Opinion


Dueling neighbors: It’s time for mediation in a Shadyside bed-and-breakfast dispute

Former Steelers lineman Chukky Okobi has a large tent on the property that he would like to continue offering for social events.

about 7 hours ago


Celebrity meltdown: ESPN’s Britt McHenry got only a slap for vile behavior

She got a one-week suspension for an offense -- hurling insults at a towing company clerk -- that demands stiffer punishment.

about 7 hours ago


'This Modern World' cartoon’s depiction of white officers is wrong

I object to the disgusting depiction that all white police officers defend and support the actions involved in a hideous crime.

about 7 hours ago


UPMC shows its arrogance by threatening to reject Highmark Medicare Advantage

Of course, our politicians are tripping over each other to bloviate about the unfairness of it all. But that hot air will only be temporary.

about 7 hours ago


I have wonderful memories of Arsenal Park

I was born and raised across from the entrance on 40th Street.

about 7 hours ago


Arsenal Park was a big part of adventures with my brothers

We always got to the top of the wall, walked down and sometimes back up. This was part of our playground.

about 7 hours ago


 Gene Collier suggests Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin should be on the same line.

Gene Colllier: When all else fails, put Crosby and Malkin together

With so little offense, perhaps the Penguins need to use Crosby and Malkin together more often if not always.

about 7 hours ago


Saturday Poem: We make movies in Pittsburgh

The Pirates win all summer long. / Their poets write so gladly. / Polish weddings are designated / by tonnage of cabbage rolls ...

about 7 hours ago


Saturday Diary: To the gentleman who offered me some skunk

As I was buying aromatic cigars, a fellow customer said, “Want some skunk, man?” I apologize for my befuddlement. Rodents are not my thing.

about 7 hours ago


Paul Krugman: That old-time economics

Keynes’ theories have worked where they’ve been tried.

about 7 hours ago


Charles Krauthammer: Hillary the queen travels by van

There’s something surreal about Hillary Clinton’s Marie Antoinette tour, sampling cake and commoners. But what else can she do?

about 7 hours ago


First Person: A primer on autism

My son has autism and a lot of people just don’t get it.

about 7 hours ago


Reviving the middle class

It’s going to take more than nice words and good intentions, Ms. Clinton.

1 day ago


Privacy matters: The RadioShack outcry offers a consumer lesson

RadioShack in its recent bankruptcy filings listed customer information among its assets up for auction.

1 day ago


O’Connor for District 5: The incumbent is the Democrats’ better choice

Because there is no Republican on the ballot, the winner of next month’s primary is all but assured election.

1 day ago


Tulsa tragedy: Was it pay to play cops and robbers

A reserve deputy in Tulsa County was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a suspected illegal gun dealer.

1 day ago


Putin’s latest move should surprise no one

Is it really shocking to read that Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on Russian missile sales to Iran?

1 day ago


Russia might be trying to catch up to the U.S. in defense system sales

Arms exports are needed to help the U.S. arms industry maintain production levels at a time of decreasing U.S. military expenditures,

1 day ago


Candidates now actively seek LGBT endorsements, and that's real progress

Did anyone tried to unfairly influence the endorsement process of an LGBT political group?

1 day ago


Pittsburgh's bike lanes add to hassles for motorists

Enough of the bike lanes already.

1 day ago


The insurance industry brings only greed to the health care process

When will the richest country in the world adopt a single-payer system so we can get quality health care at a reasonable cost?

1 day ago


Pittsburgh residents should form a co-op for their energy needs

People form co-ops for housing and food, so why not energy?

1 day ago


Samantha Bennett: Pittsburgh gets real

I wanted to escape this ghost town 20 years ago; now there’s no escaping that it’s a real, thriving city.

1 day ago


Tony Norman: Counterfeiters hold a false view of us

Counterfeiting cases pose a more serious risk here than once might have been presumed.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar).

Troy Polamalu: a class act on and off the playing field

Troy Polamalu has retired.

1 day ago


Smeared by the ZOA

Zionists should applaud the Holocaust event at Pitt

1 day ago


Adjuncts on welfare

Many part-time professorsrely on public assistance.

1 day ago


 Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Boao Forum for Asia.

Thomas L. Friedman: China’s big gamble with the world economy

Xi Jinping is betting that repression won’t kill innovation.

2 days ago


 Deb Gross

Deb Gross for City Council District 7

The Post-Gazette endorses Deb Gross for the Democratic nomination.

2 days ago


The view from Belgium: A top diplomat gives Pittsburgh the European perspective

Belgium’s ambassador to the U.S., Johan Verbeke, in a visit Tuesday refused to apply “declinism” to Europe, the U.S. or their relations.

2 days ago


Rhino's hope: A rhinoceros in Kenya has a security detail befitting a rock star

The heroic efforts to protect him, including a fundraising drive to pay for armed guards, are tragically necessary.

2 days ago


Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism

How can Brian Albert label as “anti-Semitic” a Holocaust remembrance with a Jewish survivor, co-sponsored by a Jewish peace organization?

2 days ago


Holocaust survivor Edith Bell brings answers to the Mideast struggle

Edith Bell is someone who survived the atrocities of the Holocaust and works to stop perpetuating systems of war and domination.

2 days ago


UPMC: serious for seniors?

Do Romoff’s future plans include cutting off UPMC care to subscribers of AARP, Humana or Aetna Medicare Advantage plans?

2 days ago


As a senator, military veteran Joe Sestak would best serve returning soldiers

We have a moral and legal obligation to provide the services and support veterans need to get through their own personal hells.

2 days ago


The East Liberty case: Crime doesn't easily move from one location to another

The overall benefit of smart reductions in crime in one area is likely to be an overall crime prevention benefit effect in nearby areas.

2 days ago


 The Penguins haven't won a Stanley Cup since the 2009 playoff run when Evgeni Malkin (pictured lower left) had 36 points as the Conn Smythe Trophy MVP and Sidney Crosby (center) had 15 goals and 31 points.

Ron Cook: Stars must shine for Penguins to score upset

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin must be at the top of their games against top-seeded Rangers in tonight’s playoff game in New York.

2 days ago


 Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill

Abraham Lincoln, American saint

His death was seen as redeeming the nation, but the work goes ever on among the living.

2 days ago


George F. Will: Sustainability gone wild

Liberals are sticking the label on just about everything.

2 days ago


 Jacob B. Sweitzer.

Brian O'Neill: Civil War ties feel right at home in Pittsburgh now

It’s nice to have a tie at home to an authentic Civil War hero.

2 days ago


David Brooks: Put cameras on cops

Though we will pay a price in privacy and the quality of our relationships.

3 days ago


Fix pensions: The Democratic mayors are right — it’s a crisis

When 10 Democratic mayors complain that the Legislature isn’t doing anything about pension reform, it’s beyond time for lawmakers to act.

3 days ago


Iran’s arms deal: Russia throws a curve at a precarious moment

Putin’s approval to sell an air defense missile system to Iran adds a new element to the talks to limit Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

3 days ago


Grounded: Airlines must remedy the low pay for pilots

No offense to cab drivers, but airline pilots should earn more than they do. Right now, many don’t.

3 days ago


Congress must fix criminal justice imbalance

George F. Will (“When Everything Is a Crime,” April 9) is absolutely correct regarding significant problems in our criminal justice system.

3 days ago


Listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened won't help it

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing burdens businesses but does nothing to address the underlying problem, white-nose syndrome.

3 days ago


The black community must address violence among black males

When are the leaders of the black community going to step up and confront this problem?

3 days ago


Highmark's wasteful 'Passport' is infuriating

This expensive three-ring binder is an offensive and deplorable corporate waste of my health care dollars.

3 days ago


 Pirates starter A.J. Burnett delivers to catcher Francisco Cervelli, who already has a fan in one of the unquestioned team leaders.

Ron Cook: A.J. Burnett's approval will go long way for Francisco Cervelli

Despite the loss Tuesday night to Detroit, it was something of a special night for new Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli.

3 days ago


A State System tuition freeze will mean nothing to many

No longer will IUP charge a flat tuition rate; beginning next year, full-time students will be charged per credit.

3 days ago



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