Opinion


 Killer whales perform at SeaWorld Orlando.

SeaWorld can't help but mistreat killer whales

Captivity is cruel for such social, wide-ranging creatures.

about 1 hour ago


Kane must go: The attorney general’s office has lost credibility

Ms. Kane has no choice but to resign.

about 1 hour ago


City controller: Lamb deserves renomination by the Democrats

Michael Lamb would be the better watchdog and he has earned the Post-Gazette endorsement.

about 1 hour ago


Religion has no place in public policy

There is an old saying that “your right to flail your fists about wildly ends where my nose begins.

about 1 hour ago


Pennsylvania will suffer if bars can stay open until 4 a.m.

We need to extend bar hours until 4 a.m. so that we can attract more drunks to our area.

about 1 hour ago


College adjunct instructors deserve better financial security

Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution has demonstrated the price a society must pay when its system turns against its intellectuals.

about 1 hour ago


Frackers talk a good game in TV ads, but let's look at reality

Why we can’t have an honest conversation about fracking.

about 1 hour ago


 Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski battles for the puck with Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and forward Pascal Dupuis during a game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Cook: Penguins Letang, Dupuis hope to play again but understand risks

Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis hope to play again next season, but they know that doctors might make final call on that decision.

about 1 hour ago


Tony Norman: Parents turn to turning in lawless sons

Parents might wise up to turning in their children who are real criminals.

about 1 hour ago


 Jeff Wateska, left, and Marty Schiff are partners in UKnowme, a global media distribution company.

Diana Nelson Jones’ Walkabout: A little Spring Hill activity is enough to cause a stir

A video distribution company has turned the lights back on in one of Spring Hill’s few commercial properties.

about 1 hour ago


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Is democracy unraveling?

Fractured parties and partisanship are on the rise in both the U.S. and Europe.

about 1 hour ago


 FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference at Elementary School  n Thorndale, Pa.  Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state Friday, Feb. 13, calling the current system of capital punishment "error-prone, expensive and anything but infallible."(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Gov. Wolf’s measures are strides toward fairness in Pa.

Rather than trying to obstruct Gov. Wolf, Mr. Osborne and Ms. Stelle pressure our Legislature to tax Marcellus Shale extraction.

about 1 hour ago


The VA does all it can to prevent veteran suicides

Vets need to know about our many mental health services.

about 1 hour ago


We need to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act

President Obama routinely promises greater transparency within the federal government. Congress is making strides toward that critical goal.

1 day ago


Superior Court: Colville is the Democrats’ more experienced choice

Alice Beck Dubow of Philadelphia and Robert J. Colville of Ross face off in the May 19 primary.

1 day ago


Tragic strike: Answers are needed on the Pakistan drone attack

The deaths of an American aid contractor and an Italian health worker should put the issue of the program’s effectiveness in sharp focus.

1 day ago


Kathleen Parker: Songs in prisoners’ hearts

Music can transform forgotten people and places. Consider a program at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina.

1 day ago


The Plum charges undermine trust at school

I am relieved that the DA is beginning an investigation into what appears to be an appalling culture of sex between students and teachers.

1 day ago


We've had poor service from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority over billing

For several months, PWSA has been giving us false hope that would not be tolerated in the “real world” of customer service.

1 day ago


Our Consol protest related to retiree benefits was confused by others

College-age kids appeared at the same time carrying nonsensical signs about energy use with the intent of neutralizing our message.

1 day ago


We see no advantage to Medicare Advantage over regular Medicare

Neither UPMC nor Highmark can restrict the medical care providers we use now and will use in the future.

1 day ago


 Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was missing in action against the Rangers, but what if he finds his game again with Russia in the World Championships?

Ron Cook: Playing for Russia would be a bad look for Malkin

Given how poorly Evgeni Malkin just played for the Penguins in their biggest games of the season, maybe he should rest up for next year.

1 day ago


George F. Will: With a dash of wit, Lindsey Graham espouses provocative policy

The South Carolina senator would enliven the Republican campaign trail.

1 day ago


 With viewers' help, Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao will make a lot of money Saturday.

Gary Rotstein's Morning File: We can't afford this can't-miss pay-per-view bout

The biggest pay-per-view event ever comes on Saturday, if only we had enough friends to help cover the cost.

about 13 hours ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: The people it takes to redd up after human nature

In the aftermath of an Earth Day neighborhood clean-up: the best of humanity on display.

about 13 hours ago


We must focus more attention on safety for pedestrians

While we see some progress in Pittsburgh, many areas continue to pose hazards to those on foot.

1 day ago


David M. Shribman: Clinton and the special interests

She’s the first Democrat in years to be free of their pressures in the primaries.

2 days ago


The new heroin entrepreneurs

Mexico’s Xalisco Boys have reached into Pittsburgh and set up a nationwide distribution network that rivals Amway.

2 days ago


Controller Wagner: For Allegheny County, she’s the better watchdog

Democratic voters should retain Chelsa Wagner as county controller in the primary race with Mark Patrick Flaherty.

2 days ago


Let’s reduce frustration for drivers and walkers

As a daily pedestrian commuter who also drives in town when needed, I can see the challenge from both sides.

2 days ago


 Women Rigts, Gavel, supreme court. Women symbol

Women, choose those justices carefully

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court makes decisions vital to women’s health.

2 days ago


  Pay Day Loans, cash, empty pockets, no money

Get tough on payday lending

New federal regulations should be as strong as Pennsylvania’s.

2 days ago


Sunnis vs. Shiites

In fact, they have not been fighting each other for centuries.

2 days ago


Jack Kelly's column about college students is another one-note rant about 'the left'

I’m sure the free-speech champion won’t mind my pointing out that his diatribe “College Coddling” (April 19) reaches new heights of idiocy.

2 days ago


The GOP likes to focus on what it's against, rather than what it's for

This campaign will be reminiscent of most Republican campaigns; it will be solely about demonizing Hillary Clinton and what she proposes.

2 days ago


On WQED program, Heather Heidelbaugh said it all about the GOP

She did an awesome job articulating the Republican Party’s position for all of us voters.

2 days ago


We could use more of Lynn Cullen's clarity regarding the minimum wage

She gave what I think to be a most elegant and succinct argument for raising the minimum wage.

2 days ago


Jack Kelly: Chipotle gets gaggled by the Clinton media horde

Wow! Hillary Clinton actually ate a burrito!

2 days ago


 The original art that accompanied Peter Leo's 1986 column documenting his feat.

Brian O'Neill: Driving the Pittsburgh Marathon now officially faster than running it

Marathon route is getting easier, or maybe it’s just that cars are better.

2 days ago


 Rangers fans cheer as their team sent the Penguins to the end of another disappointing season.

Ron Cook: Status quo remains the theme for Penguins

It might be delusional, but Penguins still have a good starting point.

2 days ago


For better or worse, YouTube shows the need for connection

The article “YouTube Celebrates 10 Years” exposes human needs — to be wanted, recognized, not ignored, to be somebody.

2 days ago


Asides: More space for training, more help for troubled students, more canines helping veterans

The Trade Institute will rebuild lives, Pittsburgh schools will take a new approach to behavior, Canine Angels will help more veterans.

2 days ago


Why do we let slide bias against women?

What would happen if I refused to shake hands with Jews or sit next to black men?

2 days ago


 The classic Rosie the Riveter poster for Westinghouse by J. Howard Miller.

The Next Page: How 'Rosie the Riveter' grew from the imagination of a Pittsburgh artist

The classic World War II morale booster, the work of a freelance artist named J. Howard Miller, was inspired by Pittsburgh workers.

2 days ago


First Person: Running with Bill

My dad will carry me through the Pittsburgh he loved.

3 days ago


Feather bedding: Chickens may soon find a home in Pittsburgh

A proposed city zoning change would allow residents who have at least 2,000 square feet of property to own up to five chickens or ducks.

3 days ago


Off-color: How orange is your mac-and-cheese?

Kraft’s version, the quintessential mac-and-cheese, is about to undergo a radical change.

3 days ago


Maple Heights residents want rulings enforced

I am responding to your editorial calling for mediation of the dispute between Chukky Okobi’s Mansion at Maple Heights and its neighbors.

3 days ago


Paul Krugman: The zombie election of 2016

Discredited GOP ideas just keep shambling along

3 days ago


Highmark is wasting our dollars on this glossy, useless book

Kudos, Meredith Dobson, for your exquisitely accurate description of the wasteful “Highmark Passport to Health” volume.

3 days ago



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