Opinion


 Georgia U.S. Senate candidates, Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn, talk after a debate.

George F. Will / Senate race in Georgia is all in the families

But please remember the good that politics can achieve.

about 12 hours ago


 Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

So sorry: Orie Melvin can rest her case with a real apology

Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was convicted of six counts of misusing state resources in her 2003 and 2009 election campaigns.

about 12 hours ago


Cold War relic: The U.S. must end the embargo on Cuba

The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last.

about 12 hours ago


Chevron invests: Its $20 million commitment will serve the region

As an energy company, Chevron Corp. and its employees rely daily on a knowledge of math and science to find success

about 12 hours ago


Everyone, including candidates, should care about corruption in Pa. government

A study was released that concluded Pennsylvania was the fifth most-corrupt state in our country.

about 12 hours ago


Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, rather than helping Pennsylvanians, has cost them

After eight terms in the state Legislature we should be able to judge Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (12th House District) on his record.

about 12 hours ago


The minimum wage is a form of coercion

No one, including government, has the right to intervene between an employer and an employee regarding a mutually agreeable wage.

about 12 hours ago


In 1917, even German classes in schools were abolished

The Baltimore school board eliminated teaching German.

about 12 hours ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger drops back to pass in practice Wednesday in the South Side.

Gene Collier: Van Brocklin's record stands test of time

Norm Van Brocklin's NFL record for passing yardage in one game has stood the test of time -- so far.

about 12 hours ago


 Market Square as seen from Three PNC Plaza

Brian O’Neill: Sit and take notice of Market Square's makeover

The success of Market Square’s makeover is outside the bounds of some projections.

about 12 hours ago


Let’s ensure Pittsburgh is a city that values human rights

Congratulations to Cameron McLay on becoming the new chief of police in Pittsburgh.

about 12 hours ago


Race for the Cure shouldn’t accept money from gas drillers

Komen should be sponsoring a Race for Prevention.

about 12 hours ago


Democrats recoil in horror: Oh no, it’s the president!

Halloween arrives on the hustings.

about 12 hours ago


Colleges do a lot around here to justify their nonprofit status

Think twice about taxing the educational institutions that already contribute so much to our region.

1 day ago


 U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton.

Neighborhood renewal: In Pittsburgh, a key drug bust makes a difference

U.S. Attorney David Hickton and an FBI task force took an important step toward improving Homewood last week.

1 day ago


 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff blows kisses to supporters Sunday as she celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil.

Steady in Brazil: Voters re-elect a president who has made progress

Brazil completed the second round of its presidential election Sunday, approving incumbent Dilma Rousseff for a second four-year term.

1 day ago


 Maya Henry is Pittsburgh's first nighttime economy manager.

Party planner: Keeping Pittsburgh’s good times from going bad

Maya Henry is the city’s first nighttime economy manager, but that doesn’t mean she’s the chief party animal.

1 day ago


The DA scored a victory for workers

District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. got in the game for the August Wilson Center stagehands.

1 day ago


Dan Simpson / Swallow hard and vote

Yes, our government is dysfunctional, but you should have your say.

1 day ago


The PG's article was unfair to me and my book

The front-page Sunday article clearly sought to discredit the story, its basis in Christian faith and its controversial topics.

1 day ago


Tom Wolf's plans will hurt our commonwealth

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s plan for a so-called “Fresh Start in Pennsylvania” is purposefully vague.

1 day ago


Gov. Corbett's policies have burdened Pa. citizens

He seems to believe that government services should be handed over to private corporations so they can make a profit.

1 day ago


Reg Henry: The Pittsburgh accent, like most, is beautiful

In a Gawker.com poll, the Pittsburgh accent was deemed “America’s Ugliest.” That is simply silly.

1 day ago


Doctor is well qualified to speak about preparedness

Dr. Amesh Adalja is not going past his expertise when he discusses hospital preparedness for Ebola .

1 day ago


Hillary Clinton 2.0

The former secretary of state is still trying to figure out what happened to her political groove.

1 day ago


Nicholas D. Kristof / The American Dream is emigrating

The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken.

2 days ago


 Seamus McCaffery

Where’s the merit? Another bad justice leaves the state’s top court

And it's time to say good riddance to the system of electing judges in Pennsylvania.

2 days ago


Ukraine’s tilt: The voters deliver a mandate: Go west

It's a promising development, but Ukraine remains in dire straits.

2 days ago


Rest in peace: It’s good that Jim Thorpe can stay in Jim Thorpe, Pa.

The great American Olympian remains in his honored place.

2 days ago


 Pope Francis delivers his blessing as he celebrates the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican.

The next synod of bishops needs the insight of women

Catholic clerics from around the world recently concluded the opening synod in Rome on family life issues.

2 days ago


Climate change will be costlier than Ebola

I was surprised to see a huge article by U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy this close to Election Day.

2 days ago


It's time to leave the Middle East alone and let the fanatics fight

It is easy, in hindsight, to see the dangerous delusion of the anti-war movement in 1940.

2 days ago


Urging Pittsburghers to use cloth diapers

On the continuing conversation about diapering

2 days ago


Obamacare is bankrupting Americans

Obamacare was sold as an answer to rising health care costs with no effect on our individual plans or doctors that we choose to visit.

2 days ago


Tony Norman: Panicky pols heighten the Ebola hysteria

Politicians do a good job of making the Ebola scare even worse.

2 days ago


Gail Collins / The scary world of the NRA

How can we still be arguing over background checks?

2 days ago


 Urban Matters participant Jaymar Boatwright prepares to work on the group's video.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: New program teaches teens what matters in city

Urban Matters gets minority teens into the nitty gritty of public policy and city processes.

2 days ago


Spur innovation to help Pennsylvania manufacturers

The Senate should pass The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act.

2 days ago


E.J. Dionne Jr. / The secrets behind the 2014 midterms

These underappreciated facts will have an impact on the elections and beyond.

3 days ago


Ugly tradition: WVU’s president cracks down on the rowdies

After WVU’s upset win over Baylor two Saturdays ago celebrations degenerated into melees.

3 days ago


Lights, camera ... : New studios and state tax credits mean jobs

At the rate this region is sprouting film studios, Hollywood is in danger of developing a Pittsburgh accent.

3 days ago


Chipping away: Abortion rights are still under attack in the U.S.

A Texas law temporarily blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court is just one of the recent attacks on reproductive freedom across the nation.

3 days ago


Physicians and others, take a stand for patients

In my daily practice as a primary care physician, I see the faces of those affected by the UPMC-Highmark debacle.

3 days ago


DEP intended for this data to be limited in scope

The studies mentioned were designed and conducted in 2010-2011 to obtain preliminary data about air pollutants.

3 days ago


DEP's data omissions should concern us all

The agency’s laissez-faire approach to data collection, and apparent lack of concern around same, should sound alarm bells for Pa. citizens.

3 days ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: When the racial fault-line heats up, back off

The bravest people in America, right now and for the next few months, are and will be the witnesses to the death of Michael Brown.

3 days ago


 Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant pulls in a pass as he's defended by the Colts' Darius Butler in the second quarter against the Colts Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.

Gene Collier: Steelers passing attack gives Ravens a few things to think about

Suddenly, the Steelers offense appears capable of a full-on aerial assault -- just in time for a crucial division matchup next week.

3 days ago


George F. Will / Done in by John Doe

The Milwaukee County district attorney has stained Wisconsin by using government to go after political foes.

3 days ago


Corporate interests are taking over our democracy

It is their intent to prey on low-information voters, through smear campaign ads, to confuse them to vote against their own best interests.

3 days ago


Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: This court appears out of order, your honors

Imagine what the Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices say behind closed cyber-doors ...

3 days ago



Advertisement



You have 2 remaining free articles this month

Try unlimited digital access

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here

You’ve reached the limit of free articles this month.

To continue unlimited reading

If you are an existing subscriber,
link your account for free access. Start here