Opinion


Margaret Carlson: Why was Obama smiling again?

He was heading for Hawaii, but maybe he’s made his peace with polarization.

about 22 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, appeared on the CBS show "Undercover Boss" on Sunday.

Undercover donors: ‘Boss’ Peduto should do another good thing

Mayor Bill Peduto has promised to disclose the names of those who contributed to rewards presented on “Undercover Boss.”

about 22 hours ago


Papal tirade: Humble Francis scolds the operators in the Curia

Outlining 15 problems within the church’s top bureaucracy, Pope Francis didn’t mince words.

about 22 hours ago


Assault remedy: The Pentagon still needs outside investigators

The Pentagon’s latest report on military sexual assaults brings good news and bad.

about 22 hours ago


Pitt’s firing of its athletic director is questionable

Is the athletic director not under contract to be paid through 2018?

about 22 hours ago


Samantha Bennett: Using 'Push It' in GEICO ads is pushing it

GEICO commercial pushes the columnist’s buttons.

about 22 hours ago


Pitt should look for these qualities in an athletic director and football coach

Understanding Pitt’s great football tradition and appreciating Pittsburgh as a home would be a good start.

about 22 hours ago


Pittsburgh has reason to be proud of its mayor

Mayor Bill Peduto represented the city with class and a special genuineness on “Undercover Boss.”

about 22 hours ago


Peduto's appearance on "Undercover Boss" gave Pittsburgh a boost

Mayor Peduto and the television network gave this city a national Christmas present of positive energy.

about 22 hours ago


"Undercover Boss" inadvertently exposed the sorry state of Pittsburgh schools

Did no one notice that two of the city workers were spending hard-earned money at great sacrifice to send their children to private school?

about 22 hours ago


The system has failed John Rush

Unlike many people interested in animal welfare, I am unable to feel any satisfaction over his conviction for the death of police K-9 Rocco.

about 22 hours ago


Reg Henry: A good ghost sure can liven things up

The ghosts of Christmas past could sure liven things up.

about 22 hours ago


The public no longer trusts UPMC’s promises

It’s time for our new governor, state legislators or the attorney general to step up and compel UPMC’s deeds to match its words.

about 22 hours ago


Black churches play a key role in helping black males succeed

They can help boost graduation rates and reduce the achievement gap.

about 22 hours ago


Dan Simpson: My Christmas wish list

Let’s see, body cameras for cops, a new prime minister for Israel, a . . .

about 22 hours ago


 President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are playing both chess and marbles, but which one is playing which game?

Thomas L. Friedman: Who’s playing marbles now?

Obama seems to be getting the better of Putin as the ruble nosedives

1 day ago


 Police officers leave candles Sunday at an impromptu memorial near the site where two New York City police officers were killed in Brooklyn.

Officers down: NYC’s police killings are a reminder of the danger

Americans have seen enough dying on their streets.

1 day ago


Fruits of labor: More Americans must share the economy’s gains

Federal and state minimum wages should rise, and Congress needs to restore extended benefits for the long-term unemployed.

1 day ago


Space City? Welcome to Pittsburgh, maker of lunar rovers

Carnegie Mellon and Astrobotic have had a winning partnership.

1 day ago


Expanding learning time generates results

It’s encouraging to see the results of this research by the Rand Corp.

1 day ago


Up against ‘ol’ boys’

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner should feel proud that the “ol’ boys” have targeted her. She has wonderful role models.

1 day ago


Google non-news

It was really disappointing to see a front-page story with invented news.

1 day ago


Negative leadership

It is time that congressmen and senators of either party realize that they are elected to serve the will of the people.

1 day ago


Put workers first when it comes to health care

Your series “Vitals: Building a Healthier Pittsburgh” notices that many patients do not “welcome” the confusing array of health care

1 day ago


Tony Norman: Response to officers’ deaths is misguided

Anger over murder of police officers is being used the wrong way.

1 day ago


 The Bottom Dollar grocery store at 5200 Penn Ave., which opened only six months ago, is faced with closure.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Bottom line is Bottom Dollar has benefited Garfield

With prices like those, who wouldn’t protest to keep their Bottom Dollar store?

1 day ago


Joe Nocera: The Cuomo cop-out

Fracking may be problematic, but so is economic despair.

1 day ago


George F. Will: State attorneys general are revitalizing federalism

Oklahoma’s AG and others are working to restore restraint in federal government.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh City Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle has proposed the housing development legislation.

Vague and costly: Lavelle’s housing terms could hurt development

The Pittsburgh Planning Commission made the wrong decision when members voted in favor of a new requirement for housing developments.

2 days ago


Russia’s burden: Putin appears ready to endure more hardship

Vladimir Putin acknowledged that Russia has not done enough to diversify its economy.

2 days ago


Colbert’s conclusion: The faux TV commentator flies off with truthiness

The conceit of “The Colbert Report” was that the host was an amiable dunce who disliked fact because of its “well-known liberal bias.”

2 days ago


The federal budget bill will weaken pensions

As a retiree, my future just became markedly less secure.

2 days ago


Minimum-wage increases destroy jobs

Some fast-food chains have announced plans to experiment with robots to replace workers.

2 days ago


President Obama has been a race relations failure

In the Dec. 6 lead editorial (“Police and Race”), the PG argues for a presidential commission to address community policing and race.

2 days ago


Roman Catholic Womenpriests are following Jesus' path

The Nov. 28 article on dissenting groups in the Catholic Church cries out for a response from a committed Catholic woman.

2 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Hunting for goodwill, across the great divide

With the nation’s reserves of peace and goodwill running low, we might stop to wonder what exactly we’re getting wrong.

2 days ago


 Steelers safety Mike Mitchell celebrates a fourth-down stop Sunday at Heinz Field against the Chiefs.

Gene Collier: Arizona seems far away for Steelers, but so did playoffs

Ramon Foster has some big dreams for this Steelers team that not long ago looked like a complete mess instead of a contender.

2 days ago


The NRA is still winning on guns

Supporters of gun regulation are celebrating the Senate confirmation of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, but it was a rare defeat for the NRA.

2 days ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: President Obama -- the duck that roared

He ends 2014 in surprisingly buoyant spirits, having proved that he still has the power to push policy in new directions in various areas.

2 days ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: This man has a gift for making an appeal to Santa

Santa will have to give at least one letter some careful thought.

2 days ago


A shale gas severance tax is a better deal for Pa. citizens

A severance tax based on production will generate two to three times more revenue for Pa. than the current impact fee in the first year.

2 days ago


Michael Lewis: My wish list for Wall Street

It’s a wonderful life on Wall Street, yet here is a holiday wish list to make it even better.

3 days ago


Immigration fight: Judge Schwab seemed too eager to join the fray

He became the first jurist to pass judgment on the controversial side-stepping of Congress.

3 days ago


Flu defense: There’s still time to get protection for winter

Short of barricading yourself indoors until spring, getting a flu shot is your best line of defense against the virus.

3 days ago


Asides: The PUC on paper bills, a new eagle-cam, a Carnegie Hero twice

The PUC wants no-charge paper bills, Pittsburgh's eagles get a new camera, a Florida man is twice a Carnegie Hero.

3 days ago


It was past time to restore relations with Cuba

Americans under the age of 55 have seen Cuba as an enemy of freedom.

3 days ago


The traditional, biblical worldview involves a holistic morality

The reaction to Bruce Barron’s commentary “Can Gays Extend an Olive Branch?” has been clarifying for me.

3 days ago


The Taliban's Peshawar massacre is an affront to Islam

The Quran clearly states, “whosoever kills an innocent person … it is as if they killed all of mankind.”

3 days ago


Enough Said: Eat them before they eat you

Facts that speak for themselves.

3 days ago


 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the center of the March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. Protesters lobbied for voting rights and an end to segregation and discrimination.

The Next Page / Set up to fail: the spiteful nature of Jim Crow literacy tests

How a Harvard experiment drove home a toxic legacy

3 days ago



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