy them.

2 days ago


The U.S. should remember that peace in Ireland required steps toward justice

I can’t help but notice the similarity between the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1977 and the police in Ferguson, Missouri.

2 days ago


In race relations, we have good reason for hope

No, there probably won’t ever be a post-racial America in which no racism exists, but there is hope.

3 days ago


The region deserves answers from UPMC about the Highmark split

UPMC has had no problem turning away patients who have a competitor’s insurance card, even if they want to pay cash out of pocket.

3 days ago


Patients deserve better than the impending health care chaos

Our local health care system is in disarray because of political and financial infighting. Who controls what?

3 days ago


Humans should be allowed to die in a humane manner

Why are we, as a society, allowed to treat our pets with more humane actions than our human loved ones.

3 days ago


My life in a religious order has been full of action

Nicholas D. Kristof’s Aug. 18 column “Sister Acts” resonated with me.

3 days ago


Our region needs jobs and career awareness for young people

Ann Belser paints a sobering picture about the nation’s unemployment rate and youth.

3 days ago


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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

5 days ago


Sophie Masloff deserves a ballpark tribute

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

5 days 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.

5 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago



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