Opinion


 In this Feb. 10, 2015, file photo, Anthony Khoury, head of Middle East and Africa expansions for Uber, demonstrates the mobile application at a press event to celebrate the official launch of the car-hailing service in Cairo.

Maureen Dowd: Driving Uber mad

I’ve learned the ride-sharing app is judging me.

about 16 hours ago


Rough country: Pennsylvania’s rural roads need more attention

Rural Pennsylvania roads and bridges rank among the most perilous in the country, according to a report issued last week.

about 16 hours ago


Escape clause: Bankers, not just banks, should be prosecuted

Americans have to wonder why their government allows these abuses to be carried out without individuals having to pay a stiff price.

about 16 hours ago


Honor the fallen: America owes thanks to those who gave their all

Please offer a moment for the nation’s fallen service members, and let us hope the day will come when no others will join their ranks.

about 16 hours ago


Early life abuse must be addressed

We can’t wait until children enter school to try and correct the effect that abuse has on the developing brain.

about 16 hours ago


Faith in bureaucrats would be misplaced

It’s a shame that Paul Buchheit is teaching economics when he seems so much better at rhetoric (“Why Not Privatize Everything?” May 17).

about 16 hours ago


UPMC has another corporate tantrum in rejecting Highmark Medicare Advantage

Despite what it says, UPMC does have an obligation to this community.

about 16 hours ago


Sharon Randall: Home church is everlasting, even among strangers

Trip back to church of childhood is special, even when you don’t know anyone anymore.

about 16 hours ago


 Charlie Morton takes the ball tonight against the Miami Marlins for the suddenly soaring Pirates. It will be his first major league start since Sept. 16.

Ron Cook: Morton's job is to keep momentum rolling for Pirates

Charlie Morton returns to the mound tonight for a Pirates team that thoroughly dominated the Mets this past weekend at PNC Park.

about 16 hours ago


As Others See It: Welfare madness in Kansas

Kansas’ punitive strike against the poor might be backfiring.

about 16 hours ago


George F. Will: Sen. Tim Kaine's quest for war legitimacy

The senator from Virginia wants Congress to do its job and authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State group.

about 16 hours ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Refusal to test students deserves an A

Standardized tests sometimes deserve a flunking grade.

about 16 hours ago


Will the public ever see real accountability from banks?

A $5 billion fine for megabanks for rigging global markets is chump change for these institutions and plain silliness on enforcement’s part.

about 16 hours ago


David M. Shribman: ‘The Building of the Ship’

Longfellow’s classic poem inspired statesmen and reads especially well on Memorial Day.

1 day ago


 Arnold Benson Jr., left, killed in Vietnam; Fran Rifugiato, center, served in World War II; Jared Monti, right, killed in Afghanistan and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Every day is Memorial Day

Combat veterans always keep in mind the comrades who didn’t come home.

1 day ago


Tidal shift: Pennsylvania is on track to reducing school taxes

The state House has advanced historic changes to Pennsylvania’s system of taxing its residents.

1 day ago


Airport gamble: Pittsburgh needs passengers, not players

Democratic Rep. Nick Kotik said profits from slots played by waiting passengers could help Pittsburgh International Airport.

1 day ago


Asides: A trolley for Daniel Tiger, an adventure for the science center, insurance for your vacation

Idlewild's trolley belongs to Daniel Tiger; the Carnegie offers an 'Anatomy Adventure'; the Insurance Department provides vacation tips.

1 day ago


Forum commentary distorts Ayn Rand’s philosophy

Objectivism certainly defends individualism, but the defense is anything but mindless.

1 day ago


Pot used to be pretty harmless, but it’s plenty dangerous today

I am a physician who grew up in the 1960s and ’70s when marijuana was the go-to drug for relaxing with friends or listening to music. Even

1 day ago


As whites lose their majority

Yes, there’s some backlash, but most whites seem OK with it.

1 day ago


Tweak the governor’s budget

Wolf’s proposals are good ones but could do more to help lower- and middle-income Pennsylvanians.

1 day ago


Jack Kelly: Stop blaming George Bush

Obama’s failures have created chaos in Iraq.

1 day ago


Ayn Rand believed government has a vital but limited role

Her political philosophy is wholly incompatible with any form of anarchism.

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Privatizers forget that humans are deeply interconnected

Democracy means freedom — but as individual freedoms within a group environment.

1 day ago


Two thumbs up for a movie theater Downtown

Having a movie theater that would show first-run films would be a great addition to Downtown Pittsburgh.

1 day ago


 Thirsty in Wilkinsburg? In the 1950s, you could go for the Coca-Cola advertised above in the shops on Wood Street.

The Next Page: You can wet your whistle in Wilkinsburg after 145 years

Voters overturned the dry spell James Kelly imposed on Wilkinsburg writes Michael Connors

1 day ago


 Peter Leo

Peter Leo: Visit to Hungary proves unsettling but inspiring

Hungarians have the mindset of an occupied people, we are told, which hasn’t changed all that much since the fall of Communism.

1 day ago


 Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez homered against the New York Mets Saturday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates come out swinging, and it works

Mets ace Matt Harvey was no match for a Pirates lineup that gave its own stellar starter enough run support and then plenty more.

1 day ago


Trade Promotion Authority would support job growth

Trade and manufacturing create jobs and a strong economy. Congress is considering legislation key to negotiating trade agreements.

1 day ago


Paul Krugman: We were lied into the Iraq War

Let’s not fall for a false narrative about how 'mistakes were made.'

2 days ago


War games: Obama is right to curb military gear for police

His move is an important step toward building trust between law enforcement units and the communities they protect.

2 days ago


Bad bounce: Reckless overdrafts are getting more painful

Raise your hand if you read the 40 pages of small print from the bank when you opened a checking account.

2 days ago


Voters sent a message by choosing Barbara Daly Danko

She fell out of favor with proponents of drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport for questioning the wisdom of a decadeslong gas lease.

2 days ago


It's not enough to talk about science; students must do science

If the U.S. wants to compete in the STEM area, public schools must participate in science and engineering fairs.

2 days ago


 Bill and Kathleen Simpson in 2013.

Saturday Diary: Mrs. Simpson’s garden blooms

Kathleen Simpson passed away in April, and she'd be glad to know her azaleas are doing well.

2 days ago


Danko was the driving force behind the naming of the David McCullough Bridge

A relative newcomer to county council at the time, Barbara Daly Danko clearly saw the importance of my proposal to honor Mr. McCullough.

2 days ago




Charles Krauthammer: A better hypothetical -- What if Obama hadn’t pulled out of Iraq?

Following six years of Mr. Obama’s steady and determined withdrawal from the Middle East, America’s standing in the region has collapsed.

2 days ago


 Wireless Tower 2

First Person: The long reach of short waves

I sold my short-wave radio today. I hadn’t used it much in the last 10 years, and not at all in the last two, but I had owned it since high

2 days ago


Saturday Poem: To the Woman Who Holds a Soldier in Her Hands

The frame is simple, unpolished — / flat black sections fitting into seamless miters. / His uniform, crisp against her wrinkled chest ...

2 days ago


The nukes of North Korea

At some point, Kim Jong Un will be able to hit the United States.

3 days ago


Airbag threat: The key safety device must be replaced ASAP

It’s been six years since a Virginia woman bled to death in front of her children after the airbag in her Honda Accord exploded.

3 days ago


For students’ sake: The DA’s probe in Plum must be expeditious

Allegations of teachers having improper sexual relations with students, if true, are egregious violations of law and ethics.

3 days ago


Meaty battle: Canada, Mexico want to rob consumers of info

Increasingly consumers look to labels for assurance of quality, and they trust products made, grown and raised in the United States.

3 days ago


Pa. shouldn’t lag behind on medical marijuana

The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for myriad ailments.

3 days ago


Gail Collins: Harriet Tubman vs. Andrew Jackson

Women should have money and be on money, too.

3 days ago


Improved training for security guards makes Pittsburgh buildings safer

Training leads to a better equipped workforce, professionalizes the industry and reduces turnover.

3 days ago


 A view of the Hill District and Pittsburgh skyline from the Herron Hill Reservoir.

My love for Pittsburgh -- weather and all -- has grown strong over the years

As I grew older I came to find out how much there is going on in Pittsburgh at any given time of the year.

3 days ago


The game of football inherently lacks integrity

The problem is that nobody can knock a person to the ground with integrity.

3 days ago



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