Opinion


 Outside the White House Friday, Jeff Hulbert of Annapolis, Maryland, protests government handling of the Ebola crisis.

Ebola: We fear the sick stranger

America has a long history of seeing foreigners as diseased

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Political fever: Obama’s Ebola czar lacks medical authority

With midterm elections so close, it was inevitable that Ebola would become another depressing political point of division.

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39th House District: Rick Saccone’s knowledge makes him the better choice

Those who disagree with the St. Vincent College professor won’t find an equally capable opponent in Democrat Lisa Stout-Bashioum.

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Indonesia’s prospects: A new leader begins in the key Asian democracy

Indonesia yesterday inaugurated a new president, Joko Widodo, who has a humble background.

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Pa.’s Supreme Court is again tainted by scandal

Courtesy of Justice Seamus McCaffery, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has become a laughingstock anew, a comedian’s punchline.

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The "map man" is helping to provide green solutions for water flow issues

The story about Matt Graham shows that there is a road map to maximizing green infrastructure and making that strategy a reality.

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We now know firsthand the problem of unreliable cab service

After 10 years in Pittsburgh, my husband and I have finally had that quintessential Pittsburgh experience: the no-show taxi.

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Write in this progressive candidate for the 18th District seat

On Nov. 4, those who are tired of Tim Murphy’s representation and Washington gridlock should write in “Sheila Griffin.”

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Tony Norman: Media, pols use Ebola for ill purposes

Media and pols do their worst to whip up Ebola frenzy.

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 Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell carries as he is defended by Texans lineman Jared Crick in the first quarter at Heinz Field Monday night.

Ron Cook: Le'Veon Bell continues to be 
Steelers’ difference-maker

Bell gave the Steelers a lift when they needed it most Monday night — several of them, actually.

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 Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass in the first quarter of the Steelers' 30-23 win against the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Shocking doesn’t begin to describe Steelers win

Take your pick on the most baffling part of the game: dramatic scoring bursts, Steelers big plays, on-field sickness or Texans play-calling.

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If UPMC is truly nonprofit it shouldn’t fear competition

UPMC enjoyed success from its beginning via in-network participation by many of the patients whom it will now exclude.

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Ellen Goodman / Talk to people about the end of your life

The assisted-suicide debate has little to do with the death most of us will face.

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Silence the ‘gamergates’ and end the misogyny in gaming culture

Women keep getting threatened online by cowardly boys and men.

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The robocars are coming: It won’t be long before we kick humans out of the driver’s seat

Self-driving cars won’t have our limitations. They will prevent tens of thousands of fatalities every year and better our lifestyles.

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 Reconstruction of Penn Avenue in Garfield has tied up traffic and frustrated businesses for months.

Perils of Penn: Contractors and the city messed up a major artery

Neighbors are calling it a comedy of errors, but there is nothing funny about the reconstruction of a section of Penn Avenue in Garfield.

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Panhandling in Pittsburgh: Bruce Kraus’ proposed ordinance would be unconstitutional

The legal and moral logic for Pittsburgh City Council President Bruce Kraus’ proposed panhandling ordinance is elusive.

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A gas extraction tax simply doesn’t make sense

The impact fee says, “You mess it up, you pay for it.” That’s fair. The extraction tax says, “You’ve got something we want; gimme!”

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Familylinks provides shelter and a path for homeless youth

Regarding the Post-Gazette’s Oct. 14 article about a report commissioned by the DHS discussing the many obstacles homeless youth face...

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Ruth Ann Dailey: Ebola and the price of being unprepared

Remember “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job”? It’s the same old, same old with Ebola.

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 Steelers coach Mike Tomlin may face even more criticism if his team loses at home tonight against Houston.

Ron Cook: Winning is best way for Steelers to win over critics

Ron Cook says a Steelers win tonight against the Houston Texans should silence the “always right” critics.

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Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Run the ‘Life Expectancy Calculator’ and rejoice

There’s just so much good news about death in America.

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No, sometimes you shouldn't listen to the generals

Regarding the letter by Mike Vargo: As I see it, Mr. Vargo fell flat on his face trying to scare Post-Gazette readers.

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In Highmark-UPMC divide, it's profits over patients

I was overcome with sadness one recent morning as I waited at Magee for my annual screening mammogram.

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Fighting Pittsburgh poverty will take new ideas

But it will take reviving some old ones, too.

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Fans of politics: It’s hard to hear them over the hot air

There’s lots of real, serious news going on in the world. (There always is.) But last week, the Internet was set abuzz by “Fangate.”

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School trash: A bipartisan bill cans classroom child abusers

A merger of bills targeting abusive teachers and staff is a rare case of bipartisan common sense in the often fractious General Assembly.

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35th House District: Gergely deserves re-election over a no-show

State Rep. Marc Gergely says he doesn’t want to be a lifer in the Legislature, but he does want another term.

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High hopes shot down: We still dream big for our kids, even as they die in the streets

Two weeks ago my family was blessed by the birth of a new baby. My first grandchild, a boy, instantly filled me with unconditional love.

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The NRA’s helpers: Legislators propose a late gift for the gun lobby

The end of legislative sessions can bring a rush to bad judgment and Harrisburg has served up a stunning example.

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David Shribman: A small-town hero goes home

Dick Jauron is remembered for getting an “A” from the toughest son-of-a-buck who ever taught 11th-grade American history in this town.

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The governor backs responsible ride-sharing

The Post-Gazette’s editorial on Uber and Lyft fails to recognize the challenges faced by those upholding the law.

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Most members of Congress don’t personally know veterans’ needs

In 1973, the percentage of veterans in the U.S. House and Senate was 73.8 percent. Now, the percentage is down to 20 percent.

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On lottery and more, top lawmakers seem to have the governor’s number

The numbers add up in favor of the Legislature’s influence over a Pennsylvania governor.

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 The first varsity baseball team of Oberlin College in Ohio in 1881 included Fleetwood Walker (No. 6 in the middle row) and his brother Weldy (No. 10).

The Next Page / Before Jackie Robinson, baseball had Moses 'Fleet' Walker

Craig Britcher says professional baseball had an opportunity to embrace integration years earlier with a great player from Steubenville

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 Mike Tomlin: Has he gone through a worse stretch?

Ron Cook: Mike Tomlin, Steelers have no choice but to accept pressure

As far as Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is concerned, he and his team must embrace pressure, expectations and the scrutiny that comes with it.

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Ebola care factor

I wonder if these Republican fellows are aware of the revelations from the family of the “index patient” that he did not have insurance.

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Obama and coal

Former Sen. John E. Sununu’s remarks that President Barack Obama’s “war on coal” will hurt Democrats at the polls are pretty disturbing.

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Ebola isn’t winning

A guy with Ebola entered the country, died, and two nurses who treated him contracted the disease and are still alive.

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Enough Said / Mortal combat

Facts that speak for themselves.

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Cutting Edge: New ideas / Sharp opinions

Soft on Ebola; Black men in jail; Get rid of the methane; Overthrow Obama?

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Parking for good: A new board sends what it owes the pension fund

It’s been three years since Pittsburgh City Council averted a state takeover of the city’s pension plan.

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Can Larry Pressler save the Democrats?

The former Republican just might help keep the Democrats in control of the Senate.

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Jack Kelly: Ebola-ready we’re not

Only four hospitals in the country are fully equipped to deal with Ebola victims.

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Asides

Every Oct. 13 since 1985, Pirates fans have gathered at the old Forbes Field wall to listen to a replay of the 1960 World Series.

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Could Pittsburgh hospitals contain Ebola?

Theoretically, yes, every U.S. hospital, doctor and nurse has been trained before graduation in blood-borne pathogen protocols.

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A tipping point for Muslims: The ‘Islamic State’ has clarified for everyone the difference between Islam and barbarism

The rise, battlefield success and vainglorious propaganda of the so-called “Islamic State” may prove to be a moment of clarity for Muslims.

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In Pennsylvania, what used to be considered corporal punishment is now child abuse

The latest debate continues, having been set off by Adrian Peterson beating his son with a branch to the point of bleeding and bruising.

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Saturday Diary / Reconciling with my father, seven years too late

We often didn't get along when he was alive, but then he came for a visit.

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Off track: The Port Authority’s real-time monitoring needs work

The Port Authority is making progress on its real-time bus tracking system, but it’s been slow.

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