Opinion


First Person: Stars, but mostly bars

The frat boys got drunk so the South would rise again.

about 12 hours ago


Courtroom comfort: For stressed children witnesses, it’s a dog’s world

Allegheny County should start using comfort dogs in its family courts.

about 12 hours ago


Toxic water: The world’s Olympians deserve better in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters are putting Olympians and visitors at risk.

about 12 hours ago


More training will curtail bike-car collisions

Drivers need to learn where cyclists are allowed to ride.

about 12 hours ago


Cartoon: This Modern World

about 11 hours ago


Look out if America elects a Republican president in 2016

We have a Republican Party so extreme that no concern is given to the public interest — public health, safety or welfare.

about 12 hours ago


An editorial wrongly suggested a connection between Israeli settlements and the Iran accord

The “palliative visit” by Ashton B. Carter somehow motivated the Netanyahu government to authorize the building of additional units.

about 12 hours ago


Too many teachers? How about too many state senators?

I would like to respond to the comments of state Sen. Scott Wagner, the York County Republican, regarding teachers in the July 22 op-ed

about 12 hours ago


Paul Krugman: China’s naked emperors

The bubble is about to burst and they’re stumbling.

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Saturday Diary: But, Mom, I’m not your little boy anymore

Second-generation immigrants face growing up while pulled between their native and newfound cultures.

about 12 hours ago


Saturday Poem: One Day When He Was Dying

My father got angry with me. I’d made a joke, / something about how worrying about him / was aging me ...

about 12 hours ago


Yet another deceptive attack on women’s rights

The unedited video makes it clear that Planned Parenthood acts legally and ethically.

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Animal behavior: A dentist should pay for killing a protected lion

Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved and protected lion in Zimbabwe this month, has ruined his reputation and closed his

1 day ago


Obama’s message: He offered support to Africa, plus frank criticism

The African population and market now stands at 1 billion strong and is expected to grow exponentially.

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O’Connor’s sick leave bill will hurt businesses

A company that employs more than 15 employees will be required to permit up to 40 hours of sick time per employee.

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Liberals fear Scott Walker because he is the Republicans' strongest candidate

America needs conservative reform and leadership like Mr. Walker’s to repair the damage done by President Barack Obama and his failed

1 day ago


The press must do real reporting on Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race

Political coverage used to be about getting information to the voters.

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 Pia Colucci, right, of Oakland waits for Bernie Sanders to begin speaking during a telecast broadcasted at a meet-up held in Lawrenceville on Wednesday. Supporters of the Democratic presidential hopeful gathered across the country to watch the telecast.

Tony Norman: Bernie Sanders for president: Yes, he could

In Lawrenceville, hundred of Sanders supporters met to watch a national livestream of the Democratic candidate who should worry Clinton.

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 University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, left, shot and killed Samuel Dubose July 19 during a traffic stop.

Charles M. Blow: Dead man driving

A man gets shot in the head for lack of a license plate.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Beating up on Boehner

The compromise-is-treason faction strikes again.

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 FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at Elementary School  n Thorndale, Pa.  Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, Feb. 13, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

There’s more to Wolf’s severance tax

Mr. Wolf’s severance tax isn’t earmarked for education.

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George F. Will: Obama's overreaches on the Iran deal

His Wilsonian arrogance in the face of Congress will backfire.

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Gross injustice: Obama should have worked to keep Pollard jailed

One of the nation’s most notorious spies, he sold thousands of classified documents to Israel and other countries.

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Jailhouse learning: County inmates reap the benefit of e-tablets

Eighty tablets were donated by the Chicago-based Jail Education Solutions; the jail oversight board bought 40 more with commissary proceeds.

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Retirement reality: American workers must learn how to save

A new survey of households by the Federal Reserve Board found that nearly a third of workers have no retirement savings.

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Peduto was right to fight Penn Plaza evictions

The vast majority of residents of Penn Plaza are poor, elderly and/​or disabled,

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A callous landlord

Public and local government outcry has caused the Penn Plaza owner to temporarily rescind his devastating eviction edict.

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Planned Parenthood did nothing illegal

It provides health services to low-income women and fetal tissue for research.

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Trump's memory is faulty

The GOP candidate even forgets his own history.

2 days ago


Who’s fired?

Trump can’t just get rid of Congress.

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 A sample of the banners to be hung near the Legacy Square area at PNC Park after the statues were sold.

Brian O'Neill: Statues honoring Negro Leagues gone from PNC Park entrance

Statues of Negro League stars are gone from PNC Park, but the legacy grows.

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 Bud Dupree cools off during camp at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Gene Collier: Nowhere to hide as sun, thudding pads dominate Steelers camp

Under searing sun, the Steelers make contact with the reality of summer training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

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As Others See It: Putin is suffocating Russia

He continues to consolidate his power by silencing foreign and democratic voices.

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 Stuffed animals adorn the doorstep of Walter J. Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., after he killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.

Jennifer Graham: Walter Palmer, killer dentist

Physicist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were among a thousand of the world’s best brains who this week warned of the

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City police should learn from the past

To allow a five-decade-old festival to come to an end because of rowdy teenagers is a blemish on the new police chief’s record.

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 Democratic Sen. Walter Mondale and Republican Sen. Bob Dole shake hands before the vice presidential candidates debate in 1976.

Dana Milbank: The lost art of friendship

Some old practitioners return to a different Washington than they used to know.

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Planned Parenthood reports were lacking

Sloppy reporting fanned the controversy over the video on Planned Parenthood selling fetal tissue.

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Secret cameras: Pittsburghers deserve a citizen-friendly policy

We don’t want to become the City of Big Brotherly Love.

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Turkey’s trials: The United States risks a deeper entanglement

The relationships between Turkey, the Kurds, the Islamic State group and NATO is getting more and more complicated.

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Prison politics: Obama makes criminal justice reform a priority

Many have called for fundamental criminal justice reforms for more than a decade. But better late than never.

3 days ago


Legal vs. ethical treatment of babies

Planned Parenthood says its sale of fetal tissue is legal. So was slavery.

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Promising more?

The Pittsburgh Promise needs more financial support to keep its pledge to worthy students.

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 Patriots quarterback Tom Brady: From deflating footballs to destroying a cell phone to now not knowing when to give up?

Gene Collier: Tom Brady shouldn't blow up over his 'Deflategate' suspension

The NFL rejected Tom Brady’s appeal over his four-game suspension, and the Patriots quarterback should just accept it.

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Clinton on Keystone

She won't take a position, to the frustration of the Democratic left.

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Reg Henry: If a man falls in the woods, who hears?

Hiking in the Adirondacks, I made one false move and, boom, a wounded ankle. What ensued was a parable for our times.

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A higher speed limit wouldpose hazards

Pennsylvania is risking public safety by considering a highway speed of 70 mph.

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 President Barack Obama waves goodbye after speaking to a crowd in Kenya on Sunday.

Dan Simpson: The U.S. isn’t helping Africa

We cause our African allies more problems than we help them solve.

3 days ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Red, blue and other hues

Americans are polarized and alienated but hopeful, too.

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Humane ruling: A judge orders civility for immigrant children

A federal judge in California has told the U.S. government it cannot detain immigrant families indefinitely in punishing conditions.

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