Opinion


First Person / The NFL Hits the Wrong Note

It’s high time the league pay musicians at the Super Bowl.

about 7 hours ago


Obama cools it: He has the right approach to foreign hot spots

President Obama should be praised for careful strategizing on Ukraine and Syria.

about 7 hours ago


9-year-old killer: Some Americans’ gun lust has no bounds

Careless parents and weak laws put the public at risk when letting a child fire an Uzi.

about 7 hours ago


Saturday Diary / Yes, you can go home again

I’m savoring this moment, when all is right with the world because my daughters are home -- until life’s next adventures.

about 7 hours ago


Accountability starts with elected officials’ character, not their emails

They should pass righteous laws and never ever favor anyone, either rich or poor.

about 7 hours ago


Saturday Poem / Girl with Dog in the Time-to-Wash Parking Lot

Wilkinsburg, Pa. Which of us can say what exactly it was that / made it such a stunning image? But both of us / caught it  ...

about 7 hours ago


Tom Wolf flip-flops on Gov. Corbett's transportation achievement

If you try to follow the flip-flopping and hypocrisy coming from Tom Wolf on the transportation bill, your head is likely to spin.

about 7 hours ago


A fairer analysis of bad driving would look at regional statistics

A recent study putting Pittsburgh among the cities averaging the most accidents may have been skewed by suburban motorists.

about 7 hours ago


The Post-Gazette showed an anti-Israel bias on a recent Gaza editorial

It is curious that you refer to the demilitarization of “the Gazans” in your editorial “Timely Truce” (Aug. 28).

about 7 hours ago


Rob Rogers' much-criticized Gaza cartoon was not anti-Semitic

The struggle against anti-Semitism is undermined when the charge is thrown around as a cheap political epithet.

about 7 hours ago


Please switch WJAS' format back to music

WJAS erred in switching formats and dropping Jack Bogut and Bill Cardille.

about 7 hours ago


Paul Krugman / The fall of France under Hollande

The French president is also failing Europe as a whole.

about 7 hours ago


Charles Krauthammer / The U.S. must act now to lower corporate tax rates

Everyone knows why inversions are happening. America’s 35 percent corporate tax rate is absurdly uncompetitive.

about 7 hours ago


Charles Lane / Obama’s wedge issue

Golf may be less a diversion than an obsession.

1 day ago


Jurassic Legislature: As gays marry, lawmakers won’t protect their rights

The Legislature has no excuse for still thinking some Pennsylvanians don’t deserve the same protections as others.

1 day ago


UPMC in China: The health care system has valued expertise to share

If local companies and institutions are valued outside the region, that respect accrues to Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


American jihadists: U.S. fighters in enemy ranks raise tough questions

The phenomenon of Americans enlisting as soldiers in foreign causes, both good and bad, is not new.

1 day ago


The U.S. is sowing generational seeds of hatred

Dan Simpson’s Aug. 27 column “Disunited They Stand” should be required reading for every voter and politician.

1 day ago


The media call them terrorists, but they're nothing but cowardly murderers

These people haven’t inflicted fear, as the media indicate. They’re just making us mad as hell.

1 day ago


Bank of America's main goal is to make money, not improve education

Marketing the bank to kindergarten students and their parents is inappropriate and distracting.

1 day ago


The Pittsburgh schools' conduct code strengthens protections for LGBT students

LGBT students face much higher rates of bullying and harassment than non-LGBT students.

1 day ago


The Laborers’ District Council of Western Pa. is for Corbett

Four years ago, we did not endorse Mr. Corbett. However, because of his bipartisan approach since, he has taken politics out of many issues.

1 day ago


 Making his first start after re-signing with the Steelers, defensive end Brett Keisel battles Panthers lineman Amini Silatolu Thursday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Steelers had positives, but none brighter than the end of preseason

The only important thing to come out of the Thursday night’s 10-0 loss to Carolina was the Steelers injury report.

1 day ago


 Bishop David Zubik is doused.

Here’s hoping the ice bucket charitable enthusiasm continues

I hope when the ice bucket craze dies down, folks will continue to make donations to or advocate for the causes they are close to.

1 day ago


George F. Will / Uncharted waters

What is the Navy’s mission with China on the rise?

1 day ago


Nicholas D. Kristof / Is everyone a little bit racist?

Unconscious attitudes are worth examining after the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

1 day ago


Organic farming and gas infrastructure don’t mix

Innumerable interrelationships exist between environmental factors, living organisms on all levels, and plants or human health.

2 days ago


 A Hamas militant kisses the head of Hamas political leader Moussa Abu Marzouk as he visits the mourning tent of senior Hamas commander Mohammed Abu Shammala, who was killed by an Israeli air strike.

Timely truce: After much bloodshed, the fighting stops over Gaza

The next question is whether the end to the fighting, if it holds, can lead to a return to the broader Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

2 days ago


 One of Pittsburgh's parking meters.

Tall order: Pay station access arrives for all Pittsburghers

The city parking authority pay stations will be altered so that drivers who use wheelchairs can reach them.

2 days ago


Managing painkillers: The FDA must monitor the tougher regulations

In moving highly addictive hydrocodone-combination products such as Vicodin to Schedule II, the FDA aims to lessen abuse.

2 days ago


 An early morning photo of the Produce Terminal  along Smallman Street  in the Strip District.

The Strip District produce terminal should be a place for us all

Let’s build the cleanest, greenest, meanest public market in the United States.

2 days ago


Post-Gazette, stop taking potshots at Philadelphia

I’ve begun to suspect that it is this newspaper’s policy never to miss a chance to take shots at my hometown.

2 days ago


 The Civic Arena and Consol Energy Center in 2010.

The Penguins must delay no more on arena site development

I urge the Penguins to begin the project on time and resolve issues as the project evolves — or, step aside.

2 days ago


HPV-related throat cancer is becoming more common

The wonderful news is that these cancers can be entirely prevented with a very safe and effective vaccine.

2 days ago


Thank you, Nathan Hershey, for all that you taught us

I was shocked and saddened recently when I read Nathan Hershey’s Aug. 17 Forum article on death and dying.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania's infrastructure and climate issues demand our attention

We must do something about the dismal state of our infrastructure and the climate change-related severe weather that’s making it worse.

2 days ago


E.J. Dionne Jr. / The 2014 elections will reveal the limits of rage

Governors races will show whether Tea Party feelings are fading.

2 days ago


Maureen Dowd / Obama becomes the outsourcer-in-chief

The weary president hands off race relations to Al Sharpton.

2 days ago


 Mayor Sophie Masloff in May 1989.

Brian O'Neill: Sophie Masloff was thinking young with tax cut

Mayor Sophie Masloff’s wage-tax cut is still with us, and so are more young workers.

2 days ago


Dan Simpson / Potential American allies in the fight for Iraq are a sorry lot

Americans favoring letting the Islamic State and the other malevolent elements fight it out among themselves are, in my view, right.

3 days ago


Don’t delete: Accountability for state officials begins with email

It was not reassuring to learn that state employees from the governor’s office on down are trained to cull their own emails.

3 days ago


Meetings in Minsk: Talks between Ukraine and Russia may offer hope

It appears that a conjuncture of forces working on the Eastern Ukraine issue is acting to bring the crisis to an end.

3 days ago


Early risers: Later school starts would have many consequences

For years, Americans have seen proposals come and go on starting classes later for students in high schools and middle schools.

3 days ago


UPMC shouldn’t fear healthy competition

UPMC should look to its own quarterly report as a sign that competition will help both Pittsburghers and its own financial health.

3 days ago


Keeping medications to treat opioid dependence away from children is crucial

Unlike methadone, buprenorphine-containing medications are widely prescribed to patients and are kept in the home.

3 days ago


The Salvation Army's backpack program is essential to many

In hard times the Salvation Army proves that Americans do have a heart full of warmth.

3 days ago


Corporations are engaged in a war of avarice against citizens

How could an intelligent man like George F. Will believe many of these corporate moves, like inversions, are sensible?

3 days ago


Constituents are served well by Rep. Bill Kortz

His office personnel will walk you through any state issue and find an answer for you.

3 days ago


The conversation about life and death needs all viewpoints

The discussion must be about making a choice and living or dying with that choice without interference from others.

3 days ago


 Tony Watson pitches in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during the game at PNC Park on August 27, 2014.

Gene Collier: Watson digs in, finds right answer

Reliever Tony Watson stares down the pressure and silences the St. Louis Cardinals at key time in a key game.

2 days ago



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