Opinion


First Person: Welcome to Paul Guggenheimer's nightmare

The Helosians from 'The Outer Limits' know us Earthlings all too well.

about 10 hours ago


Case closed: District Attorney Zappala was right not to retry Leon Ford

Sitting in a wheelchair to which he’ll likely be confined for the rest of his life, Leon Ford can finally exhale.

about 10 hours ago


Obamacare reality: Despite its detractors, the plan is helping millions

If the latest enrollment numbers are any indicator, 2015 promises to be even better for Obamacare than last year.

about 10 hours ago


Returning cats to the street is inhumane

Stray and feral cats are not super-felines who can withstand subfreezing temperatures.

about 10 hours ago


We must continue to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Republicans think it is a “war on Alaska,” but, in fact, the war is if you allow drilling to ruin habitats and animals.

about 10 hours ago


Pa. and the nation must look to energy options beyond coal

The money coal puts into our economy cannot replace the $50 billion in damage from Hurricane Sandy.

about 10 hours ago


Why would customers' sexuality ever matter to shopkeepers selling goods?

When shops are open to the public, should shopkeepers really be able to pick and choose whom they serve?

about 10 hours ago


 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a Super Bowl XLIX news conference Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix.

Ron Cook: Goodell gives annual State of the NFL address

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell understands what matters most to NFL owners and players: making money and making more whenever possible.

about 10 hours ago


This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Science stuff with your host, The Right Wing Science Dude.

about 10 hours ago


Paul Krugman: Europe’s Greek test

Squeezing Greece further could crash the entire continent.

about 10 hours ago


Saturday Poem: Japanese Laceleaf Maple

When I move from Tokyo / to Pittsburgh, I find / a Japanese Laceleaf Maple / whose branches burrow / outward ...

about 10 hours ago


Charles Krauthammer: Today’s Auschwitz would come from a nuclear Iran

The threat to the Jewish future lies not in Europe but in the Muslim Middle East, today the heart of global anti-Semitism.

about 10 hours ago


Saturday Diary: Loving Leopold, through thick and thin

He's had his share of problems, but he keeps me company on walks through the snow.

about 10 hours ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Always a Patriots fan, despite deflategate

Our favorite teams don’t always meet our expectations, on or off the field.

1 day ago


Medicinal purpose: Pa. patients can be hopeful about marijuana

The Medical Cannabis Act passed the state Senate last year but died in the House.

1 day ago


Rescuing refugees: The answer to a complex problem is not so simple

Angelina Jolie toured refugee camps in Iraq earlier this month, then chastised the world for inaction in a column in The New York Times.

1 day ago


Aerial intruder: The White House drone highlights a danger

A quadcopter drone purchased at a store crashed on the White House lawn at 3 a.m. Monday.

1 day ago


The NFL can’t take cheating lightly

The NFL looks to be turning into a pro-wrestling venue, should this be taken lightly.

1 day ago


Today's NFL is ruled by the media

The NFL fines players for not talking to the media brotherhood, even if the player has nothing to say.

1 day ago


Democratic Committee endorsement fees are shameful

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee has been dysfunctional for at least a generation or so.

1 day ago


The county Democrats' endorsement process is worth it

The Democratic Committee is composed of more than 2000 members elected for the purpose of supporting endorsed Democratic candidates.

1 day ago


 The Seahawks signed Richard Sherman to a four-year, $56 million contract before the season.

Ron Cook: Former Steelers great Jack Ham sees greatness in Seattle's Richard Sherman

Almost everyone agrees, it’s best for NFL quarterbacks to avoid the Seahawks' All-Pro cornerback at all costs.

1 day ago


 Larry Wilmore is "whip-smart and exudes an emotional intelligence that puts his panel and the audience at ease."

Tony Norman: Larry Wilmore brings late night the real thing

“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” new on Comedy Central, is already the best late-night talk show on television.

1 day ago


The PG and reader generosity assisted with ‘Treasures’

The Salvation Army is humbled by the generosity and support shown by the Post-Gazette and its readers.

1 day ago


Vetoing Obama

The president may think he can govern around Congress but Congress can also do some governing around him.

1 day ago


Petula Dvorak: Now they've infected Disneyland

Anti-vaccine parents put at risk not only their kids, but all kids.

1 day ago


Thomas L. Friedman: Will Czar Vladimir invade Ukraine or other neighbors?

Putin’s intervention in Ukraine is the ugliest geopolitical mugging in the world today, and it could get a lot worse.

2 days ago


Field of security: Should a sheriff’s officer be in the Steelers’ lineup?

Officers in the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department can work up to 30 hours a week at a second job.

2 days ago


Extreme reach: Islamic militants spread a plague of violence

Everyone knows that Libya has been in chaos.

2 days ago


Empty pipeline: The Keystone debate is symbolic, not substantive

President Barack Obama is getting flak on the left and right for his failure to take decisive action on the Keystone XL pipeline.

2 days ago


Congress should let the Export-Import Bank expire

The PG calls on Congress to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank because the agency supposedly nets the government a profit. This is misleading.

2 days ago


Why can't the mayor get UPMC to do things that matter most?

The county controller’s decision to question VisitPittsburgh’s “Undercover Boss” donation has raised other questions for me,

2 days ago


Catholic schools provide a priceless education

I am grateful for all religious women and men and laypeople who devote their lives to teaching in our Catholic schools.

2 days ago


The city deserves snow removal kudos

I believe most Pittsburgh residents will agree that there has been a vast improvement in the removal of snow from our streets.

2 days ago


 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game earlier this month.

Ron Cook: Steel Curtain vs. Seattle’s defense

The Seahawks are drawing comparisons to the great Steelers defense of the 1970s, but it might be a little premature.

2 days ago


More U.S. gas reserves should be opened up for drilling

The opportunity to increase U.S. oil and gas production is too sensible to ignore.

2 days ago


George F. Will: Bud Selig’s winning legacy

The commissioner has retired after saving Major League Baseball.

2 days ago


Brian O’Neill: Hotel strategies depict tale of two cities

Pittsburgh can show Cleveland the folly of hotel subsidies.

2 days ago


 President Barack Obama shakes hands with newly crowned King Salman of Saudi Arabia as he came to pay his respects Tuesday after the death of King Abdullah.

Obama cozies up to dictators

The president is making the same old short-term calculations that backfire in the end.

3 days ago


 Edward McDonald, center, who lived in an apartment on East Eighth Avenue where the blaze began in Homestead, is charged with arson and causing a catastrophe.

The fire next time: Homestead’s loss is a warning on mental health

There are no easy answers, but there is one comprehensive remedy on the table that deserves attention from Congress.

3 days ago


Balancing act: Obama must be careful on relations with India

President Obama’s trip was another candle on the cake of improved relations between the United States and India.

3 days ago


Beat the clock: Scientists sound a new doomsday warning

Global catastrophe and humanity’s extinction are three “minutes” away, according to the scientists who set the symbolic Doomsday Clock.

3 days ago


TV show gave the city invaluable promotion

Chelsa Wagner’s threat to withhold tax payments to VisitPittsburgh is ill advised and gives the appearance of a vindictive agenda.

3 days ago


The pope promotes decency and respect in free speech

Thank you, Pope Francis, for having the courage to speak the truth in recent comments about freedom of speech with restraint.

3 days ago


When will Consol's Findlay gas drilling end?

All I want is peace in my life. Where can I find it if not in my own home?

3 days ago


The LCB again fails the public

This situation regarding special order items is another example of the complete incompetence of this government albatross.

3 days ago


 LeGarrette Blount, the of the Steelers, is taken down by Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb during a game at Heinz Field Sunday night, November 2, 2014.

Ron Cook: Steelers still right for letting LeGarrette Blount walk

New England RB LeGarrette Blount finds new football life as well as happiness and success since quitting on the Steelers.

3 days ago


Successful talks with Iran are in U.S. interests

The current negotiations with Iran provide the best opportunity we’ve ever had to guard against a nuclear-armed Iran.

3 days ago


Bishop David A. Zubik: We don’t toss out divorced Catholics

Contrary to what many think, divorcees remain welcome in the church.

3 days ago


Reg Henry: Aussie hiker sticks to path of good grub

Carry a stick and don’t sing when hiking through Australia.

3 days ago



Advertisement



You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here