Opinion


Joe Nocera: Obama takes on climate change

Ignore the naysayers; we cut way down on acid rain and can do so with carbon.

about 8 hours ago


Elsie Hillman: A lady of grace, generosity and political muscle

Mrs. Hillman was a titan in local and national Republican politics, a member of the Republican National Committee for 20 years.

about 8 hours ago


Call for elections: Canadians gear up for a big vote in October

The main issue, to no one’s surprise, will be the state of the economy.

about 8 hours ago


The paid sick leave law is a good move

As the co-owner of a Downtown pizza shop, the last thing I need is a sick employee coughing over a pizza.

about 8 hours ago


Buddy Guy's salty language is a natural part of the blues

To have chastised him for “offensive language” at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival is taking political correctness to a ludicrous new high.

about 8 hours ago


Baseball players and others need handkerchiefs

This way, whenever they perspire (sweat), they can wipe their faces, foreheads or whatever. This would eliminate their using their jerseys.

about 8 hours ago


Planned Parenthood's services help to prevent abortions

No organization does more to prevent unintended pregnancies and the need for abortion than Planned Parenthood.

about 8 hours ago


Pro-choice advocates are facing a dilemma

The videos of Planned Parenthood discussing the “harvesting” of hearts and livers destroy arguments that have been used to support abortion.

about 8 hours ago


Honor Helen Faison by supporting the Pittsburgh Promise

I’m mailing a contribution, and I hope others will do the same.

about 8 hours ago


 Pirates manager Clint Hurdle takes out starting pitcher J.A. Happ  in the fifth inning Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: New Pirates have not quite settled in yet

Nn early snapshot of general manager Neal Huntington’s recent additions looks just a little unsettling.

about 8 hours ago


Reg Henry: We must trumpet Trump to the gods

We send an open letter to the gods on behalf of the mighty Donald Trump.

about 8 hours ago


Medicare for all would be worth the struggle to make it a reality

President Barack Obama caved into the insurance industry when he stopped support for a Medicare-for-all option.

about 8 hours ago


Dan Simpson: Congress, approve the Iran deal

Yes, ask tough questions, but please sign on the dotted line.

about 8 hours ago


The feds should butt out of sex ed

Let states and localities figure out the best way to teach sex education.

about 8 hours ago


George F. Will: America, barbarous nation

Why must we continue to allow the slaughter of the preborn?.

1 day ago


Flunking schools: Districts fail to prepare their students for CCAC

Allegheny County's class of 2014 were unprepared for college-level work at CCAC.

1 day ago


Lions’ stand: More is needed than Zimbabwe’s hunt suspension

Zimbabwe suspends wildlife hunting, but the U.S. can do more to discourage it.

1 day ago


Undone: Again, Congress leaves with too much left to do

Congress leaves for vacation with a lot on its plate.

1 day ago


Let’s celebrate Medicare’s success at age 50

Medicare's success at 40 is worth celebrating.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania's drillers pay enough without a severance tax

A severance tax is yet another extra tax that could put the future of natural gas jobs in Pennsylvania at risk

1 day ago


Bob Dole is looking good for a 2016 presidential run

Bob Dole in ’16 sounds very good.

1 day ago


Vehicle registration stickers are helpful to police.

I believe the vehicle registration stickers for Pennsylvania license plates are a plus for our police to use in enforcing the law. They are

1 day ago


 The Pirates' A.J. Burnett is expected to miss four weeks with a right flexor strain.

Ron Cook: With Burnett sidelined, Pirates starters must step up

It’s unlikely A.J. Burnett can return to the Pirates at his best, so the other starters — especially the mercurial Charlie Morton — are key.

1 day ago


Things to look for in the big GOP debate

Who will Donald Trump attack? Who won’t Donald Trump attack? Etc.

1 day ago


 Students in the summer's first 412 Build session learn woodworking skills at TechShop.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: 412 Build’s business is training teen entrepreneurs

412 Build gives 24 teenagers each summer entrepreneurial training and networking with tech and community nonprofits.

1 day ago


Tony Norman: Socialism is a bad word for Democrats

Democratic leaders wisely tread carefully when subject of socialism comes up.

1 day ago


The stock market is driven by the 1 percent

The stock market is rigged to work for the big investor.

1 day ago


David Brooks: Capitalism on trial

We’re entering a fascinating debate about the value of our capitalist system.

2 days ago


Vote no: Employers, not city council, should set sick days

City council is rushing into trouble with its sick-leave plan.

2 days ago


Death of a mullah: The U.S. should focus on leaving Afghanistan

Mullah's death is further reason for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan.

2 days ago


Pittsburgh’s catch: Riverlife’s next leader has a record of success

Riverlife's new leader comes prepared from Boston.

2 days ago


Maureen Dowd: What would Beau do?

Vice President Biden must decide if he should seek the nomination

2 days ago


Children in the county need foster families

There is a need for foster families in Allegheny County.

2 days ago


 Hungry? Don't forget to eat at Primanti's.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: An all-purpose travel story about great, gritty Pittsburgh

Travel writers, save your fingers: Cut and paste this handy, cliche-ridden paean to Pittsburgh, which everyone likes now for some reason.

2 days ago


We must act to improve the climate right now

In a perfect world, everyone would run out this second and volunteer at their local environmental group.

2 days ago


Our family has earned its place in the neighborhood

How will Pittsburgh be able to attract and retain dynamic and creative people without affordable housing?

2 days ago


The LCB is only good for Democrats

State stores offer great pay, benefits and job protection.

2 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Billboard win inspires for post-Bayer battle

The citizens who denounce the idea of big digital signs encourage Pittsburghers worried about the decaying Bayer sign on Mount Washington.

2 days ago


Raise standards in the workplace

Pittsburgh City Council should vote to require paid sick days.

2 days ago


Planned Parenthood helps in times of crisis

Planned Parenthood helps in times of crisis.

2 days ago


David M. Shribman: The mollification of Donald Trump

GOP leaders want most of all to keep him from running as an independent.

3 days ago


In Iraq, I raided insurgents; at home, the police raided me

We learned in Iraq to talk with people first, draw our weapons second.

3 days ago


Third-party torture: A judge calls for fair treatment of minor candidates

A federal judge's ruling will help third-party candidates.

3 days ago


Lost and found: Teaming up in Pittsburgh to recover stolen cars

Pittsburgh police and the parking authority should work together to find stolen cars.

3 days ago


Asides: Things that aren't there in Pittsburgh ...

Things that aren't there: Negro League statues, the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery and USAirway's flight center.

3 days ago


Hospitals need help in the state budget

The governor's budget will hurt hospitals, especially those in rural parts of Pennsylvania.

3 days ago


A rape quiz for men

How many women do you know who have been raped? Don’t know?

3 days ago


Let Pennsylvania protect its citizens

The commonwealth should not have to recognize the weakest state gun laws in the nation.

3 days ago


Kids are born philosophers

Here's why philosophy should be taught from grade school on.

3 days ago


Jack Kelly: Liberal giants are long gone

Democrats today prefer to suppress rather than engage opposing views.

3 days ago



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