Opinion


The next GOP debate

Moderators should pose yes-or-no questions on the economy.

about 23 hours ago


Hands off: A water diversion plan threatens the Great Lakes

A proposal by Waukesha, Wisc., to divert water from Lake Michigan could affect all other Great Lakes states, including Pennsylvania.

about 23 hours ago


Parking smart: A phone app can soon buy drivers extra time

People who park in the city will soon have the option of using a downloadable app on their smartphones to pay for parking.

about 23 hours ago


Falling prices: Take advantage of the cheaper oil and gas

The fall of oil and natural gas prices is a boon to U.S. consumers and the economy.

about 23 hours ago


Many cannot get past Vick’s crimes against dogs

The Steelers signing Michael Vick is not only controversial.

about 23 hours ago


Michael Vick should not be denied opportunities that come with rehabilitation

The response to any outrage should be to work for a better justice system.

about 23 hours ago


The Steelers could learn from the Pirates about how to treat fans

The Steelers and the NFL should spend some time studying how the Pirates do things.

about 23 hours ago


Government must work for the average person, too

If our politicians don’t stand up for ordinary people, good jobs and safe, healthy neighborhoods, how will our state grow stronger?

about 23 hours ago


Donald Trump is a problem of the GOP's making

GOP had it coming.

about 23 hours ago


 Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter breaks up a pass intended for Steelers WR Martavis Bryant in the first half Sunday at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Timing of wide receiver's 4-game suspension could not be worse for Steelers

Selfish acts by Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant leave Steelers offense in the lurch for start of NFL regular season.

about 23 hours ago


Tony Norman: Latest killings should be tipping point

I can’t be the only one who feels real life has suddenly begun to resemble Paddy Chayefsky’s screenplay for “Network” a little too much.

about 23 hours ago


Five leading indicators for the 2016 race

Will Republicans drop out and GOP leaders get behind one person? How are the economy and president doing? Will Hillary backers defect?

about 23 hours ago


An immigrant in France

There are no guarantees for anyone, including Americans.

about 23 hours ago


War is the most probable alternative to the Iran deal

U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus traveled to Israel to seek Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s counsel on the Iran nuclear deal.

about 23 hours ago


George F. Will: Trump wreaks havoc

Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency.

1 day ago


Compromise, already: Leaders in both parties are hurting Pennsylvania

With the Legislature’s latest attempt to enact a budget now fizzled, Pa.’s leaders should stop playing politics and pass a spending plan.

1 day ago


Vick’s redemption: The QB has paid his debt, so let the Steelers benefit

Like it or not, Michael Vick is a Steeler. Pittsburgh should welcome the quarterback’s talents and accept his assertion that he has changed.

1 day ago


Migratory burden: EU countries must decide how to share the load

The millions of migrants pouring into Europe are smothering the host countries’ absorptive capacities.

1 day ago


Death sentences rarely help victims’ families heal

My heart goes out to Paul Sciullo’s mother (“Lingering Execution Moratorium Pains Victim’s Mother,” Aug. 24). I have walked in her shoes.

1 day ago


Pa.'s death penalty moratorium is the right move

As a people we cannot allow understandable emotions in response to horrific crimes to define how we govern.

1 day ago


For better baseball in the postseason, change the playoff system

With the “one and done” game, the team with the second-best record — the Pirates — could be out of the playoffs before they get started.

1 day ago


 Will Mount Washington, seen in the background, someday have a hotel?

Brian O'Neill: Hope still rises for hotel atop Mount Washington

Another failed attempt to develop the key spot where The Edge restaurant once stood. But logic is with it, long-term.

1 day ago


 Zebras at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

The Zoological Association of America is committed to animal welfare and public safety

ZAA is proud to welcome Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as an accredited member.

1 day ago


Jennifer Graham: Bring on the doomsday zombies

A global financial meltdown couldn’t come at a better time for people who spend their leisure readying for the collapse of society.

1 day ago


 Will Joe Biden run for president?

Albert R. Hunt: An unexpected option for Dems

Joe Biden can’t beat Hillary Clinton unless something dramatic and unexpected happens -- like choosing Elizabeth Warren as a running mate.

1 day ago


Joe Nocera: Reading the signs of China's financial crisis

One man, Jim Chanos, saw China’s financial crisis coming.

2 days ago


Cinema verite: Bag checks aren’t foolproof but will boost security

The largest chain of movie theaters in the U.S. will begin checking moviegoers’ bags in the wake of the theater shooting in Lafayette, La.

2 days ago


Team of heroes: The decision to intervene thwarted a massacre

French President Francois Hollande awarded the Legion of Honor to three Americans and a British businessman on Monday.

2 days ago


Fragile Lebanon: Lack of a government is not the worst problem

A crisis over garbage in Beirut threatens to reverse the course of recovery that Lebanon has seen since the end of its civil war in 1991.

2 days ago


The Iran deal is an alternative to endless conflict

The commentary by U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus about the Iran nuclear agreement is plainly just wrong.

2 days ago


Critics should stop comparing the Iran nuclear agreement with a mythical "better deal"

The world is moving ahead with or without us on this, and there is no assurance that sanctions will stand if we back out of the deal.

2 days ago


Why did the PG downplay the real story about Iran nuclear inspections?

I’m puzzled that the Post-Gazette would choose to give front-page coverage to an erroneous Associated Press story.

2 days ago


That rotten smell is all about money

When I moved here in 1980, people felt they needed to tolerate pollution for Pittsburgh to remain prosperous. Not enough has changed.

2 days ago


Finally, some necessary context regarding deer in Mt. Lebanon

Too many recent PG articles have focused on the small contingent of deer management opponents.

2 days ago


 Then-Jets quarterback Michael Vick looks for a receiver in the first half of a game against the Chiefs in November.

Ron Cook: Forget Michael Vick's past and think about his potential assets to Steelers

Instead of dwelling on his past, welcome Vick as the backup and hope that he can help the team win.

2 days ago


As Others See It: Cruel and unusual punishment for the homeless

Jailing the homeless for sleeping outside might seem harsh, but according to the Justice Department, it’s also cruel and unusual punishment.

2 days ago


Is there an unlocked gun where your kids play?

There are guns in 36 percent of homes in Pennsylvania, and far too many children have access to them.

2 days ago


Reg Henry: Just grin and bear NYC’s topless

NYC officials need more of a grin-and-bear-it attitude about Times Square’s topless women.

2 days ago


Dan Simpson: Studying the Middle East

A weeklong forum at Chautauqua Institution provides illumination.

2 days ago


 The Shenango coke works at Neville Island: its compliance has now reached nearly 100 percent.

Industrial attraction: How Pittsburgh treats Shenango coke plant can hurt recruiting

A good first step in recruiting more metals manufacturers to the region: reassess our attitude toward the metals manufacturers already here.

3 days ago


The Koreans back off: Cooler heads prevail to halt the latest hostilities

The latest round of tensions between North Korea and South Korea was a threat not only to peace in the region but also to relations among

3 days ago


Right to run: Wolf opposes a ruling on third-party candidates

Minor-party candidates must provide signatures of 2 percent of the number of voters in the previous statewide election.

3 days ago


Attacking heroin: Obama officials launch a two-pronged assault

The Obama administration has unveiled an ambitious initiative to curb heroin and opioid abuse.

3 days ago


We need a solution to the proliferation of guns

The proliferation of weapons in the community is disastrous, and it is increasing daily.

3 days ago


Guns are essential for self-defense

The gun control/​gun elimination/​anti-gun/​anti-self defense movement at times seems to flourish in this country.

3 days ago


Cartoonist Rob Rogers is wrong about GOP partisanship

Rogers’ partisanship offers more distortions than facts.

3 days ago


'Return of the Freshmen'? A photo heading was oxymoronic

Your Local section had a photo of first-year Duquesne students under the heading “Return of the Freshmen” ...

3 days ago


 Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree works out last week at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Ron Cook: Performances from Jones, Dupree encouraging for Steelers defense

Young outside linebackers Jarvis Jones and Bud Dupree played a role in the improved pass rush Sunday against Green Bay.

3 days ago


 Mayor with mirth: Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia, does stand-up at the Improv at Candidates' Comedy Night 2015 last week.

Tony Norman: Pols surprise with flash of good humor

I wasn’t expecting much at the 8th Annual Candidates’ Comedy Night. But lo and behold, these Pa. politicians have got comedy chops.

3 days ago


Fixing the workplace: New perks aren't enough to change outdated office culture

The Norman Rockwell model of family life continues to be the prerequisite for success in corporate America, it seems.

3 days ago



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