Editorials


Open the doors: The AIU does too much public business in private

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is a public entity that must conduct its business in plain view of taxpayers, just like a school district.

about 18 hours ago


Managing Greece: Sunday’s vote could affect Europe’s next move

The next hurdle on the way to solving the Greek debt and eurozone problem is the country’s referendum on Sunday.

about 18 hours ago


Crowdfrauding: Online support gets a welcome look from the FTC

The FTC has delivered a punitive thwack to a man who raised $122,000 on Kickstarter to create a board game, then spent the money on himself.

about 18 hours ago


Kill the LCB: On liquor, Wolf can be progressive or a dinosaur

Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era mode of alcohol sales could soon be history, and Gov. Tom Wolf is the only obstacle in the way of progress.

1 day ago


Broker a budget: On spending, both parties must seek compromise

Pennsylvanians want a deal that funds the state, not endless sniping from Republicans and Democrats.

1 day ago


Southern flames: Investigators sort out the fires at black churches

So far no links have been established between the fires and the mass killings in Charleston, S.C., by a self-identified white supremacist.

1 day ago


Welcome mat: Peduto rolls out a smart strategy on immigrants

Pittsburgh embarks on a plan to raise its population be welcoming more immigrants.

2 days ago


Love thy planet: Pope Francis’ bully pulpit on climate change

The pope’s encyclical on global warming charges every human with sustaining the Earth.

2 days ago


Assassin’s return: The man who ignited WWI gets a hero’s tribute

Gavrilo Princip, who murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, receives a monument in Belgrade.

2 days ago


Misfire: The gun lobby miscalculates on a sneaky bill

The U.S. Supreme Court has not been the only judicial body issuing big opinions

3 days ago


Murderous attacks: Militants spread terror on three continents

France, Kuwait and Tunisia have tightened security.

3 days ago


Fiscal failures: Baldwin-Whitehall has many lessons to learn

Baldwin-Whitehall didn’t make changes until recently.

3 days ago


Health plan: Pa. must turn up the heat on UPMC, Highmark

Let’s hope Gov. Wolf and state Attorney General Kane can bring this nonsense to an end.

4 days ago


Drugged state: Pennsylvania could do more to curb overdoses

The number of overdose deaths suggests the need for a database to aid doctors in limiting patients’ access to drugs.

4 days ago


Burundi’s turmoil: Violence mounts after a president clings to power

Burundi rejects calls to postpone today’s parliamentary elections

4 days ago


Card sharks: Wolf and legislators can all win on the budget

Despite the rhetoric between Democrats and Republicans, there is middle ground where agreements can be forged.

5 days ago


Right call: The justices preserve health insurance for millions

The 6-3 Supreme Court decision ensures the future of Obamacare.

5 days ago


Battle won: Advocates for same-sex marriage achieve victory

Individuals and organizations that had advocated for the right applauded the high court’s decision as a major civil rights victory.

6 days ago


Still rollin’: RiverQuest finds a partner to keep it in the water

The mission of Rivers of Steel is connecting the area’s colonial and industrial heritage to its present and future.

6 days ago


Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for U.S. workers

The Senate approved a House-passed measure that gives the president “fast track” authority to reach trade agreements with other countries;

1 week ago


Broken promise: The VA failed troops subjected to mustard gas tests

The U.S. test subjects in the 1940s were confined in closed chambers for hours while mustard gas was introduced.

1 week ago


Harmful rays: Even in cloudy Pittsburgh, skin needs sunscreen

Sunscreen on tap, is a great idea that should be replicated in public spaces all over the state.

1 week ago


Traffic triangle: Can Downtown tie-ups be solved without rules?

Pittsburgh planners should be careful about fixing Golden Triangle congestion by lifting traffic rules.

1 week ago


Talks to end a war: Bombed-out Yemen needs a different life line

A devastated Yemen needs more than humanitarian aid; it needs a negotiated end to its civil war.

1 week ago


Dollar diversity: It’s time that a woman appeared on U.S. currency

A woman should replace Andrew Jackson or Ulysses Grant on the U.S. $20 or $50 bill.

1 week ago


Covering UPMC: The PG stands by its reporting and commentary

UPMC leaders don’t like how the $11.4 billion enterprise is portrayed in Post-Gazette news stories, editorials and editorial cartoons.

1 week ago


Keep pushing: There’s a lot to gain if the Iran talks succeed

All sides would benefit if Iran and the major powers can reach a deal on its nuclear capability.

1 week ago


Beware the Baltics: The U.S. and Russia need to back off the threats

The real defense of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania lies in their NATO membership.

1 week ago




Healthy world: Congress must ensure that USAID works

Every year, more than 6 million children under the age of 5 die of mainly preventable and treatable causes.

1 week ago


Extend the Mon-Fay? It’s no longer the expressway that was promised

The Turnpike Commission must have a better use for $1.7 billion than to extend the Mon-Fay Expressway to Monroeville.

1 week ago


Government speech: A sensible court ruling on Confederate flag plates

The Supreme Court sensibly allows states to reject issuing Confederate flag license plates.

1 week ago


Abortion under attack: The case in Texas calls for high court attention

A federal court ruling on a Texas law threatening abortion rights must be undone by the Supreme Court.

1 week ago


Gift reform: The state House should move this proposed ban

A bill in Harrisburg would forbid state officials and employees from accepting gifts of all kinds.

1 week ago


Fair formula: A bipartisan panel finds a better way on education

A bipartisan commission has developed a sensible formula for allocating money to the state's school districts.

1 week ago


Asides: Headlines from the week

Stories come in a variety of forms: books, screenplays and even in classrooms constructed by South Korean craftsmen.

1 week ago


With God, we can heal our broken connections

People are increasingly disconnected from both civic life and each other.

1 week ago


Escaping justice: African nations leave Sudan’s leader off the hook

It is time for Omar Bashir to be held accountable for killing 300,000 of his citizens in a war of ethnic cleansing.

1 week ago


Open to change: A successful listener for the Carnegie museum

High on the Carnegie museum’s list of revenue-generating reforms is a shift to more exhibits, biodiversity and evolutionary studies.

1 week ago


Emanuel’s tragedy: Another gun rampage, this one during prayer

It was a mass killing in a house of God.

2 weeks ago


Invest in Amtrak: The Philadelphia crash is a warning to Congress

Federal regulators are calling for passenger trains to have two crew members in the train.

2 weeks ago


War on trans fat: The FDA helps, but consumers must take charge

The FDA  gave food manufacturers and restaurants three years to get rid of the artery cloggers for good.

2 weeks ago


Do-nothing bill: Current laws fight drug dealing and welfare fraud

House Bill 222 proposes a lifetime ban on state benefits for anyone convicted of drug dealing who was receiving benefits at the time.

2 weeks ago


Credit retort: Financial history has nothing to do with driving

When deciding how much to charge customers for car insurance, companies look at their driving records and also their credit scores.

2 weeks ago


Hunger game: Don’t cut world food aid when the need is growing

Charged with nourishing the world’s hungry, the United Nations World Food Program appears to be starving.

2 weeks ago


Better medicine: With AHN, the county can fix care at the jail

The prognosis is improving for medical care at the Allegheny County Jail now that officials have turned to local professionals.

2 weeks ago


True to his school: A CMU alumnus digs deep for entrepreneurship

James Swartz, founding partner of global venture capital firm Accel Partners, is giving $31 million to support entrepreneurship activities.

2 weeks ago


Stalling reform: Anti-immigrant ideology trumps reality

Hispanic-Americans are an increasingly important voting bloc; politicians will be forced to recognize that, or risk losing legitimacy.

2 weeks ago


Top of the class: Public universities need to curb presidential pay

The education journal analyzed the compensation of chief executives at 220 universities and systems.

2 weeks ago


Great Charter: Magna Carta remains a wellspring of rights

Magna Carta contained the seeds of democracy.

2 weeks ago



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