Editorials


Greek dance: With the vote over, the country must get realistic

The Greeks’ referendum can be seen as a dramatic and even expected expression of independence in the face of internationally imposed

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Top-flight fine: In Pennsylvania, killers of bald eagles should pay

The bald eagle was removed from the national endangered and threatened species list in 2007.

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Criminal acts: Hamas and Israel must account for Gaza violence

Investigators said Israel violated international law in its two-month offensive against Hamas.

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Super goal: Hosting the NFL title game should be a priority

Pittsburgh would be an ideal place for the National Football League to hold its 2023 Super Bowl.

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Island debtor: Congress must focus on helping Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico debt crisis, resolved for the moment but with $72 billion still to be addressed down the road, requires urgent action.

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Planet in peril: Humans must act against a new mass extinction

A study by researchers at respected universities concludes that species are disappearing 114 times faster than they would normally.

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Wolf vs. Pa.: Only the governor wants a state liquor monopoly

Now that Pennsylvania’s House and Senate have passed liquor privatization, only one person stands in the way: Gov. Tom Wolf.

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Avoidable disease: For too many, all it takes is modern sanitation

A United Nations report shows millions of lives can be saved with modern toilet facilities.

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Asides: University enrollment drops, the science center gains, diabetes retreats

Pennsylvania loses state university students, Chevron boost STEM education and a UPMC study shows bariatric surgery curbing diabetes.

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Destroying emails: Wolf’s inaction hurts the public’s right to know

The Wolf administration’s policy is that emails can be deleted after five days, never to be recovered by Pa.’s Right to Know law.

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Flag of liberty: Americans can celebrate the freedom to disagree

There may be red states and blue states, but red, white and blue means one thing: E pluribus unum. Out of many, one.

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Open the doors: The AIU does too much public business in private

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is a public entity that must conduct its business in plain view of taxpayers, just like a school district.

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Managing Greece: Sunday’s vote could affect Europe’s next move

The next hurdle on the way to solving the Greek debt and eurozone problem is the country’s referendum on Sunday.

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Crowdfrauding: Online support gets a welcome look from the FTC

The FTC has delivered a punitive thwack to a man who raised $122,000 on Kickstarter to create a board game, then spent the money on himself.

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Kill the LCB: On liquor, Wolf can be progressive or a dinosaur

Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era mode of alcohol sales could soon be history, and Gov. Tom Wolf is the only obstacle in the way of progress.

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Broker a budget: On spending, both parties must seek compromise

Pennsylvanians want a deal that funds the state, not endless sniping from Republicans and Democrats.

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Southern flames: Investigators sort out the fires at black churches

So far no links have been established between the fires and the mass killings in Charleston, S.C., by a self-identified white supremacist.

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Welcome mat: Peduto rolls out a smart strategy on immigrants

Pittsburgh embarks on a plan to raise its population be welcoming more immigrants.

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Love thy planet: Pope Francis’ bully pulpit on climate change

The pope’s encyclical on global warming charges every human with sustaining the Earth.

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Assassin’s return: The man who ignited WWI gets a hero’s tribute

Gavrilo Princip, who murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, receives a monument in Belgrade.

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Misfire: The gun lobby miscalculates on a sneaky bill

The U.S. Supreme Court has not been the only judicial body issuing big opinions

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Murderous attacks: Militants spread terror on three continents

France, Kuwait and Tunisia have tightened security.

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Fiscal failures: Baldwin-Whitehall has many lessons to learn

Baldwin-Whitehall didn’t make changes until recently.

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Health plan: Pa. must turn up the heat on UPMC, Highmark

Let’s hope Gov. Wolf and state Attorney General Kane can bring this nonsense to an end.

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Drugged state: Pennsylvania could do more to curb overdoses

The number of overdose deaths suggests the need for a database to aid doctors in limiting patients’ access to drugs.

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Burundi’s turmoil: Violence mounts after a president clings to power

Burundi rejects calls to postpone today’s parliamentary elections

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Card sharks: Wolf and legislators can all win on the budget

Despite the rhetoric between Democrats and Republicans, there is middle ground where agreements can be forged.

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Right call: The justices preserve health insurance for millions

The 6-3 Supreme Court decision ensures the future of Obamacare.

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Battle won: Advocates for same-sex marriage achieve victory

Individuals and organizations that had advocated for the right applauded the high court’s decision as a major civil rights victory.

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Still rollin’: RiverQuest finds a partner to keep it in the water

The mission of Rivers of Steel is connecting the area’s colonial and industrial heritage to its present and future.

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Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for U.S. workers

The Senate approved a House-passed measure that gives the president “fast track” authority to reach trade agreements with other countries;

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Broken promise: The VA failed troops subjected to mustard gas tests

The U.S. test subjects in the 1940s were confined in closed chambers for hours while mustard gas was introduced.

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Harmful rays: Even in cloudy Pittsburgh, skin needs sunscreen

Sunscreen on tap, is a great idea that should be replicated in public spaces all over the state.

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Traffic triangle: Can Downtown tie-ups be solved without rules?

Pittsburgh planners should be careful about fixing Golden Triangle congestion by lifting traffic rules.

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Talks to end a war: Bombed-out Yemen needs a different life line

A devastated Yemen needs more than humanitarian aid; it needs a negotiated end to its civil war.

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Dollar diversity: It’s time that a woman appeared on U.S. currency

A woman should replace Andrew Jackson or Ulysses Grant on the U.S. $20 or $50 bill.

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Covering UPMC: The PG stands by its reporting and commentary

UPMC leaders don’t like how the $11.4 billion enterprise is portrayed in Post-Gazette news stories, editorials and editorial cartoons.

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Keep pushing: There’s a lot to gain if the Iran talks succeed

All sides would benefit if Iran and the major powers can reach a deal on its nuclear capability.

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Beware the Baltics: The U.S. and Russia need to back off the threats

The real defense of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania lies in their NATO membership.

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Golden opportunity: Keep Pittsburgh’s 'Three Sisters' in mellow yellow

Pittsburgh has its own golden rule.

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Healthy world: Congress must ensure that USAID works

Every year, more than 6 million children under the age of 5 die of mainly preventable and treatable causes.

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Extend the Mon-Fay? It’s no longer the expressway that was promised

The Turnpike Commission must have a better use for $1.7 billion than to extend the Mon-Fay Expressway to Monroeville.

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Government speech: A sensible court ruling on Confederate flag plates

The Supreme Court sensibly allows states to reject issuing Confederate flag license plates.

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Abortion under attack: The case in Texas calls for high court attention

A federal court ruling on a Texas law threatening abortion rights must be undone by the Supreme Court.

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Gift reform: The state House should move this proposed ban

A bill in Harrisburg would forbid state officials and employees from accepting gifts of all kinds.

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Fair formula: A bipartisan panel finds a better way on education

A bipartisan commission has developed a sensible formula for allocating money to the state's school districts.

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Asides: Headlines from the week

Stories come in a variety of forms: books, screenplays and even in classrooms constructed by South Korean craftsmen.

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With God, we can heal our broken connections

People are increasingly disconnected from both civic life and each other.

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Escaping justice: African nations leave Sudan’s leader off the hook

It is time for Omar Bashir to be held accountable for killing 300,000 of his citizens in a war of ethnic cleansing.

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Open to change: A successful listener for the Carnegie museum

High on the Carnegie museum’s list of revenue-generating reforms is a shift to more exhibits, biodiversity and evolutionary studies.

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