Op Ed Columns


 First lady Michelle Obama hugs a group of Girl Scouts during a Lets Move! event on the South Lawn of the White House last Tuesday.

Kathleen Parker: Michelle Obama’s second term

The first lady has found a cause in girls’ education.

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Let Greece go it alone

The EU cannot afford to cave in to deadbeat nations.

about 15 hours ago


Place your bets on climate change

Deny global warming all you want, but it might cost you

about 15 hours ago


George F. Will: The wrinkle in the ACA decision

Chief Justice John Roberts’ deference to clear purpose by Congress or the Framers gives conservatives hope.

1 day ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Black churches are liberated by grace

African-American Christians show others how to live the Gospel of love.

1 day ago


In rebuttal: The minimum-wage debate has two sides

Let’s understand the downside to a minimum-wage increase.

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Trade deals are no longer good deals

They enrich corporations and the top 1 percent, but they bust the rest of us.

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Divorcing? Dial it down

Pennsylvania law should encourage couples to collaborate when they split up.

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America’s Church of Self-Help

The poor aren’t reaching for the pitchforks because many think they’re to blame for their own poverty.

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Christians and Jews must fight hate

Believers cannot let extremists define their religions

2 days ago


Dear U.S. banks,please protect us

You should join the rest of the world and adopt chip-and-PIN credit cards ASAP

2 days ago


 Fireworks background for 4th of July

First Person: Ode to America

Americans are weird, but they have been very nice to me.

3 days ago


Saturday Diary: My country accepts me now, and so do I

It took a long time to come to terms with being gay, so having the Supreme Court legalize same-sex marriage feels like validation.

3 days ago


Paul Krugman: Europe’s economic disasters

If Greece votes ‘yes,’ the failed austerity mongers win.

3 days ago


 Clock with no hands   on blue vintage  sky

Saturday Poem: While There’s Still Time

With an open book on my chest, / like a butterfly or a moth / resting its wings, I drift off to sleep ...

3 days ago


This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Campaign 2016 the long, long, long race for the White House. This week: Jeb Bush! Or as we like to call him, John Ellis Bush-Bush!

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Charles Krauthammer: The Iran deal is the worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

Mr. Obama will get his “legacy.” Mr. Kerry will get his Nobel. And Iran will get the bomb.

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And Christie makes 16

Why are so many people running for president this time?

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 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praised hard work when he announced his presidential campaign, but will Republicans support policies that make hard work pay off?

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Do we really value work?

If so, we should make sure that it is justly rewarded

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Gail Collins: Here's your Fourth of July all-American quiz!

Who the heck are all those people running for president anyway?

4 days ago


 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz

George F. Will: Unhinged by the Supreme Court

Ted Cruz’s cure for the judiciary is worse than the disease

5 days ago


The Next Page: Illustrations of life on the Appalachian Trail

As part of a package on the AT, we present these sketches of people and scenes encountered on a recent visit reprising our 1995 adventure.

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Elizabeth Echevarria: Stop human trafficking in Western Pennsylvania

We must recognize that women are suffering all around us by supporting HB 262.

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Dan Simpson: Americans have allowed guns to spread and unions to fail

Americans are acting against their own best interests by allowing unions to be smothered and by not controlling guns.

6 days ago


As Others See It: The SpaceX blowup is a useful failure

Recent failures of missions to resupply the International Space Station should be recognized as the cost of making progress in space flight.

6 days ago


 Clementa Pinckney, martyred pastor of Mother Emanuel.

Clementa / Clemente

The martyred pastor and the beloved Pirates star shared a name and a history.

1 week ago


It's time to legalize polygamy

Yes, it's true; group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.

1 week ago


 Robert E. Lee

The Confederates were Americans, too

They thought they were the ones upholding American values.

1 week ago


Paul Krugman: Celebrate Obamacare

Ignore the naysayers; it’s working and it’s here to stay.

1 week ago


Gay marriage decision is one for the ages

Justice Kennedy's ruling will stand with Brown v. Board of Education

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My fallen star

Patrick Risha was a Mon Valley football phenomenon, for which he paid a terrible price.

1 week ago


 Leonardo da Vinci

If da Vinci designed our schools

He wouldn’t separate vocational students from the college-bound

1 week ago


Guns, race and that flag

They’ve always been bound together in America.

1 week ago


 "My grandmother, Stella, first appears in the Post-Gazette archives at age 13, in August 1922. There she is, knee deep in a swimming pool at Emma Farm camp, with her long hair tied up in a rag."

Almost kidnapped

PG archives bring old family adventures back to life.

1 week ago


Assault weapons are fun

Gun-rights advocates push weighty constitutional arguments, but the lure of firearms can be pretty basic.

1 week ago


Rachel Maddow: Two words: Supreme Court

The next president could remake our most disruptive branch of government for a generation

1 week ago


 A woman crouches in the rubble of her home in Gorkha.

The Next Page: For 3 Pittsburgh friends, a trek in Nepal became more than a “gap year” adventure

They encourage people who want to help to invest in smaller, Nepali-led grass-roots movements and know exactly where your money is going.

1 week ago


Jonathan Capehart: Marriage for all

Justice Kennedy recognizes a sea change in American life

1 week ago


First Person: In Pittsburgh, of Pittsburgh

We feel a part of the place now, which comes as a surprise

1 week ago


Saturday Diary: I need more data about me

Such as, what am I really passionate about?

1 week ago


Saturday Poem: To the Refuse Collector Singing Gospel

Flanked by the roar of your truck / the scrape and clank of mechanisms / your morning lament cries out . . .

1 week ago




 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the umpteen governors running for president.

Gail Collins: The governors are piling up

They’re running for president while competing with each for business.

1 week ago


 Chief Justice John Roberts

George F. Will: Roberts over-reaches

The justices save Obamacare, damage the Constitution.

1 week ago


Roberts’ Obamacare decision limits executive power

The Supreme Court rules that judges, not regulators, must interpret major laws like the Affordable Care Act.

1 week ago


This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Item No. 1: We mustn’t politicize the tragedy.

1 week ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: The right to be free from guns

We need an anti-tobacco-like PR strategy to explain the dangers of guns.

1 week ago


Why fight climate change?

The world isn’t about to hit its carbon targets, but small steps add up.

1 week ago


Breaking the cycle of poverty

It can be done, and great teaching is one of the ways.

1 week ago


A hint of chaos to come

If Obamacare subsidies disappear, GOP members of Congress will be in a fix.

1 week ago



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