Opinion


E.J. Dionne Jr.: America’s new culture war

It is more about immigration and inequality than gays and abortion.

about 23 hours ago


Lame warning: Public safety demands that alert systems be tested

Wireless Emergency Alert systems must be reliably tested for real-time use.

about 23 hours ago


Arabian turmoil: The peninsula must cope with two emergencies

The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the collapse of the government in Yemen have raised the level of uncertainty in the region.

about 23 hours ago


Feline feat: Americans can save untold cats from euthanasia

Two veterinarians have launched the “Million Cat Challenge” to dramatically reduce the number of healthy cats euthanized in shelters.

about 23 hours ago


France should remove press restrictions

The press in France is not allowed to publish incitements to hatred and racial insults, among other things, so some push the boundaries.

about 23 hours ago


In America, we really are not Charlie

Many Americans, including theater owners and government officials, could take a lesson from the French in courage.

about 23 hours ago


HPV vaccines should be more widely administered

Despite vaccines against HPV being available since 2006, these cancer-preventing vaccines have unfortunately found a limited market.

about 23 hours ago


Inspiring essay is a tribute to writer's beloved Ghana

I read Amma Ababio’s inspiring essay, which brought me to tears.

about 23 hours ago


 Pitt's Michael Young drives to the basket against Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku and Montrezl Harrell in the second half Sunday at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Don't expect much from Pitt vs. quality teams

The Panthers lost by double digits to a superior Louisville team on national television, as expected.

about 23 hours ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Younger voters defying stale abortion politics

Polls find more support for abortion restrictions.

about 23 hours ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: My fellow Americans, can you pass the America test?

If only we could all be forced to take a national civics/citizenship test...

about 23 hours ago


A+ gives opportunities for citizens to help advance schools

A+ Schools offers many chances to learn about Pittsburgh’s public schools.

about 23 hours ago


Fill up now

The cheap gas might not last long

about 23 hours ago


Bribes for babies

Providing goods and services to deter abortions endangers unborn babies.

about 23 hours ago


David M. Shribman: Mitt Romney’s non-campaign

The former governor’s team is ready to roll, but can he become the voice of GOP populism?

1 day ago


Let teachers run the schools

Teacher-led schools are engaging students and showing results across the country.

1 day ago


Nasty start: Gov. Wolf picks a fight that was unnecessary

The new governor fired the Office of Open Records head and recalled other executive nominations made by Gov. Tom Corbett in his 11th hour.

1 day ago


Save the Ex-Im Bank: A frugal Congress must keep a revenue generator

Critics call it “the Bank of Boeing,” but the U.S. Export-Import Bank is also the Bank of Chuck -- Chuck’s Salsa of Baden.

1 day ago


Asides: Making livers last longer, beating the flu, having Pittsburgh's health care

Pitt and UPMC stretch the life of donor livers; Allegheny County battles a nasty flu; Pittsburgh is the sixth-healthiest metro.

1 day ago


Could Pa. politicians strike a grand bargain?

Perhaps Gov. Tom Wolf and House Speaker Mike Turzai could compromise on liquor privatization and a shale gas extraction tax.

1 day ago


 A postcard showing the Westinghouse atom smasher in more upright days, most likely in the 1930s or 1940s, according to Denny Rice.

Brian O'Neill: With Forest Hills atom smasher's fall, part of history tumbles

The historic Van de Graaff generator isn’t up in the air anymore, but its future is.

1 day ago


Keep shale spinoff businesses in Pennsylvania

The gas-industry supply chain should be built in the commonwealth.

1 day ago


In the lifespan game, 100 is the new 80

Our lifespans have grown by three months a year since 1840. The smart money says that pace will continue for quite a while yet.

1 day ago


The Next Page: Price of cyberattacks against America is like paying for 9/11 every year

Cybersecurity expert Christopher Mellon says that unless we do much better at prevention, the worst is yet to come.

1 day ago


Sharia shakes up Southeast Asia

Nowhere is the tension between modernity and fundamentalist Islam more on display.

1 day ago


Margaret Carlson: Obama avoids race again

Good thing we have Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ to keep it real.

1 day ago


Support for a severance tax ignores shale gas market realities

Shale development is incredibly capital-intensive, and recent market conditions have led many energy companies to slash spending and jobs.

1 day ago


Perhaps the local level is where we can have hope in politics

Step outside of Washington for State of the Union common sense and camaraderie.

1 day ago


Let's rebrand vegetables to have the same allure as problem pizza

Am I the only one who has been craving pizza nonstop since reading the front-page article “The Problem With Pizza” (Jan. 19)?

1 day ago


Jack Kelly: Liberals exploit race and gender

When People magazine asked Michelle Obama about her “personal experience” with racism, she cited a 2011 visit to a Target store in Virginia.

1 day ago


Enough said: U.S. CEOs are not going hungry

Facts that speak for themselves.

1 day ago


 Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo, whose hard work is finally starting to show in games, grabs a rebound against Georgia Tech last weekend at Petersen Events Center.

Pitt walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has a story worth telling

Pitt's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo takes the same motivation he has on the court and uses it to forge a rare career path for a college athlete.

1 day ago


Pot dependence article unfairly taints cannabis

Regarding the subhead “Yes, you can get addicted to marijuana”: Numerous scientific studies have disproven that statement.

1 day ago


Paul Krugman: For the love of carbon

Republicans flip-flop to push the Keystone pipeline for their fossil-fuel buddies.

2 days ago


Happy trails: Pa. lawmakers must make the state’s roads safer

The Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety say reinstate mandatory helmets for motorcyclists and tighten restrictions on teen drivers.

2 days ago


Not super: If they cheated, the Patriots deserve a real penalty

The NFL said that after nearly 40 interviews, it has found that the team used improperly inflated balls during the first half of the game.

2 days ago


Paterno was an accomplished coach, not a saint

Let’s stop the “god-devil” labeling of Joe Paterno and analyze him as a human being with great accomplishments and possible human frailty.

2 days ago


PSU hockey players' 409 stickers rekindled a cooling fire

Did the Penn State sports teams wear stickers condemning pedophiles when Jerry Sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing boys?

2 days ago


Pa. needs a basic education funding formula for fairness and quality

Funds are allocated according to the wishes of the Legislature, which has resulted in broad and unfair disparities among schools.

2 days ago


 Pitt offensive linesman Artie Rowell during pre-game warmups before their game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on Friday  Sept. 5, 2014 in Boston.

Ron Cook: Pitt's Artie Rowell puts student-athletes in a good light

The redshirt senior is heavily involved with issues on the Power 5 conference and NCAA levels, while on course to graduate in April.

2 days ago


This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Charlie Hebd’ Overload: notes from the week that was.

2 days ago


Charles Krauthammer: Obama is acquiescing to Iran’s emerging empire

Iran’s march toward conventional domination of the Arab world has been largely overlooked.

2 days ago


Saturday Poem: Peace is Boring

No rousing anthem celebrates the commonplace. / The cyclic rhythm of birth and death exacts the doldrums ...

2 days ago


First Person: The importance of building character

A good education is about more than absorbing information.

2 days ago


Saturday Diary: West Coast Swingin’

There’s a revolution going on in a studio near East Liberty.

2 days ago


In Rebuttal: Taxing shale gas is not just about math

Here's why a severance tax would damage Pennsylvania's economy.

3 days ago


Stealth tuition hike: IUP creatively packages a double-digit increase

Tuition went up 16 percent yesterday for many undergraduates at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

3 days ago


House of cards: Boehner gives Netanyahu a stronger hand to play

Benjamin Netanyahu will address the House and Senate on Feb. 11, five weeks before Israeli elections set for March 17.

3 days ago


Risky business: Teens should be restricted on use of tanning beds

Indoor tanning increases the risk of skin cancer, particularly among frequent users and those who start at an early age.

3 days ago


Safer standards on ozone are necessary

The medical evidence is clear that ozone pollution is harmful.

3 days ago



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