Opinion


David Brooks / Beware the revolt of the weak

Vladimir Putin and the Islamic State have few strengths but they challenge civilization’s norms.

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Dirty numbers: Someone’s account of shale waste disposal is way off

To say that the records of Marcellus Shale well waste disposal are riddled with gaps doesn’t begin to describe the scale of the problem.

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Medicine upside down: When hospital rates are charged at the doctor’s office

Under Medicare rules, certain freestanding clinics can be considered hospital-based facilities, letting clinics charge inpatient-type fees.

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A home of one’s own: The county tries a program for greater independence

A trial program by county Human Services will allot $200 a month to 20 residents in group housing who would like to live on their own.

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Sunday morning: the wrong time for politicians' quarterbacking

These spokespersons, who ordinarily can’t get anything done during the week, all of a sudden have all the answers on Sunday morning.

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Dan Simpson / Fall is for football

But foreign crises and presidential politics intrude.

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Film tax credits are another form of corporate welfare

If a project makes economic sense, then the private sector will find a way to fund it.

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A slight clarification of Shetland Islands history

In 1469, the Norwegian king was flat broke and pledged the islands to Scotland while he tried to round up the money he needed for the dowry.

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The new bike-only lanes in front of Phipps are great

No longer do I have to dodge vehicles backing out of the parking spaces in front of Phipps.

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Biking outbound on Forbes brings unnecessary road rage encounters

Those who are that frustrated by driving Downtown should consider biking instead.

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Response to Rogers cartoon shows lack of respect for artistic commentary

After the series of incensed letters to the editor in response to a Rob Rogers cartoon about Israel, can anyone doubt the power of images?

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 Dan Rooney talks with head coach Mike Tomlin during workouts last month at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

Gene Collier: If bad news comes in 3s, Steelers flirt with danger

Steelers facing the possibility of going 8-8 for a third consecutive year, but 9-7 or even 7-9 seems more likely.

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Reg Henry: Obama not super, but who is?

While George W. Bush wasn’t Mr. Popularity by the end of his presidency, he always had diehard fans. Obama doesn’t have that luxury.

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Pittsburgh, take care of and pride in the city’s gems, like August Wilson landmarks

While it is important to recognize the feats of Pittsburgh today, we must also remember and preserve the Pittsburgh that once was.

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In the Middle East, don’t think, just panic

Those who criticize Obama for not having a strategy need to explain theirs.

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Apple won’t take the fall for your nude selfies

All the big Internet companies hold you responsible for whatever you store in the cloud

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Rebel science: Studying physics can give wayward teens a cause

Physics is for those who reject all authority, those who know in their bones that the world is not what it seems.

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 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says county officers are underutilized in the county's nine public parks.

Policing the parks: Fitzgerald has a smart plan to begin using rangers

Hiring county park rangers would free up 45 to 50 police officers to assist communities that need help from the Allegheny County police.

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The NFL reconsiders: Goodell switches to a tough stand on domestic abuse

If there’s a right time to take a stand on domestic violence and sexual assault, it’s now.

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Pedal protection: Pittsburgh wins with bicycle lanes Downtown

More protected lanes for bicyclists will help Pittsburgh promote an image and culture of public health and wellness.

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We should abandon companies that abandon the U.S.

Inversions of corporations (their choosing to incorporate in foreign countries to avoid U.S. taxes) seems to have “gone viral.”

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Does George Will expect citizens to pay the tab for corporations?

In defending inversions, he derided the notion that American corporations have some patriotic obligations to the United States.

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The 9-year-old in Uzi shooting will have a lifetime of suffering

It’s a form a child abuse to allow such a tiny child to handle such a heavy weapon, with the resulting consequences.

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The conflict in Ukraine is troubling from a historical perspective

Connect the dots and see that what is happening in Eastern Ukraine and Russia is similar to the beginning of Hitler’s aggressions.

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The music-of-my-life is missing from the radio

Maybe “Someday,” when I’m older and more gray, perhaps a new station will emerge and take me on a “Sentimental Journey.”

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WJAS has gone from a high to a low format

What a shame we lost one of the only great music stations in our area to another garbage talk show.

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Ferguson’s lessons: Pittsburgh should heed the instruction

We came very close to having our own Michael Brown situation when Jordan Miles was viciously beaten by Pittsburgh police in 2010.

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Catherine Rampell / Naming rights: The one fight to have before your wedding

Betrothed women of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your husbands’ names.

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Catholic leaders should support the expansion of Pa. human rights

I have been heartened by Pope Francis, who has been quoted in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, “Who am I to judge?”

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Making it in Pittsburgh: Leveraging the spirit of our forebears through new technologies

As we celebrate Labor Day 2014, the old-fashioned idea of “making” is becoming new again.

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Waiting for water: DEP and drillers must respond more quickly

Imagine how nerve-wracking it would be to wait a year or more for the promise of a permanent supply of clean water.

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Labor dishonored: Congress snubs U.S. workers on the minimum wage

More than a parade, more than a picnic, if there’s one thing many American workers want today it’s a raise.

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Ghost wings: 100 years ago the last passenger pigeon died

Have we truly learned from this slaughter in the natural world unparalleled in the nation’s history?

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Tom Corbett in the Labor Day parade would be hypocrisy

The governor’s misguided agenda has sought to tear down social and economic protections for workers.

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Union leaders bully members while backing an anti-labor candidate

Top union leaders in Western Pa. have trumped some union members’ Labor Day parade invitation to a sitting governor.

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A weapon of war shouldn't have been in young hands

What could be more moronic than allowing a 9-year-old child to handle an Uzi submachine gun?

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Stop anti-gun blather and get to the key questions in Uzi shooting

As for this 9-year-old girl, how might this affair affect her?

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Nothing on radio now is comparable to WJAS' former format

May I echo Rich Campbell’s feelings (“Soulless Radio,” Aug. 23 letters) regarding the demise of WJAS?

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Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Shoot, it’s never too early to start firing

What do 9-year-old girls like these days? Chuck E. Cheese? Bowling? How about a trip to the shooting range?

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Sharon Randall / Today’s assignment: Name 10 interesting facts about yourself

I get a lot of odd requests. This was the first of its kind.

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 Josh Harrison singles Sunday against the Reds at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Pirates’
 resiliency is 
remarkable

After all the injuries, slumps and losing streaks, the Pirates have stepped up. With the playoff race intensifying, expect more of the same.

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Nicholas D. Kristof / When whites just don’t get it

Many are delusional about the state of race relations.

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Policy must be changed for the sake of all homeless kids

Congress should end the de facto U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ban on helping homeless children.

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Unions' Labor Day message for Pennsylvanians

We want to expand the middle class and rebuild main street communities.

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David M. Shribman: The world is changing fast and the United States seems stuck

Perhaps only a few times before have world leaders returned to their posts to so dangerous a mix of global conditions.

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Expanded coverage: Corbett’s Healthy PA still comes with questions

No one will know the impact of Gov. Corbett's health plan until it takes effect.

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Pennsylvania must stay competitive and increase its film tax credits

Movie productions create good-paying jobs and stimulate every segment of the Pennsylvania economy.

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Compromise: It’s the only way to save the August Wilson Center

The foundations and a developer should come to terms on the August Wilson Center.

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Asides: Bad Pittsburgh drivers, good Pittsburgh living and elite Pittsburgh bees

Here’s a headline that civic boosters don’t want to see in the Post-Gazette: “Pittsburgh Drivers at Bottom of Pile of Accidents.”

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Public-private partnerships hold great promise for Pennsylvania and America

Governments at all levels face immense pressure to improve public services and infrastructure while saving public taxpayer money.

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