Opinion


David M. Shribman: The mollification of Donald Trump

GOP leaders want most of all to keep him from running as an independent.

about 16 hours ago


In Iraq, I raided insurgents; at home, the police raided me

We learned in Iraq to talk with people first, draw our weapons second.

about 16 hours ago


Third-party torture: A judge calls for fair treatment of minor candidates

A federal judge's ruling will help third-party candidates.

about 16 hours ago


Lost and found: Teaming up in Pittsburgh to recover stolen cars

Pittsburgh police and the parking authority should work together to find stolen cars.

about 16 hours ago


Asides: Things that aren't there in Pittsburgh ...

Things that aren't there: Negro League statues, the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery and USAirway's flight center.

about 16 hours ago


Hospitals need help in the state budget

The governor's budget will hurt hospitals, especially those in rural parts of Pennsylvania.

about 16 hours ago


A rape quiz for men

How many women do you know who have been raped? Don’t know?

about 16 hours ago


Let Pennsylvania protect its citizens

The commonwealth should not have to recognize the weakest state gun laws in the nation.

about 16 hours ago


Kids are born philosophers

Here's why philosophy should be taught from grade school on.

about 16 hours ago


Jack Kelly: Liberal giants are long gone

Democrats today prefer to suppress rather than engage opposing views.

about 16 hours ago


What happened to Mike Huckabee?

The former governor, always conservative, has gotten louder and meaner.

about 16 hours ago


Raising tobacco taxes would be bad news for western Pennsylvania retailers.

Pennsylvania is facing another budget crisis and the governor is proposing an increase in tobacco taxes as a way out.

about 16 hours ago


Like the LCB monopoly? Why not a state monopoly on gas, milk and more, too?

Soon we will be the richest state in the union, with no taxes and full employment.

about 16 hours ago


 A group of children salutes the flag at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement playground in May 1934.

The Next Page: A salute lost to history

Hannah Schwarz explores a 1934 photo that appears to show Jewish children in Pittsburgh giving the Nazi salute.

about 16 hours ago


 Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says he is always harder on himself than the outside world.

Gene Collier: Steelers' Colbert generally manages to keep things in perspective

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has had much success, but he still hears all the outside noise — even when he takes a vacation.

about 16 hours ago


Brian O'Neill: Confessions of a house tour Tom Sawyer

If it’s widely known that you’re incapable of doing something, good people will come to your aid; just don’t let let pride get in your way.

about 16 hours ago


 Air pollution concept with factory building. Ecology and industrial abstract

Pittsburgh’s air quality is complicated

t's not easy to analyze the region's air quality.

about 16 hours ago


First Person: Stars, but mostly bars

The frat boys got drunk so the South would rise again.

1 day ago


Courtroom comfort: For stressed children witnesses, it’s a dog’s world

Allegheny County should start using comfort dogs in its family courts.

1 day ago


Toxic water: The world’s Olympians deserve better in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters are putting Olympians and visitors at risk.

1 day ago


More training will curtail bike-car collisions

Drivers need to learn where cyclists are allowed to ride.

1 day ago




Look out if America elects a Republican president in 2016

We have a Republican Party so extreme that no concern is given to the public interest — public health, safety or welfare.

1 day ago


An editorial wrongly suggested a connection between Israeli settlements and the Iran accord

The “palliative visit” by Ashton B. Carter somehow motivated the Netanyahu government to authorize the building of additional units.

1 day ago


Too many teachers? How about too many state senators?

I would like to respond to the comments of state Sen. Scott Wagner, the York County Republican, regarding teachers in the July 22 op-ed

1 day ago


Paul Krugman: China’s naked emperors

The bubble is about to burst and they’re stumbling.

1 day ago




Saturday Diary: But, Mom, I’m not your little boy anymore

Second-generation immigrants face growing up while pulled between their native and newfound cultures.

1 day ago


Saturday Poem: One Day When He Was Dying

My father got angry with me. I’d made a joke, / something about how worrying about him / was aging me ...

1 day ago


Yet another deceptive attack on women’s rights

The unedited video makes it clear that Planned Parenthood acts legally and ethically.

2 days ago


Animal behavior: A dentist should pay for killing a protected lion

Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed a beloved and protected lion in Zimbabwe this month, has ruined his reputation and closed his

2 days ago


Obama’s message: He offered support to Africa, plus frank criticism

The African population and market now stands at 1 billion strong and is expected to grow exponentially.

2 days ago


O’Connor’s sick leave bill will hurt businesses

A company that employs more than 15 employees will be required to permit up to 40 hours of sick time per employee.

2 days ago


Liberals fear Scott Walker because he is the Republicans' strongest candidate

America needs conservative reform and leadership like Mr. Walker’s to repair the damage done by President Barack Obama and his failed

2 days ago


The press must do real reporting on Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race

Political coverage used to be about getting information to the voters.

2 days ago


 Pia Colucci, right, of Oakland waits for Bernie Sanders to begin speaking during a telecast broadcasted at a meet-up held in Lawrenceville on Wednesday. Supporters of the Democratic presidential hopeful gathered across the country to watch the telecast.

Tony Norman: Bernie Sanders for president: Yes, he could

In Lawrenceville, hundred of Sanders supporters met to watch a national livestream of the Democratic candidate who should worry Clinton.

2 days ago


 University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, left, shot and killed Samuel Dubose July 19 during a traffic stop.

Charles M. Blow: Dead man driving

A man gets shot in the head for lack of a license plate.

2 days ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Beating up on Boehner

The compromise-is-treason faction strikes again.

2 days ago


 FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at Elementary School  n Thorndale, Pa.  Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, Feb. 13, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

There’s more to Wolf’s severance tax

Mr. Wolf’s severance tax isn’t earmarked for education.

2 days ago


George F. Will: Obama's overreaches on the Iran deal

His Wilsonian arrogance in the face of Congress will backfire.

3 days ago


Gross injustice: Obama should have worked to keep Pollard jailed

One of the nation’s most notorious spies, he sold thousands of classified documents to Israel and other countries.

3 days ago


Jailhouse learning: County inmates reap the benefit of e-tablets

Eighty tablets were donated by the Chicago-based Jail Education Solutions; the jail oversight board bought 40 more with commissary proceeds.

3 days ago


Retirement reality: American workers must learn how to save

A new survey of households by the Federal Reserve Board found that nearly a third of workers have no retirement savings.

3 days ago


Peduto was right to fight Penn Plaza evictions

The vast majority of residents of Penn Plaza are poor, elderly and/​or disabled,

3 days ago


A callous landlord

Public and local government outcry has caused the Penn Plaza owner to temporarily rescind his devastating eviction edict.

3 days ago


Planned Parenthood did nothing illegal

It provides health services to low-income women and fetal tissue for research.

3 days ago


Trump's memory is faulty

The GOP candidate even forgets his own history.

3 days ago


Who’s fired?

Trump can’t just get rid of Congress.

3 days ago


 A sample of the banners to be hung near the Legacy Square area at PNC Park after the statues were sold.

Brian O'Neill: Statues honoring Negro Leagues gone from PNC Park entrance

Statues of Negro League stars are gone from PNC Park, but the legacy grows.

3 days ago


 Bud Dupree cools off during camp at St Vincent College in Latrobe.

Gene Collier: Nowhere to hide as sun, thudding pads dominate Steelers camp

Under searing sun, the Steelers make contact with the reality of summer training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

3 days ago



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