Opinion


 William McKinley has lost his mountain.

Dana Milbank: Mount McKinley, the molehill

Come now the Denali deniers.

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Budget travesty: State officials need to share in the pain

Why have the elected officials, salaried administrators and hourly workers been immune from fallout from this summer’s budget stalemate?

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Clinton’s email mess: The issue is growing for the Dems’ front-runner

Any other American diplomat would have been severely disciplined and could even have been fired for doing what she did.

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Pucker up: Counting down the lazy, hazy days of seersucker

Working Pittsburghers are getting their final days’ wear out of the unofficial fabric of summer.

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The arena site plans should be exciting to all

The hiring of Danish architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group is not a misstep, as one Hill District leader said.

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Dan Simpson: Candidates, focus on real issues — economic inequality and role of the military

Economic inequality threatens the principles of American success and the well-being of the economy. The highest priority: tax reform.

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To be a real public transit link, the Almono project should connect to Downtown

As it stands now, the proposed project does nothing to improve connections between Oakland and the region.

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Rob Rogers' cartoon about quarterbacks is ambiguous

The actions of Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady should never be compared with the despicable actions of Michael Vick.

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Military lives were lost last week, too

Last week we had two shooting incidents. The one involving the TV reporter and cameraman made Page 1 of newspapers for several days.

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Deuce showed what’s possible for people with autism disorders

The quality of my brother’s life became the vision of what was possible for my son.

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As Others See It: Let the free market kill coal

Regulators shouldn’t intervene to keep alive polluting power plants.

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Reg Henry: GOP elite created its Trump troubles

Trump’s success is the sorry result the GOP elite deserves.

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 Billy Porter in his Tony Award-winning role as Lola in "Kinky Boots."

Billy Porter: I'm finally at home in my own hometown

Growing up black, Christian and gay wasn’t easy in Pittsburgh.

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Vaccine desert: Pa. lags the states in keeping children immune

When it comes to immunization laws, Pennsylvania needs a shot of common sense.

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Nuclear Pakistan: The U.S. must work to counter a bigger threat

Two Washington think tanks revealed last week that they believe Pakistan may be producing 20 nuclear warheads annually.

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Immigration reality: Trump’s Republican rivals must get the truth out

Although Donald Trump leads the Republican field in the polls, his opponents should not be afraid to give him a serious reality check.

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Drilling near schools can be done safely

Pennsylvania’s natural gas regulations are the most comprehensive in the country.

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Fracking near schools is bad for children's health.

Healthy Schools PA launched a mapping initiative that identified hazards within a one-mile radius of public school in southwestern PA.

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The August Wilson Center needs a black theater troupe

With all the talent in Pittsburgh, I wonder why such a group has not been formed yet.

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 Francisco Cervelli pours Gatorade on Starling Marte after he hit the winning home run in the 9th inning against the San Francisco Giants Aug. 22.

Ron Cook: There's no time for Pirates to relish in accomplishments

The Pirates still have a long way, and month, to reach their ultimate goal of winning the World Series.

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Tony Norman: Safeguard yourself by recording police

Bad policing that can escalate into violence is as much a threat to black people as someone like Shannon Miles is to police officers.

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As Others See It: Keep the tax code simple

Make it easier, not harder, to pay our taxes

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 The scene at Bayardstown Social Club, with Slim Forsythe and His New Payday Loners performing in the background.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: Bayardstown Social Club in Strip makes a quick success of socializing

Born on a vacant lot on Penn Avenue, Bayardstown is a bring-your-own party to which everyone’s invited, including kids and dogs.

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Mike Doyle: Why I will vote for the Iran deal

It’s the best chance we’ll have to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon.

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Single-payer insurance is a Cadillac plan for a Chevy price

Single payer is Cadillac health care for the price of a Chevy.

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 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spars with Univision reporter Jorge Ramos in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 25.

Both Trump and Ramos prevailed in a battle for the floor

Jorge Ramos was able to call out Donald Trump for his pronouncements about immigrants. Trump responded eventually without giving an inch.

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August Wilson Center revival: Steady progress is being made on an artistic rebirth

Rescued from financial collapse, the center is poised for a revitalized future as a showcase of African-American culture and art.

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Turbulent Brazil: Scandals and a sour economy threaten a president

Two of Brazil’s biggest companies, Odebrecht and Petrobras, need to be cleaned up.

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Integrated force: Again, the military leads the way on inclusion

Recent victories for the LGBT movement shouldn’t mask basic facts about the condition of transgender Americans.

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Europe’s experience shows gun control works

In Europe, where gun control is the law of the land, the murder rate from firearms is one-fifth that of the United States.

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A tribute to the slain TV journalists

Ages 24 and 27, two score years younger than I, could Alison Parker and Adam Ward have guessed they would have no more days?

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Shootings will continue until we all see everyone's value

Will mass shootings never stop? What to do? This is a cultural problem, not legal or political.

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Let's see who might be available for Rooney's future roster

Aaron Hernandez will be available in a few years if he wins his appeal of a murder conviction.

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 Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage seems to have already helped J.A. Happ, and now he'll have to continue to keep the back of the rotation from faltering.

Ron Cook: Back end of Pirates rotation still struggling

Pitching coach Ray Searage is a patient man, likely the best friend a pitcher can have, but he admits a little tough love might be in order.

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As Others See It: A ruling with a bonus for fast-food workers

An NLRB ruling, determining that a corporation was a “joint employer” with a contractor, should aid fast-food workers’ unionization efforts.

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George F. Will: Affirming a right to die

Many want the choice not to have a prolonged death.

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Ruth Ann Dailey: The sound and fury of constant outrage

Outrage is sometimes appropriate and necessary, but this summer it has seemed corrosive. Wearying.

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 Quarterback Michael Vick practices with the Steelers at the team's South Side facility Aug.26.

I feel betrayed by the Steelers

The other night, I saw Michael Vick wearing black and gold in a photo on the Post-Gazette’s website.

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Gary Rotstein's Morning File: Checking if you’ve been following summer’s news

A multiple-choice quiz about animal safety, the snubbing of Pittsburgh, soccer sensations and, of course, Steelers stuff.

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Respecting public water fountains

There’s no good reason for their fall from favor.

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Star quality: Can a hot architect do justice to the arena site?

Bjarke Ingels is a rock-star architect, globally renowned for a daring style he calls “promiscuous hybrids.”

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Democracy online: The state enters a new era in voter registration

Registering to vote in Pennsylvania just got a lot easier.

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Asides: a paintball land dispute, a large gift to CMU, a Capitol Limited improvement for bicyclists

A fight over paintball involves squatter’s rights, Carnegie Mellon gets a $35 million donation, Amtrak announces roll-on service for bikes.

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The zoo’s woes go beyond the elephant issue

The zoo is a dump full of weeds, broken fixtures and dangers to its staff — and hopefully not its patrons.

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 Cynthia S. Walters in a picture she posted on Facebook before she began cancer treatment

Facebook broke my heart

We met at IUP, fell out of touch, then grew close as she died slowly at a distance.

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Lost generation: the pharmaceutical industry is fueling an epidemic of drug use

Its corporate crimes and unethical marketing practices have devastated families and communities throughout our country.

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The U.S.-Israel rift over Iran

Israel and the United States disagree because their stakes are different.

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Each one of us will walk our painful journeys in our own way

I have no hatred or longing for revenge, but I do have a longing for justice.

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Rep. Rothfus and others should provide the details of 'a better deal' with Iran

Let’s not let politicians off the hook with great-sounding pronouncements — and not even a hint of how to make them happen.

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Memories of Bob Prince and Pie Traynor from our KQV days

When Bob and Pie went to spring training they both hired me to fill in for them on their shows.

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