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 The Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Jussi Jokinen, Brandon Sutter and Matt Niskanen after scoring against the Blue Jackets in the second period Wednesday night of Game 1 of this first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center.

Gene Collier: Game 1 looked very different

Compared to recent playoffs, first-round opener looked and felt very different from its immediate predecessors.

about 13 hours ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Eaglets squawk about their sibling rivalry

Eaglets have a tough time growing up together, we imagine, considering where they're headed.

about 16 hours ago


Stingy toward poor

During this Holy Week, our governor and legislators should repent their stingy ways to “the least of the brethren."

about 14 hours ago


NCAA and PSU

Why does the Post-Gazette believe the issue of the NCAA exceeding its authority with Penn State is better left unscrutinized?

about 14 hours ago


Al inspired even then

Years ago at Westinghouse High School, Al Donalson already showed his amazing talent as a journalist and writer.

about 14 hours ago


Bucs’ ‘Yes’ gesture

The Pirates have replaced Zoltan with the "Yes Movement" of the WWE's Daniel Bryan.

about 14 hours ago


Pride reduces litter

Individuals should have the civic pride to properly dispose of their garbage, not rely on the state to pick up items tossed out the window.

about 14 hours ago


The public vote regarding city police residency deserves respect

City voters made it clear that they wanted our city police to live in the city.

about 14 hours ago


 Soldiers from the Ukrainian Army sit atop combat vehicles after being blocked by people on their way to confront pro-Russian insurgents in the town of Kramatorsk Wednesday.

Ukraine: stupidity in action

The government should stop playing Putin’s game and avoid giving him a pretext to invade.

about 14 hours ago


 warning drones above sign

Game of drones

What happens when the tech giants launch their own air forces?

about 14 hours ago


Gov. Corbett understands the Medicaid math

The call for expansion of Medicaid would place one-quarter of Pennsylvania citizens on the rolls of this welfare program.

about 18 hours ago


Consequences of hate: Homegrown terror takes its toll in Kansas

The suspect in the murder of three people Sunday near Kansas City is a reminder that the United States has a domestic terrorism problem.

about 18 hours ago


Syria’s challenge: After the war, can the country be put together?

There appears to be little movement toward democracy or the departure of President Bashar Assad.

about 18 hours ago


 Horizontal banners of hills coniferous wood.

Corbett plan is good for parks

Extracting gas can help improve state parks and forests.

about 14 hours ago


Samantha Bennett: The person you have dialed is not in service

A new policy in France means workers’ free time is truly free.

about 14 hours ago


DEP access: The state should not be barred from drill sites

For two days after a gas well exploded in Greene County, Chevron refused to allow DEP emergency response investigators onto the site.

about 18 hours ago


 Brandon Sutter and the Penguins better hope they don't see too many goal celebrations from the Blue Jackets in their first-round playoff series.

Gene Collier: Time for Penguins to play like ... uh ... Penguins

The Penguins need to play more like the Penguins in the playoffs than play like the Flyers.

1 day ago


Reg Henry: Limbaugh lacks a sense of humor or sense

Right-wing ideologues have a hard time loosening up to the likes of Stephen Colbert, and the joke's on them.

1 day ago


He needs treatment

The perpetrator in the Franklin Regional attacks should not be charged as an adult. He needs the right diagnosis and treatment.

1 day ago


Thankfully, no gun

Imagine if the young man in the Franklin Regional stabbings had had access to a gun.

1 day ago


Violent videos

Many years ago doctors and parent organizations put up a fight to remove violent cartoons from TV. Where are these organizations now?

1 day ago


Awful suggestion

Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA.

1 day ago


Easier than when?

Nowadays, the law-abiding go through all manner of background checks to purchase guns, something that didn’t used to be the case.

1 day ago


Imagine what the U.S. could do with money given to the military

Imbalanced spending has consequences as we see in reduced food stamps, unemployment spending and lack of job creation.

1 day ago


The president knows the value of natural gas

As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”

1 day ago


Stop picking on Lois Lerner

If Republicans really want to examine tax exemptions, they should check out the churches.

1 day ago


Punished for getting married

Those who moralize about marriage should help make it easier.

1 day ago


 An Afghan election worker rests after moving ballot boxes at a warehouse in Kabul Sunday. U.S. officials were pleased that the elections went off reasonably well and with little violence.

Dan Simpson: The latest on U.S. foreign policy

State Department types hold out hope on some fronts as danger mounts elsewhere.

1 day ago


Worthy honor: Reporting on NSA surveillance draws a Pulitzer

No reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread secret surveillance program at home

1 day ago


African adventure: The Pentagon pursues a costly, risky expansion

The Defense Department’s Africa Command, created in 2008, continues to expand U.S. military activities in Africa.

1 day ago


Reverse course: Yellow Cab seeks to join the ride-share business

The company is seeking PUC approval for what is referred to as “call and demand” taxi service.

1 day ago


GOP hypocrisy

American people take a good look at the Republicans in the House and the Senate.

1 day ago


Events child care

Pittsburgh has been invigorated recently by two forums that have cultivated conversation around women and equality.

1 day ago


Parks classrooms

Thank you for your recent coverage of the plans for the new Frick Environmental Center.

1 day ago


Maritime value

The State University of New York’s Maritime College in the Bronx has consistently done very well in the report of return on investment.

1 day ago


 Kyle Houghtelin filets a red snapper at Penn Avenue Fish Co.


Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Passover fish shortage scrambles the menu

Scarcity of certain foods can force adaptations and forge new traditions.

2 days ago


 Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich left the company following protests over his support of a ban on gay marriage in California.

Diversity and dishonesty

Liberal institutions should recognize their own dogmatism.

2 days ago


 A protester holds a Palestinian flag at a checkpoint closed by Israeli soldiers after demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement Halamish in the West Bank.

The peace process paradox

When the U.S. pushes the process, less peace results.

2 days ago


Back to the future: The Heinz Endowments recruits an old friend

Pittsburgh has one great advantage that many cities lack — a strong stable of philanthropic organizations.

1 day ago


Fight obesity with Medicare

Obesity drugs should be covered to slow the rate of chronic diseases.

2 days ago


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Talks on track: The Iran negotiations must keep moving forward

The talks in which America is involved on Iran’s nuclear program and economic sanctions are proceeding well despite some opposition

1 day ago


The IRS could make health care more affordable

Because of the federal income tax code, those who pay their health care insurance out-of-pocket are being treated unjustly.

1 day ago


Pa. businesses should employ Pa. workers

One of the huge problems that Pa. skilled workers and contractors are facing is the number of  out-of-state contractors and workers.

1 day ago


Elusive compliance: Allegheny County must stay on top of Shenango

The Allegheny County Health Department and Shenango Inc., reached a consent agreement to force the chronic polluter to curb its emissions.

1 day ago


 Kris Letang, his teammates and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will be under plenty of scrutiny as their playoff run begins.

Ron Cook: Playoffs mean it's gut-check time for all Penguins

Another early postseason exit from the Penguins likely will not be tolerated, and seats will get hotter for players and coach alike.

3 days ago


 Luke Emory Oyler dashed onto the field at PNC Park on April 2 during the pierogi race. Said later that he did it to promote the love of Jesus Christ.

Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: God works in mysterious ways, and so do humans

The creator must be accustomed to all the mayhem committed by humans. But where does he stand on crashing the field of a baseball game?

3 days ago


 Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius bids farewell on Friday.

Ruth Ann Dailey: Sebelius speech missing more than a page

Scapegoating how Ms. Sebelius delivered her speech evades analyzing what she had to say.

3 days ago


Contempt at root

Regarding the Franklin Regional stabbings, once more a shocked nation asks: How can this be happening — again — in American schools?

3 days ago


Cancer caring

The Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield has provided support for cancer patients and their families since 1988.

3 days ago


Maintain progress

If we fail to maintain our infrastructure, we are squandering our tax dollars.

3 days ago



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