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 Newton's cradle concept on background

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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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.

about 7 hours ago


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.

about 7 hours ago


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.

about 7 hours ago


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.”

about 7 hours ago


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.

about 7 hours ago


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.

about 7 hours ago


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.

about 7 hours ago


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.”

about 7 hours ago


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.

about 7 hours ago


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.

about 7 hours ago


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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.

about 7 hours ago


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?”

about 7 hours ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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?

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


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?

1 day ago


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?

1 day ago


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?

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


 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.

1 day ago


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

Many are delusional about the state of race relations.

1 day ago


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.

1 day ago


Unions' Labor Day message for Pennsylvanians

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

1 day ago


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.

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


Pennsylvania must stay competitive and increase its film tax credits

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

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


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.”

2 days ago


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.

2 days ago


What kind of Pittsburgh do you want?

This economist hopes that economic inequality will give way to a strong middle class — with the health care sector leading the way.

2 days ago


Our geography, ourselves

Where we live has a lot to do with who we are, this neuroscientist and author explains.

2 days ago


A bucketful of ALS myths

Lou Gehrig’s disease may not be what you thought but the challenge is worthy, this neurologist writes.

2 days ago


 Ricki Wertz lip-synching "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" outside the WENS studios.

The Next Page: The behind-the-camera love story of Pittsburgh TV pioneers Tom Borden and Ricki Wertz

“We fell in love at Channel 16,” recalled Ricki Wertz.  “Several of the WENS staff members got married, including Tom and I.”

2 days ago


The promise of tenure reform

A historic California court case will shape schools across the nation, says this education writer.

2 days ago


A Labor Day tribute to Job Corps

The 50-year-old program gives society’s most disconnected young people a chance, says the U.S. labor secretary.

2 days ago


Natural gas is another dirty fuel: Pennsylvania needs renewable energy

Natural gas, which is methane, is a highly potent greenhouse gas.

2 days ago


From deep mining to strip mining to gas drilling, workers have made a living

Each of these methods of energy exploration has been needed over generations for families’ livelihoods.

2 days ago


Jack Kelly's Rick Perry column was light on facts

In the column he tries to make the case that the recent indictment of Gov. Perry is a result of a partisan witch hunt.

2 days ago


Americans need help with future decisions on health care and end-of-life issues

Who is going to help us rethink untenable positions and make changes in the kind of humane society we wish to live in?

2 days ago


Listen up, men: A strong voice for women emerges, from the 1700s

Women can be marginalized even in the very forums that rely on them to share their experiences.

2 days ago


Brian O’Neill: Something stinks about how people act in public now

This page regularly runs “Random Acts of Kindness.” Might we get just as many letters if we went with “Random Acts of Rudeness”?

2 days ago


George F. Will / Paul Ryan points the way forward

In his new book he says something few politicians say: Mr. Ryan says he was wrong.

2 days ago


Megan McArdle / Time to review airline etiquette

It’s hard to sympathize with anyone in the “knee defender” episode.

2 days ago


First Person / The NFL hits the wrong note

It’s high time the league pay musicians at the Super Bowl.

3 days ago


Obama cools it: He has the right approach to foreign hot spots

President Obama should be praised for careful strategizing on Ukraine and Syria.

3 days ago


9-year-old killer: Some Americans’ gun lust has no bounds

Careless parents and weak laws put the public at risk when letting a child fire an Uzi.

3 days ago



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