Brian O'Neill


Brian O'Neill: On Allegheny County Council, the rubber stamp rules

The process, not the picks, should be the concern for any fan of democracy.

1 day ago


Brian O'Neill: Does this clutter make me look fat?

A young Japanese woman, Marie Kondo, has achieved rock star status by getting people to throw stuff out and fold their socks with reverence.

4 days ago


 Allegheny County Councilman Bill Robinson

Brian O'Neill: It’s hard to find right name for Bill Robinson’s petitions

We’ve seen forgery convictions for such trickery, but those showed real effort. Robinson’s nominating petitions are blatant fiction.

1 week ago


Deer dare dream of escaping the Mt. Lebanon cull

“But if you knew anything about white tails, you’d know we’re not evolved enough to get seven of us to agree on anything.”

1 week ago


 James Grant, for whom the Downtown Pittsburgh street is named.

Brian O'Neill: Grant Street's shame lies in the source of its name

It’s high time to rename the shame of Grant Street (which is not named for Gen. Ulysses, by the way).

2 weeks ago


Brian O’Neill: Joanne and Maureen are friends to the end

It’s a special kind of blessing to have a childhood friend who has stayed a pal for more than 50 years.

2 weeks ago


 Walk on: a meander in South Park.

Brian O'Neill: Walking’s worth the (lack of) weight

A strong case is made for walking like our forefathers did.

3 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: Present tax threat is from nonprofits

A big threat to Pennsylvanians’ taxes is already there, from the nonprofit sector.

3 weeks ago


Brian O'Neill: How 'The Pittsburgh Gentleman' snagged and sold 19,397 baseball signatures

’Pittsburgh Gentleman’ built up an unparalleled collection of autographed baseballs.

4 weeks ago



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