Opinion


 Jeb Bush: his own man?

Maureen Dowd: The Bushworld tangle shows Jeb wants things both ways

He’s being yanked in a tug of war between his father’s side and his brother’s side, which publicly demands that Jeb go full-hawk.

about 20 hours ago


 The United States has opposed the new Chinese undertaking, in spite of President Barack Obama’s highly publicized 2012 “pivot to Asia.”

Bank on it: The U.S. should join China’s new Asian venture

The United States has unsuccessfully opposed some of its key allies’ decisions to join China’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

about 20 hours ago


Historic find: A remnant of the past belongs in public hands

A time capsule found in the demolished Brashear Telescope Factory is at the center of an unseemly tug of war.

about 20 hours ago


Chokehold: The FDIC was off base in shutting bank accounts

Operation Choke Point should be shuttered. Prosecutorial authority extends only to crime, not its potential.

about 20 hours ago


Obamacare is full of expensive illusions

The Affordable Care Act remains a very, very expensive bill of goods forced on the American people.

about 20 hours ago


The Affordable Care Act has been a godsend to me

March 23 marked the five-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, and has anyone noticed the sky has not fallen?

about 20 hours ago


See the truth of God and creation

Because God lives, we live, and he brings a special quality and meaning to our living and our being.

about 20 hours ago


Port Authority, we have no buses to ride

Seniors get a free pass? There’s nothing to ride for free!

about 20 hours ago


Sharon Randall: Principal showed principles behind a life well lived

Former high school principal was one example of a life well lived.

about 20 hours ago


 Marc-Andre Fleury is congratulated after helping the Penguins pull out a shootout victory Sunday night.

Ron Cook: Chris Kunitz shows signs of shaking slump for Penguins

Veteran winger Chris Kunitz could be snapping out of his funk at just the right time for the Penguins.

about 20 hours ago


Stop the barrel bombs: the deadliest weapons in Syria's civil war

Pushed from helicopters, the barrels -- packed with explosives, nails, glass, even axes -- explode onto markets, hospitals and homes.

about 20 hours ago


George F. Will: Time will tell if voters want more of the Clintons' troubling behavior

An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear.

about 20 hours ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: In Indiana, let love and freedom ring

“We shouldn’t discriminate against people because of who they love,” said Hillary Clinton. I agree. But that’s happening to some people.

about 20 hours ago


 Texture,  orchestra, Grayscale, Grouped elements

Give the PSO a chance to update your perception

I’m writing in regard to the March 15 front-page article “Survey: PSO Out of Sync With Potential Audiences.”

about 20 hours ago


The coming revolution in college admissions

MOOCs (massive open online courses) can better predict college success than SATs.

1 day ago


David M. Shribman: The pre-primaries are well underway

Nineteen months before the 2016 presidential election, the candidates are fully engaged.

1 day ago


GOP, MIA: The city-county ballot has too few Republicans

Americans call it the two-party system, but in Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh it’s hard to see why.

1 day ago


Prime problem: Bankers forget a lesson on high-risk lending

Subprime car loans are a problem, not only for the consumers who take them out, but for the banks that allow them.

1 day ago


Asides: Robert Morris men's basketball, Pitt women's basketball and ALS fundraiser and fighter Neil Alexander

Local teams in NCAA’s March Madness finally lost but still came home winners, and ALS claims a local man who showed how to win at life.

1 day ago


Brian O'Neill: On Allegheny County Council, the rubber stamp rules

The process, not the picks, should be the concern for any fan of democracy.

1 day ago


Let’s recognize the benefits of historic properties

Let’s do away with the notion that any development is good development.

1 day ago


 A street in East Liberty with houses developed by ELDI, with prototypes by Pfaffmann + Associates.

How did East Liberty become safer? Buying out homes that housed criminals

Whole Foods and Home Depot made East Liberty a destination, but a real estate strategy made it possible to get to sleep at night.

about 22 hours ago


 A sunrise over Downtown Pittsburgh in 2012, seen from Mount Washington.

Smoke used to get in our eyes

Pittsburgh’s pollution-control initiatives offer lessons for the future of our planet.

1 day ago


The U.S. war crime North Korea won’t forget

The Kims exploit memories of the carpet bombing of their country.

1 day ago


‘Prisons without bars’

Gradually reintroducing inmates to society could reduce crime and the cost of locking people up.

1 day ago


Gail Collins: When Nancy met Johnny

Today, concerned citizens, we will consider when we want our elected representatives to just throw in the towel and get something done.

1 day ago


NCAA players with hunger pangs should buy food like the rest of us

Did it ever occur to these students and their families that there may be some need to take care of themselves?

1 day ago


The U.S. was in Vietnam before JFK

I was in Vietnam in 1958 with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) based at Nha Trang. We were called “advisers” then.

1 day ago


The test-taking culture in schools is having a negative impact

I had the opportunity to attend the “Test-In on High Stakes Testing” event organized by the grass-roots group Yinzercation.

1 day ago


The Next Page: A quiet hero ... Edward A. Dvorchak Jr.

Bob Dvorchak writes about a Vietnam veteran who understood the brotherhood of war.

1 day ago


Jack Kelly: Obamacare is still failing five years later

It's about time for Democrats to let it go

1 day ago


Gun-rights advocate’s Rosa Parks comparison is deplorable

I can’t believe that the Post-Gazette would use valuable space writing a huge article talking up someone like Kim Stolfer.

1 day ago


 Allegheny Center: The North Side behometh, recently purchased by Faros Properties, holds mysteries.

Saturday Diary: Aziz of Allegheny Center

Looking at Pittsburgh’s bizarre North Side neighborhood through the eyes of a newcomer.

2 days ago


In good faith: Local churches tackle the tough topic of racism

Maybe churches can do what Starbucks couldn’t: spark a genuine and voluntary dialogue that leads to reconciliation across racial lines.

2 days ago


Reader assault: Rolling Stone’s rape report was irresponsible

The report about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house now stands revealed as shoddy journalism.

2 days ago


America’s defense is a shared responsibility

Let the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of members of Congress serve in the front line.

2 days ago


This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Highlights of the next two years.

2 days ago


Thanks, PG, for the contrasting George Will and E.J. Dionne columns on inequality

More such pairing of commentators could be useful in tempering partisan rhetoric.

2 days ago


Pakistan's persecution of minorities leads to religious strife and violence

The notorious anti-blasphemy laws, codified into the Pakistani penal code since the 1980s, have in effect empowered extremist clerics.

2 days ago


Increasing the tobacco tax is a popular idea with Pa. voters

A November 2014 poll of registered Pennsylvania voters showed that 72 percent of those surveyed favor increasing the state’s tobacco tax.

2 days ago


Charles Krauthammer: The GOP racing form -- First edition

With Ted Cruz announcing and Rand Paul and Marco Rubio soon to follow, it’s time to start handicapping the horses and making enemies.

2 days ago


Paul Krugman: It's morning in blue America

Conservatives can’t admit that their most cherished beliefs are wrong.

2 days ago


First Person: Why I left the White House and returned to Pittsburgh

I'm still on the front lines as the Sprout Fund works to improve communities

2 days ago


Saturday Poem / Java

Forget the fact / that the fact that I pay / four dollars for a cup of coffee / would have killed my mother ...

2 days ago


George F. Will: Inequality is a good thing

Lifestyles improve for all when the rich get richer

3 days ago


 Based on some recent, distasteful history, though, Pittsburgh is entitled to some skepticism about Heinz headquarters remaining in the city.

An uneasy feeling: Heinz should keep its headquarters in Pittsburgh

The parent of H.J. Heinz announced its intention to buy rival Kraft Foods Group, which is based in Chicago.

3 days ago


An incoherent strategy: Two new U.S. bombing campaigns defy logic

It is difficult to see policy coherence or prospects of success in America’s two new bombing campaigns, in Iraq and Yemen.

3 days ago


Budget trades: Wolf and the GOP must start brokering soon

At this early point in the budget season, it sounds as if both sides have dug in their heels and set the stage for acrimony and stalemate.

3 days ago


The next president shouldn’t be from government

As the time for a fresh face is narrowing, one has to wonder, isn’t there a person outside of government who could become a contender?

3 days ago


So Obama feels rebuked by Netanyahu? Too bad

Take a look at what is going on in the Middle East. Does it really look like the Muslims want peace?

3 days ago



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