Opinion


Religious extremism is on the rise everywhere

It’s not just being resurrected in the Middle East

about 18 hours ago


Uber stalled: The PUC should overrule its judges’ decision

And the Legislature should pass a law tailored to the new era of ride-sharing.

about 18 hours ago


Hong Kong upheaval: China must honor its commitment to more freedom

China has never grasped that political freedom is the next logical step to economic freedom

about 18 hours ago


New secession drive: Spain’s Catalonia seeks a breakaway referendum

With a long history of an internally divided Spain, this is a European phenomenon that bears watching

about 18 hours ago


Sally Kalson opened our eyes with her writing

A gifted journalist, she put our thoughts into words.

about 18 hours ago


Let's make use of military surplus!

The MRAP (mine-resistant ambush-protected) vehicle looks like it would make a great snowplow, for instance ...

about 18 hours ago


Pittsburghers, take pity on us foreign drivers

For example, please stop running through the yellow (and the red) and let those poor people turn on yellow.

about 18 hours ago


Help is available for stutterers

Thank you for the article showing that stuttering need not hold someone back.

about 18 hours ago


Allegheny County Council didn't represent me

What a sad commentary to vote against putting the name of God in the courthouse.

about 18 hours ago


Tony Norman: Christian extremism plagues world, too

Christian extremists have created their own problems for society.

about 18 hours ago


Obamacare is back

And its increased costs are likely to hurt Democrats in November.

about 18 hours ago


 The Neighborhood Flea bills itself as a high-quality flea market with vintage clothing, dinnerware and the best food trucks in town. This Sunday market was held in a parking lot at 23rd Street and Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Strip District.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Brookline woman's flea markets have been crafted to succeed

Crafter in search of opportunities to sell jewelry creates marketplace that grows to become her full-time job.

about 18 hours ago


Vote for a fresh start in Pennsylvania; vote against Corbett

Our governor has turned a blind eye to economic fairness, health care and learning.

about 18 hours ago


Thomas L. Friedman / Obama’s disorderly world

Reagan dealt with the Cold War, but he didn’t face such an unraveling of nations

about 18 hours ago


Beware a government that invokes the power of God

The debate over placing a plaque with “In God We Trust” at the courthouse reflects a misplaced assumption about God’s role in U.S. history.

1 day ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Porn at work: Corbett, Kane must end a raunchy office culture

What kind of a knucklehead circulates nude photos and graphic videos of sex acts at work? Some state officials are providing an answer.

1 day ago


Sunshine block: The Pa. House mustn’t set back the right to know

Senate Bill 444, an attempt to amend Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, is a step backward in terms of public access to government records.

1 day ago


To the rescue: An ambulance service worthy of all Pittsburghers

For eight years, the Freedom House Ambulance Service remained the primary medical rescue service for African-Americans in Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


Highmark is playing patient access games

Highmark is calling patients like me and strongly suggesting that I switch care to the hospitals that Highmark owns.

1 day ago


The UPMC-Highmark health care situation is disgraceful

These organizations and the gutless governmental bodies that have allowed this to happen should be ashamed.

1 day ago


Art organizations like the symphony can make improvements

It’s all about programming and the caliber of guest artists, especially for the symphony.

1 day ago


 The Waterfront, where letter writer Jason Ramsey says a dearth of bike racks exists.

The Waterfront lost my business because I couldn't find a bike rack

I found myself later at Southside Works, where I was able to park and shop without a problem.

1 day ago


Sen. Pat Toomey has worked hard to create jobs and help families

To say that Sen. Toomey does not care about hard-working families is nonsense.

1 day ago


Our laws are not consistent regarding the killing of unborn children

If abuse of a woman kills an unborn child, the abuser can be held for murder. I don’t understand the difference between that and abortion.

1 day ago


 Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto gets a hit against Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson to drive in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Sunday in Cincinnati. Cueto earned his 20th win of the season as the Reds won, 4-1. Chris Stewart catches at right.

Gene Collier: Cueto drives Pirates batty

Pittsburgh nemesis Johnny Cueto did it all Sunday against the Pirates, including sealing their fate as a wild-card team.

1 day ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is sacked by Tampa Bay's Mason Foster Sunday at Heinz Field. The Steelers lost in the game's final seconds, 27-24.

Ron Cook: There is no defense for embarrassing play, loss

After a game rife with foolish penalties, missed assignments and lackluster performance, only one thing can be said: Shame on the Steelers.

1 day ago


E.J. Dionne Jr. / RFK's and Eric Holder's big legacies on race

If ever a public figure was exempt from Mr. Holder’s much contested depiction of our country as a “nation of cowards” on race, it was RFK.

1 day ago


This Mideast struggle is not our fight

The Islamic State presents a problem to be managed, not a war to be won.

1 day ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Give foreigners a true ’Burgh education

Though the size of our international population remains paltry, The Morning File is a strong supporter of assisting their assimilation.

1 day ago


 Vector silhouette of old people.

Culture is an important factor in discussing end-of-life issues

I was pleased to see the Post-Gazette give attention to the Institute of Medicine’s recent report “Dying in America”.

1 day ago


Paul Krugman / The show-off society

American elites in the 1950s were not as ostentatious.

2 days ago


David M. Shribman / Obama vs. the Islamic State

The president goes to war in Syria and Iraq, but will only go so far.

2 days ago


Ebola, the scorecard

The virus is winning as the world plays catch up, reports epidemiologist Tara C. Smith.

2 days ago


Dubious data: DEP’s flawed records stir mistrust on drilling

It is impossible to get an accurate picture of how drilling is being regulated because of the error-ridden online Compliance Report.

2 days ago


Playing on fear: The state must step in on UPMC and Highmark

Highmark and UPMC are three months from their historic separation, yet disagreement and confusion still reign regarding patient treatment.

2 days ago


Asides: A bad winter, good bridges and Bucco bubbly

The almanacs predict tough sledding; PennDOT launches bridge repair; the Pirates market corks and bottles.

2 days ago


The malice of hate-inspired crimes matters

I’m surprised that the Post-Gazette opposes hate crimes legislation.

2 days ago


PNC CEO: Don’t overlook workers with disabilities

Pittsburgh is hosting a summit to connect employers with untapped talent, explains the CEO of PNC

2 days ago


 Larry, Leslie and 5-year-old "Ducky" Evans arrive in Donetsk, Ukraine, in 1989 to help make the documentary “Perestroika From Below” about a miners's strike in the waning days of the Soviet Union. Mr. Evans also produced a short children’s film, “Ducky Discovers Donetsk.”

To: Pittsburgh / From: Ukraine

Ukrainian sociologist Anastasia Riabchuk tells friends what’s going on in her country.

2 days ago


Elizabeth Dole / Build a National Women’s History Museum

It’s time we recognize the extraordinary contributions of women to our country.

2 days ago


Cutting Edge: New ideas / Sharp opinions

The West started the war in Ukraine, watch out for the white/right terrorists and more

2 days ago


 Sally Kalson 1950-2014

Sally Kalson / And now she graduates, but not to worry . . .

Sally Kalson, one of the most perceptive journalists of her generation in Pittsburgh, died Friday. Here is one of her signature columns.

2 days ago


Enough Said / Growing old in prison

Facts that speak for themselves.

2 days ago


 This mural, painted in 1937 and 1938 as part of a New Deal-era public works project, is in the lobby of the state’s Finance Building in Harrisburg. It is the work of American artist Eugene Savage.

The Next Page: Government and the common man, on view in Harrisburg murals

Post-Gazette reporter Kate Giammarise says the murals in the state’s Finance Building are a New Deal gem.

2 days ago


LGBT citizens and others should have the protection of an expanded hate crimes law

Hate crimes act as a threat of violence and intimidation against an entire community of people.

2 days ago


Without these brave commissioners, we wouldn't have RAD benefits

Tom Foerster and Pete Flaherty voted to enact the 1 percent sales tax, which was an act of political courage.

2 days ago


We must figure out how to support those caring for the elderly

There needs to be a discussion about how caregiving needs as well as support for caregivers can be provided.

2 days ago


The worrying never stops when you care for elderly relatives

Financial burdens aside, the emotional and psychological burdens can be just as heavy.

2 days ago


Brian O'Neill: Mother and daughter reunite for race after learning what runs in families

When Karen McGuire’s daughter was born, she never got to hold her. But this morning they’ll be running around together in the Great Race.

2 days ago


 Ramon Santiago of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates his walk-off grand slam as he rounds the bases in the 10th inning Saturday against the Pirates at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Gene Collier: A day to pay for overdue ills

For the Pirates and Reds, it was a day for everything that was overdue, writes Gene Collier.

2 days ago



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