Op Ed Columns


The nukes of North Korea

At some point, Kim Jong Un will be able to hit the United States.

about 23 hours ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Progressive frenemies

Let’s not exaggerate the divisions in the Democratic Party

about 23 hours ago


Gail Collins: Harriet Tubman vs. Andrew Jackson

Women should have money and be on money, too.

about 23 hours ago


Pittsburgh needs affordable housing

Many of Pittsburgh’s iconic neighborhoods are growing again as the result of the expanding health care, education and technology sectors of

1 day ago


George F. Will: Our disappearing death penalty

Many conservatives have joined the movement against capital punishment.

1 day ago


Joe Nocera: Climate change backup plan

If we don’t cut enough carbon, we’ll need to geoengineer.

2 days ago


Might Putin blackmail Clinton?

The Russian dictator may have evidence that she’d rather keep hidden

2 days ago


Iraq boomerangs on Jeb Bush

Don’t blame Obama for the rise of the Islamic State.

3 days ago


Lean in? How about a leg up?

A glass ceiling is not the issue for most working women.

3 days ago


Keep taking the train

Risks remain extremely low despite last week’s derailment in Philadelphia.

3 days ago


George F. Will: Rick Santorum’s return

His persistence is bolstered by how close he came in 2012.

4 days ago


Policy by checkbook

Senate Bill 11 would help to limit outside influence on Pennsylvania elections.

4 days ago


Maureen Dowd: He is heavy. He's my brother

Family loyalty can’t help Jeb Bush hide from what we knew then.

4 days ago


Police Chief Cameron McLay: Don’t blame the cop on the beat

Police reform starts at the top, but it takes a village to make it happen.

5 days ago


 Marine protected areas now cover some 3.5 percent of the ocean.

The world war on fish

When humans stopped slaughtering each other in 1945, they turned against the creatures of the sea.

5 days ago


Pennsylvanians are better than this

It is time to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification in the commonwealth.

5 days ago


Why not privatize everything?

Radical privatizers have to justify inequality. Here’s how they do it

5 days ago


The Next Page: Mr. Khrushchev goes to Pittsburgh

There were opportunities gained and lost during the Soviet premier's visit here at the height of the Cold War, recalls James Kehl

5 days ago


First Person: Pittsburgh pierogi fest

It’s marathon carb-loading working-class style.

6 days ago


Paul Krugman: Vampires of Wall Street

The finance industry is trying to kill Dodd-Frank.

6 days ago


Saturday Diary: From Pittsburgh to Arizona: It’s really hot out here

Come for a visit, you’ll love it. But please go home.

6 days ago


Saturday Poem: After Words

When this curious world wearies / of me, and me of it, if an eerie tunnel / aflow with muck ...

6 days ago


This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Superhero team-up comics: Middle Man and Invisible-Hand-of-the-Free-Market Man.

6 days ago


Charles Krauthammer: Republicans must step up to save Obama on trade

Asia will get away from us if Republicans don’t step up and step in where Mr. Obama and the Democrats have failed.

6 days ago


Gail Collins: Yikes! Jeb Bush is a terrible candidate

And that means the GOP could end up nominating someone loopy

1 week ago


We can make trains safer right now

A long overdue safety measure might have prevented the Philly derailment

1 week ago


 Russian President Vladimir Putin

Will Russians rise up in revolt?

Maybe, if they start dying for lack of health care as Putin binges on the military.

1 week ago


George F. Will: Being a child is supposed to be risky

Many parents today are afraid of letting their kids grow up, so they don’t.

1 week ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: It's time to prioritize poverty

Both believers and nonbelievers should agree to not afflict the poor with politics.

1 week ago


Fixing underfunded public pensions

Newly employed workers and taxpayers shouldn’t bear the entire burden.

1 week ago


Nicholas Kristof: Peace in our schools

Let’s call a truce in the education wars and focus on pre-K.

1 week ago


Whatever her faults, Hillary Clinton has got experience

It’s absurd to say she’d be an ‘affirmative-action’ president.

1 week ago


A primer for white people

Let’s all understand the facts when we talk about race.

1 week ago


Gulf states don't want ‘equilibrium’ in the Middle East

Sunni leaders want the U.S. to weaken Iran.

1 week ago


British election shows polls can be way off

And one reason is that many voters don't pay attention until the very last minute.

1 week ago


 Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

George F. Will: Onward Christian Huckabee

For Republicans worried about broadening their party’s appeal, Mike Huckabee has stances that are appalling.

1 week ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: David Cameron’s wizardry

The British prime minister was the candidate of a kinder, gentler austerity

1 week ago


As Others See It: Flawed justice from the FBI

Flawed testimony by forensic experts in hundreds of criminal cases has focused attention on the dubious use of hair analysis.

1 week ago


What does good policing look like?

Here are 10 policies that every police department should adopt.

1 week ago


Let’s not kill football yet

Yes, players get injured, but the scope of the problem is far from clear.

1 week ago


 An American flag mural on a wall outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran.

Tehran’s time capsule

The former U.S. embassy seems as far removed in time as Iranians are from their ayatollahs.

1 week ago


Coping with cancer

Cancer is no one’s fault, and often the only thing we can do is talk about it and make hard decisions.

1 week ago


 Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

David Brooks: The talented Mr. Rubio

If voters are disgusted with our politicians next year, they might turn to thisNew American

1 week ago


Gail Collins: Getting beyond the Demon Sheep

Politicians who run as non-politicians are not very good at politics.

1 week ago


The Next Page: The New California?

The author laments the brutishness that has crept into Golden State culture.

1 week ago


First Person: Our first real Mother’s Day

Amanda and I didn’t really bond, and then we did.

1 week ago


Saturday Diary: Mother’s Day without Mom

I lost my mother in March and am taking her advice: Don’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself.

1 week ago


Paul Krugman: Race, class and not-so-benign neglect

People aren’t poor because they have broken values.

1 week ago


Saturday Poem: Selected Words

I consider dropping them / in a trinket box / with shells and shards / to see if they transform . . .

1 week ago


This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Helpful responses to Baltimore (helpfulness not guaranteed).

1 week ago



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