Letters


Sunday morning: the wrong time for politicians' quarterbacking

These spokespersons, who ordinarily can’t get anything done during the week, all of a sudden have all the answers on Sunday morning.

about 3 hours ago


Film tax credits are another form of corporate welfare

If a project makes economic sense, then the private sector will find a way to fund it.

about 3 hours ago


A slight clarification of Shetland Islands history

In 1469, the Norwegian king was flat broke and pledged the islands to Scotland while he tried to round up the money he needed for the dowry.

about 3 hours ago


The new bike-only lanes in front of Phipps are great

No longer do I have to dodge vehicles backing out of the parking spaces in front of Phipps.

about 3 hours ago


Biking outbound on Forbes brings unnecessary road rage encounters

Those who are that frustrated by driving Downtown should consider biking instead.

about 3 hours ago


Response to Rogers cartoon shows lack of respect for artistic commentary

After the series of incensed letters to the editor in response to a Rob Rogers cartoon about Israel, can anyone doubt the power of images?

about 3 hours ago


Pittsburgh, take care of and pride in the city’s gems, like August Wilson landmarks

While it is important to recognize the feats of Pittsburgh today, we must also remember and preserve the Pittsburgh that once was.

about 3 hours ago


We should abandon companies that abandon the U.S.

Inversions of corporations (their choosing to incorporate in foreign countries to avoid U.S. taxes) seems to have “gone viral.”

1 day ago


Does George Will expect citizens to pay the tab for corporations?

In defending inversions, he derided the notion that American corporations have some patriotic obligations to the United States.

1 day ago


The 9-year-old in Uzi shooting will have a lifetime of suffering

It’s a form a child abuse to allow such a tiny child to handle such a heavy weapon, with the resulting consequences.

1 day ago


The conflict in Ukraine is troubling from a historical perspective

Connect the dots and see that what is happening in Eastern Ukraine and Russia is similar to the beginning of Hitler’s aggressions.

1 day ago


The music-of-my-life is missing from the radio

Maybe “Someday,” when I’m older and more gray, perhaps a new station will emerge and take me on a “Sentimental Journey.”

1 day ago


WJAS has gone from a high to a low format

What a shame we lost one of the only great music stations in our area to another garbage talk show.

1 day ago


Catholic leaders should support the expansion of Pa. human rights

I have been heartened by Pope Francis, who has been quoted in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, “Who am I to judge?”

1 day ago


Tom Corbett in the Labor Day parade would be hypocrisy

The governor’s misguided agenda has sought to tear down social and economic protections for workers.

2 days ago


Union leaders bully members while backing an anti-labor candidate

Top union leaders in Western Pa. have trumped some union members’ Labor Day parade invitation to a sitting governor.

2 days ago


A weapon of war shouldn't have been in young hands

What could be more moronic than allowing a 9-year-old child to handle an Uzi submachine gun?

2 days ago


Stop anti-gun blather and get to the key questions in Uzi shooting

As for this 9-year-old girl, how might this affair affect her?

2 days ago


Nothing on radio now is comparable to WJAS' former format

May I echo Rich Campbell’s feelings (“Soulless Radio,” Aug. 23 letters) regarding the demise of WJAS?

2 days ago


Policy must be changed for the sake of all homeless kids

Congress should end the de facto U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ban on helping homeless children.

2 days ago


Public-private partnerships hold great promise for Pennsylvania and America

Governments at all levels face immense pressure to improve public services and infrastructure while saving public taxpayer money.

3 days ago


Natural gas is another dirty fuel: Pennsylvania needs renewable energy

Natural gas, which is methane, is a highly potent greenhouse gas.

3 days ago


From deep mining to strip mining to gas drilling, workers have made a living

Each of these methods of energy exploration has been needed over generations for families’ livelihoods.

3 days ago


Jack Kelly's Rick Perry column was light on facts

In the column he tries to make the case that the recent indictment of Gov. Perry is a result of a partisan witch hunt.

3 days ago


Americans need help with future decisions on health care and end-of-life issues

Who is going to help us rethink untenable positions and make changes in the kind of humane society we wish to live in?

3 days ago


Pennsylvania must stay competitive and increase its film tax credits

Movie productions create good-paying jobs and stimulate every segment of the Pennsylvania economy.

3 days ago


Accountability starts with elected officials’ character, not their emails

They should pass righteous laws and never ever favor anyone, either rich or poor.

4 days ago


Tom Wolf flip-flops on Gov. Corbett's transportation achievement

If you try to follow the flip-flopping and hypocrisy coming from Tom Wolf on the transportation bill, your head is likely to spin.

4 days ago


A fairer analysis of bad driving would look at regional statistics

A recent study putting Pittsburgh among the cities averaging the most accidents may have been skewed by suburban motorists.

4 days ago


The Post-Gazette showed an anti-Israel bias on a recent Gaza editorial

It is curious that you refer to the demilitarization of “the Gazans” in your editorial “Timely Truce” (Aug. 28).

4 days ago


Rob Rogers' much-criticized Gaza cartoon was not anti-Semitic

The struggle against anti-Semitism is undermined when the charge is thrown around as a cheap political epithet.

4 days ago


WJAS, please switch format back to music

WJAS erred in switching formats and dropping Jack Bogut and Bill Cardille.

4 days ago


The U.S. is sowing generational seeds of hatred

Dan Simpson’s Aug. 27 column “Disunited They Stand” should be required reading for every voter and politician.

5 days ago


The media call them terrorists, but they're nothing but cowardly murderers

These people haven’t inflicted fear, as the media indicate. They’re just making us mad as hell.

5 days ago


Bank of America's main goal is to make money, not improve education

Marketing the bank to kindergarten students and their parents is inappropriate and distracting.

5 days ago


The Pittsburgh schools' conduct code strengthens protections for LGBT students

LGBT students face much higher rates of bullying and harassment than non-LGBT students.

5 days ago


The Laborers’ District Council of Western Pa. is for Corbett

Four years ago, we did not endorse Mr. Corbett. However, because of his bipartisan approach since, he has taken politics out of many issues.

5 days ago


 Bishop David Zubik is doused.

Here’s hoping the ice bucket charitable enthusiasm continues

I hope when the ice bucket craze dies down, folks will continue to make donations to or advocate for the causes they are close to.

5 days ago


 An early morning photo of the Produce Terminal  along Smallman Street  in the Strip District.

The Strip District produce terminal should be a place for us all

Let’s build the cleanest, greenest, meanest public market in the United States.

6 days ago


Post-Gazette, stop taking potshots at Philadelphia

I’ve begun to suspect that it is this newspaper’s policy never to miss a chance to take shots at my hometown.

6 days ago


 The Civic Arena and Consol Energy Center in 2010.

The Penguins must delay no more on arena site development

I urge the Penguins to begin the project on time and resolve issues as the project evolves — or, step aside.

6 days ago


HPV-related throat cancer is becoming more common

The wonderful news is that these cancers can be entirely prevented with a very safe and effective vaccine.

6 days ago


Thank you, Nathan Hershey, for all that you taught us

I was shocked and saddened recently when I read Nathan Hershey’s Aug. 17 Forum article on death and dying.

6 days ago


Pennsylvania's infrastructure and climate issues demand our attention

We must do something about the dismal state of our infrastructure and the climate change-related severe weather that’s making it worse.

6 days ago


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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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?

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week ago



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