Opinion


 Clementa Pinckney, martyred pastor of Mother Emanuel.

Clementa / Clemente

The martyred pastor and the beloved Pirates star shared a name and a history.

about 17 hours ago


Misfire: The gun lobby miscalculates on a sneaky bill

The U.S. Supreme Court has not been the only judicial body issuing big opinions

about 17 hours ago


Murderous attacks: Militants spread terror on three continents

France, Kuwait and Tunisia have tightened security.

about 17 hours ago


Fiscal failures: Baldwin-Whitehall has many lessons to learn

Baldwin-Whitehall didn’t make changes until recently.

about 17 hours ago


Don’t prejudge any Iran nuclear deal

Congress has not prejudged the outcome of these negotiations.

about 17 hours ago


Pennsylvania's Republican budget proposal is a sham

The Republican budget only puts $8 million in restored funding back into K-12 education.

about 17 hours ago


The justices who upheld Obamacare abused the Constitution

The court is to make rulings based on the clear language of our Constitution.

about 17 hours ago


Conservatives want government out of religion, but religion in government

Why is it that the religious right wants government out of religion but wants religion in every part of our government.

about 17 hours ago


 Pete Rose was banned from baseball in 1989 after violating the No. 1 rule in sports by betting on games while he was managing the Cincinnati Reds.

Ron Cook: Shameless Pete Rose will do anything to make a buck

The Washington Wild Things’ quest to sell tickets brings disgraced major leaguer to Western Pennsylvania tonight.

about 17 hours ago


Tony Norman: Marital traditions include sorry history

When critics of gay rights talk about marital tradition, they forget to consider the whole picture.

about 17 hours ago


 Brick steps, part of the Haberman Avenue right of way, descend to Cedarhurst Street in Beltzhoover.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Haberman link seems like the right path for Hilltop

If you know and love Pittsburgh, you will understand the existence of Haberman Avenue.

about 17 hours ago


 Baseball

Baseball needs tough rules on bad pitches

Raise the penalty for hitting batters.

about 17 hours ago


It's time to legalize polygamy

Yes, it's true; group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.

about 17 hours ago


 Robert E. Lee

The Confederates were Americans, too

They thought they were the ones upholding American values.

1 day ago


Health plan: Pa. must turn up the heat on UPMC, Highmark

Let’s hope Gov. Wolf and state Attorney General Kane can bring this nonsense to an end.

1 day ago


Drugged state: Pennsylvania could do more to curb overdoses

The number of overdose deaths suggests the need for a database to aid doctors in limiting patients’ access to drugs.

1 day ago


Burundi’s turmoil: Violence mounts after a president clings to power

Burundi rejects calls to postpone today’s parliamentary elections

1 day ago


Baldwin’s school chief showed courage, too

Caitlyn Jenner would be an instantly recognized individual to most.

1 day ago


Acknowledge the Charleston killings as terrorism.

The massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was a terrorist attack.

1 day ago


We must stand up the gun lobby for our safety.

We all need to rise up and force our leaders to finally stand up to the gun lobby and choose life above politics and, yes, money.

1 day ago


A letter writer was wrong about the Kennywood pool closing.

The owners of the park at that time were the Henninger and McSwigan families, who were wonderful people

1 day ago


 Neil Walker hits a fifth-inning two-run home run against the Atlanta Braves June 5 in Georgia.

Ron Cook: Alvarez, Walker fall short in Pirates' 2-1 loss

The Pirates offense is in a bind with neither Neil Walker nor Pedro Alvarez hitting consistently or producing runs this season.

1 day ago


 Welcome to the USA

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Pittsburgh missing the boat on immigrants, for now

If you look up the definition of “irony,” you just might find a description of Mayor Bill Peduto’s “Welcoming Pittsburgh” immigration push.

1 day ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Downtown cineplex doesn’t add up

The proposal for a movie theater in the already-crowded Cultural District seems unlikely to answer some key questions.

1 day ago


Paul Krugman: Celebrate Obamacare

Ignore the naysayers; it’s working and it’s here to stay.

1 day ago


We just did it! See the Heinz WWII exhibit

“We Can Do It” runs until Jan. 4.

1 day ago


Gay marriage decision is one for the ages

Justice Kennedy's ruling will stand with Brown v. Board of Education

1 day ago


David M. Shribman: Democrats swoon for Sanders

The former socialist from Vermont can’t win, but he will push Hillary Clinton to the left.

2 days ago


My fallen star

Patrick Risha was a Mon Valley football phenomenon, for which he paid a terrible price.

2 days ago


Card sharks: Wolf and legislators can all win on the budget

Despite the rhetoric between Democrats and Republicans, there is middle ground where agreements can be forged.

2 days ago


UPMC deserves a say in what its shops sell

Leaders must decide whether what is sold confuses people facing some of their biggest challenges.

2 days ago


Right call: The justices preserve health insurance for millions

The 6-3 Supreme Court decision ensures the future of Obamacare.

2 days ago


 Leonardo da Vinci

If da Vinci designed our schools

He wouldn’t separate vocational students from the college-bound

2 days ago


Guns, race and that flag

They’ve always been bound together in America.

2 days ago


 "My grandmother, Stella, first appears in the Post-Gazette archives at age 13, in August 1922. There she is, knee deep in a swimming pool at Emma Farm camp, with her long hair tied up in a rag."

Almost kidnapped

PG archives bring old family adventures back to life.

2 days ago


Assault weapons are fun

Gun-rights advocates push weighty constitutional arguments, but the lure of firearms can be pretty basic.

2 days ago


Rachel Maddow: Two words: Supreme Court

The next president could remake our most disruptive branch of government for a generation

2 days ago


Startups are doing better than the Kauffman data said

Pittsburgh’s low rate obscures what is really happening, and it’s good.

2 days ago


The Post-Gazette should not back down in coverage

I am proud that the newspaper refuses to be compromised by the power of UPMC.

2 days ago


Name the airport to honor Fred Rogers

It would be neighborly of officials to name the airport after the beloved Mr.Rogers.

2 days ago


The Father's Day Pledge is important

The pledge is a timely call for men and boys to prevent domestic and sexual violence.

2 days ago


 As previews roll at the Dependable Drive-In in Moon Township, lights from nearby businesses give off a faint glow behind the trees.

Brian O'Neill: Drive-ins make nice story that's more than nostalgia

No need to just be nostalgic about drive-ins when you can still go.

2 days ago


Jack Kelly: Take down that flag

And follow the example of love and forgiveness.

2 days ago


 Andrew McCutchen reacts after being hit by Julio Teheran in the first inning Saturday against Atlanta at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: McCutchen gets hit, Pirates hit back

Andrew McCutchen got hit by a pitch for the eighth time Saturday against the Braves, but the Pirates got their revenge.

2 days ago


 About triples, Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose once said, “You don't get a triple between second and third. You get a triple between home and first.”

Gene Collier: Pirates take triples trend to unfortunate low point, and that's no fun

There are fewer triples in MLB these days everywhere, not just here, but the Pirates are nothing short of the poster boys for that.

2 days ago


 A woman crouches in the rubble of her home in Gorkha.

The Next Page: For 3 Pittsburgh friends, a trek in Nepal became more than a “gap year” adventure

They encourage people who want to help to invest in smaller, Nepali-led grass-roots movements and know exactly where your money is going.

2 days ago


Jonathan Capehart: Marriage for all

Justice Kennedy recognizes a sea change in American life

3 days ago


Battle won: Advocates for same-sex marriage achieve victory

Individuals and organizations that had advocated for the right applauded the high court’s decision as a major civil rights victory.

3 days ago


Still rollin’: RiverQuest finds a partner to keep it in the water

The mission of Rivers of Steel is connecting the area’s colonial and industrial heritage to its present and future.

3 days ago


County officials quickly fixed an airport snag

Pittsburgh cannot expect to be called an international airport while inconveniencing people.

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