Opinion


 Brandon Sutter and the Penguins better hope they don't see too many goal celebrations from the Blue Jackets in their first-round playoff series.

Gene Collier: Time for Penguins to play like ... uh ... Penguins

The Penguins need to play more like the Penguins in the playoffs than play like the Flyers.

about 9 hours ago


Reg Henry: Limbaugh lacks a sense of humor or sense

Right-wing ideologues have a hard time loosening up to the likes of Stephen Colbert, and the joke's on them.

about 10 hours ago


He needs treatment

The perpetrator in the Franklin Regional attacks should not be charged as an adult. He needs the right diagnosis and treatment.

about 12 hours ago


Thankfully, no gun

Imagine if the young man in the Franklin Regional stabbings had had access to a gun.

about 12 hours ago


Violent videos

Many years ago doctors and parent organizations put up a fight to remove violent cartoons from TV. Where are these organizations now?

about 12 hours ago


Awful suggestion

Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA.

about 12 hours ago


Easier than when?

Nowadays, the law-abiding go through all manner of background checks to purchase guns, something that didn’t used to be the case.

about 12 hours ago


Imagine what the U.S. could do with money given to the military

Imbalanced spending has consequences as we see in reduced food stamps, unemployment spending and lack of job creation.

about 12 hours ago


The president knows the value of natural gas

As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”

about 12 hours ago


Stop picking on Lois Lerner

If Republicans really want to examine tax exemptions, they should check out the churches.

about 9 hours ago


Punished for getting married

Those who moralize about marriage should help make it easier.

about 9 hours ago


 An Afghan election worker rests after moving ballot boxes at a warehouse in Kabul Sunday. U.S. officials were pleased that the elections went off reasonably well and with little violence.

Dan Simpson / The latest on U.S. foreign policy

State Department types hold out hope on some fronts as danger mounts elsewhere.

about 9 hours ago


Worthy honor: Reporting on NSA surveillance draws a Pulitzer

No reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread secret surveillance program at home

about 12 hours ago


African adventure: The Pentagon pursues a costly, risky expansion

The Defense Department’s Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa.

about 12 hours ago


Reverse course: Yellow Cab seeks to join the ride-share business

The company is seeking PUC approval for what is referred to as “call and demand” taxi service.

about 12 hours ago


GOP hypocrisy

American people take a good look at the Republicans in the House and the Senate.

about 16 hours ago


Events child care

Pittsburgh has been invigorated recently by two forums that have cultivated conversation around women and equality.

about 16 hours ago


Parks classrooms

Thank you for your recent coverage of the plans for the new Frick Environmental Center.

about 17 hours ago


Maritime value

The State University of New York’s Maritime College in the Bronx has consistently done very well in the report of return on investment.

about 17 hours ago


 Kyle Houghtelin filets a red snapper at Penn Avenue Fish Co.


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Passover fish shortage scrambles the menu

Scarcity of certain foods can force adaptations and forge new traditions.

1 day ago


 Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich left the company following protests over his support of a ban on gay marriage in California.

Diversity and dishonesty

Liberal institutions should recognize their own dogmatism.

1 day ago


 A protester holds a Palestinian flag at a checkpoint closed by Israeli soldiers after demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement Halamish in the West Bank.

The peace process paradox

When the U.S. pushes the process, less peace results.

1 day ago


Back to the future: The Heinz Endowments recruits an old friend

Pittsburgh has one great advantage that many cities lack — a strong stable of philanthropic organizations.

about 17 hours ago


Fight obesity with Medicare

Obesity drugs should be covered to slow the rate of chronic diseases.

1 day ago


 Editorial icon, globe, international

Talks on track: The Iran negotiations must keep moving forward

The talks in which America is involved on Iran’s nuclear program and economic sanctions are proceeding well despite some opposition

about 17 hours ago


The IRS could make health care more affordable

Because of the federal income tax code, those who pay their health care insurance out-of-pocket are being treated unjustly.

about 16 hours ago


Pa. businesses should employ Pa. workers

One of the huge problems that Pa. skilled workers and contractors are facing is the number of  out-of-state contractors and workers.

about 17 hours ago


Elusive compliance: Allegheny County must stay on top of Shenango

The Allegheny County Health Department and Shenango Inc., reached a consent agreement to force the chronic polluter to curb its emissions.

about 17 hours ago


 Kris Letang, his teammates and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will be under plenty of scrutiny as their playoff run begins.

Ron Cook: Playoffs mean it's gut-check time for all Penguins

Another early postseason exit from the Penguins likely will not be tolerated, and seats will get hotter for players and coach alike.

2 days ago


 Luke Emory Oyler dashed onto the field at PNC Park on April 2 during the pierogi race. Said later that he did it to promote the love of Jesus Christ.

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: God works in mysterious ways, and so do humans

The creator must be accustomed to all the mayhem committed by humans. But where does he stand on crashing the field of a baseball game?

2 days ago


 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius bids farewell on Friday.

Ruth Ann Dailey: Sebelius speech missing more than a page

Scapegoating how Ms. Sebelius delivered her speech evades analyzing what she had to say.

2 days ago


Contempt at root

Regarding the Franklin Regional stabbings, once more a shocked nation asks: How can this be happening — again — in American schools?

2 days ago


Cancer caring

The Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield has provided support for cancer patients and their families since 1988.

2 days ago


Maintain progress

If we fail to maintain our infrastructure, we are squandering our tax dollars.

2 days ago


A program conservatives should love

Paul Ryan can trump the president in expanding the budget for volunteerism.

2 days ago


A counter for hysterics

In Michigan’s Senate race, Democrats’ ‘war on women’ theme won’t play.

2 days ago


 Actor Stephen Colbert

A wit for all seasons

Soon we'll need to get to know a new Stephen Colbert in late night.

2 days ago


The Pirates’ gun gesture is painful, not joyful

The players have replaced the Zoltan "Z" with a gun-slinging move, but it only reminds me of all the victims of gun attacks.

2 days ago


Don’t perpetuate myths about mental illness

I am dismayed by the PG’s persistence in citing “mental illness” as the primary precursor to murderous rampages.

2 days ago


Lots of growth: The land bank could boost city neighborhoods

Pittsburgh's approval of a land bank would help deal with the problem of city-held vacant properties.

2 days ago


Late-night churn: The ‘real’ Colbert will follow Letterman

Stephen Colbert will bring fresh energy to David Letterman's spot, but isn't it time for a woman to host a late-night show?

2 days ago


Hungary’s tilt: Right-wing parties gain in the latest election

The recent rise of right-wing parties goes beyond Hungary to other countries in a Europe mired in recession.

2 days ago


 Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save on Philadelphia's Tye McGinn in the second period Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Cheers to this loss for Penguins

Avoiding the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs is likely a good thing for the Penguins, who rarely respond well to their archrivals.

3 days ago


Enough Said: Air pollution vs. human beings

Facts that speak for themselves.

3 days ago


More moms are staying at home

And it’s not because more rich women are choosing not to work, reports JESSICA GROSE

3 days ago


Care and support

Franklin Regional's student families received care and kindness at Forbes Regional Hospital.

3 days ago


The jury is in on preschool

Recent studies confirm that quality preschool helps children do better in life, explains Pitt’s Robert B. McCall

3 days ago


Political purchases

Thanks to the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign finance, there is no need for average Americans to vote anymore.

3 days ago


A wealth of irony

While the Supreme Court further empowers the rich, millionaire singer Garth Brooks serenades George H.W. Bush with "Friends in Low Places."

3 days ago


 August Wilson: a talent honed by books

August Wilson was a reader first

Turn the Wilson Center into a celebration of literature, suggests former Post-Gazette book editor Bob Hoover.

3 days ago



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