Opinion


A climate-change stopgap measure: trees

Action on global warming is stymied, so let’s at least save the forests

about 20 hours ago


Better air: A consent order seeks to cut Clairton’s emissions

That's fine, but the whole process should have been transparent to the public.

about 20 hours ago


Afghans agree: A settlement is approved for a new government

But it's still a mystery as to why the United States wants to troops there after this year.

about 20 hours ago


Close the gap: Congress must address the gender gulf on pay

It should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

about 20 hours ago


Don’t arm teachers, let them teach

The job of education children is a full-time job; just hire security guards.

about 20 hours ago


Arming teachers would be a boon to the gun industry

Just think of how many more guns could be sold

about 20 hours ago


The Kelly Strayhorn Theater shows how it should be done

It provides an example for the August Wilson Center and other performing arts venues.

about 20 hours ago


Station owner insults WJAS fans

He might find the station soon losing listeners -- and revenue

about 20 hours ago


Don't take press freedom for granted

Objective, up-to-date newspaper reporting enables us to make informed decisions.

about 20 hours ago


Poet in miniature

Why did Terrance Hayes get such a small picture after winning such a big award?

about 20 hours ago


 Shonda Rhimes is  "far more interested in being a consummate entertainer whose agenda is high ratings and memorable stories."

Tony Norman: Shonda Rhimes miscast as angry black woman

NYT TV critic Alessandra Stanley’s crude and baseless stereotyping of Ms. Rhimes as an “angry black woman” is just plain pernicious.

about 20 hours ago


Protect families in Pittsburgh

Volunteers, including some Steelers, are working to curtail child abuse here.

about 20 hours ago


 Preservationists are trying to sway the fate of 6012-6018 Penn Ave.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Historic buildings in East Liberty pose a challenge

Preservationists try to make the case for saving three of East Liberty’s old buildings.

about 10 hours ago


Ross Douthat / Grand illusion in Syria

Finding ‘moderates’ to support is a fool’s errand

about 20 hours ago


UPMC seems OK with losing patients

UPMC’s claims to care about the people in this area are not completely true.

about 20 hours ago


George F. Will / Cashing in at the polls in LA

Los Angeles should learn that more voting doesn’t mean better voting.

1 day ago


Wrong lesson: Teachers are not for reading, writing and shooting

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill to allow teachers to carry firearms on school property.

1 day ago


Riding Range: DEP slaps the shale driller with a record fine

Range Resources is the leader in state penalties for violations related to Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

1 day ago


Miner relief: A Senate bill would speed up black lung benefits

Since 1968, about 76,000 American miners have died because of medical conditions linked to black lung disease.

1 day ago


When will we learn not to follow the hawks?

Raining bombs on innocent families will not make new friends.

1 day ago


We pay for services nonprofits use but will be denied access to care based on our health plan

City property owners pay high taxes to compensate for the loss of tax revenue from our many wonderful “nonprofit” institutions.

1 day ago


Rothfus' vote on the Violence Against Women Act last year stung many

With the issue of domestic abuse prominent in the news, I was thinking about his outrageous “No” vote on a law that helps all women.

1 day ago


 Gidget, in Oregon last week, a long way from home in Philly

Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: On the road with Gidget, the dog, discovering America

The Jack Russell terrier, missing from its Philadelphia home for five months, showed up in Oregon. Wonder what she was thinking ...

1 day ago


The PG's editorial about child abuse sentencing said it all

Thank you to the Post-Gazette for the editorial “Lame Justice: A Couple’s Child Abuse Deserved Real Punishment.”

1 day ago


My Nepali friends give excellent care to my son at Verland

Thank you for the most interesting and informative article about the Nepali refugees who now live in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


 The sun sets over an empty PNC Park on Oct. 9, 2013, a night when crowds gathered outside the park to watch Game 5 of the National League Division Series, being played in St. Louis.

Gene Collier: No shame in staying home for Pirates

It's not stretching the truth to suggest PNC Park has become a tough place to play, making it even more important for the Pirates to return.

1 day ago


 The Steelers' Cameron Heyward pressures Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson late in Sunday's game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

Ron Cook: Steelers defense gets banged up, but shines anyway

All of a sudden, the immediate future looks bright for the Steelers, who showed up on offense and defense for a full game Sunday night.

1 day ago


Ramesh Ponnuru / Not all social issues are alike

The politics of pot and same-sex marriage have changed; abortion is different.

1 day ago


Maureen Dowd / Lessons from Willie Nelson about legal pot

When Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go.

1 day ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: The metaphysics of our newfangled parking meters

The new pay-by-license-plate kiosks are bringing in more bucks for the city. The question is whether this gain makes up for what we lost...

1 day ago


Biking as transit won’t take off until employers are invested, too

Many people won’t bike to work until employers create locker rooms where bikers can shower and dress for the workday.

1 day ago


End 'Pittsburgh's Shame'

Racism has plagued Black Pittsburgh, but so too have divided leadership and missed opportunities.

2 days ago


David M. Shribman / We’re in a war, but not at war

The fight against the Islamic State is one in which most Americans can keep their distance.

2 days ago


A right denied: The court should order state emails to be retained

Transparency in government is the political theme of the age, but apparently the Corbett administration did not get the memo.

2 days ago


Ripe for change: World leaders must take note of the climate march

Two days ahead of a U.N. climate summit, tens of thousands will gather today in New York City for a “people’s march” against climate change.

2 days ago


Asides: Heinz baby food, Pittsburgh computer use and the Pirates' winning ways

Heinz is bringing baby food production to the North Side; computers are less common in Pittsburgh; and the Bucs have a winning season.

2 days ago


Arming Syrian rebels will be another ineffective move

Our administration sits on the sidelines, except with ineffective patches, one of which is this plan.

2 days ago


Three ‘caliphates’ and counting

The one declared in Iraq and Syria is not the only one

2 days ago


Five myths about the NFL

For instance, it’s not socialist, but it is a monopoly more than willing to exert its power.

2 days ago


 Yamma Brown's story of her turbulent life as the daughter of soul icon James Brown was published this month by Chicago Review Press.

This marriage is over

The daughter of soul singer James Brown describes the day in 2007 she snapped and left her abusive husband

2 days ago


Jack Kelly / Poking the hornet’s nest

Half measures won’t defeat the Islamic State.

2 days ago


Stop the corporate extortion

“Job creators” wring tax breaks from states at the expense of everyone else, laments Richard Florida

2 days ago


Cutting Edge: New ideas / Sharp opinions

Give the homeless homes, the U.S. found moderate rebels in Syria (!) and more ...

2 days ago


Enough Said / Wringing out the rock

Facts that speak for themselves.

2 days ago


Our national priorities are a shambles

Military and intelligence personnel who risk their lives probably make less in a year than Ben Roethlisberger makes in a week.

2 days ago


Scotland made the right decision

My family and friends in Scotland and all Scots would have been adversely affected by a “Yes” vote.

2 days ago


Biking improvements benefit everyone and attract youth to the city

Joe Wos’ Forum article could have been written a century ago whining about how the newfangled auto is disturbing horse-and-buggy operators.

2 days ago


Bicycling is about 'white privilege and entitlement'?

All this time I thought I was saving tons of money, keeping in shape at age 57 and relieving traffic congestion.

2 days ago


 “The chase” by Baron Batch

The Next Page / Former Steeler Baron Batch: 'Art found me'

After leaving the NFL, a former Steelers running back has found a new and better calling

2 days ago


 Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was hit twice by pitches Saturday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gene Collier: Best action to take was none

The Pirates were right not to retaliate after Andrew McCutchen was hit twice Saturday night by the Milwaukee Brewers.

2 days ago



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