Editorials


Misfire: The gun lobby miscalculates on a sneaky bill

The U.S. Supreme Court has not been the only judicial body issuing big opinions

about 16 hours ago


Murderous attacks: Militants spread terror on three continents

France, Kuwait and Tunisia have tightened security.

about 16 hours ago


Fiscal failures: Baldwin-Whitehall has many lessons to learn

Baldwin-Whitehall didn’t make changes until recently.

about 16 hours ago


Health plan: Pa. must turn up the heat on UPMC, Highmark

Let’s hope Gov. Wolf and state Attorney General Kane can bring this nonsense to an end.

1 day ago


Drugged state: Pennsylvania could do more to curb overdoses

The number of overdose deaths suggests the need for a database to aid doctors in limiting patients’ access to drugs.

1 day ago


Burundi’s turmoil: Violence mounts after a president clings to power

Burundi rejects calls to postpone today’s parliamentary elections

1 day ago


Card sharks: Wolf and legislators can all win on the budget

Despite the rhetoric between Democrats and Republicans, there is middle ground where agreements can be forged.

2 days ago


Right call: The justices preserve health insurance for millions

The 6-3 Supreme Court decision ensures the future of Obamacare.

2 days ago


Battle won: Advocates for same-sex marriage achieve victory

Individuals and organizations that had advocated for the right applauded the high court’s decision as a major civil rights victory.

3 days ago


Still rollin’: RiverQuest finds a partner to keep it in the water

The mission of Rivers of Steel is connecting the area’s colonial and industrial heritage to its present and future.

3 days ago


Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for U.S. workers

The Senate approved a House-passed measure that gives the president “fast track” authority to reach trade agreements with other countries;

4 days ago


Broken promise: The VA failed troops subjected to mustard gas tests

The U.S. test subjects in the 1940s were confined in closed chambers for hours while mustard gas was introduced.

4 days ago


Harmful rays: Even in cloudy Pittsburgh, skin needs sunscreen

Sunscreen on tap, is a great idea that should be replicated in public spaces all over the state.

4 days ago


Traffic triangle: Can Downtown tie-ups be solved without rules?

Pittsburgh planners should be careful about fixing Golden Triangle congestion by lifting traffic rules.

5 days ago


Talks to end a war: Bombed-out Yemen needs a different life line

A devastated Yemen needs more than humanitarian aid; it needs a negotiated end to its civil war.

5 days ago


Dollar diversity: It’s time that a woman appeared on U.S. currency

A woman should replace Andrew Jackson or Ulysses Grant on the U.S. $20 or $50 bill.

5 days ago


Covering UPMC: The PG stands by its reporting and commentary

UPMC leaders don’t like how the $11.4 billion enterprise is portrayed in Post-Gazette news stories, editorials and editorial cartoons.

6 days ago


Keep pushing: There’s a lot to gain if the Iran talks succeed

All sides would benefit if Iran and the major powers can reach a deal on its nuclear capability.

6 days ago


Beware the Baltics: The U.S. and Russia need to back off the threats

The real defense of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania lies in their NATO membership.

1 week ago


Golden opportunity: Keep Pittsburgh’s Three Sisters in mellow yellow

Pittsburgh has its own golden rule.

1 week ago


Healthy world: Congress must ensure that USAID works

Every year, more than 6 million children under the age of 5 die of mainly preventable and treatable causes.

1 week ago


Extend the Mon-Fay? It’s no longer the expressway that was promised

The Turnpike Commission must have a better use for $1.7 billion than to extend the Mon-Fay Expressway to Monroeville.

1 week ago


Government speech: A sensible court ruling on Confederate flag plates

The Supreme Court sensibly allows states to reject issuing Confederate flag license plates.

1 week ago


Abortion under attack: The case in Texas calls for high court attention

A federal court ruling on a Texas law threatening abortion rights must be undone by the Supreme Court.

1 week ago


Gift reform: The state House should move this proposed ban

A bill in Harrisburg would forbid state officials and employees from accepting gifts of all kinds.

1 week ago


Fair formula: A bipartisan panel finds a better way on education

A bipartisan commission has developed a sensible formula for allocating money to the state's school districts.

1 week ago


Asides: Headlines from the week

Stories come in a variety of forms: books, screenplays and even in classrooms constructed by South Korean craftsmen.

1 week ago


With God, we can heal our broken connections

People are increasingly disconnected from both civic life and each other.

1 week ago


Escaping justice: African nations leave Sudan’s leader off the hook

It is time for Omar Bashir to be held accountable for killing 300,000 of his citizens in a war of ethnic cleansing.

1 week ago


Open to change: A successful listener for the Carnegie museum

High on the Carnegie museum’s list of revenue-generating reforms is a shift to more exhibits, biodiversity and evolutionary studies.

1 week ago


Emanuel’s tragedy: Another gun rampage, this one during prayer

It was a mass killing in a house of God.

1 week ago


Invest in Amtrak: The Philadelphia crash is a warning to Congress

Federal regulators are calling for passenger trains to have two crew members in the train.

1 week ago


War on trans fat: The FDA helps, but consumers must take charge

The FDA  gave food manufacturers and restaurants three years to get rid of the artery cloggers for good.

1 week ago


Do-nothing bill: Current laws fight drug dealing and welfare fraud

House Bill 222 proposes a lifetime ban on state benefits for anyone convicted of drug dealing who was receiving benefits at the time.

1 week ago


Credit retort: Financial history has nothing to do with driving

When deciding how much to charge customers for car insurance, companies look at their driving records and also their credit scores.

1 week ago


Hunger game: Don’t cut world food aid when the need is growing

Charged with nourishing the world’s hungry, the United Nations World Food Program appears to be starving.

1 week ago


Better medicine: With AHN, the county can fix care at the jail

The prognosis is improving for medical care at the Allegheny County Jail now that officials have turned to local professionals.

1 week ago


True to his school: A CMU alumnus digs deep for entrepreneurship

James Swartz, founding partner of global venture capital firm Accel Partners, is giving $31 million to support entrepreneurship activities.

1 week ago


Stalling reform: Anti-immigrant ideology trumps reality

Hispanic-Americans are an increasingly important voting bloc; politicians will be forced to recognize that, or risk losing legitimacy.

1 week ago


Top of the class: Public universities need to curb presidential pay

The education journal analyzed the compensation of chief executives at 220 universities and systems.

2 weeks ago


Great Charter: Magna Carta remains a wellspring of rights

Magna Carta contained the seeds of democracy.

2 weeks ago


Smaller carry-ons: But will the airlines check the size of bags?

As if flying weren’t aggravating enough — tighter seats, less legroom, slow check-ins — now the airlines want to downsize carry-on luggage.

2 weeks ago


Main Street’s revenge: Obama must rethink the fast-track trade proposal

The president is used to being stymied by Republicans, but it was Democratic House members who blocked his bid for fast-track authority.

2 weeks ago


Art of the deal: The state wins if Wolf and the Senate compromise

The governor and state Senate should reach a deal regarding appointments for leaders of the Office of Open Records and the state police.

2 weeks ago


Curbing assault: Colleges must take a two-pronged approach

Researchers found that graduates of a training program reported much lower sexual assault rates than those who received a brochure.

2 weeks ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks into the State Supreme Court room in March.

Playground cop: Kane must crack down on UPMC and Highmark

Attorney General Kathleen Kane is trying to restore order between the schoolyard bullies who dominate Western Pennsylvania health care.

2 weeks ago


 Workers stand near a rig that drills into the shale at a well site in Washington, Pa., in 2011.

Healthy interest: The public must know fracking solution content

The American Medical Association is right to call for public access to fracking fluid ingredients.

2 weeks ago


Asides: Rebuilding a mission, rescuing Quasimodo and spurring volunteerism

Washington, Pa., aids its mission; Pittsburgh Aviation transports a hobbled dog; Pennsylvania waives clearance fees for volunteers.

2 weeks ago


Waste not: Food rescuers step up to the plate against hunger

Braddock-based 412 Food Rescue collects food that would be tossed and distributes it to schools, shelters and home food-delivery programs.

2 weeks ago


Jazz visionary: Ornette Coleman pushed musical boundaries

Mr. Coleman, who died Thursday at 85, was the originator of what academics called “free jazz” but he called “harmolodics.”

2 weeks ago



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