Opinion


 Dan Bylsma tries to drive a point home during a timeout in the second period Saturday night.

Ron Cook: This one loss about as bad as they come for Penguins

Sure it's only one setback in a seven-game series, but the Penguins looked far from a great team Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

about 22 hours ago


Feel for the fish

Science has shown that fish can suffer fear and pain. Catch-and-release fishing is also extremely harmful to fish.

about 22 hours ago


A Wilson lit center

Let’s do it! Where do I sign up and where do I send my check?

about 22 hours ago


Science in pre-K

Preschool education reduces the achievement gap that appears in later schooling, and effective preschool programs nurture students’

about 22 hours ago


The facts on solar

Allegheny County can be a leader in solving the energy crisis, but I believe that resource is available above the ground.

about 22 hours ago


Enough Said: Losing its fizz?

Facts that speak for themselves.

about 22 hours ago


The U.S. needs a fighting Army

Gen. Matthew Ridgway famously wrote that the “primary purpose of an army [is] to be ready to fight effectively at all times.”

about 22 hours ago


Wilson Center bid

Once the public has a chance to see what liquidator for the August Wilson Center has evaluated, the consensus she seeks just may develop.

1 day ago


Cutting Edge: New ideas / Sharp opinions

Sex ed’s too late, Sky’s the limit, Sky’s the limit, Bye, bye beards? and Elect me, I’m a crook!!

about 22 hours ago


Asides

EASTER for Christians is about the resurrection; WEARING your Sunday best; CRIME TAKES a different form on the mean streets of Shadyside

1 day ago


The oldest hatred still among us

Anti-Semitism still runs through American society, laments columnist FRANK BRUNI.

1 day ago


Who’s the bully?

School administrators need to create a safe environment by assessing student behavior in context and dealing with students’ concerns.

1 day ago


Basic training helps youth respond to mental illness

The incident at Franklin Regional High School is an instance of unexplainable violence.

about 22 hours ago


Fracking chemicals are worth the worry

The article “Tap the Gas Under Deer Lakes” glosses over one area that scares me: the chemicals.

about 22 hours ago


Gobbling up the news

Here’s a question for the digital age: Did all those readers actually read my story on scanning and skimming our way through the Internet?

about 22 hours ago


The most livable city for whom?

Pittsburgh must close one of the largest gender pay gaps in the U.S.

about 22 hours ago


Reduce overdose deaths

Pennsylvania needs legislation to promote quicker action in emergencies, argue law professor SCOTT BURRIS and drug specialist ALICE BELL

about 22 hours ago


Hunting for humor

We looked for laughs in the West Bank and found quite a few, report journalist JOEL WARNER and professor PETER McGRAW.

about 22 hours ago


The orbiting revolution

Only powerful nations used to go into space, now it’s becoming a place for do-it-yourselfers, explains writer ZACH ROSENBERG.

about 22 hours ago


Living in Pittsburgh’s ‘Eastside’

I wish East Liberty could be more like it used to be, while also being much like it is, writes journalist DAMON YOUNG

about 22 hours ago


Races to watch in 2014

Demographics, personalities and various issues matter, but health care may be the big player

about 22 hours ago


 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Since when must laws have bipartisan support?

It is so amazing to me that one of PG columnist Ruth Ann Dailey’s complaints about the passing of the Affordable Care Act is the lack of

1 day ago


Potent difference between 'knife control' and 'gun control'

I was going to write this letter the day of the knife attack at Franklin Regional High School but never got around to it. I absolutely knew

1 day ago


Community care at Franklin Regional

At a time when it is difficult to track or react to all traumas occurring throughout the world each day, all of Pittsburgh can be proud of

1 day ago


Toomey fails to recognize some energy benefits

I find U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s recent attempt to cut back on tax credits for all alternative energy sources concerning because I think he

1 day ago


Defining poetry

In the Post-Gazette’s April 10 issue, letter writer Ellen Garbuny’s comment about haiku (“Haiku ‘How To’ ”) is correct.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


The Squirrel’s Nest

I swore off books until I found this nook

1 day ago


Three expensive milliseconds

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

1 day ago


 Al Donalson, a.k.a. Al Don

Saturday Diary flashback: 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

2 days ago


Education results

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

2 days ago


Money for voters

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

2 days ago


Bush’s paintings

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

2 days ago


AmeriCorps impact

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 days ago


Great news! The end is nigh!

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

2 days 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.

2 days ago


Where the GOP gets it right

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

2 days 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.

3 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

3 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.

3 days ago



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