Opinion


David Brooks: Capitalism on trial

We’re entering a fascinating debate about the value of our capitalist system.

about 21 hours ago


Vote no: Employers, not city council, should set sick days

City council is rushing into trouble with its sick-leave plan.

about 21 hours ago


Death of a mullah: The U.S. should focus on leaving Afghanistan

Mullah's death is further reason for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan.

about 21 hours ago


Pittsburgh’s catch: Riverlife’s next leader has a record of success

Riverlife's new leader comes prepared from Boston.

about 21 hours ago


Maureen Dowd: What would Beau do?

Vice President Biden must decide if he should seek the nomination

about 21 hours ago


Children in the county need foster families

There is a need for foster families in Allegheny County.

about 21 hours ago


 Hungry? Don't forget to eat at Primanti's.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: An all-purpose travel story about great, gritty Pittsburgh

Travel writers, save your fingers: Cut and paste this handy, cliche-ridden paean to Pittsburgh, which everyone likes now for some reason.

about 21 hours ago


We must act to improve the climate right now

In a perfect world, everyone would run out this second and volunteer at their local environmental group.

about 21 hours ago


Our family has earned its place in the neighborhood

How will Pittsburgh be able to attract and retain dynamic and creative people without affordable housing?

about 21 hours ago


The LCB is only good for Democrats

State stores offer great pay, benefits and job protection.

about 21 hours ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Billboard win inspires for post-Bayer battle

The citizens who denounce the idea of big digital signs encourage Pittsburghers worried about the decaying Bayer sign on Mount Washington.

about 21 hours ago


Raise standards in the workplace

Pittsburgh City Council should vote to require paid sick days.

about 21 hours ago


Planned Parenthood helps in times of crisis

Planned Parenthood helps in times of crisis.

about 21 hours ago


David M. Shribman: The mollification of Donald Trump

GOP leaders want most of all to keep him from running as an independent.

1 day ago


In Iraq, I raided insurgents; at home, the police raided me

We learned in Iraq to talk with people first, draw our weapons second.

1 day ago


Third-party torture: A judge calls for fair treatment of minor candidates

A federal judge's ruling will help third-party candidates.

1 day ago


Lost and found: Teaming up in Pittsburgh to recover stolen cars

Pittsburgh police and the parking authority should work together to find stolen cars.

1 day ago


Asides: Things that aren't there in Pittsburgh ...

Things that aren't there: Negro League statues, the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery and USAirway's flight center.

1 day ago


Hospitals need help in the state budget

The governor's budget will hurt hospitals, especially those in rural parts of Pennsylvania.

1 day ago


A rape quiz for men

How many women do you know who have been raped? Don’t know?

1 day ago


Let Pennsylvania protect its citizens

The commonwealth should not have to recognize the weakest state gun laws in the nation.

1 day ago


Kids are born philosophers

Here's why philosophy should be taught from grade school on.

1 day ago


Jack Kelly: Liberal giants are long gone

Democrats today prefer to suppress rather than engage opposing views.

1 day ago


What happened to Mike Huckabee?

The former governor, always conservative, has gotten louder and meaner.

1 day ago


Raising tobacco taxes would be bad news for western Pennsylvania retailers.

Pennsylvania is facing another budget crisis and the governor is proposing an increase in tobacco taxes as a way out.

1 day ago


Like the LCB monopoly? Why not a state monopoly on gas, milk and more, too?

Soon we will be the richest state in the union, with no taxes and full employment.

1 day ago


 A group of children salutes the flag at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement playground in May 1934.

The Next Page: A salute lost to history

Hannah Schwarz explores a 1934 photo that appears to show Jewish children in Pittsburgh giving the Nazi salute.

1 day ago


 Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says he is always harder on himself than the outside world.

Gene Collier: Steelers' Colbert generally manages to keep things in perspective

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has had much success, but he still hears all the outside noise — even when he takes a vacation.

1 day ago


Brian O'Neill: Confessions of a house tour Tom Sawyer

If it’s widely known that you’re incapable of doing something, good people will come to your aid; just don’t let let pride get in your way.

1 day ago


 Air pollution concept with factory building. Ecology and industrial abstract

Pittsburgh’s air quality is complicated

t's not easy to analyze the region's air quality.

1 day ago


First Person: Stars, but mostly bars

The frat boys got drunk so the South would rise again.

2 days ago


Courtroom comfort: For stressed children witnesses, it’s a dog’s world

Allegheny County should start using comfort dogs in its family courts.

2 days ago


Toxic water: The world’s Olympians deserve better in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters are putting Olympians and visitors at risk.

2 days ago


More training will curtail bike-car collisions

Drivers need to learn where cyclists are allowed to ride.

2 days ago




Look out if America elects a Republican president in 2016

We have a Republican Party so extreme that no concern is given to the public interest — public health, safety or welfare.

2 days ago


An editorial wrongly suggested a connection between Israeli settlements and the Iran accord

The “palliative visit” by Ashton B. Carter somehow motivated the Netanyahu government to authorize the building of additional units.

2 days ago


Too many teachers? How about too many state senators?

I would like to respond to the comments of state Sen. Scott Wagner, the York County Republican, regarding teachers in the July 22 op-ed

2 days ago


Paul Krugman: China’s naked emperors

The bubble is about to burst and they’re stumbling.

2 days ago




Saturday Diary: But, Mom, I’m not your little boy anymore

Second-generation immigrants face growing up while pulled between their native and newfound cultures.

2 days ago


Saturday Poem: One Day When He Was Dying

My father got angry with me. I’d made a joke, / something about how worrying about him / was aging me ...

2 days ago


Yet another deceptive attack on women’s rights

The unedited video makes it clear that Planned Parenthood acts legally and ethically.

3 days ago


Animal behavior: A dentist should pay for killing a protected lion

Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved and protected lion in Zimbabwe this month, has ruined his reputation and closed his

3 days ago


Obama’s message: He offered support to Africa, plus frank criticism

The African population and market now stands at 1 billion strong and is expected to grow exponentially.

3 days ago


O’Connor’s sick leave bill will hurt businesses

A company that employs more than 15 employees will be required to permit up to 40 hours of sick time per employee.

3 days ago


Liberals fear Scott Walker because he is the Republicans' strongest candidate

America needs conservative reform and leadership like Mr. Walker’s to repair the damage done by President Barack Obama and his failed

3 days ago


The press must do real reporting on Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race

Political coverage used to be about getting information to the voters.

3 days ago


 Pia Colucci, right, of Oakland waits for Bernie Sanders to begin speaking during a telecast broadcasted at a meet-up held in Lawrenceville on Wednesday. Supporters of the Democratic presidential hopeful gathered across the country to watch the telecast.

Tony Norman: Bernie Sanders for president: Yes, he could

In Lawrenceville, hundred of Sanders supporters met to watch a national livestream of the Democratic candidate who should worry Clinton.

3 days ago


 University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, left, shot and killed Samuel Dubose July 19 during a traffic stop.

Charles M. Blow: Dead man driving

A man gets shot in the head for lack of a license plate.

3 days ago



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