Opinion


 Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Ron Cook: Pressure in series now shifts to Penguins' Fleury

Marc-Andre Fleury talked a brave game minutes after giving up a late tying goal and then the winning overtime goal in a 4-3 loss to

about 16 hours ago


Brian O'Neill: For $30 million, school's name is all yours

Pittsburgh Promise seeks fund-raising boost from those willing to pony up millions to get city school named after them.

about 17 hours ago


Frack pit hazards

As a story about a leak in Amwell shows, fracking wastewater pits can and often do fail.

about 19 hours ago


Right-wing reform?

Is the Post-Gazette trying to humanize the right-wing wrecking crew with front-page treatment?

about 19 hours ago


More postal woes

Mail delivery to our area and service at the post office are subpar.

about 19 hours ago


Pitfall for UPMC

UPMC should be careful what it wishes for as it forces people into its insurance plan to see UPMC doctors.

about 19 hours ago


Easter close call

Was it worth it to this driver to put my life in danger as I cycled over the Highland Park Bridge?

about 19 hours ago


The ballot is the best weapon against oligarchs’ power grabs

Voters can force local, state and national legislators to ensure oligarchs do not end up controlling the agenda.

about 19 hours ago


Legislators, find courage to ban driver cell calls

Most people would agree the use of hand-held cell phones by drivers is unsafe while they continue to use them.

about 19 hours ago


Bard of the bar and grill

Guy Fieri's menu is more profound than you might think.

about 15 hours ago


 A mother learns that her daughter died in the sinking of the ferry Sewol.

Lessons for Korea

The ferry disaster reflects a society that needs to slow down.

about 15 hours ago


Maureen Dowd / A saint, he ain’t

John Paul II was a great man in many ways, but he turned a blind eye to the pedophilia scandal.

about 15 hours ago


Kill rationale: The Justice Department needs to explain

The federal government has acknowledged that in 2011 the CIA and Defense Department carried out drone attacks that killed U.S. citizens.

about 18 hours ago


Dueling Dems: Rep. Molchany deserves the party nomination

In the 36th District race for state House, the PG endorses freshman lawmaker Erin Molchany over 10-term veteran Harry Readshaw.

about 18 hours ago


 The August Wilson Center

Do right by the Wilson Center

The foundation proposal would have preserved this Pittsburgh treasure -- and perhaps it still can.

about 15 hours ago


Reg Henry: An errant drive is on to rid golf of its pain

The pain golfers must endure to get through a round are part of the game's pleasure, so don't tamper with it.

1 day ago


 The Penguins celebrate the game winner in the third period Monday night against the Blue Jackets.

Ron Cook: Penguins' experience plays enormous role

The Blue Jackets learn a hard lesson in Game 3 about how important experience is in the postseason.

1 day ago


Yes, stay in D.C.

Instead of flying all over the country to push his programs, I would like to see the president spend more time in Washington.

1 day ago


Churlish and petty

The PG took a stunningly negative tone in its editorial about the president's visit to CCAC's west campus.

1 day ago


Wrong on Africa

To suggest that the Africa Command or the Defense Department is spending $750 million on operations in a vacuum is downright laughable.

1 day ago


Corporations and us

Far from being menaces, corporations provide countless services and benefits to people.

1 day ago


Campaign cash

The Supreme Court has confirmed that "money talks."

1 day ago


UPMC, which is it?

UPMC said last fall in its tax fight with the city that it didn't have employees; now it says a security breach has affected its employees.

1 day ago


Presidential visits make for worthwhile encounters

Historically, every president has used the “bully pulpit” to promote executive initiatives.

1 day ago


We apologize for postal customers’ spotty delivery

The U.S. Postal Service regrets the service interruptions that have occurred in East Liberty, Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill.

1 day ago


Kathleen Sebelius decides not to run

Oh, well, it would have made for a great Senate race in Kansas.

1 day ago


Help wanted: It’s time for Mayor Peduto to fill key positions

The mayor must focus on filling key administrator spots, starting with public safety director.

1 day ago


 Scales of justice

In Rebuttal / Nix the judge deal

David Porter is too radical to be a federal judge in Pennsylvania

1 day ago


Back to Asia: Obama seeks to refocus foreign policy — again

President Obama left Tuesday on a trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in pursuit of his so-called pivot to Asia.

1 day ago


Dan Simpson: Three ominous trends for America

There's too much money in politics, too many economic sanctions and too much spying.

1 day ago


Equitable wages: Lawmakers must ensure paycheck fairness

Lawmakers of both parties must be willing to compromise with President Obama to erase an ugly and sexist piece of history,

1 day ago


Poor mail service

Until reading recent letters to the editor, I thought non-delivery of mail was limited to our route in Crafton.

2 days ago


Better training

I will just guesstimate that approximately 1 out of 15 students who are trained for “industry’s needs” may find success in obtaining a job.

2 days ago


Obamacare saves

As a progressive, I’ve grown used to harangues from conservatives explaining the alleged evils of the Affordable Care Act.

2 days ago


Life-giving effort

A highlight of the Passover celebration is the singing of Dayenu, a lively song of gratitude.

2 days ago


Tony Norman: Barack Obama's 'manhood problem' (and ours)

Critics want president to be more bellicose in foreign policy, and they don't seem to understand the stupidity of it.

2 days ago


 Alec Rieger, co-founder of RustBuilt, is helping to organize Squirrel Hill’s first farmers market.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: City native returns, gets farmers market for Squirrel Hill lot

Squirrel Hill is getting its first farmers market, on a Sunday to boot, thanks to the coaxing of a boomerang entrepreneur.

2 days ago


Vexing texting: The state’s distracted driving law is toothless

Two years ago when the state’s texting while driving law took effect, many Pennsylvanians knew it was flawed.

2 days ago


 Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford poses with the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible April 16 as it is revealed at the top of the Empire State Building in New York.  Fifty years ago, Ford Motors debuted its iconic Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. To mark the occasion, the car company cut up one of its new cars into three pieces and reassembled it on the top of the Empire State building.

Maureen Dowd: Wolf whistles at 50

It’s weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. And I love my ’65 Mustang convertible.

2 days ago


 Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson, of Atlanta, right, has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, Marietta, Ga.

How to get a job

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.

2 days ago


Fracking is bad for parks and wildlife

This is in response to the April 17 Perspectives piece written by John C. Oliver III and James Seif, “Corbett Plan Is Good for Parks.”

2 days ago


Keep in mind those in pain

Two bills are moving through the Pennsylvania Legislature that would create a prescription drug monitoring program. Both are intended to

2 days ago


Corporate taxes should fund education

I’d like to add to the conversation about the need for education funding.

2 days ago


Resisting change: In a region of turmoil, Algeria keeps a lid on

Algeria has been idiosyncratic among North African states, and it continued that tradition in last Thursday’s election.

2 days ago


Magical author: Garcia Marquez was the merchant of dreams

The Colombian novelist was a writer with universal appeal who could expect to see even his minor works translated into dozens of languages

2 days ago


 Actor Russell Crowe on the set of ‘Fathers & Daughters’ in Pittsburgh

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: If making a movie in Pittsburgh, try for accurate story

Russell Crowe's new movie filmed in Pittsburgh could do itself proud by creating script out of the headlines.

3 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Land-banking bill has one gap — funding

Pittsburgh's new legislation covering vacant properties has potential, if someone can supply the money that's needed.

3 days ago


Irresponsible cartoon

Wow. Rob Rogers really stuck it to the NRA in his April 14 cartoon. That’s right, those gun-toting zealots really do love to see guns, not

3 days ago


Shameful ‘humor’

Oftentimes Rob Rogers’ use of "humor" to drive home a point crosses the line.

3 days ago


A child advocate

Legislation was signed into law making significant improvements to how abuse is reported, rectifying problems with mandatory reporting.

3 days ago



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