Opinion


Reg Henry: An errant drive is on to rid golf of its pain

The pain golfers must endure to get through a round are part of the game's pleasure, so don't tamper with it.

about 15 hours ago


 The Penguins celebrate the game winner in the third period Monday night against the Blue Jackets.

Ron Cook: Penguins' experience plays enormous role

The Blue Jackets learn a hard lesson in Game 3 about how important experience is in the postseason.

about 17 hours ago


Yes, stay in D.C.

Instead of flying all over the country to push his programs, I would like to see the president spend more time in Washington.

about 17 hours ago


Churlish and petty

The PG took a stunningly negative tone in its editorial about the president's visit to CCAC's west campus.

about 13 hours ago


Wrong on Africa

To suggest that the Africa Command or the Defense Department is spending $750 million on operations in a vacuum is downright laughable.

about 13 hours ago


Corporations and us

Far from being menaces, corporations provide countless services and benefits to people.

about 13 hours ago


Campaign cash

The Supreme Court has confirmed that "money talks."

about 13 hours ago


UPMC, which is it?

UPMC said last fall in its tax fight with the city that it didn't have employees; now it says a security breach has affected its employees.

about 13 hours ago


Presidential visits make for worthwhile encounters

Historically, every president has used the “bully pulpit” to promote executive initiatives.

about 17 hours ago


We apologize for postal customers’ spotty delivery

The U.S. Postal Service regrets the service interruptions that have occurred in East Liberty, Point Breeze and Squirrel Hill.

about 17 hours ago


Kathleen Sebelius decides not to run

Oh, well, it would have made for a great Senate race in Kansas.

about 13 hours ago


Help wanted: It’s time for Mayor Peduto to fill key positions

The mayor must focus on filling key administrator spots, starting with public safety director.

about 17 hours ago


 Scales of justice

In Rebuttal / Nix the judge deal

David Porter is too radical to be a federal judge in Pennsylvania

about 13 hours ago


Back to Asia: Obama seeks to refocus foreign policy — again

President Obama left Tuesday on a trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in pursuit of his so-called pivot to Asia.

about 17 hours ago


Dan Simpson / Three ominous trends for America

There's too much money in politics, too many economic sanctions and too much spying.

about 13 hours ago


Equitable wages: Lawmakers must ensure paycheck fairness

Lawmakers of both parties must be willing to compromise with President Obama to erase an ugly and sexist piece of history,

about 17 hours ago


Poor mail service

Until reading recent letters to the editor, I thought non-delivery of mail was limited to our route in Crafton.

1 day ago


Better training

I will just guesstimate that approximately 1 out of 15 students who are trained for “industry’s needs” may find success in obtaining a job.

1 day ago


Obamacare saves

As a progressive, I’ve grown used to harangues from conservatives explaining the alleged evils of the Affordable Care Act.

1 day ago


Life-giving effort

A highlight of the Passover celebration is the singing of Dayenu, a lively song of gratitude.

1 day ago


Tony Norman: Barack Obama's 'manhood problem' (and ours)

Critics want president to be more bellicose in foreign policy, and they don't seem to understand the stupidity of it.

1 day ago


 Alec Rieger, co-founder of RustBuilt, is helping to organize Squirrel Hill’s first farmers market.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: City native returns, gets farmers market for Squirrel Hill lot

Squirrel Hill is getting its first farmers market, on a Sunday to boot, thanks to the coaxing of a boomerang entrepreneur.

1 day ago


Vexing texting: The state’s distracted driving law is toothless

Two years ago when the state’s texting while driving law took effect, many Pennsylvanians knew it was flawed.

1 day ago


 Ford Motor Company executive chairman Bill Ford poses with the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible April 16 as it is revealed at the top of the Empire State Building in New York.  Fifty years ago, Ford Motors debuted its iconic Mustang at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. To mark the occasion, the car company cut up one of its new cars into three pieces and reassembled it on the top of the Empire State building.

Maureen Dowd: Wolf whistles at 50

It’s weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. And I love my ’65 Mustang convertible.

1 day ago


 Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thomas Gipson, of Atlanta, right, has his resume looked over by Ralph Brown, a management and program analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a job fair for veterans at the VFW Post 2681, Marietta, Ga.

How to get a job

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.

1 day ago


Fracking is bad for parks and wildlife

This is in response to the April 17 Perspectives piece written by John C. Oliver III and James Seif, “Corbett Plan Is Good for Parks.”

1 day ago


Keep in mind those in pain

Two bills are moving through the Pennsylvania Legislature that would create a prescription drug monitoring program. Both are intended to

1 day ago


Corporate taxes should fund education

I’d like to add to the conversation about the need for education funding.

1 day ago


Resisting change: In a region of turmoil, Algeria keeps a lid on

Algeria has been idiosyncratic among North African states, and it continued that tradition in last Thursday’s election.

1 day ago


Magical author: Garcia Marquez was the merchant of dreams

The Colombian novelist was a writer with universal appeal who could expect to see even his minor works translated into dozens of languages

1 day ago


 Actor Russell Crowe on the set of ‘Fathers & Daughters’ in Pittsburgh

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: If making a movie in Pittsburgh, try for accurate story

Russell Crowe's new movie filmed in Pittsburgh could do itself proud by creating script out of the headlines.

2 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Land-banking bill has one gap — funding

Pittsburgh's new legislation covering vacant properties has potential, if someone can supply the money that's needed.

2 days ago


Irresponsible cartoon

Wow. Rob Rogers really stuck it to the NRA in his April 14 cartoon. That’s right, those gun-toting zealots really do love to see guns, not

2 days ago


Shameful ‘humor’

Oftentimes Rob Rogers’ use of "humor" to drive home a point crosses the line.

2 days ago


A child advocate

Legislation was signed into law making significant improvements to how abuse is reported, rectifying problems with mandatory reporting.

2 days ago


Obama’s oversight

When I learned that he was coming to speak about the need for building bridges between industry and the education community, I was thrilled.

2 days ago


School stooges

I am writing in response to the April 17 article “DA Dumps Charge Against Teen in Bully Recording Case.”

2 days ago


Out of this world: Mankind looks to the heavens and finds a wonder

Just in time for Easter, a team of astronomers announced that they had discovered an Earth-sized planet in the so-called “Goldilocks zone.”

2 days ago


 Electronic Nicotine Inhalator

The new nicotine

The public should allow Big Tobacco to use its billions to build a new market for a product scientifically proved to be very addictive.

2 days ago


 Krissy Thornton, right, and Burgundy Hall protest with others near Bunkerville, Nev., on April 9. The group is protesting the Bureau of Land Management's roundup of what they call "trespass cattle" run by Cliven Bundy in the Gold Butte area 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Now in Nevada

Is Cliven Bundy a hero?

2 days ago


Speech police

Should a government agency be empowered to fine or imprison a candidate who during a campaign makes “false statements”?

2 days ago


Calming Ukraine: All parties must work to defuse the tensions

Matters in eastern Ukraine continue to risk violent escalation that could draw foreign powers further into the fracas.

2 days ago


The downside of zero tolerance policies

I enjoyed the April 17 article ‘Perfect Storm’ Leads to Acts of Mass Violence” by Amy McConnell Schaarsmith. It was extremely interesting

2 days ago


Familylinks supports recovering abusers

Familylinks’ Community Support Center program is now re-named the Recovery Support Center as of April.

2 days ago


Bet on Pittsburgh: More development here looks like a sure thing

A 300-year-old, London-based real estate investment firm says Pittsburgh is a very safe bet for the long term.

2 days ago


 Dan Bylsma tries to drive a point home during a timeout in the second period Saturday night.

Ron Cook: This one loss about as bad as they come for Penguins

Sure it's only one setback in a seven-game series, but the Penguins looked far from a great team Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

3 days ago


Feel for the fish

Science has shown that fish can suffer fear and pain. Catch-and-release fishing is also extremely harmful to fish.

3 days ago


A Wilson lit center

Let’s do it! Where do I sign up and where do I send my check?

3 days ago


Science in pre-K

Preschool education reduces the achievement gap that appears in later schooling, and effective preschool programs nurture students’

3 days ago


The facts on solar

Allegheny County can be a leader in solving the energy crisis, but I believe that resource is available above the ground.

3 days ago



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