Opinion


First Person: Running with Bill

My dad will carry me through the Pittsburgh he loved.

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours ago


Paul Krugman: The zombie election of 2016

Discredited GOP ideas just keep shambling along

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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.

about 11 hours 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?

about 11 hours 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.

about 10 hours 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.

about 11 hours ago


Saturday Diary: My (short) cheerleading career

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

about 11 hours ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Entrepreneurial government

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

1 day 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.

1 day ago


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

Republicans in Congress want to repeal the federal estate tax.

1 day 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,

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Monroeville Mall security problems will deter customers

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

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Justice delayed, Lynch confirmed

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

1 day 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.

1 day ago


Americans, have some pride and stop trashing our environment

Has anyone noticed our country’s landscape lately?

1 day ago


Kathleen Parker: Women vs. women in 2016

Can Hillary Clinton attract both conservative and liberal women?

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 days ago


 Paul Martin skates off the ice as the Rangers celebrate their overtime goal in Game 4, giving them a 3-1 edge in the first-round series and a chance to clinch Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

Gene Collier: Penguins solve some problems, but find another way to lose to Rangers

After scoring first, holding a lead through the first period, all at home, the Pens still find themselves at the edge of the playoff cliff.

2 days ago


Brian O’Neill: Potty’s No. 1 problem is being available

I stopped by the fabulous public toilet near the corner of 18th and East Carson streets on the South Side, only to find the gate was locked.

2 days ago


 Oskar Groening, a 93-year-old former guard and bookkeeper at Auschwitz, arrives for his trial in Lueneburg, Germany, on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Leonid Bershidsky: Holocaust crimes still matter

Just being a cog in the machinery of death is no excuse.

2 days ago


 Musical mind

Orchestra festival shows music education joy and value

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Junior High District Orchestra Festival, hosted by Pine-Richland, was a newsworthy event.

2 days ago


The PSSAs are hurting my kids

I have become a conscientious objector and will not administer them any more.

3 days ago


 Allegheny County Council District 13 candidate Dan Connolly.

Connolly in District 13: He's the Democrats' better choice for county council

Both Dan Connolly and Denise Ranalli Russell want to succeed Amanda Green Hawkins, who decided not to seek re-election.

3 days ago


Egypt’s fate: A cruel prison sentence further dims democracy

Egypt continued its repressive approach to democracy with the sentencing of former President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison.

3 days ago


Humane lending: Payday loans need stiff regulation from Congress

Payday lending is based on a business model to earn profit from making high-interest loans to poor Americans who often can’t pay them back.

3 days ago


Rep. Bill Shuster isn’t looking out for the public

His relationship with an airline industry lobbyist raises serious questions about who he is representing.

3 days ago


The gyrocopter pilot deserves a nation's thanks

Instead of prosecuting him, we should spank him and thank him for proving that our security system is not perfect.

3 days ago


PWSA is well aware of the billing frustration

We understand the inconvenience changes have caused for some and are working hard to resolve them.

3 days ago


Our "free-range" boundaries were described incorrectly

I grew up in Morningside but never walked to East Liberty (at age 10!) to catch a bus.

3 days ago


 Penguins' Maxim Lapierre battles for a loose puck against the Rangers' Carl Hagelin in the first period at the Consol Energy Center Monday night.

Gene Collier: Playing at home no help for Penguins

If the Penguins have a home ice advantage at the Consol Energy Center, it's not apparent, especially in the playoffs.

3 days ago


 Gail Manker of Summer Hill and Betty Greer of the North Side prepare for voters in November's election.

2015 Primary Election: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board endorsements

A series of candidate endorsements by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board for contested races in the May 19 primary election.

2 days ago


Reg Henry: Vodka is one way to weather a drought

Not to be outdone by The New York Times, it is time to file my own report about the situation in drought-racked California.

3 days ago


Gay Americans know all about hate crimes

Jack Kelly quotes the Rev. William Owens as saying regarding gays, “They have not been hung from trees or denied basic human rights.”

3 days ago


UPMC and Highmark are holding seniors hostage

They must reach an agreement soon on Medicare Advantage plans.

3 days ago


 A child is helped from a merchant vessel in the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, Italy, early Monday. She was one of about 100 migrants rescued in the Sicilian Strait while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Dan Simpson: Who’s responsible for the ‘migrants’?

With their nations falling apart, responsibility falls on all of us.

3 days ago



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