Opinion


 Bill Cosby in 2010.

Kathleen Parker / Truth on Cosby

Most Americans have formed an opinion about Bill Cosby based on no established facts and only the memories of the women accusing him.

about 17 hours ago


Still the Steel City: Pittsburgh’s corporate icon decides to stay home

U.S. Steel announced it will build its new world headquarters across Centre Avenue in the lower Hill District from Consol Energy Center.

about 17 hours ago


Keep talking: Engaging Iran is the best course for all parties

The risk now is that prolonging the negotiations will turn into a more permanent postponement of the conclusion of an accord.

about 17 hours ago


Cosby rerun: The assault allegations are too many to ignore

Only Bill Cosby and his accusers know the truth, but so far the corporate pitchman and moral scold has done little to dispel doubts.

about 17 hours ago


‘Nonprofit’ health care has lost its way

The essence of insurance and health care was to provide collective service to those in need administered by those dedicated to service.

about 17 hours ago


’Tis the offseason, a time for the 'Buck'aroos to show fans what matters

While most are in a giving holiday spirit, Pirates owner Bob Nutting and his merry little marketing Bucaroos once again take away from fans.

about 17 hours ago


We're longtime fans who also have been pushed aside by the Pirates

We are in total agreement that the Pittsburgh Pirates management is penalizing loyal, longtime season ticket holders.

about 17 hours ago


Tony Norman: The stranger and Darren Wilson

Ferguson’s Officer Wilson is chilling long after the shooting of Michael Brown.

about 11 hours ago


 Saints quarterback Drew Brees prepares to throw against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Ravens defeated the Saints, 34-27.

Ron Cook: Win won't come easy against Saints

Ron Cook: Everything points to a Steelers win Sunday vs. the New Orleans Saints, but don't expect it to be easy.

about 17 hours ago


Tax credits help to attract important wind investment

Developers of America’s wind industry are wrestling yet again with the expiration of two tax credits essential to their financial stability.

about 17 hours ago


 FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA - NOVEMBER 25:  A JCPenney employee explains a line of beauty products to customers at the West Acres Mall on November 25, 2011 in Fargo, North Dakota. The store originally advertised opening at 4 a.m., but opened at 2:30 a.m. as a result of the number of people shopping in the West Acres mall due to 31 stores opening at midnight.   (Photo by Chris Franz/Getty Images)

Rev. Derek R. Davenport / In defense of Black Friday

Black Friday is here.

about 17 hours ago


E.J. Dionne Jr. / Thank a politician today

This Thanksgiving, let’s all express gratitude to our fellow Americans who dare to run for the House and Senate.

1 day ago


Never mind: A House panel debunks the Benghazi claims

The Benghazi incident, which led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, is not immune to criticism.

1 day ago


Learning tool: Wilkinsburg needs to restore student discipline

The Wilkinsburg School District is taking steps to restore discipline in the classroom.

1 day ago


Family recipe: Choice ingredients for a happy Thanksgiving

Follow this recipe for a truly happy Thanksgiving.

1 day ago


We must change the tone of our national debates

Every issue or story does not have a black-and-white, right-and-wrong answer; the gray area in these debates is abundant.

1 day ago


Protest should be productive, not destructive

I doubt that torching police cars and businesses will lessen the odds of a future Michael Brown-type tragedy.

1 day ago


Discuss the artwork with children

Several years ago my grandniece was visiting my home and asked why I had a picture of a naked woman on my wall.

1 day ago


Brian O'Neill: Thankfully, litter’s getting harder to find

Pittsburgh update to famous anti-littering ad comes at a time when we seem cleaner.

1 day ago


Our teen worker will be missing from our table

Recently, many businesspeople made the decision that making money on Black Friday was not enough.

1 day ago


Reid Wilson / Time for the feast

The true origins of Thanksgiving are, like America itself, a mix of foreign influences.

1 day ago


Ginny Cunningham / I’m thankful for my big sister Dot

This Thanksgiving, cherish every moment.

1 day ago


Unhappy lessons from Ferguson

St. Louis County officials show how to outmaneuver a protest movement.

2 days ago


After Ferguson: Police and residents must seek understanding

The grand jury’s decision must be accepted and, while disagreement is understandable, people must speak out within the confines of the law.

2 days ago


Hagel’s departure: The nation needs a top-flight leader at Defense

It is absolutely necessary for the country to have credible leadership at the head of the Pentagon for the next two years.

2 days ago


Obama should be lauded for immigration action

Thank goodness we have a president who is willing to accept the responsibilities of his elected office.

2 days ago


Dan Simpson / Giving thanks for this and that

The wars go on, the 0.1-percenters still rule, but not all is lost.

2 days ago


Let's consider how immigration was handled in the past

Can’t we have a conversation about legal and illegal immigration and find out why the government seemed to control it better then than now?

2 days ago


The tragic accident on Route 28 didn't have to be

The sad but interesting fact is that Mr. Lofink was killed in an accident involving a man who police say is an illegal immigrant.

2 days ago


The Pirates have created a void by failing to keep Russell Martin

As it stands now, this organization will go into the next season with a serious question mark at a critical position.

2 days ago


Why not let the terminally ill choose a peaceful, less expensive death?

I am pleased Brittany Maynard’s peaceful death is causing legislators nationwide to relook at right-to-die laws.

2 days ago


Americans are in for a rough ride with the Republican-led Congress

Hatred of President Barack Obama and his agenda is one of the reasons the GOP will not compromise on anything for the next two years.

2 days ago


Reg Henry: Thanks to America for inventing holiday

Give thanks for America inventing Thanksgiving.

2 days ago


‘Fairness Act’ would hurt small online businesses

They can't possibly keep track of sales taxes in 50 states.

2 days ago


Samantha Bennett: Turkey trouble? We've got the problem licked

Knowing these easy steps to preparing Thanksgiving dinner will have your guests dialing for takeout.

2 days ago


 Comedian Bill Cosby performs Friday in Melbourne, Florida.

Bill Cosby is not so funny anymore

The comedy icon has brushed off sex-assault accusations for years; now they’re sticking.

3 days ago


 President Barack Obama has made the decision to prolong the U.S. role in the conflict in Afghanistan.

Elusive exit: Obama mistakenly keeps the U.S. in Afghanistan

More than 2,200 American lives have already been lost and $4 trillion spent on the 13-year-long war.

3 days ago


Medical exclusion: UPMC and Highmark must focus on clarity

It’s ugly out there and getting uglier when it should be getting clearer.

3 days ago


Opening act: Point Park U. should keep the facades in place

The university would be wise to preserve the historic character of the Forbes Avenue corridor.

3 days ago


Iraq: Fight determined enemies on their turf

It’s said that 1 percent of the people defend the other 99 percent. Thank goodness for that 1 percent.

3 days ago


Unjustified attack

An unjustified attack on old, white, male voters was launched in Charles M. Blow’s column.

3 days ago


Physician-assisted suicide? Keep up the fight

I cannot say that I understand what she and her family went through, but I do think Brittany Maynard should have kept up the fight.

3 days ago


 Eric Frein is accused of killing a state police trooper and seriously injuring another Sept. 12.

Other people who want to foment revolution are out there

Wake up, people, indeed. There appear to be many more Eric Freins out there.

3 days ago


Wrong about UPMC

UPMC offered Anthem the opportunity to contract directly with UPMC to maintain in-network access for their members living in Western

3 days ago


Pittsburgh cyclists, buy a bell!

I don’t mind sharing the walkway with bicyclists, as it is the only safe way for all of us to cross the Monongahela.

3 days ago


Tony Norman: Pittsburgh’s ever so far from Ferguson

Fears of Ferguson’s unrest arising here always felt overblown.

3 days ago


America in black & white

On “Meet the Press” Sunday, Rudy Giuliani asked why protesters upset about a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a young black man in

3 days ago


 North Siders celebrate the third annual "Friendsgiving" at the Elks Club.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: A community gathers to give thanks for friendship

Annual ’Friendsgiving’ brings North Siders together for turkey, strengthens neighborhood ties and contributes to a food pantry.

3 days ago


Welfare vs. human services in Pennsylvania

Here’s why a government name change makes a difference.

3 days ago


E.J. Dionne Jr. / Obama has called the GOP's bluff on immigration

The president has forced Republicans’ contradictions into the sunlight, and they don’t like it.

4 days ago



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