Opinion


 The sun rises over the 'New Pittsburgh' (2003)

Parsing the ‘New Pittsburgh’ narrative

Chris Briem says the city’s rise-from-the-Rust-Belt story overstates how down we were — and how up we are.

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David Shribman: Barry Goldwater, a conservative icon cast in bronze

Principled but willing to listen, he returns to a Capitol where rivals no longer are respected

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Capitol moonlighting: Pa. legislators should stick to one full-time job

Rep. Anthony DeLuca is introducing a bill that would limit the income that senators and representatives could receive from second jobs.

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End the monopoly: The House takes a big step on liquor privatization

For the second legislative session in a row, the Pa. House has passed a bill that would pull state government out of the liquor business.

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Asides: Stressed-out polar bears, a Downtown food co-op, bikes for the disabled

Critics say polar bears are stressed by zoos, the East End Food Co-Op mulls PPG Place, disabled kids get adaptive bikes.

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The middle class wants substance, not form

I found the article on Sen. Elizabeth Warren last Sunday to be a bit over the top (“A Passionate Voice Steering the Conversation,” Feb. 22).

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An electrifying story about men

Most of them would rather shock themselves than be alone with their thoughts.

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Domestic drone dilemmas

Jamming or shooting down threatening drones poses a passel of problems.

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Obama the flirt

Yes, the president loves America, but he has carried on with other countries, too.

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Gail Collins: Bye-bye, Chris Christie

Now that his big achievement has turned to dust, all that’s left is bluster

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 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., fourth from right, links arms with other civil rights leaders as they begin the march to the state capitol in Montgomery from Selma, Ala., on March 21, 1965. The demonstrators are marching for voter registration rights for black residents. Second from right is Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. The marchers are wearing leis given by a Hawaiian group.

The Next Page: Footsteps to follow ... the-Selma-to-Montgomery-marches

Rabbi Aaron Bisno says the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches is a new call to action

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Andrew McCutchen's story shows how we can save our nation by saving our children

What a wonderful opinion piece from Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (“I Could Have Been Left Behind,” Feb. 22 Forum).

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Let baseball be baseball

Why is Major League Baseball trying to shorten our good times with new rules?

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Kudos to United Way for getting millennials involved in leadership

Too bad more organizations aren’t following United Way’s lead.

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The question to Gov. Scott Walker about evolution was highly relevant

It is an indication of whether as a president his decisions would be guided by reality (scientific evidence) or ideology.

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Whacking Scott Walker

Liberals don’t know it, but they’re helping him out.

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 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford.

Ron Cook: Rutherford can rest easy at deadline

General manager Jim Rutherford's work is done, but that of the Penguins' biggest stars is now just beginning.

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 Pirates players Jung Ho Kang jokes with Gregory Polanco (middle) and Starling Marte at workouts at Pirate City in Bradenton Fla.

Gene Collier: Recalling the bizarre spring of 1995

The zany spring of 1995 was certainly one to remember in Bradenton, where the Pirates nearly threw a med school student behind the plate.

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Brian O'Neill: How 'The Pittsburgh Gentleman' snagged and sold 19,397 baseball signatures

’Pittsburgh Gentleman’ built up an unparalleled collection of autographed baseballs.

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Citizens deserve honest answers from politicians about beliefs

Jack Kelly’s Feb. 22 column (“Evolution? Gotcha!”) complains of left-leaning journalists asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker about evolution.

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Violence is who we are

In Pittsburgh, in America, we accept that violence and death are part of our culture.

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Saturday Diary: Heading west … because the price was right

A family trip brings together the generations for a lifetime.

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Guns to jobs: The Boilermakers’ program has a big payoff

In exchange for turning in their guns, no questions asked, people were given tokens to begin a six-month training program in welding.

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Voice of liberty: Egypt should free a blogger who worked for reform

Alaa Abd El Fattah is a protest leader and blogger who has been jailed by three regimes for his calls for more democratic freedoms.

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PG, be worried about the places deer live

I read with great interest two recent editorials concerning environmental issues: fracking and deer culling.

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We should see deer and other animals as "other nations"

American naturalist Henry Beston in “The Outermost House” (1928) offered a view we should consider.

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The death penalty doesn't deter crime, but it could help those who need organs

Those sentenced to death could agree to be a complete organ donor — death by donation.

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This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

Salutation, Sentients, and welcome back to Glox News!

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Saturday Poem: Smoke Rising

To see it as my grandfather saw it / when he was a man of my age / meant hope ...

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 Actor John Goodman arrives  at the Lincoln Pharmacy in Millvale to shoot the upcoming movie "Let It Snow"

First Person / Christmas in February: Movie stars invaded our coffee shop and made it snow

“Let It Snow” came to our corner of Pittsburgh to film and generally take over the place. It’s hard not to be star-struck.

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Charles Krauthammer: A sunset clause would be a fatal flaw in the Iran nuclear deal

The agreement thus would provide a predictable path to an Iranian bomb.

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Paul Krugman: Knowledge isn’t power

Don’t blame the ‘skills gap’ for inequality.

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 Palestinian mourners carry the body of 18-year-old Ahmad Najar, who was shot dead by Israeli troops on Saturday. The military said soldiers fired toward the lower extremities of two men hurling firebombs and that the incident was being investigated.

Nicholas Kristof: Israel’s self-inflicted wound

It lessens its moral authority with the settlers’ land grab in the West Bank.

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 President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

Seven little words: The fate of Obamacare turns on an interpretation

Thousands of Pennsylvanians and millions of Americans could lose the help they’re getting to buy health insurance.

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Algeria’s unrest: Fracking triggers turmoil for a major oil producer

Algeria’s fracking opponents say it will foul the environment unnecessarily and that the resource is already exported in abundance.

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Cupcake tax?: Tough action is needed against unhealthy foods

As the nation’s obesity continues to soar, it’s time to consider such unorthodox solutions for curbing unhealthy eating.

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They should hear what Netanyahu has to say

President Barack Obama’s red line has been crossed by others without significant consequences.

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Ruth Ann Dailey, review Bush's statements before the Iraq War

Why must conservatives continuously try to rewrite history?

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By selling armed drones, this country will be exporting terror

People in this country will make money exporting a unique terror that literally “rains out of the sky.”

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Allowing the export of armed drones is insanity

For the official insanity file — the front-page headline on Feb. 18 (“U.S. Will Put Armed Drones on World Market”). Sure, what could

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Mt. Lebanon residents need to calm down about deer

Mt. Lebanon needs to calm down, or soon people there will want to kill all the birds because “they poop on our heads.”

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Tony Norman: And the award for not caring goes to ...

Awards season is over, so it’s OK to pay attention.

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George F. Will: Reversing course in Illinois

A new Republican governor is trying to clean a very dirty house.

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The AIU gives school districts invaluable help

The Reading Achievement Center provides support designed to increase student learning.

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A severance tax would set back Pennsylvania

The natural gas industry has brought enormous economic benefits to the commonwealth

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Jerome Bettis: Pittsburgh’s young people need to know the world of work

And you can help them learn and earn by supporting the summer youth jobs program.

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 A Big Belly Solar waste and recycling station on Smithfield Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Don’t trash recycling: Compliance goes soft and incineration returns

Reducing output should be the No. 1 goal. No. 2 should be to recycle.

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Delay for Greece: Its new leaders have more time to deal with debt

What was achieved between the creditors and the new Greek government was a four-month postponement of the country’s Feb. 28 cash call.

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Modern age: It’s time for PennDOT to embrace credit cards

PennDOT accepts only checks and money orders at its service centers, inconveniencing motorists.

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Bush backers can’t rewrite Iraq War history

Why is Ruth Ann Dailey allowed to say “the lunatic left still slanderously claims that Mr. Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction ...”?

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