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Here's how to beat Ebola

What we need is a national strategy for all health care institutions

about 23 hours ago


 Justice Seamus McCaffery

Justice sidelined: Pa. would be better off if McCaffery resigned

Justice Seamus McCaffery has been suspended for some of the strangest, most unprofessional conduct alleged against Pa.’s highest court.

about 23 hours ago


 A mourner holds a Kurdish flag at a funeral for four female Kurdish fighters killed in action against militants of the Islamic State in Kobani, Syria.

Dan Simpson: Stay out of Middle East wars

Let’s not fight for generals, politicians, oil companies and arms makers.

about 23 hours ago


Security turnover: Turkey fails to make the cut at the United Nations

Security Council reform is a political minefield that no one wants to walk through during U.N. sessions.

about 23 hours ago


 A towboat, and its load of coal, makes its way past the Hot Metal Bridge in September.

Ugly poll: Outsiders trash talk on Pittsburgh’s accent

According to a poll at Gawker.com, “Pittsburgh officially has the ugliest accent in America.”

about 23 hours ago


Displacing Baathists led to this turmoil

I agree with professor Dennis Jett’s analysis of the Islamic State group.

about 23 hours ago


GOP obstructionists need to get out of the way so Obama can lead

The Republicans say the U.S. needs leadership on Ebola, yet they’ve blocked the surgeon general nominee.

about 23 hours ago


The media are acting as catalysts for Ebola hysteria

Ebola is bringing about a more prevalent and dangerous disease — panic.

about 23 hours ago


Most Catholics who attend Mass are hopeful for change

My experience is that the bulk of frequent Mass attendees do not embrace many of the church’s teachings on the family and sexuality.

about 23 hours ago


Brian O'Neill: Mason-Dixon Line subtly marks history

Mason-Dixon line is a lot more noticeable when in a group.

4 minutes ago


FDR signed the minimum wage law to help all workers

Mike Lisak claimed that “minimum wage is designed for students, teenagers, retired people and immigrants, not a head of a household.”

about 23 hours ago


Reg Henry: The fear factor is one frightening trend

We have nothing to fear but not being afraid itself.

about 23 hours ago


Royals Nation rises from the heartland

It’s a revolution: Kansas City fans no longer serve as objects of pity.

about 23 hours ago


 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

1 day ago


 President Barack Obama nominated Ronald Klain as his Ebola czar.

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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.”

1 day ago


Tony Norman: Media and pols use Ebola for ill purposes

If our mass media have any shred of integrity left, there will be unprecedented bouts of soul-searching once this fever has broken.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


 The Texans' DeAndre Hopkins fumbles the ball against the Steelers' Cortez Allen and Sean Spence in the fourth quarter Monday night at Heinz Field. Troy Polamalu recovered the fumble.

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

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

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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

Women keep getting threatened online by cowardly boys and men.

1 day ago


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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


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!”

2 days ago


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...

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


 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.

2 days ago


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

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

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


Fighting Pittsburgh poverty will take new ideas

But it will take reviving some old ones, too.

2 days ago


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.”

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


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.

3 days ago


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.

3 days ago


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.

3 days ago


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.

3 days ago


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.

3 days ago


Brian O'Neill: 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.

3 days ago


 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

3 days ago


 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.

3 days ago


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.

3 days ago



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