Opinion


David M. Shribman: Clinton and the special interests

She’s the first Democrat in years to be free of their pressures in the primaries.

about 20 hours ago


The new heroin entrepreneurs

Mexico’s Xalisco Boys have reached into Pittsburgh and set up a nationwide distribution network that rivals Amway.

about 20 hours ago


Controller Wagner: For Allegheny County, she’s the better watchdog

Democratic voters should retain Chelsa Wagner as county controller in the primary race with Mark Patrick Flaherty.

about 20 hours ago


Let’s reduce frustration for drivers and walkers

As a daily pedestrian commuter who also drives in town when needed, I can see the challenge from both sides.

about 20 hours ago


 Women Rigts, Gavel, supreme court. Women symbol

Women, choose those justices carefully

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court makes decisions vital to women’s health.

about 20 hours ago


  Pay Day Loans, cash, empty pockets, no money

Get tough on payday lending

New federal regulations should be as strong as Pennsylvania’s.

about 20 hours ago


Sunnis vs. Shiites

In fact, they have not been fighting each other for centuries.

about 20 hours ago


Jack Kelly's column about college students is another one-note rant about 'the left'

I’m sure the free-speech champion won’t mind my pointing out that his diatribe “College Coddling” (April 19) reaches new heights of idiocy.

about 20 hours ago


The GOP likes to focus on what it's against, rather than what it's for

This campaign will be reminiscent of most Republican campaigns; it will be solely about demonizing Hillary Clinton and what she proposes.

about 20 hours ago


On WQED program, Heather Heidelbaugh said it all about the GOP

She did an awesome job articulating the Republican Party’s position for all of us voters.

about 20 hours ago


We could use more of Lynn Cullen's clarity regarding the minimum wage

She gave what I think to be a most elegant and succinct argument for raising the minimum wage.

about 20 hours ago


Jack Kelly: Chipotle gets gaggled by the Clinton media horde

Wow! Hillary Clinton actually ate a burrito!

about 20 hours ago


 The original art that accompanied Peter Leo's 1986 column documenting his feat.

Brian O'Neill: Driving the Pittsburgh Marathon now officially faster than running it

Marathon route is getting easier, or maybe it’s just that cars are better.

about 20 hours ago


 Rangers fans cheer as their team sent the Penguins to the end of another disappointing season.

Ron Cook: Status quo remains the theme for Penguins

It might be delusional, but Penguins still have a good starting point.

about 20 hours ago


For better or worse, YouTube shows the need for connection

The article “YouTube Celebrates 10 Years” exposes human needs — to be wanted, recognized, not ignored, to be somebody.

about 20 hours ago


Asides: More space for training, more help for troubled students, more canines helping veterans

The Trade Institute will rebuild lives, Pittsburgh schools will take a new approach to behavior, Canine Angels will help more veterans.

about 20 hours ago


Why do we let slide bias against women?

What would happen if I refused to shake hands with Jews or sit next to black men?

about 20 hours ago


 The classic Rosie the Riveter poster for Westinghouse by J. Howard Miller.

The Next Page: How 'Rosie the Riveter' grew from the imagination of a Pittsburgh artist

The classic World War II morale booster, the work of a freelance artist named J. Howard Miller, was inspired by Pittsburgh workers.

about 20 hours ago


First Person: Running with Bill

My dad will carry me through the Pittsburgh he loved.

1 day ago


Feather bedding: Chickens may soon find a home in Pittsburgh

A proposed city zoning change would allow residents who have at least 2,000 square feet of property to own up to five chickens or ducks.

1 day ago


Off-color: How orange is your mac-and-cheese?

Kraft’s version, the quintessential mac-and-cheese, is about to undergo a radical change.

1 day ago


Maple Heights residents want rulings enforced

I am responding to your editorial calling for mediation of the dispute between Chukky Okobi’s Mansion at Maple Heights and its neighbors.

1 day ago


Paul Krugman: The zombie election of 2016

Discredited GOP ideas just keep shambling along

1 day ago


Highmark is wasting our dollars on this glossy, useless book

Kudos, Meredith Dobson, for your exquisitely accurate description of the wasteful “Highmark Passport to Health” volume.

1 day ago


Highmark's Passport binder is a bust with us

Regarding Meredith Dobson’s letter “Highmark Wasteful” (April 15), I agree with her 100 percent.

1 day ago


We should entrust Sestak, not Toomey, with our national interests

On matters of foreign policy, Adm. Joe Sestak is clearly more capable in protecting our interests.

1 day ago


Home-care workers deserve representation and fairness

What is wrong with a group of low-paid health care workers uniting to hire an advocate?

1 day ago


 Daniel Winnik, left, and Rob Scuderi check Rangers' Chris Kreider during the second period Friday night in New York.

Ron Cook: Injuries, illness put Penguins at disadvantage

It's hard to be mad at the Penguins. It wasn't a fair fight against the New York Rangers from the start.

1 day ago


Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s Nixon doctrine: anointing Iran

Obama’s wish that Iran become a “very successful regional power” — a nightmare for Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality.

1 day ago


Saturday Diary: My (short) cheerleading career

I could almost hear my thigh go ’sproing’ and now my daughter wants to try out.

1 day ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Entrepreneurial government

Each generation’s future is built on smart public investment.

2 days ago


Size matters: Crowd numbers can have an impact on safety

How to prevent crime at Monroeville Mall has been a topic of discussions between shopping center officials, community leaders and police.

2 days ago


Needless giveaway: Now is not the time to expand the federal deficit

Republicans in Congress want to repeal the federal estate tax.

2 days ago


No free pass: Conventional drillers must obey standards, too

Industry advocates are right that it is not fair to judge all conventional drillers based on the misdeeds of a few bad operators,

2 days ago


Councilwoman Danko deserves another term

Barbara Daly Danko has been a dedicated public servant and has the experience and education to understand public policy issues.

2 days ago


Barbara Daly Danko is an independent-thinking, knowledgeable advocate for citizens

Barbara Daly Danko serves on the Allegheny County Human Relations Commission and the Local Government Academy board of directors.

2 days ago


Monroeville Mall security problems will deter customers

Weren’t there supposed to be extra Monroeville police on hand on the weekends?

2 days ago


 New York's Carl Hagelin carries the puck up ice against the Penguins' Chris Kunitz in the second period Wednesday at the Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Facing elimination, Penguins embrace one-step-at-a-time mantra

The Penguins’ last best hope is the venue tonight, Madison Square Garden, where they’ve won three of their past five playoff appointments.

2 days ago


Tony Norman: Anti-gay bullies at McGuffey High School trend the wrong way

Anti-gay protesters at McGuffey put themselves on display as modern bullies.

2 days ago


Justice delayed, Lynch confirmed

In the end, even Mitch McConnell voted for the new attorney general.

2 days ago


 Warren Weinstein in 2009

Dan Simpson: Warren Weinstein, the man

Taken hostage by al-Qaida in 2001 and killed in January by a U.S. drone strike, he lived a life of loving his family and helping others.

2 days ago


Americans, have some pride and stop trashing our environment

Has anyone noticed our country’s landscape lately?

2 days ago


Kathleen Parker: Women vs. women in 2016

Can Hillary Clinton attract both conservative and liberal women?

3 days ago


Eisenreich for the GOP: She’s the better pick in county council District 2

Two capable candidates, Mary Anne Eisenreich and Cindy Kirk, are seeking the GOP nomination in the May 19 primary.

3 days ago


South Africa’s turmoil: The violence against immigrants must be stopped

Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa has reached the point that military forces are now being deployed in Johannesburg.

3 days ago


Rights for chimps? Respect and humane treatment, yes; freedom, no

A judge has ordered a New York university to justify its “detainment” of two chimpanzees used in research.

3 days ago


The Allegheny County controller’s office is well-functioning

Chelsa Wagner’s staff is responsive as ever. Candidate Mark Patrick Flaherty is trying to paint a picture that doesn’t exist.

3 days ago


The press must pay more attention to election issues important to the middle class

Instead, I have seen acres of newsprint devoted to Benghazi, where emails were sent and a multitude of other red herrings.

3 days ago


Our nation will continue to move forward with Hillary, not the GOP

The Republicans’ belief that Hillary Clinton is the candidate of yesterday is very disturbing because they are dismissing years of progress.

3 days ago


Pa. failed to meet its pension-contribution contractual obligations

Several administrations and the state Legislature kept finding reasons to delay the state’s share of payment.

3 days ago



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