Opinion


The nukes of North Korea

At some point, Kim Jong Un will be able to hit the United States.

about 19 hours ago


Airbag threat: The key safety device must be replaced ASAP

It’s been six years since a Virginia woman bled to death in front of her children after the airbag in her Honda Accord exploded.

about 19 hours ago


For students’ sake: The DA’s probe in Plum must be expeditious

Allegations of teachers having improper sexual relations with students, if true, are egregious violations of law and ethics.

about 19 hours ago


Meaty battle: Canada, Mexico want to rob consumers of info

Increasingly consumers look to labels for assurance of quality, and they trust products made, grown and raised in the United States.

about 19 hours ago


Pa. shouldn’t lag behind on medical marijuana

The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for myriad ailments.

about 19 hours ago


Gail Collins: Harriet Tubman vs. Andrew Jackson

Women should have money and be on money, too.

about 19 hours ago


Improved training for security guards makes Pittsburgh buildings safer

Training leads to a better equipped workforce, professionalizes the industry and reduces turnover.

about 19 hours ago


 A view of the Hill District and Pittsburgh skyline from the Herron Hill Reservoir.

My love for Pittsburgh -- weather and all -- has grown strong over the years

As I grew older I came to find out how much there is going on in Pittsburgh at any given time of the year.

about 19 hours ago


The game of football inherently lacks integrity

The problem is that nobody can knock a person to the ground with integrity.

about 19 hours ago


Tony Norman: Thuggery comes in many shades, sizes

When can we start calling greedy corporate executives thugs, too?

about 19 hours ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Progressive frenemies

Let’s not exaggerate the divisions in the Democratic Party

about 19 hours ago


Be sure to pause and reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day

We should take time to remember the fallen heroes from all wars past who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free.

about 19 hours ago


Pittsburgh needs affordable housing

Many of Pittsburgh’s iconic neighborhoods are growing again as the result of the expanding health care, education and technology sectors of

1 day ago


 Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, left, and Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Primary lessons: Fitzgerald and Wagner should work it out

The primary election’s over. Have a drink.

1 day ago


Yemen’s plight: U.S. arms do the damage in a poor country

A conference held by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh underscores the damage being inflicted on Yemen by Saudi bombing conducted with U.S. arms.

1 day ago


Consumer sting: The further decline of honeybees could hit home

More than 40 percent of honeybees in managed colonies died during the past year.

1 day ago


A Qatar Airways route here seems unrealistic

I have a difficult time believing that the possibility of a route between Pittsburgh and Doha is little more than a pipe dream.

1 day ago


Independents should be permitted to vote in primaries

Since we did not endorse any single party doesn’t that mean we represent both sides and should be allowed to vote in the primaries?

1 day ago


Is the FEC just giving up regarding campaign finance abuses?

The leader of the commission stated she has given up hope of “reining in abuses” in the 2016 presidential campaign.

1 day ago


The referees should have noticed a problem with the football

The referees handle the football as much as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh delivered a fine first impression

My son and I were very impressed with your Downtown waterfront park area.

1 day ago


Liquor prices are the main issue with the state store system

I bought some wines on sale for $4 in Florida that are $9 in Pennsylvania state stores.

1 day ago


Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Women have it tough, especially in Pennsylvania

It was upon reading the Business section of Wednesday’s Post-Gazette that I experienced true pangs of guilt about being a man.

1 day ago


George F. Will: Our disappearing death penalty

Many conservatives have joined the movement against capital punishment.

1 day ago


Let’s continue the war on litter for another 100 years

Len Barcousky’s article “Eyewitness 1915: City Made a Celebration Out of Cleanup Campaign” was actually about Pittsburgh’s first “Redd Up.”

1 day ago


Joe Nocera: Climate change backup plan

If we don’t cut enough carbon, we’ll need to geoengineer.

2 days ago


Act of relief: Medical marijuana deserves state House support

As passed, the bill would allow patients who have a recommendation from their doctor to buy and use a medical strain of cannabis.

2 days ago


Asia’s migrants: More boat people deserve help from those nearby

The two countries that are the source of the migrants are Bangladesh and Myanmar. Although both are poor, they have functioning governments.

2 days ago


Stupid host tricks: Anarchy was the key to Letterman’s longevity

David Letterman’s brand of humor has inspired many imitators who mimic its ironic distance but completely miss the sincerity at its heart.

2 days ago


Dan Simpson: Good people doing good things

The Heinz awards make you feel better about the world.

2 days ago


These student achievers show the future is in good hands

With all the problems and demands our schools face, they are still able to encourage and inspire the brightest students in our history.

2 days ago


Math and science have artistic beauty

Science and math are replete with beautiful proofs, beautiful experiments and beautiful theories.

2 days ago


Not all meat is alike when it comes to a healthy diet

Differentiation should be made between fast-food meat and organically raised grass-fed beef from humanely treated cattle.

2 days ago


Can we trust state lawmakers to adequately fund education?

Local control of public education could be in serious trouble if the property tax reform proposals being pushed in Harrisburg become law.

2 days ago


Reg Henry: Cranks see new item to drone on about

As founding president and sole member of the American Society of Curmudgeons, it falls to me to look askance at various societal changes.

2 days ago


Might Putin blackmail Clinton?

The Russian dictator may have evidence that she’d rather keep hidden

2 days ago


Iraq boomerangs on Jeb Bush

Don’t blame Obama for the rise of the Islamic State.

3 days ago


College crisis: Americans need leaders to solve the cost problem

In a world of new technology and global competition, a college education must be made more affordable and post-college debt more bearable.

3 days ago


Vote today: Casting a ballot is the American thing to do

The eventual winners in November will set tax rates, enact ordinances, choose textbooks and decide on other matters large and small.

3 days ago


Ramadi’s fall: The loss is a timely reminder of failed Iraq policy

For Americans to see Ramadi fall into the hands of the Islamic State is painful, given our losses there back in 2006.

3 days ago


The EPA is clear about 2020 reductions

If we at the Pennsylvania Chamber are wrong, then the EPA must be as well.

3 days ago


 Starling Marte hits a three run homer last month against the Brewers at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Pirates' Starling Marte shows signs of being elite outfielder

Young left fielder seems capable of joining an all-time list of great outfielders in Pirates franchise history.

3 days ago


EPA and the grid

The vast majority of baseload generation units in the PJM footprint are either nuclear or use coal as a fuel source.

3 days ago


Bigelow roadwork

I was surprised to learn of the road construction project detailed in “Bigelow Blvd. Corridor Faces Traffic Curbs for Roadwork.”

3 days ago


Cancer care

Lanie K. Francis, M.D., wrote a poignant and practical essay on Mother’s Day. She is so correct.

3 days ago


Tony Norman: Seeing Romney box is a curious sight

Seeing Mitt Romney in the boxing ring makes one wonder.

3 days ago


Keep taking the train

Risks remain extremely low despite last week’s derailment in Philadelphia.

3 days ago


Lean in? How about a leg up?

A glass ceiling is not the issue for most working women.

3 days ago


 The restored Skinny Building.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Skinny Building’s restoration mustn’t be overlooked

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, the city and fans of the Skinny Building celebrate its facade restoration.

3 days ago


Paintings of 90 neighborhoods are a tapestry of Pittsburgh

Ron Donoughe’s 90 Pittsburgh neighborhoods accomplished what others have been attempting to do for decades.

3 days ago



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