Opinion


And Christie makes 16

Why are so many people running for president this time?

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Open the doors: The AIU does too much public business in private

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is a public entity that must conduct its business in plain view of taxpayers, just like a school district.

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Managing Greece: Sunday’s vote could affect Europe’s next move

The next hurdle on the way to solving the Greek debt and eurozone problem is the country’s referendum on Sunday.

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Crowdfrauding: Online support gets a welcome look from the FTC

The FTC has delivered a punitive thwack to a man who raised $122,000 on Kickstarter to create a board game, then spent the money on himself.

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Palestinians in Israel endure daily humiliations

On a recent trip to Israel with four members of Congress organized by J Street, I saw for myself the “apartheid” situation on the ground.

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Gail Collins: Here's your Fourth of July all-American quiz!

Who the heck are all those people running for president anyway?

about 13 hours ago


The PG continues to show bias in coverage related to Israel

The recent action of the United Church of Christ against Israel was the subject of a lengthy, Page One story by the PG. Why?

about 13 hours ago


Cyclists should show some courtesy and give pedestrians a warning signal

At the Open Streets event, I couldn’t hear bikes approaching due to traffic noise on the 16th Street Bridge and from the Veterans Bridge.

about 13 hours ago


Speakers at S. Fayette meeting were far from clueless and out of touch

A letter writer resorted to personal attacks on the speakers at a South Fayette Planning Commission meeting and impugned their motives.

about 13 hours ago


 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie praised hard work when he announced his presidential campaign, but will Republicans support policies that make hard work pay off?

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Do we really value work?

If so, we should make sure that it is justly rewarded

about 13 hours ago


Tony Norman: Sad words barely sum up loss of Leila

There’s nothing like a dog, and nothing like losing one.

about 13 hours ago


Let’s demand transparency in health care pricing

Can you imagine going to Wal-Mart and doing all your grocery shopping without having any idea at all of what the cost of each item might be?

about 13 hours ago


 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz

George F. Will: Unhinged by the Supreme Court

Ted Cruz’s cure for the judiciary is worse than the disease

1 day ago


Kill the LCB: On liquor, Wolf can be progressive or a dinosaur

Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era mode of alcohol sales could soon be history, and Gov. Tom Wolf is the only obstacle in the way of progress.

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 Instructor Brandon Perpichof the Arthur Murray Dance Studio coaches Karen Lindsey on Penn Avenue during Open Streets Pittsburgh last year.

Jennifer Graham: Ban cars in Downtown Pittsburgh

Open Streets Pittsburgh is great. Let’s do it all the time.

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Broker a budget: On spending, both parties must seek compromise

Pennsylvanians want a deal that funds the state, not endless sniping from Republicans and Democrats.

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Southern flames: Investigators sort out the fires at black churches

So far no links have been established between the fires and the mass killings in Charleston, S.C., by a self-identified white supremacist.

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Focus on quality of life, not population growth

I have always questioned why city leaders are obsessed with growing the city’s population.

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The right of people to live must trump gun ownership rights

A homicidal white supremacist’s right to own a pistol doesn’t trump the right of nine souls to live their lives without being gunned down.

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Adjustments are necessary to speed the Customs process at Pittsburgh airport

Of 18 flights in June coming from Paris, Customs took more than an hour to process the passengers for six of the flights.

1 day ago


Mt. Lebanon park offers protection against skin cancer but not Lyme disease

Does anyone else find it ironic that Mt. Lebanon has a park sunscreen dispenser, yet fails to effectively cull the deer population?

1 day ago


Regarding Catholics and contraception, the pope cannot change morals

A letter said the church’s teaching is antiquated, irrational and harmful but gave no evidence. I would argue that contraception is harmful.

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 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford discusses a trade in which the team acquired Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs at a press conference at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Kessel trade will determine Rutherford's legacy as Penguins GM

Phil Kessel is said to have great hands; now they are Jim Rutherford’s legacy as general manager of the Penguins.

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Feed the Future will help to provide food for millions

Please encourage members of Congress to support this successful program as part of the Global Food Security Act.

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The Next Page: Illustrations of life on the Appalachian Trail

As part of a package on the AT, we present these sketches of people and scenes encountered on a recent visit reprising our 1995 adventure.

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Brian O'Neill: Pension mess rooted in bad 2001 bill

Shortsighted pension boost 14 years ago set the stage for the mess that needs to be addressed in Harrisburg now.

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Elizabeth Echevarria: Stop human trafficking in Western Pennsylvania

We must recognize that women are suffering all around us by supporting HB 262.

2 days ago


Welcome mat: Peduto rolls out a smart strategy on immigrants

Pittsburgh embarks on a plan to raise its population be welcoming more immigrants.

2 days ago


Love thy planet: Pope Francis’ bully pulpit on climate change

The pope’s encyclical on global warming charges every human with sustaining the Earth.

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Assassin’s return: The man who ignited WWI gets a hero’s tribute

Gavrilo Princip, who murdered Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, receives a monument in Belgrade.

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Pittsburgh’s Amtrak station needs attention

Many people desire to use trains to travel, whether for convenience, cost or green awareness, but the Pittsburgh station is a mess.

2 days ago


Santorum shows hypocrisy regarding Catholic theology

Respect for God’s creation as manifested in the natural environment is an integral part of this theology.

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Alexander Hamilton deserves his place on the $10 bill

As the first Treasury secretary, he established our nation’s finances and provided the intellectual firepower for Washington’s presidency.

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Andrew Jackson is unworthy of being honored on our currency

Jackson forced the removal of the Cherokees from their lands in the Southeast in the “Trail of Tears” (in which about 4,000 died).

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 Manager Clint Hurdle asks the crew chief for a video replay during the first inning of the interleague game against the Tigers on June 30, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

Gene Collier: Baseball's video reviews are many seconds we'll never get back

What could prompt more than one sports pundit to long for humans wrestling bears at a baseball game? Increased use of replay, that’s what.

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As Others See It: The SpaceX blowup is a useful failure

Recent failures of missions to resupply the International Space Station should be recognized as the cost of making progress in space flight.

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Reg Henry: Marriage decision timed to perfection

Court’s timing on gay marriage decision couldn’t have been better.

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 Greece's flag

If Greece exits the eurozone, catastrophe will await others

Greece’s governing radicals could transform a giddy exit from the eurozone into a rupture of Western collective security.

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Dan Simpson: Americans have allowed guns to spread and unions to fail

Americans are acting against their own best interests by allowing unions to be smothered and by not controlling guns.

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 Clementa Pinckney, martyred pastor of Mother Emanuel.

Clementa / Clemente

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

3 days 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

3 days ago


Murderous attacks: Militants spread terror on three continents

France, Kuwait and Tunisia have tightened security.

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Fiscal failures: Baldwin-Whitehall has many lessons to learn

Baldwin-Whitehall didn’t make changes until recently.

3 days ago


Don’t prejudge any Iran nuclear deal

Congress has not prejudged the outcome of these negotiations.

3 days ago


Pennsylvania's Republican budget proposal is a sham

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

3 days ago


The justices who upheld Obamacare abused the Constitution

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

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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.

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 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.

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Tony Norman: Marital traditions include sorry history

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

3 days 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.

3 days ago



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