Opinion


David M. Shribman: Clinton v. Rubio, et al

The two newly announced presidential candidates face very different challenges.

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Keeping an eye on Pittsburgh

We can learn a lot from other cities’ surveillance policies.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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Let’s see a range of ideas to solve world problems

What alternatives to war are available in this turbulent, violent era?

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Why we freak out over free-range parenting

I can think of seven reasons, 24/7 cable TV news and the Internet among them.

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Are race relations worse under Obama?

Perhaps, but the president has little to do with it.

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Killer robots: Drones are one thing, autonomous killing machines are quite another

The real worry is how much easier it would be for a country to decide on war if it didn’t have to see lots of its own soldiers get killed.

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Sardines on airplanes — not a good idea

Shrinking legroom is not only uncomfortable, it’s a safety issue, too.

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We need alternatives to war, such as creating new nation-states

Only by trying new policies do we have a chance of ending our national paranoia regarding future terrorist attacks.

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Jack Kelly must have forgotten the American ideals of liberty, justice and equality

Mr. Kelly says he respects the rabbi who refused to marry him and his beloved. Would he respect hoteliers who refused to host the reception?

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Those who still discriminate against homosexuals are the societal outliers

Jack Kelly’s opening salvo last week was a familiar one from the right: Gay marriage is expressly forbidden by God as written in the Bible.

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Jack Kelly: Getting coddled at college

Academe treats students like fragile flowers.

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Gene Collier: Series of scores makes it a series

With that kind of scoring, the Penguins could make it an interesting firsr-round series against the New York Rangers.

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Florida man strikes again

Campaign finance reform? Good luck with that.

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Brian O'Neill: Yinz won't believe how TV plans to portray Pittsburgh

Yinzers are about to get their day on TV, alas. A production group is combing our hills and valleys for a family to misrepresent the region.

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Pedestrian Nation, it’s better to be alive than right

Children of the Dark Ages (in the middle half of the last century) were taught to “Stop, look and listen” before crossing a street.

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 Australian troops arrive in Alexandria, Egypt, en route to the battlefield on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. Thousands died in the nightmare battle of World War I.

The Next Page: My father-in-law faced bullets, disease and thirst in Gallipoli campaign

Hazel Cope says he, like so many British soldiers, was involved in one of the worst disasters of World War I and lucky to get out of alive.

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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.

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'This Modern World' cartoon’s depiction of white officers is wrong

I object to the disgusting depiction that all white police officers defend and support the actions involved in a hideous crime.

1 day ago


UPMC shows its arrogance by threatening to reject Highmark Medicare Advantage

Of course, our politicians are tripping over each other to bloviate about the unfairness of it all. But that hot air will only be temporary.

1 day ago


I have wonderful memories of Arsenal Park

I was born and raised across from the entrance on 40th Street.

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Arsenal Park was a big part of adventures with my brothers

We always got to the top of the wall, walked down and sometimes back up. This was part of our playground.

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 Gene Collier suggests Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin should be on the same line.

Gene Colllier: When all else fails, put Crosby and Malkin together

With so little offense, perhaps the Penguins need to use Crosby and Malkin together more often if not always.

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Saturday Poem: We make movies in Pittsburgh

The Pirates win all summer long. / Their poets write so gladly. / Polish weddings are designated / by tonnage of cabbage rolls ...

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Saturday Diary: To the gentleman who offered me some skunk

As I was buying aromatic cigars, a fellow customer said, “Want some skunk, man?” I apologize for my befuddlement. Rodents are not my thing.

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Paul Krugman: That old-time economics

Keynes’ theories have worked where they’ve been tried.

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Charles Krauthammer: Hillary the queen travels by van

There’s something surreal about Hillary Clinton’s Marie Antoinette tour, sampling cake and commoners. But what else can she do?

1 day ago


First Person: A primer on autism

My son has autism and a lot of people just don’t get it.

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Reviving the middle class

It’s going to take more than nice words and good intentions, Ms. Clinton.

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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.

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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.

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Putin’s latest move should surprise no one

Is it really shocking to read that Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on Russian missile sales to Iran?

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Russia might be trying to catch up to the U.S. in defense system sales

Arms exports are needed to help the U.S. arms industry maintain production levels at a time of decreasing U.S. military expenditures,

2 days ago


Candidates now actively seek LGBT endorsements, and that's real progress

Did anyone tried to unfairly influence the endorsement process of an LGBT political group?

2 days ago


Pittsburgh's bike lanes add to hassles for motorists

Enough of the bike lanes already.

2 days ago


The insurance industry brings only greed to the health care process

When will the richest country in the world adopt a single-payer system so we can get quality health care at a reasonable cost?

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Pittsburgh residents should form a co-op for their energy needs

People form co-ops for housing and food, so why not energy?

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Samantha Bennett: Pittsburgh gets real

I wanted to escape this ghost town 20 years ago; now there’s no escaping that it’s a real, thriving city.

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Tony Norman: Counterfeiters hold a false view of us

Counterfeiting cases pose a more serious risk here than once might have been presumed.

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 Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar).

Troy Polamalu: a class act on and off the playing field

Troy Polamalu has retired.

2 days ago


Smeared by the ZOA

Zionists should applaud the Holocaust event at Pitt

2 days ago


Adjuncts on welfare

Many part-time professorsrely on public assistance.

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia.

Thomas L. Friedman: China’s big gamble with the world economy

Xi Jinping is betting that repression won’t kill innovation.

3 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.

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