Opinion


Albert R. Hunt: The GOP undercard

Don’t count out the nonestablishment Republicans.

about 21 hours ago


 A woman waves a Greek flag during a speech by the leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras outside Athens University Headquarters on Sunday.

Reversal in Greece: An anti-austerity prime minister takes over

Greece’s elections produced a strong victory for populist-left party Syriza, shocking in its ramifications but not a surprise for Greeks.

about 21 hours ago


To the rescue: A couple who save big dogs win in court again

The Kohls’ venture is a registered nonprofit, not a commercial kennel.

about 21 hours ago


Show’s over: Heinz Hall should cancel Cosby’s appearance

In light of yet another damning allegation against the former TV star and comedian, the Downtown venue should cancel the booking.

about 21 hours ago


Charging per credit is a fairer tuition system

Under the charge per credit, the cost of a degree is the same for everyone. What could be fairer than that?

about 21 hours ago


Those asking for tolerance must themselves be tolerant

Should a kosher or halal grocer be forced to slaughter a pig and provide pork for my wedding reception?

about 21 hours ago


We have puzzling attitudes toward the rich vs. the royal

Curious behavior: We diss the 1 percent and laud royalty.

about 21 hours ago


The driving test should include a courtesy section

I have been observing for some time the frightening inconsideration of most young drivers.

about 21 hours ago


Traveling by train to New York is a nice way to go

Ruth Ann Dailey’s fun article (“Decide on a Strategy for a Winter Outing in NYC”) overlooked the option of taking the train from Pittsburgh.

about 21 hours ago


 Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addresses the media Monday during a press conference in preparation for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX.

Ron Cook: Forget the Patriots -- Seahawks are hard to like

It’s easy to dislike coach Bill Belichick and his Patriots, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll and his Seahawks are more detestable.

about 21 hours ago


 Road Sign Warning - Deer

Humane Society ecologist has no understanding of deer woes here

I hope no one in a position to help decide the issue of Mt. Lebanon’s deer infestation will pay any attention to Laura Simon’s letter.

about 21 hours ago


 The Honeydripper's crew, from left to right: James Perry, Keita Didi Lee, Jerome Anderson Jr., Nicole and Antonovich Perry.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Homewood grocer produces food the area lacked

Perry’s Honeydripper gives Homewood an uncommon amenity: a hot-food take-out with groceries and produce.

about 21 hours ago


Ross Douthat: Prisoners of the Saudis

U.S. interest in Saudi Arabian stability is stronger now.

about 21 hours ago


Paul Krugman: Ending Greece’s nightmare

Europe should give the new prime minister a chance.

about 21 hours ago


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

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

1 day ago


Lame warning: Public safety demands that alert systems be tested

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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Inspiring essay is a tribute to writer's beloved Ghana

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

1 day ago


Tony Norman: The richest Americans get richer and the rest are standing by

According to a report released by Oxfam International, 48 percent of the world’s total wealth is owned by the richest 1 percent of people.

about 21 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.

1 day ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Younger voters defying stale abortion politics

Polls find more support for abortion restrictions.

1 day 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...

1 day ago


A+ gives opportunities for citizens to help advance schools

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

1 day ago


Fill up now

The cheap gas might not last long

1 day ago


Bribes for babies

Providing goods and services to deter abortions endangers unborn babies.

1 day 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?

2 days ago


Let teachers run the schools

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago


Keep shale spinoff businesses in Pennsylvania

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days ago


Sharia shakes up Southeast Asia

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

2 days ago


Margaret Carlson: Obama avoids race again

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

2 days 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.

2 days 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.

2 days 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)?

2 days 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.

2 days ago


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

Facts that speak for themselves.

2 days 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.

2 days ago


Pot dependence article unfairly taints cannabis

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

2 days ago


Paul Krugman: For the love of carbon

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

3 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.

3 days ago



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