Editorials


Forward progress: Penn State needs to move beyond the Freeh report

The Freeh report, commissioned by Penn State, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults.

about 6 hours ago


Easing up: The Fed ends its controversial bond-buy program

The end of quantitative easing announced by the Federal Reserve Bank has prompted discussion of its efficacy in improving the economy.

about 6 hours ago


Free Berkeley: Retro students have no tolerance for dissent

It’s no exaggeration to say that the free speech movement at American universities began at the University of California Berkeley.

about 6 hours ago


 Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

So sorry: Orie Melvin can rest her case with a real apology

Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was convicted of six counts of misusing state resources in her 2003 and 2009 election campaigns.

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Cold War relic: The U.S. must end the embargo on Cuba

The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last.

1 day ago


Chevron invests: Its $20 million commitment will serve the region

As an energy company, Chevron Corp. and its employees rely daily on a knowledge of math and science to find success

1 day ago


 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton.

Neighborhood renewal: In Pittsburgh, a key drug bust makes a difference

U.S. Attorney David Hickton and an FBI task force took an important step toward improving Homewood last week.

2 days ago


 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff blows kisses to supporters Sunday as she celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil.

Steady in Brazil: Voters re-elect a president who has made progress

Brazil completed the second round of its presidential election Sunday, approving incumbent Dilma Rousseff for a second four-year term.

2 days ago


 Maya Henry is Pittsburgh's first nighttime economy manager.

Party planner: Keeping Pittsburgh’s good times from going bad

Maya Henry is the city’s first nighttime economy manager, but that doesn’t mean she’s the chief party animal.

2 days ago


 Seamus McCaffery

Where’s the merit? Another bad justice leaves the state’s top court

And it's time to say good riddance to the system of electing judges in Pennsylvania.

3 days ago


Ukraine’s tilt: The voters deliver a mandate: Go west

It's a promising development, but Ukraine remains in dire straits.

3 days ago


Rest in peace: It’s good that Jim Thorpe can stay in Jim Thorpe, Pa.

The great American Olympian remains in his honored place.

3 days ago


Ugly tradition: WVU’s president cracks down on the rowdies

After WVU’s upset win over Baylor two Saturdays ago celebrations degenerated into melees.

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Lights, camera ... : New studios and state tax credits mean jobs

At the rate this region is sprouting film studios, Hollywood is in danger of developing a Pittsburgh accent.

4 days ago


Chipping away: Abortion rights are still under attack in the U.S.

A Texas law temporarily blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court is just one of the recent attacks on reproductive freedom across the nation.

4 days ago


Unknowing policy: The state’s lawyers act to stymie public scrutiny

Pennsylvanians have a strong interest in government transparency. The problem is the Corbett administration apparently doesn’t think so.

5 days ago


Yellen’s warning: The Fed chair sounds an alarm on opportunity

Janet Yellen’s speech Oct. 17 on economic inequality didn’t rattle the stock exchanges, but it should have caught everyone else’s attention.

5 days ago


Asides: Canadian tribute, Nazi Social Security, preserving Pittsburgh

The Pens pay tribute to Canada, Nazis could lose Social Security, preservationists try to save Pittsburgh.

5 days ago


Road warriors: Route 28 drivers near the beginning of the end

The highway that runs from the North Shore through the Allegheny Valley has been a work in progress for ages.

6 days ago


Hamstrung: Unwieldy government hurts Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina recently held national elections, still smothered by the political superstructure placed on it by the 1995 Dayton accord.

6 days ago


 The Canadian flag flies at half staff on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday.

Assault on Canada: Two assailants jolt America’s northern neighbor

Two unexpected attacks near Montreal and in Ottawa brought Middle Eastern developments and Canada’s role in them to the fore for Canadians.

1 week ago


McClelland in the 12th: Government shutdown isn’t the people’s cup of tea

The 12th Congressional District winds its way across six counties.

1 week ago


Fresh start:The Wilson center needs new leadership next

After defaulting on its mortgage last year, the August Wilson Center underwent the institutional equivalent of flat-lining.

1 week ago


Unrealized promise: Pittsburgh’s scholarship program has a way to go

The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program has done a lot of good

1 week ago


19th House District: Rep. Jake Wheatley’s experience is hard to top

Democratic state Rep. Jake Wheatley is being challenged by school board member Mark Brentley Sr., running as an independent.

1 week ago


South African visitor: Pittsburghers get a post-apartheid update

Pittsburgh benefited from the visit of  Ebrahim Rasool, who is completing four years of assignment to the U.S. after a career at home.

1 week ago


 Justice Seamus McCaffery

Justice sidelined: Pa. would be better off if McCaffery resigned

Justice Seamus McCaffery has been suspended for some of the strangest, most unprofessional conduct alleged against Pa.’s highest court.

1 week ago


Security turnover: Turkey fails to make the cut at the United Nations

Security Council reform is a political minefield that no one wants to walk through during U.N. sessions.

1 week ago


 A towboat, and its load of coal, makes its way past the Hot Metal Bridge in September.

Ugly poll: Outsiders trash talk on Pittsburgh’s accent

According to a poll at Gawker.com, “Pittsburgh officially has the ugliest accent in America.”

1 week ago


 President Barack Obama nominated Ronald Klain as his Ebola czar.

Political fever: Obama’s Ebola czar lacks medical authority

With midterm elections so close, it was inevitable that Ebola would become another depressing political point of division.

1 week ago


39th House District: Rick Saccone’s knowledge makes him the better choice

Those who disagree with the St. Vincent College professor won’t find an equally capable opponent in Democrat Lisa Stout-Bashioum.

1 week ago


Indonesia’s prospects: A new leader begins in the key Asian democracy

Indonesia yesterday inaugurated a new president, Joko Widodo, who has a humble background.

1 week ago


 Reconstruction of Penn Avenue in Garfield has tied up traffic and frustrated businesses for months.

Perils of Penn: Contractors and the city messed up a major artery

Neighbors are calling it a comedy of errors, but there is nothing funny about the reconstruction of a section of Penn Avenue in Garfield.

1 week ago


35th House District: Gergely deserves re-election over a no-show

State Rep. Marc Gergely says he doesn’t want to be a lifer in the Legislature, but he does want another term.

1 week ago


School trash: A bipartisan bill cans classroom child abusers

A merger of bills targeting abusive teachers and staff is a rare case of bipartisan common sense in the often fractious General Assembly.

1 week ago


The NRA’s helpers: Legislators propose a late gift for the gun lobby

The end of legislative sessions can bring a rush to bad judgment and Harrisburg has served up a stunning example.

1 week ago


 A view of clouds and the Pittsburgh skyline coming out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Parking for good: A new board sends what it owes the pension fund

It’s been three years since Pittsburgh City Council averted a state takeover of the city’s pension plan.

1 week ago


Asides

Every Oct. 13 since 1985, Pirates fans have gathered at the old Forbes Field wall to listen to a replay of the 1960 World Series.

1 week ago


Off track: The Port Authority’s real-time monitoring needs work

The Port Authority is making progress on its real-time bus tracking system, but it’s been slow.

1 week ago


Bolivia’s equalizer: Morales is buoyed by progress for the poor

Voters chose Evo Morales for a third five-year term, reflecting the economic success of the country under his leadership.

1 week ago


 Seamus McCaffery

Seamus’ shame: McCaffery must do the right thing and resign

It’s state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery’s turn to resign.

2 weeks ago


Sustaining Israel: Revived talks and less provocation are necessary

The Israelis are behaving as if they can disregard world opinion.

2 weeks ago


Climate wars: The Pentagon doesn’t need more global hotspots

Conservative members of Congress may not be ready to acknowledge the reality of climate change.

2 weeks ago


 Voters arrive to case ballots in May at the Simpson Voting House in Derry Township.

2014 Election: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board endorsements

A series of candidate endorsements by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board for contested races in the Nov. 4 election.

1 week ago


 In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated.

Fierce Ebola: Hospitals get a wake-up call to be better prepared

The Ebola virus has proved a tough opponent even for the expertise of the American health system.

2 weeks ago


Turkey’s turmoil: U.S. actions are largely to blame for the instability

Turkey’s problems are jeopardizing its chance to play a useful role in the Middle East and in the Western-Muslim interaction in the world.

2 weeks ago


33rd House District: It would be hard to match Dermody’s skills

Voters in the 33rd House District have a tough choice on Nov. 4 — stick with a smart, senior lawmaker or take a chance on a newcomer.

2 weeks ago


 In this May 22, 2014, photo, empty train cars, front, sit in a yard after having their loads of coal unloaded at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal in Norfolk, Va.

Rail revelation: Pittsburgh’s oil train volume is risky business

The people of Allegheny County now know how many trains carry volatile crude oil through their communities. The numbers aren’t comforting.

2 weeks ago


25th House District: It’s hard to top Markosek’s knowledge, experience

His Republican challenger this year gives voters no reason to make a change now.

2 weeks ago


 Gale Evans, a lifelong Hill District resident, listens to Travis Williams, chief operating officer of the Pittsburgh Penguins, speak about proposed development of the old Civic Arena Site at a public meeting Oct. 6.

Too much, too little: The Pens are up to handling the parking issue

The proposed construction near Consol center has raised the specter that eventually there won’t be enough parking spaces in the

2 weeks ago



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