Opinion


Unhappy lessons from Ferguson

St. Louis County officials show how to outmaneuver a protest movement.

about 2 hours ago


After Ferguson: Police and residents must seek understanding

The grand jury’s decision must be accepted and, while disagreement is understandable, people must speak out within the confines of the law.

about 2 hours ago


Hagel’s departure: The nation needs a top-flight leader at Defense

It is absolutely necessary for the country to have credible leadership at the head of the Pentagon for the next two years.

about 2 hours ago


Obama should be lauded for immigration action

Thank goodness we have a president who is willing to accept the responsibilities of his elected office.

about 2 hours ago


Dan Simpson / Giving thanks for this and that

The wars go on, the 0.1-percenters still rule, but not all is lost.

about 2 hours ago


Let's consider how immigration was handled in the past

Can’t we have a conversation about legal and illegal immigration and find out why the government seemed to control it better then than now?

about 2 hours ago


The tragic accident on Route 28 didn't have to be

The sad but interesting fact is that Mr. Lofink was killed in an accident involving a man who police say is an illegal immigrant.

about 2 hours ago


The Pirates have created a void by failing to keep Russell Martin

As it stands now, this organization will go into the next season with a serious question mark at a critical position.

about 2 hours ago


Why not let the terminally ill choose a peaceful, less expensive death?

I am pleased Brittany Maynard’s peaceful death is causing legislators nationwide to relook at right-to-die laws.

about 2 hours ago


Americans are in for a rough ride with the Republican-led Congress

Hatred of President Barack Obama and his agenda is one of the reasons the GOP will not compromise on anything for the next two years.

about 2 hours ago


Reg Henry: Thanks to America for inventing holiday

Give thanks for America inventing Thanksgiving.

about 2 hours ago


‘Fairness Act’ would hurt small online businesses

They can't possibly keep track of sales taxes in 50 states.

about 2 hours ago


Samantha Bennett: Turkey trouble? We've got the problem licked

Knowing these easy steps to preparing Thanksgiving dinner will have your guests dialing for takeout.

about 2 hours ago


 Comedian Bill Cosby performs Friday in Melbourne, Florida.

Bill Cosby is not so funny anymore

The comedy icon has brushed off sex-assault accusations for years; now they’re sticking.

1 day ago


 President Barack Obama has made the decision to prolong the U.S. role in the conflict in Afghanistan.

Elusive exit: Obama mistakenly keeps the U.S. in Afghanistan

More than 2,200 American lives have already been lost and $4 trillion spent on the 13-year-long war.

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Medical exclusion: UPMC and Highmark must focus on clarity

It’s ugly out there and getting uglier when it should be getting clearer.

1 day ago


Opening act: Point Park U. should keep the facades in place

The university would be wise to preserve the historic character of the Forbes Avenue corridor.

1 day ago


Iraq: Fight determined enemies on their turf

It’s said that 1 percent of the people defend the other 99 percent. Thank goodness for that 1 percent.

about 13 hours ago


Unjustified attack

An unjustified attack on old, white, male voters was launched in Charles M. Blow’s column.

about 14 hours ago


Physician-assisted suicide? Keep up the fight

I cannot say that I understand what she and her family went through, but I do think Brittany Maynard should have kept up the fight.

about 14 hours ago


 Eric Frein is accused of killing a state police trooper and seriously injuring another Sept. 12.

Other people who want to foment revolution are out there

Wake up, people, indeed. There appear to be many more Eric Freins out there.

about 13 hours ago


Wrong about UPMC

UPMC offered Anthem the opportunity to contract directly with UPMC to maintain in-network access for their members living in Western

about 14 hours ago


Pittsburgh cyclists, buy a bell!

I don’t mind sharing the walkway with bicyclists, as it is the only safe way for all of us to cross the Monongahela.

about 13 hours ago


Tony Norman: Pittsburgh’s ever so far from Ferguson

Fears of Ferguson’s unrest arising here always felt overblown.

1 day ago


America in black & white

On “Meet the Press” Sunday, Rudy Giuliani asked why protesters upset about a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a young black man in

1 day ago


 North Siders celebrate the third annual "Friendsgiving" at the Elks Club.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: A community gathers to give thanks for friendship

Annual ’Friendsgiving’ brings North Siders together for turkey, strengthens neighborhood ties and contributes to a food pantry.

1 day ago


Welfare vs. human services in Pennsylvania

Here’s why a government name change makes a difference.

1 day ago


E.J. Dionne Jr. / Obama has called the GOP's bluff on immigration

The president has forced Republicans’ contradictions into the sunlight, and they don’t like it.

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 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto gives his State of the City speech to City Council on Nov. 10.

Up to code: Peduto’s building inspection plan rates approval

Navigating the thicket of city building and zoning codes, permits and licenses should be easier than it is today.

2 days ago


Pregnancy bias: The UPS case shows the need for work flexibility

Feeling the pressure of public disapproval, UPS announced that light duties will be made available to pregnant employees.

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Pity the pit bull: More towns realize they’ve given the dog a bad rap

The entire breed developed an unwarranted reputation for unprovoked ferocity.

2 days ago


Immigrants enrich our nation and our lives

I feel fortunate to have lived my life in a marble cake-like mix of fellow Americans.

2 days ago


This is what the president's immigration action is really about

This is part of a wider political struggle to rid the “administrative state” from the burdens of constitutional constraint.

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield customers are affected, too

Like many others, I am losing access to UPMC facilities and physicians on Jan. 1.

2 days ago


We need better enforcement of elder abuse laws

There are laws in place that are supposed to punish or penalize caretakers who neglect or abuse the elderly in all settings.

2 days ago


George F. Will / Recalling Nelson Rockefeller

The progressive Republican’s story is instructive for today.

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Petula Dvorak / A tribute to Vaclav Havel provides moral clarity

As we gear up for another political fight over immigration, it might be wise for our nation’s leaders to take a stroll to Statuary Hall.

2 days ago


Pa. should have a lottery fund specifically to fight cancer

Pennsylvania could become a trailblazer by adding an annual lottery in which all proceeds fund cancer research.

2 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Ferguson, immigration and disrespect for rule of law

The issues and attitudes that the immigration and racial conflicts have in common certainly make for odd timing.

2 days ago


 Husband-to-be Charles Manson

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Charles Manson wedding might challenge any planner

Will there be bridesmaids? How to arrange a guest list for the incarcerated? A menu based on prison food?

2 days ago


Will cutting carbon kill coal? Only if the industry fails to adapt

New cries of a “war on coal” have emerged in the wake of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules.

3 days ago


Pass a law: It’s the best response to Obama on immigration

Most Americans want this issue to be addressed.

3 days ago


New learning gap: The performance between city schools is troubling

Thanks to the independent work of A+ Schools, the Pittsburgh district is better able to identify its challenges and develop action plans.

3 days ago


Asides: Eyes on the eagles, a break for commuters, Light Up festivities

Eagle security cameras will be installed, Route 28 construction detours come to an end, and Light Up Night ushers in the holidays.

3 days ago


Sen. Toomey needs to work for citizens, not banks

It was shocking to read that Sen. Pat Toomey is looking forward to a Republican agenda that includes rolling back bank regulations.

3 days ago


Let's dispel another myth about the Affordable Care Act

The medical devices tax apparently is not costing Americans jobs.

3 days ago


President Obama is disrespecting the Constitution

Editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers is like many other liberals who deflect President Obama’s acts of lawlessness to criticism of the GOP.

3 days ago


Immigration whiners should be glad they're not in Europe

Many of us are getting tired of hearing people’s complaints about immigration.

3 days ago


Gov.-elect Wolf should exercise caution on gas drilling

We can again harbor hope that our environment will have some protection after the wanton disregard of it under our present governorship.

3 days ago


The Next Page: How real-world troubles of NFL stars intrude on fantasy football leagues

Now “general managers” of fantasy teams make ethical decisions about fielding troubled players.

3 days ago



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