Opinion


George F. Will: America, barbarous nation

Why must we continue to allow the slaughter of the preborn?.

about 16 hours ago


Flunking schools: Districts fail to prepare their students for CCAC

Allegheny County's class of 2014 were unprepared for college-level work at CCAC.

about 16 hours ago


Lions’ stand: More is needed than Zimbabwe’s hunt suspension

Zimbabwe suspends wildlife hunting, but the U.S. can do more to discourage it.

about 16 hours ago


Undone: Again, Congress leaves with too much left to do

Congress leaves for vacation with a lot on its plate.

about 16 hours ago


Let’s celebrate Medicare’s success at age 50

Medicare's success at 40 is worth celebrating.

about 16 hours ago


Pennsylvania's drillers pay enough without a severance tax

A severance tax is yet another extra tax that could put the future of natural gas jobs in Pennsylvania at risk

about 16 hours ago


Bob Dole is looking good for a 2016 presidential run

Bob Dole in ’16 sounds very good.

about 16 hours ago


Vehicle registration stickers are helpful to police.

I believe the vehicle registration stickers for Pennsylvania license plates are a plus for our police to use in enforcing the law. They are

about 16 hours ago


 The Pirates' A.J. Burnett is expected to miss four weeks with a right flexor strain.

Ron Cook: With Burnett sidelined, Pirates starters must step up

It’s unlikely A.J. Burnett can return to the Pirates at his best, so the other starters — especially the mercurial Charlie Morton — are key.

about 16 hours ago


Things to look for in the big GOP debate

Who will Donald Trump attack? Who won’t Donald Trump attack? Etc.

about 16 hours ago


 Students in the summer's first 412 Build session learn woodworking skills at TechShop.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: 412 Build’s business is training teen entrepreneurs

412 Build gives 24 teenagers each summer entrepreneurial training and networking with tech and community nonprofits.

about 16 hours ago


Tony Norman: Socialism is a bad word for Democrats

Democratic leaders wisely tread carefully when subject of socialism comes up.

about 16 hours ago


The stock market is driven by the 1 percent

The stock market is rigged to work for the big investor.

about 16 hours ago


David Brooks: Capitalism on trial

We’re entering a fascinating debate about the value of our capitalist system.

1 day ago


Vote no: Employers, not city council, should set sick days

City council is rushing into trouble with its sick-leave plan.

1 day ago


Death of a mullah: The U.S. should focus on leaving Afghanistan

Mullah's death is further reason for U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh’s catch: Riverlife’s next leader has a record of success

Riverlife's new leader comes prepared from Boston.

1 day ago


Maureen Dowd: What would Beau do?

Vice President Biden must decide if he should seek the nomination

1 day ago


Children in the county need foster families

There is a need for foster families in Allegheny County.

1 day ago


 Hungry? Don't forget to eat at Primanti's.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: An all-purpose travel story about great, gritty Pittsburgh

Travel writers, save your fingers: Cut and paste this handy, cliche-ridden paean to Pittsburgh, which everyone likes now for some reason.

1 day ago


We must act to improve the climate right now

In a perfect world, everyone would run out this second and volunteer at their local environmental group.

1 day ago


Our family has earned its place in the neighborhood

How will Pittsburgh be able to attract and retain dynamic and creative people without affordable housing?

1 day ago


The LCB is only good for Democrats

State stores offer great pay, benefits and job protection.

1 day ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Billboard win inspires for post-Bayer battle

The citizens who denounce the idea of big digital signs encourage Pittsburghers worried about the decaying Bayer sign on Mount Washington.

1 day ago


Raise standards in the workplace

Pittsburgh City Council should vote to require paid sick days.

1 day ago


Planned Parenthood helps in times of crisis

Planned Parenthood helps in times of crisis.

1 day ago


David M. Shribman: The mollification of Donald Trump

GOP leaders want most of all to keep him from running as an independent.

2 days ago


In Iraq, I raided insurgents; at home, the police raided me

We learned in Iraq to talk with people first, draw our weapons second.

2 days ago


Third-party torture: A judge calls for fair treatment of minor candidates

A federal judge's ruling will help third-party candidates.

2 days ago


Lost and found: Teaming up in Pittsburgh to recover stolen cars

Pittsburgh police and the parking authority should work together to find stolen cars.

2 days ago


Asides: Things that aren't there in Pittsburgh ...

Things that aren't there: Negro League statues, the Tic Toc and Arcade Bakery and USAirway's flight center.

2 days ago


Hospitals need help in the state budget

The governor's budget will hurt hospitals, especially those in rural parts of Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


A rape quiz for men

How many women do you know who have been raped? Don’t know?

2 days ago


Let Pennsylvania protect its citizens

The commonwealth should not have to recognize the weakest state gun laws in the nation.

2 days ago


Kids are born philosophers

Here's why philosophy should be taught from grade school on.

2 days ago


Jack Kelly: Liberal giants are long gone

Democrats today prefer to suppress rather than engage opposing views.

2 days ago


What happened to Mike Huckabee?

The former governor, always conservative, has gotten louder and meaner.

2 days ago


Raising tobacco taxes would be bad news for western Pennsylvania retailers.

Pennsylvania is facing another budget crisis and the governor is proposing an increase in tobacco taxes as a way out.

2 days ago


Like the LCB monopoly? Why not a state monopoly on gas, milk and more, too?

Soon we will be the richest state in the union, with no taxes and full employment.

2 days ago


 A group of children salutes the flag at the Irene Kaufmann Settlement playground in May 1934.

The Next Page: A salute lost to history

Hannah Schwarz explores a 1934 photo that appears to show Jewish children in Pittsburgh giving the Nazi salute.

2 days ago


 Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says he is always harder on himself than the outside world.

Gene Collier: Steelers' Colbert generally manages to keep things in perspective

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has had much success, but he still hears all the outside noise — even when he takes a vacation.

2 days ago


Brian O'Neill: Confessions of a house tour Tom Sawyer

If it’s widely known that you’re incapable of doing something, good people will come to your aid; just don’t let let pride get in your way.

2 days ago


 Air pollution concept with factory building. Ecology and industrial abstract

Pittsburgh’s air quality is complicated

t's not easy to analyze the region's air quality.

2 days ago


First Person: Stars, but mostly bars

The frat boys got drunk so the South would rise again.

3 days ago


Courtroom comfort: For stressed children witnesses, it’s a dog’s world

Allegheny County should start using comfort dogs in its family courts.

3 days ago


Toxic water: The world’s Olympians deserve better in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's polluted waters are putting Olympians and visitors at risk.

3 days ago


More training will curtail bike-car collisions

Drivers need to learn where cyclists are allowed to ride.

3 days ago




Look out if America elects a Republican president in 2016

We have a Republican Party so extreme that no concern is given to the public interest — public health, safety or welfare.

3 days ago


An editorial wrongly suggested a connection between Israeli settlements and the Iran accord

The “palliative visit” by Ashton B. Carter somehow motivated the Netanyahu government to authorize the building of additional units.

3 days ago



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