Editorials


Michael Wojcik for the Dems: He’s the judicious pick for Commonwealth Court

Both candidates have solid credentials, but Todd Eagen’s predisposition to a specific class of petitioners should cause voters concern.

36 minutes ago


Favored donors: The Clintons make the foundation problem worse

The foundation said Thursday it would no longer take donations from many countries, just a few. (Australia’s OK, Qatar is not.)

36 minutes ago


Asides: A kidney chain of survival, a misguided plan for alcohol and extra service for water customers

Sixty-eight make kidney donation work, Rep. Jordan Harris wants later bar closings and Pittsburgh Water and Sewer customers get more help.

36 minutes ago


Dueling neighbors: It’s time for mediation in a Shadyside bed-and-breakfast dispute

Former Steelers lineman Chukky Okobi has a large tent on the property that he would like to continue offering for social events.

1 day ago


Celebrity meltdown: ESPN’s Britt McHenry got only a slap for vile behavior

She got a one-week suspension for an offense -- hurling insults at a towing company clerk -- that demands stiffer punishment.

1 day ago


Privacy matters: The RadioShack outcry offers a consumer lesson

RadioShack in its recent bankruptcy filings listed customer information among its assets up for auction.

2 days ago


O’Connor for District 5: The incumbent is the Democrats’ better choice

Because there is no Republican on the ballot, the winner of next month’s primary is all but assured election.

2 days ago


Tulsa tragedy: Was it pay to play cops and robbers

A reserve deputy in Tulsa County was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a suspected illegal gun dealer.

2 days ago


 Deb Gross

Deb Gross for City Council District 7

The Post-Gazette endorses Deb Gross for the Democratic nomination.

3 days ago


The view from Belgium: A top diplomat gives Pittsburgh the European perspective

Belgium’s ambassador to the U.S., Johan Verbeke, in a visit Tuesday refused to apply “declinism” to Europe, the U.S. or their relations.

3 days ago


Rhino's hope: A rhinoceros in Kenya has a security detail befitting a rock star

The heroic efforts to protect him, including a fundraising drive to pay for armed guards, are tragically necessary.

3 days ago


Fix pensions: The Democratic mayors are right — it’s a crisis

When 10 Democratic mayors complain that the Legislature isn’t doing anything about pension reform, it’s beyond time for lawmakers to act.

4 days ago


Iran’s arms deal: Russia throws a curve at a precarious moment

Putin’s approval to sell an air defense missile system to Iran adds a new element to the talks to limit Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

4 days ago


Grounded: Airlines must remedy the low pay for pilots

No offense to cab drivers, but airline pilots should earn more than they do. Right now, many don’t.

4 days ago


Opening to Cuba: Obama and Castro take normalcy a step further

U.S. relations with its southern neighbors should now be able to move forward in many areas, including trade, investment and the

5 days ago


Terminal harmony: It’s more critical to rehab the Strip right than fast

Mayor Peduto was eager to see the 88-year-old PA Fruit Auction and Sales Building retain some of the activity of its historic heyday.

5 days ago


Tattooed warriors: The Army loosens up on a trend that’s skin-deep

Soldiers are still prohibited from having tattoos above the neckline, but no limit to the number or size of tattoos hidden by a uniform.

5 days ago


 Police in Castle Shannon are using automated license plate recognition devices, or ALPRs, which photograph license plates and run them through a database to determine whether they are known to be associated with illegal activity. The license plate number in this photograph has been blurred to protect the identity of the driver.

Drive-by data: Motorists deserve limits on plate camera collection

Motorists, say cheese as you pass that police car. It’s likely that a camera mounted on it photographed your license plate.

6 days ago


25 years on: Hubble remains a sophisticated eye on space

On April 24, 1990, the telescope left Earth in the bay of Space Shuttle Discovery.

6 days ago


Medical bully: UPMC is wrong to threaten older customers

UPMC doesn’t need to take the elderly hostage over a contract dispute with Highmark.

1 week ago


Tuition freeze: It’s a big presumption, given state budget discord

Gov. Tom Wolf is putting the cart way before the horse as he lauds a vote to freeze tuition at state-owned universities.

1 week ago


Asides: Pirates improvements, a new bike-sharing system and the Larimer neighborhood's transformation

PNC Park sports new control room equipment and food-drink options; the city announces Healthy Ride; Larimer gets a revitalization boost.

1 week ago


Home protection: Gilman has a good plan on water and sewer lines

City Councilman Dan Gilman’s proposal doesn’t carry the baggage that doomed an earlier line protection plan.

1 week ago


Curious auction: The Swiss offer bonds at a negative interest rate

Switzerland’s government caught the eye of investors Wednesday when it made them pay a premium to buy its 10-year-yield bonds.

1 week ago


 Democrat Tom Wolf’s administration has not changed the state's email policy.

Emails are records: The state policy on deleting them hurts the public

The open records law is supposed to give citizens access to information that shows how government conducts business on their behalf.

1 week ago


Keeping CHIP: Children’s health care is no political football

CHIP insures more than 7 million children nationwide and nearly 150,000 in Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Multiparty: For British voters, a new kind of election unfolds

The United Kingdom will hold a national election May 7.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Wolf, right, speaks Wednesday during a question and answer session after touring Tech Shop in East Liberty. Standing alongside Mr. Wolf is Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Home care disorder: Wolf gives unions a gift at patients’ expense

The governor’s executive order on home health care workers is politics at its worst.

1 week ago


Syria’s suffering: Key powers must intervene to end a vicious war

An estimated 220,000 have died and 11 million of 21 million Syrians have been displaced.

1 week ago


Officer charged: A different result in a tragic police encounter

If not for a video shot by a bystander, would charges have been brought in South Carolina police shooting?

1 week ago


Herbal essence: Supplements deserve a harder look from the FDA

What consumers pay for isn’t necessarily what they get, according to an investigation by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

1 week ago


Wider war: Pakistan’s entry to Yemen would be a mistake

Saudi Arabia has asked Pakistan to furnish aircraft, warships and ground forces for the fighting in Yemen.

1 week ago


Lifesaver: Police are better equipped to fight drug overdose

Act 139 made naloxone, a nonaddictive prescription medication that can counteract heroin and other overdoses, available to first responders.

1 week ago


 On Monday, soldiers from the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) patrol inside the Garissa University College compound that was the scene of last week's attack by al-Shabab gunmen, in Garissa, Kenya.

Kenya’s toll: The cost of involvement in Somalia hits home

The massacre of 148 people at Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya by Somali ethnic al-Shabab gunmen is unforgivable.

1 week ago


Studies first: Pitt lays down a sensible policy on pledging

Freshmen at the University of Pittsburgh will have to earn 12 credits before joining a fraternity or sorority, school officials announced.

1 week ago


Spur the economy: A real rise in the minimum wage is long overdue

Congress should increase the minimum promptly.

1 week ago


 For the second year in a row, Highmark Health reported a systemwide operating loss.

Highmark’s health: Keeping choice in the marketplace is essential

Health care and the insurance that pays for it are too critical to be left to any monopoly.

1 week ago


Fair release: Obama and Congress must reform sentencing

Many federal inmates are serving time, some even decades, for drug crimes that would generate far shorter sentences if committed today.

1 week ago


Executive cleanup: A federal-state effort to curb greenhouse emissions

President Barack Obama has pledged to use his executive authority to reduce emissions by as much as 28 percent by 2025.

1 week ago


Iran’s framework: Negotiators deserve a chance to finish the details

The framework agreement contains the essential elements of a pact to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

2 weeks ago


Strangling debt: Congress must reform the student loan system

Americans owe a mind-boggling $1.2 trillion in student loan debt — almost double what they owe on credit cards and auto loans.

2 weeks ago


Asides: A blaze at a landmark hotel, a move theater revival effort and restoration plans for a North Side park

Fire destroys the Old Large Hotel, a Denis Theatre fund drive brings hope and a city parks group includes Allegheny Commons in its projects.

2 weeks ago


Snake eyes: Lawrence County has lost its chance for a casino

Lawrence County officials who have been betting on a proposed casino and harness racetrack for the past 12 years are out of luck.

2 weeks ago


Late turnover: Gambling on Trevor Noah at ‘The Daily Show’

A new generation of comics is steadily taking over talk shows held for decades by departing hosts who are in their 50s and 60s.

2 weeks ago


 Bishop David Zubik delivers his homily during Mass at St. Paul Cathedral in January.

Spiritual interest: Bishop Zubik ends the fee for annulments

Pittsburgh Catholics learned that they no longer have to pay hundreds of dollars to seek an annulment of a marriage that has ended.

2 weeks ago


Card expired: The head of the Library of Congress must go

The Government Accountability Office concluded, after an investigation, that the Library of Congress suffers from a deficit of leadership.

2 weeks ago


Run, she said: Cokie Roberts on the dearth of women in politics

Chatham University did Pittsburghers a favor Wednesday by bringing to the city author and journalist Cokie Roberts.

2 weeks ago


 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks to reports Tuesday in Indianapolis.

Liberty or bias? A controversial new law needs a quick clarification

The Indiana law’s advocates can show sincerity by enacting legislation that would outlaw anti-gay discrimination.

2 weeks ago


Nigeria’s choice: A leader for the future returns from the past

Former president Muhammadu Buhari, a Northern Muslim, defeated President Goodluck Jonathan, a Southern Christian in power since 1999.

2 weeks ago


Model policy: American Eagle succeeds in a realistic portrayal

Aerie, its intimate apparel line, was honored by the National Eating Disorders Association for using unaltered images of its models.

2 weeks ago



Advertisement



You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here