Opinion


 The Penguins' Kris Letang (58) and fellow defenseman Matt Niskanen seem to be moving in opposite directions after Game 1 against Columbus.

Gene Collier: Dan Bylsma makes his own power play

Kris Letang was criticized by coach Dan Bylsma for his play Wednesday night, and the defenseman acknowledged he made a lot of mistakes.

about 3 hours ago


On campaign finance, the zealots win again

The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.

about 1 hour ago


'Sometimes it snows in April'

You think you are safe because it’s April, but don’t forget the prairie blizzards over a hundred years ago.

about 1 hour ago


The Squirrel’s Nest

I swore off books until I found this nook

about 1 hour ago


Three expensive milliseconds

We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return.

about 1 hour ago


 Al Donalson, a.k.a. Al Don

Begging to differ

Al Donalson, a.k.a. Al Don, was an irreverent and beloved news editor for The Pittsburgh Press and the Post-Gazette for nearly 30 years.

about 1 hour ago


Brighter outlook: The CBO has good news for the health care act

In politics as in roulette, it is not advisable to place all your bets on one number.

about 1 hour ago


People connector: A park over Crosstown Blvd. is worth a look

If you build it, they will come — but it would be better if they could come on foot.

about 1 hour ago


Tony Norman: Breakups over the phone sound so difficult

Switching mobile phone carriers turns out to be more troublesome than any man should expect.

1 day ago


Education results

I found the information regarding the pilot program that was initiated at three schools to be very exciting.

1 day ago


Money for voters

The Supreme Court has recently given its blessing to big-money contributions to candidates as part of free speech.

1 day ago


Bush’s paintings

I think President Bush should be painting some of the wounded soldiers with whom he now rides bicycles.

1 day ago


AmeriCorps impact

Over the years, AmeriCorps has impacted the lives of many thousands of people through its work.

1 day ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury weathered the storm after a shaky start Wednesday night, and he must continue to stay poised the rest of the way.

Ron Cook: All eyes on Marc-Andre Fleury once again

Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury handled the spotlight Wednesday night, but the pressure isn't not going away anytime soon.

1 day ago


 President Barack Obama, right, and Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday at CCAC West Hills Center.

Costly compliment: A campus closes to give Obama a political prop

It’s nice the president has noticed Pittsburgh’s revival. It’s welcome that CCAC’s efforts are recognized. It’s all good except what isn’t.

1 day ago


Great news! The end is nigh!

Let’s take a few minutes to look at the bright side of the apocalypse.

1 day ago


Sugar’s getting a bad rap

All-natural sugar consumption has been going down and has little to do with America's obesity epidemic.

1 day ago


Where the GOP gets it right

Republicans are fine at diagnosing social problems, but their prescriptions don't work.

1 day ago


Latin test: America’s southern neighbors deserve attention

Either the U.S. takes the region’s 26 countries for granted or it prefers to obsess about the Middle East, China or now Russia and Ukraine.

1 day ago


A gas severance tax would hurt landowners

All the major Democratic candidates for governor are claiming a tax on drilling companies will net hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes.

1 day ago


Public officials aren’t doing enough to end insurance war

For the past couple of years we have had to deal with the health care battle between UPMC and Highmark to the dismay of our residents.

1 day ago


Deer Lakes drilling: Credit county officials for giving people a say

Not everyone believes Allegheny County should let Range Resources drill for natural gas under Deer Lakes Park in Frazer and West Deer.

1 day ago


 The Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the second period Wednesday night of Game 1 of this first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Game 1 looked very different

Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

2 days ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Eaglets squawk about their sibling rivalry

Eaglets have a tough time growing up together, we imagine, considering where they're headed.

2 days ago


Stingy toward poor

During this Holy Week, our governor and legislators should repent their stingy ways to “the least of the brethren."

2 days ago


NCAA and PSU

Why does the Post-Gazette believe the issue of the NCAA exceeding its authority with Penn State is better left unscrutinized?

2 days ago


Al inspired even then

Years ago at Westinghouse High School, Al Donalson already showed his amazing talent as a journalist and writer.

2 days ago


Bucs’ ‘Yes’ gesture

The Pirates have replaced Zoltan with the "Yes Movement" of the WWE's Daniel Bryan.

2 days ago


Pride reduces litter

Individuals should have the civic pride to properly dispose of their garbage, not rely on the state to pick up items tossed out the window.

2 days ago


The public vote regarding city police residency deserves respect

City voters made it clear that they wanted our city police to live in the city.

2 days ago


 Soldiers from the Ukrainian Army sit atop combat vehicles after being blocked by people on their way to confront pro-Russian insurgents in the town of Kramatorsk Wednesday.

Ukraine: stupidity in action

The government should stop playing Putin’s game and avoid giving him a pretext to invade.

2 days ago


 warning drones above sign

Game of drones

What happens when the tech giants launch their own air forces?

2 days ago


Gov. Corbett understands the Medicaid math

The call for expansion of Medicaid would place one-quarter of Pennsylvania citizens on the rolls of this welfare program.

2 days ago


Consequences of hate: Homegrown terror takes its toll in Kansas

The suspect in the murder of three people Sunday near Kansas City is a reminder that the United States has a domestic terrorism problem.

2 days ago


Syria’s challenge: After the war, can the country be put together?

There appears to be little movement toward democracy or the departure of President Bashar Assad.

2 days ago


 Horizontal banners of hills coniferous wood.

Corbett plan is good for parks

Extracting gas can help improve state parks and forests.

2 days ago


Samantha Bennett: The person you have dialed is not in service

A new policy in France means workers’ free time is truly free.

2 days ago


DEP access: The state should not be barred from drill sites

For two days after a gas well exploded in Greene County, Chevron refused to allow DEP emergency response investigators onto the site.

2 days ago


 Brandon Sutter and the Penguins better hope they don't see too many goal celebrations from the Blue Jackets in their first-round playoff series.

Gene Collier: Time for Penguins to play like ... uh ... Penguins

The Penguins need to play more like the Penguins in the playoffs than play like the Flyers.

3 days ago


Reg Henry: Limbaugh lacks a sense of humor or sense

Right-wing ideologues have a hard time loosening up to the likes of Stephen Colbert, and the joke's on them.

3 days ago


He needs treatment

The perpetrator in the Franklin Regional attacks should not be charged as an adult. He needs the right diagnosis and treatment.

3 days ago


Thankfully, no gun

Imagine if the young man in the Franklin Regional stabbings had had access to a gun.

3 days ago


Violent videos

Many years ago doctors and parent organizations put up a fight to remove violent cartoons from TV. Where are these organizations now?

3 days ago


Awful suggestion

Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA.

3 days ago


Easier than when?

Nowadays, the law-abiding go through all manner of background checks to purchase guns, something that didn’t used to be the case.

3 days ago


Imagine what the U.S. could do with money given to the military

Imbalanced spending has consequences as we see in reduced food stamps, unemployment spending and lack of job creation.

3 days ago


The president knows the value of natural gas

As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”

3 days ago


Stop picking on Lois Lerner

If Republicans really want to examine tax exemptions, they should check out the churches.

3 days ago


Punished for getting married

Those who moralize about marriage should help make it easier.

3 days ago


 An Afghan election worker rests after moving ballot boxes at a warehouse in Kabul Sunday. U.S. officials were pleased that the elections went off reasonably well and with little violence.

Dan Simpson: The latest on U.S. foreign policy

State Department types hold out hope on some fronts as danger mounts elsewhere.

3 days ago



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