Opinion


If the GOP falls short ...

There’s likely to be a bloody battle within the party.

about 6 hours ago


Forward progress: Penn State needs to move beyond the Freeh report

The Freeh report, commissioned by Penn State, concluded that school leaders concealed information related to the assaults.

about 6 hours ago


Easing up: The Fed ends its controversial bond-buy program

The end of quantitative easing announced by the Federal Reserve Bank has prompted discussion of its efficacy in improving the economy.

about 6 hours ago


Free Berkeley: Retro students have no tolerance for dissent

It’s no exaggeration to say that the free speech movement at American universities began at the University of California Berkeley.

about 6 hours ago


We must put an end to school shootings

Much more needs to be done to secure our schools and to get inside the heads of these troubled children who need our help.

about 6 hours ago


Erin McClelland will work for steady progress, not congressional gridlock

Hats off to the PG editorial board for its endorsement of Erin McClelland.

about 6 hours ago


Keith Rothfus wants us to have control over our health care

President Barack Obama said that if we like our doctor we can keep our doctor, and if we like our plan we could keep it.

about 6 hours ago


Rep. Rothfus has contributed to Washington's partisan paralysis

Keith Rothfus is a true believer in the Republican “government is the problem” canard.

about 6 hours ago


The PG has sent mixed signals with its 20th House race endorsement

The people of the 20th District should support the candidate fighting to raise the minimum wage.

about 6 hours ago


 In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, former Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Ron Cook: Math whiz Urschel putting more than 2 and 2 together

Ex-Penn State star offensive lineman John Urschel uses his smarts and skills to make rapid ascent in first year with Baltimore Ravens.

about 6 hours ago


Tony Norman: Catcalls video shows males’ ugly side

Viral video showing street harassment of a woman gives honest, unflattering depiction of many men.

about 6 hours ago


Make voting more fun!

Maybe more people would play if we turned it into a game

about 6 hours ago


E.J. Dionne Jr. / Moderates rise up in Kansas

A Tea Party experiment appears to be backfiring.

about 6 hours ago


No wonder many have no faith in elected officials

Politicians make laws that we have to follow but from which they are exempt.

about 6 hours ago


 Georgia U.S. Senate candidates, Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn, talk after a debate.

George F. Will / Senate race in Georgia is all in the families

But please remember the good that politics can achieve.

1 day ago


 Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

So sorry: Orie Melvin can rest her case with a real apology

Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was convicted of six counts of misusing state resources in her 2003 and 2009 election campaigns.

1 day ago


Cold War relic: The U.S. must end the embargo on Cuba

The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last.

1 day ago


Chevron invests: Its $20 million commitment will serve the region

As an energy company, Chevron Corp. and its employees rely daily on a knowledge of math and science to find success

1 day ago


PG, remember what you hoped for 4 years ago

Four years ago, the Post-Gazette’s editorial board endorsed Tom Corbett for governor.

about 17 hours ago


Everyone, including candidates, should care about corruption in Pa. government

A study was released that concluded Pennsylvania was the fifth most-corrupt state in our country.

1 day ago


Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, rather than helping Pennsylvanians, has cost them

After eight terms in the state Legislature we should be able to judge Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (12th House District) on his record.

1 day ago


The minimum wage is a form of coercion

No one, including government, has the right to intervene between an employer and an employee regarding a mutually agreeable wage.

1 day ago


In 1917, even German classes in schools were abolished

The Baltimore school board eliminated teaching German.

1 day ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass in practice Wednesday in the South Side.

Gene Collier: Van Brocklin's record stands test of time

Norm Van Brocklin's NFL record for passing yardage in one game has stood the test of time -- so far.

1 day ago


 A view of Market Square before its makeover.

Brian O’Neill: Sit and take notice of Market Square's makeover

The success of Market Square’s makeover is outside the bounds of some projections.

1 day ago


Let’s ensure Pittsburgh is a city that values human rights

Congratulations to Cameron McLay on becoming the new chief of police in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


Race for the Cure shouldn’t accept money from gas drillers

Komen should be sponsoring a Race for Prevention.

1 day ago


Democrats recoil in horror: Oh no, it’s the president!

Halloween arrives on the hustings.

1 day ago


Colleges do a lot around here to justify their nonprofit status

Think twice about taxing the educational institutions that already contribute so much to our region.

2 days ago


 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton.

Neighborhood renewal: In Pittsburgh, a key drug bust makes a difference

U.S. Attorney David Hickton and an FBI task force took an important step toward improving Homewood last week.

2 days ago


 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff blows kisses to supporters Sunday as she celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil.

Steady in Brazil: Voters re-elect a president who has made progress

Brazil completed the second round of its presidential election Sunday, approving incumbent Dilma Rousseff for a second four-year term.

2 days ago


 Maya Henry is Pittsburgh's first nighttime economy manager.

Party planner: Keeping Pittsburgh’s good times from going bad

Maya Henry is the city’s first nighttime economy manager, but that doesn’t mean she’s the chief party animal.

2 days ago


The DA scored a victory for workers

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. got in the game for the August Wilson Center stagehands.

2 days ago


Dan Simpson / Swallow hard and vote

Yes, our government is dysfunctional, but you should have your say.

2 days ago


The PG's article was unfair to me and my book

The front-page Sunday article clearly sought to discredit the story, its basis in Christian faith and its controversial topics.

2 days ago


Tom Wolf's plans will hurt our commonwealth

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s plan for a so-called “Fresh Start in Pennsylvania” is purposefully vague.

2 days ago


Gov. Corbett's policies have burdened Pa. citizens

He seems to believe that government services should be handed over to private corporations so they can make a profit.

2 days ago


Reg Henry: The Pittsburgh accent, like most, is beautiful

In a Gawker.com poll, the Pittsburgh accent was deemed “America’s Ugliest.” That is simply silly.

2 days ago


Doctor is well qualified to speak about preparedness

Dr. Amesh Adalja is not going past his expertise when he discusses hospital preparedness for Ebola .

2 days ago


Hillary Clinton 2.0

The former secretary of state is still trying to figure out what happened to her political groove.

2 days ago


Nicholas D. Kristof / The American Dream is emigrating

The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken.

3 days ago


 Seamus McCaffery

Where’s the merit? Another bad justice leaves the state’s top court

And it's time to say good riddance to the system of electing judges in Pennsylvania.

3 days ago


Ukraine’s tilt: The voters deliver a mandate: Go west

It's a promising development, but Ukraine remains in dire straits.

3 days ago


Rest in peace: It’s good that Jim Thorpe can stay in Jim Thorpe, Pa.

The great American Olympian remains in his honored place.

3 days ago


 Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he celebrates the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

The next synod of bishops needs the insight of women

Catholic clerics from around the world recently concluded the opening synod in Rome on family life issues.

3 days ago


Climate change will be costlier than Ebola

I was surprised to see a huge article by U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy this close to Election Day.

3 days ago


It's time to leave the Middle East alone and let the fanatics fight

It is easy, in hindsight, to see the dangerous delusion of the anti-war movement in 1940.

3 days ago


Urging Pittsburghers to use cloth diapers

On the continuing conversation about diapering

3 days ago


Obamacare is bankrupting Americans

Obamacare was sold as an answer to rising health care costs with no effect on our individual plans or doctors that we choose to visit.

3 days ago


Tony Norman: Panicky pols heighten the Ebola hysteria

Politicians do a good job of making the Ebola scare even worse.

3 days ago



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