Opinion


Kathleen Parker / Whose war on women?

Democrats wrongly equate abortion rights with women’s rights.

about 2 hours ago


Ebola arrives: The U.S. is not Africa and panic is not warranted

Americans can be rightly concerned about the spread of Ebola.

about 2 hours ago


Brogan’s list: The state university head has been a doer so far

Frank T. Brogan took over the leadership of PA’s state-owned university system a year ago and has made some significant improvements.

about 2 hours ago


Midterms prep: A town meeting seeks to arm next month’s voters

The next political act of many Americans will be to head to the polls on Nov. 4.

about 2 hours ago


AG Kane is taking strong action on porn emails

The attorney general will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment or behavior that demeans or disrespects any member of the workforce.

about 2 hours ago


Why do we tip off enemies like ISIS regarding military actions?

Our right to know should not jeopardize the effectiveness of a combat mission.

about 2 hours ago


War has become an abstraction for most Americans

Before saying “we should fight” consider who is really involved in these wars.

about 2 hours ago


The Clean Air Dash sends a message to polluters

The Group Against Smog and Pollution is hosting the second annual Clean Air Dash this Sunday on the South Side.

about 2 hours ago


 Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates San Francisco's 8-0 wild-card win Wednesday night against the Pirates at PNC Park. Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout and struck out 10 in earning the victory.

Gene Collier: Postseason tossed aside as quickly as it arrived

In a little more than three hours, Madison Bumgarner had made quick work of the Pirates and brought Bucwinter's abrupt arrival.

about 1 hour ago


Brian O’Neill: AG bares too little about porn emails

The email porn controversy in Harrisburg is playing out like a slow, bad striptease.

about 2 hours ago


The War on Rosh Hashanah

Where are the L’Shana Tovah signs?

about 2 hours ago


Look to objective sources for the facts about climate change

Jack Kelly’s column “Climate Craziness” (Sept. 28) includes a number of statements about the science of climate change that are misinformed.

about 2 hours ago


Frank Bruni / Secret, but what kind of service?

Yes, the director had to go after an intruder roamed through the White House

about 2 hours ago


Samantha Bennett: A pig-out in more ways than one

The pig races were not some amateur ad hock event but a slick traveling show.

about 2 hours ago


Congress’ abject dereliction of duty

Our representatives refuse to be held accountable on matters of war and peace.

1 day ago


 Pedestrians walk past the August Wilson Center on Liberty Avenue Downtown.

Saving the August Wilson Center: Disclosure and planning must follow the rescue

The public should get a better explanation of the funding that will make the takeover by local foundations possible.

1 day ago


Breach of security: The Secret Service failed Obama and the public

No one needs to construct a “green zone” of protection around 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The Secret Service just needs to do its job.

1 day ago


Recurring recess: Congress takes five weeks off and now seven more

The nation is facing issues and problems that deserve its representatives’ attention.

1 day ago


Stop believing that it’s OK to hit a child

It’s a mean thing to do. It’s a betrayal. And it is a failure on our part as nurturers.

1 day ago


We are tired of the lack of bus service in Baldwin

The Port Authority has single-handedly decreased property values in our area with lack of public transportation.

1 day ago


Sally Kalson shared her gifts with the community

She had the rare gift of passion combined with thoughtfulness in those things she believed in.

1 day ago


PG columnist was an inspiration to women who knew her

She fought for what she believed in, and I was very proud to know her and fight alongside her.

1 day ago


Sally Kalson was my all-time favorite newspaperwoman

I was saddened by her passing (she would prefer the word “death”).

1 day ago


Reg Henry: Read this column ASAP or immediately

Acronyms, like war, have long been with us, but their slinging has been enhanced PDQ by this newfangled digital world. Is that OK?

1 day ago


 Starling Marte and the rest of the Pirates lineup will need to provide timely hitting to avoid an early postseason exit.

Gene Collier: Pirates must feast in the clutch

The urgency and simplicity of win-or-go-home is a tasty mix, but things will go sour if the Pirates continue to struggle with men on base.

1 day ago


The drugstore lobby is pushing a bill that will increase costs

Special-interest bills like HR 4577 raise costs and eliminate popular low-cost plans.

1 day ago


Joe Nocera / The hole in Eric Holder’s legacy

He didn’t go after crooked financiers after the financial collapse.

1 day ago


Pennsylvania makes progress on medical marijuana

But Senate legislation still would leave many without treatment options.

1 day ago


Religious extremism is on the rise everywhere

It’s not just being resurrected in the Middle East

2 days ago


Uber stalled: The PUC should overrule its judges’ decision

And the Legislature should pass a law tailored to the new era of ride-sharing.

2 days ago


Hong Kong upheaval: China must honor its commitment to more freedom

China has never grasped that political freedom is the next logical step to economic freedom

2 days ago


New secession drive: Spain’s Catalonia seeks a breakaway referendum

With a long history of an internally divided Spain, this is a European phenomenon that bears watching

2 days ago


Sally Kalson opened our eyes with her writing

A gifted journalist, she put our thoughts into words.

2 days ago


Let's make use of military surplus!

The MRAP (mine-resistant ambush-protected) vehicle looks like it would make a great snowplow, for instance ...

2 days ago


Pittsburghers, take pity on us foreign drivers

For example, please stop running through the yellow (and the red) and let those poor people turn on yellow.

2 days ago


Help is available for stutterers

Thank you for the article showing that stuttering need not hold someone back.

2 days ago


Allegheny County Council didn't represent me

What a sad commentary to vote against putting the name of God in the courthouse.

2 days ago


Tony Norman: Christian extremism plagues world, too

Christian extremists have created their own problems for society.

2 days ago


Obamacare is back

And its increased costs are likely to hurt Democrats in November.

2 days ago


 The Neighborhood Flea bills itself as a high-quality flea market with vintage clothing, dinnerware and the best food trucks in town. This Sunday market was held in a parking lot at 23rd Street and Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Strip District.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Brookline woman's flea markets have been crafted to succeed

Crafter in search of opportunities to sell jewelry creates marketplace that grows to become her full-time job.

2 days ago


Vote for a fresh start in Pennsylvania; vote against Corbett

Our governor has turned a blind eye to economic fairness, health care and learning.

2 days ago


Thomas L. Friedman / Obama’s disorderly world

Reagan dealt with the Cold War, but he didn’t face such an unraveling of nations

2 days ago


Beware a government that invokes the power of God

The debate over placing a plaque with “In God We Trust” at the courthouse reflects a misplaced assumption about God’s role in U.S. history.

3 days ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Porn at work: Corbett, Kane must end a raunchy office culture

What kind of a knucklehead circulates nude photos and graphic videos of sex acts at work? Some state officials are providing an answer.

3 days ago


Sunshine block: The Pa. House mustn’t set back the right to know

Senate Bill 444, an attempt to amend Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, is a step backward in terms of public access to government records.

3 days ago


To the rescue: An ambulance service worthy of all Pittsburghers

For eight years, the Freedom House Ambulance Service remained the primary medical rescue service for African-Americans in Pittsburgh.

3 days ago


Highmark is playing patient access games

Highmark is calling patients like me and strongly suggesting that I switch care to the hospitals that Highmark owns.

3 days ago


The UPMC-Highmark health care situation is disgraceful

These organizations and the gutless governmental bodies that have allowed this to happen should be ashamed.

3 days ago


Art organizations like the symphony can make improvements

It’s all about programming and the caliber of guest artists, especially for the symphony.

3 days ago


 The Waterfront, where letter writer Jason Ramsey says a dearth of bike racks exists.

The Waterfront lost my business because I couldn't find a bike rack

I found myself later at Southside Works, where I was able to park and shop without a problem.

3 days ago



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