Opinion


 Nixon in 1974.

First Person / I was a Watergate addict

And I’ll never forgive Nixon for resigning.

about 6 hours ago


Holy Family and others are right to lend a hand against migrant hysteria

Alarmed by the influx, some Americans in border towns have accused the youths of carrying disease or being undercover gang members.

about 6 hours ago


Senators offer a good proposal on college sex assaults, with one caveat

One troubling part of the bill would have college administrations conduct surveys to gather student sexual assault data to publish online.

about 6 hours ago


Letter: Giant Eagle should allow the VFW poppy campaign

Corporate policy dictates that only the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and the Salvation Army had permission to solicit at stores, the writer says.

about 6 hours ago


Letter: Pittsburghers have an excellent symphony

Country music comes with baggage, the writer says. Perhaps try the symphony.

about 6 hours ago


Letter: The 'Pittsburgh left' isn't cute; it's dangerous

“Do Pittsburghers (and the Post-Gazette) really think this is a cute, benign local affectation?” the writer asks.

about 6 hours ago




Saturday Poem / Just Sayin’

I don’t want to sell / toothpaste dog food condoms / flat screen tvs ...

about 6 hours ago


Saturday Diary / The moments we carry

“I’ll remember the moments of vulnerability,” I told my friend.

about 6 hours ago


Paul Krugman / Knowledge is not power

Policy makers often ignore the experts.

about 6 hours ago


Sarah Palin could make a unique contribution to society, but she won’t

She could draw attention to families dealing with kids who have disabilities like her son Trig.

1 day ago


Letter: A Florida law muzzles doctors on gun safety

“We just want to ensure the safety of all children and families in an appropriate manner, without reserve or judgment,“ the writer says..

about 6 hours ago


 Edgar and Sandy Snyder, married for 32 years, stand for a photo during the Anne Lewis Humanitarian Awards held at the Fairmont Hotel, Downtown, in June 2013.

No right to know?: Edgar Snyder gets a judge to keep the public out

If everybody in Pittsburgh knows personal injury lawyer Edgar Snyder, it’s because he made them know him.

1 day ago


Letter: Columnist Dan Simpson misstates the facts on fracking

Inflammatory claims like these erode our public discourse, something newspapers should seek to elevate, the writer says.

about 6 hours ago


Preserving libraries: Cost-cutting is the way to the future, but how?

Like other states, Pennsylvania has reduced funding for public libraries.

1 day ago


Calling No. 75: The legend of Mean Joe Greene has a new chapter

The 10-time Pro Bowler was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

1 day ago


Israel is faced with a double standard in its fight with Hamas

Every nation is expected to defend itself, except Israel.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh's success is due partly to generous corporate giving

I am amazed at how Pittsburgh’s corporations fund basic human needs and cultural interests.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania should tax drillers to reduce fracking dangers

This November, voters will be able to voice their opinion.

1 day ago


Venezuela is a healthy democracy with little inequality

The “River of Words” project was designed to connect neighbors, but your article contained an attack on the Venezuelan government.

1 day ago


Angels at work

Rose Ann Milbert and her friends turn donated wedding gowns into dresses or suits for babies who died in the hospital.

1 day ago


President Obama's critics must start using facts

The paper must do more to weed out letters that err on the side of subjectivity and hysteria, qualities must be reduced in this country.

1 day ago


 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez dives for ball.

Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.

1 day ago


Tony Norman: Ease D.C. paralysis with federal term limits

Time to set some limits on the terms of federal officials, for everyone’s betterment.

1 day ago


Gail Collins / Republicans shun the I-word even as they pursue I-lite

The possibility of actual impeachment is not something that keeps Barack Obama up at night.

1 day ago


Ride-sharing's great, but only with adequate insurance

Last week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued a unanimous order that squarely and fairly resolved the issues that have come

1 day ago


Big Brothers Big Sisters needs more adults to mentor youths

According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, 63 percent of  jobs will require some college education by 2018.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

Legal ceasefire: Peduto takes a new approach to UPMC’s exemption

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and UPMC have declared a ceasefire over what the health care giant’s fair share for city services should be.

2 days ago


Obama has presided over a moral and strategic disaster in Syria

He has neither stopped the slaughter nor prevented the rise of jihadi armies.

2 days ago


The rail industry wants greater public safety on oil cars, too

In response to the proposal issued last week, we are developing a detailed, evidence-based response that will achieve a holistic solution.

2 days ago


Adoption of the EPA's new pollution rule will cost Pennsylvania jobs

Everyone will pay a price for it — families, businesses, retirees — anyone who uses electricity.

2 days ago


News coverage of a costly wedding was way over the top

We were appalled on Monday morning after reading the details of the Nocito-Wukich wedding in the Seen column.

2 days ago


An expensive wedding at least employed lots of workers

Dare I broach the subject? To me the Nocito-Wukich wedding featured in Monday’s Seen column was obSEEN.

2 days ago


There's a case for unions in America, and it's growing

It was the unions that organized and, through protest, sometimes violent, slowly changed the working man’s life for the better.

2 days ago


Columnist Ruth Ann Dailey should not delight in the frustrations of liberals

Regarding Ruth Ann Dailey’s glee over the frustrations of liberals, it’s a wonder her laptop didn’t short-circuit from the drivel.

2 days ago


The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is a fine steward at Frick Park

I can think of no finer stewards for the park, history and facilities at the Frick Environmental Center than Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

2 days ago


Brian O'Neill: Corbett’s in danger of falling off party cycle

Gov. Tom Corbett hopes not to break cycle in which political parties take turns holding Pennsylvania governor’s seat for eight years.

2 days ago


 A displaced Palestinian boy eats a snack at a United Nations school in Gaza.

Keeping my kids safe in Gaza: One wrong decision, and I will lose them

They keep asking questions: Will we die, too? Why do they hate us? Don’t they have children?

2 days ago


The GOP's idea candidates: 2016 will see the strongest Republican field in a generation

The challenge now for conservative policy fans, though, is that groundbreaking notions must get through the congressional permafrost.

2 days ago


Coal countries: A growing U.S. export also transfers pollution

A 12% drop in the power sector’s carbon emissions since 2008 elicited praise for the Obama administration’s effort to combat global warming.

2 days ago


Ideal audience: Pittsburgh will be the National League of Cities’ ideal host

Pittsburgh has a big story to tell but lately hasn’t been able to attract a big audience that comes by hosting a national conference.

2 days ago


David Brooks / The Arabs’ 30-year war

It’s amazing how much of the discussion of the Gaza war is based on the supposition that it is still 1979.

3 days ago


Where's the work?: It’s hard to justify Corbett adviser Ron Tomalis’ high salary

The reasons for Ron Tomalis’ hefty salary are unclear.

3 days ago


Witness to fairness: The DA demands that police improve identifications

Allegheny County’s district attorney is looking into the Pittsburgh police robbery squad.

3 days ago


Martian marathon: Opportunity keeps knocking on the planet’s surface

Opportunity rover dazzles with its longevity on Mars.

3 days ago


Rob Rogers' cartoon on Israel and Hamas misleads his readers

The July 22 Rob Rogers cartoon is grossly misleading to your readers.

3 days ago


A broad sweep of Pittsburghers rallied to support Israel

Once again, the Post-Gazette is not able to be even-handed in its coverage of the Israel/​Gaza story.

3 days ago


The problem with botched executions is they're not done often enough

Recently botched executions have raised the question whether death penalty executions should be put on hold in this country.

3 days ago


Let's televise executions, but also explain the plight of the victims

I agree with Tony Norman; we should televise executions, with one addition ...

3 days ago


Graphic photos of abortions would make people think

Tony Norman’s column about how he is changing his opinion on the morality of televising executions has some excellent points ...

3 days ago



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