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Dan Simpson / Giving thanks for this and that

The wars go on, the 0.1-percenters still rule, but not all is lost.

about 4 hours ago


Reg Henry: Thanks to America for inventing holiday

Give thanks for America inventing Thanksgiving.

about 4 hours ago


Tony Norman: Pittsburgh’s ever so far from Ferguson

Fears of Ferguson’s unrest arising here always felt overblown.

1 day ago


 North Siders celebrate the third annual "Friendsgiving" at the Elks Club.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: A community gathers to give thanks for friendship

Annual ’Friendsgiving’ brings North Siders together for turkey, strengthens neighborhood ties and contributes to a food pantry.

1 day ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: Ferguson, immigration and disrespect for rule of law

The issues and attitudes that the immigration and racial conflicts have in common certainly make for odd timing.

2 days ago


 Husband-to-be Charles Manson

Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Charles Manson wedding might challenge any planner

Will there be bridesmaids? How to arrange a guest list for the incarcerated? A menu based on prison food?

2 days ago


David Shribman: Who do we thank for Thanksgiving?

In a nation with fewer and fewer shared experiences, one remains resilient, rich and redolent of memory.

3 days ago


Jack Kelly: Gruber vs. Obamacare

Only 36 percent of Americans expressed approval of Democrats in a Gallup poll Nov. 12.

3 days ago


Brian O'Neill: Patience is helpful virtue among Amtrak’s riders

Incredibly, despite chronic delays, ridership on the extraordinarily limited Capitol Limited hit a record high.

3 days ago


 Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon calls a play out to his team in a game last season at Petersen Events Center.

Gene Collier: Jamie Dixon puts Pitt in right places

Panthers basketball coach Jamie Dixon has his players and program where they want to be in more ways than one.

5 days ago


 Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards on Wednesday

Tony Norman: Author Ursula Le Guin puts publishing’s ills into words

Ms. Le Guin says all the right things about what what’s wrong with publishing landscape.

5 days ago


 Layers of fog pass  over the Pittsburgh skyline during the Sept. 23 sunrise.

Brian O’Neill: Effort can be summed up in a ‘j’ word

Can a word get into a dictionary before it gets into the Post-Gazette?

6 days ago


Dan Simpson / What’s up with Jon Stewart's ‘Rosewater’?

The Daily Show host's new film does not portray the Iran of today.

1 week ago


Reg Henry: Playing aging rocker serves as swan song

It's only rock 'n' roll but we like it, man. Arrgh!

1 week ago


 Le’Veon Bell picks up a first down Monday night against the Titans at LP Field. Bell became the fifth player in Steelers history to rush for more than 200 yards. He had 204 on 33 carries.

Ron Cook: Bell’s big bounceback game was reason Steelers survived Titans

The Steelers needed every one of Le’Veon Bell’s 204 yards Monday night in a win in frigid Nashville, Tenn.

1 week ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands off to Le'Veon Bell against the Titans in the first quarter at LP Field in Nashville on Monday night.

Gene Collier: Offensive thrill ride runs when Bell rings

Le’Veon Bell took over the game in the second half against the Titans after QB Ben Roethlisberger and his receivers could not.

1 week ago


 Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau should have his way with another rookie quarterback tonight in the Titans' Zach Mettenberger.

Ron Cook: Winning is a matter of trust for Steelers

The Steelers face another NFL cellar-dweller tonight at Tennessee, and if they lose this one, their season is essentially over.

1 week ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: We’re dreaming of a different kind of sleep store

New sleep store has potential, but what we really need is a nap store.

1 week ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: A market-based solution for parking? Radical!

In Oakland, leaders of this left-of-center, one-party town are dabbling with the capitalistic concept of “supply and demand.”

1 week ago


Jack Kelly / Vote fraud is not imaginary

Yet Democrats keep trying to dismiss it

1 week ago


David M. Shribman / New rules favor GOP moderates in 2016

Three establishment figures are lining up to make a run at the Republican nomination.

1 week ago


 The Pirates' A.J. Burnett reacts after getting the Cardinals' Allen Craig to strike out to end the seventh inning of the first game of a double header at PNC Park in July 2013.

Gene Collier: A.J. Burnett’s back, but is it for better, or worse?

The Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett and are responsible for paying him $8.5 million this summer.

1 week ago


Tony Norman: KKK group has crazy notion of openness

A Ku Klux Klan chapter is willing to accept minority members, and a few may be crazy enough to join.

1 week ago


 Ex-Steeler and Robert Morris head football coach John Banaszak, center, with his former teammates Lynn Swann  and Mel Blount.

Gene Collier: Robert Morris coach steeled for frustration

Steel Curtain alumnus John Banaszak knows football’s frustrations, and the experience isn’t limited to his time as Robert Morris’ coach.

1 week ago


Dan Simpson / It’s still the economy, stupid

President Obama should keep us out of other people’s wars.

2 weeks ago


 Arizona State coach Todd Graham looks on during a game last season against Washington State.

Ron Cook: Todd Graham had right idea leaving Pitt

Coach Todd Graham is enjoying success at Arizona State, justifying his choice to bail out on Pitt.

2 weeks ago


Reg Henry: GOP wave was smaller than it appeared

The best chin-strokers have declared the results a Republican tsunami. it seems to me more like a Rubber Ducky dropped into a bathtub.

2 weeks ago


Tony Norman: Conflict Kitchen draws lots of misdirected conflict

Conflict Kitchen debate mirrors some of the international hostilities the restaurant calls attention to.

2 weeks ago


 Bill and Kim Gandy

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: North Siders' photos show sense of its big picture

Couple with a massive historic North Side photo collection plan to open Allegheny City Historic Gallery in Deutschtown.

2 weeks ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger scrambles to try to make a play against the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Gene Collier: Steelers find way to dial up another offensive performance

This time, the Steelers offense was offensive in a bad way, and the outcome was a stupefying loss to the defensively challenged Jets.

2 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein’s Morning File: Letter to next governor — Good luck, you’ll need it

Let me congratulate you on your successful election last week as Pennsylvania’s next governor.

2 weeks ago


Ruth Ann Dailey: When race meets politics, simple slogans will flop

Knowing the complicated truths of our racial history would help to eliminate race-baiting. If people see it doesn’t work, they’ll stop.

2 weeks ago


David M. Shribman: The fall of the wall

The wall was the East’s answer to a flood of people escaping across its borders, 2.5 million in total between 1949 and 1961.

2 weeks ago


Jack Kelly: GOP will set the agenda

Fewer liberal Democrats are unhappy with their party. But just about everyone else is.

2 weeks ago


 This photo "showed Mr. Fitzgerald looking as if he’d just been served a plate of bad mussels in the Strip District, but it was only him responding to the controller’s charges."

Brian O'Neill: In Pennsylvania, we do intraparty slapfights right

We’re going to turn America around! That’s said pretty much every election. It’s very entertaining.

2 weeks ago


 New York's  Dawan Landry and Quinton Coples dive to sack Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Ron Cook: Brightest Steelers stars at forefront of inexcusable loss

The loss to the Jets was an abomination, and no one was more disappointing than Steelers stars Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.

2 weeks ago


 Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak’s presence
key factor

Ron Cook: Mike Munchak has fingerprints all over Steelers' success

Offensive line coach Mike Munchak has made a significant difference in his first year with the Steelers.

2 weeks ago


Peter Leo: Road Scholars had the tide of their lives

New Brunswick has more to offer than a terrific tide.

2 weeks ago


 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he warms up during practice on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

Gene Collier: Mike Tomlin prefers less dancing from Steelers

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin prefers special teams that tackle more and dance less.

2 weeks ago


Brian O’Neill: Forget the governor, the Legislature rules

I miss voting booths. I really wanted a curtain around me Tuesday morning so I could cry privately.

2 weeks ago


Dan Simpson / OK, winners, get to work

Our elected officials owe us smart policies and a functioning government.

3 weeks ago


 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.

Ron Cook: Neal Huntington’s workload tough, heavy

The hard work, challenges of free agency begin for Pirates general manager.

3 weeks ago


Reg Henry: A tale of two loafers to keep you on your toes

What if a grown man wore mismatched loafers (tasseled and non-) to the office one day? He’d get a column about life’s meaning out of it.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates his sixth touchdown of the night Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: Roethlisberger has never looked better

Despite record-setting performances the past two weeks, the Steelers quarterback still wanted to talk about anything other than himself.

3 weeks ago


 Stephen Hughes, in background, brought youth from Northern Ireland to the Hill District for an exchange program. He's working with Davon Brown, digging weeds at Pittsburgh Weil PreK-5.

Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Crossing more than oceans: the Hill District and Dundonald exchange

Northern Irish kids have been coming to the Hill District for three years. Now it’s time for Pittsburghers to journey there.

3 weeks ago


Gary Rotstein’s The Morning File: Let’s answer some pre-election questions

Dipping into the Mythological Morning File Mid-Term Election Mailbag and addressing some of the more reasonable queries.

3 weeks ago


 Kaci Hickox  returns to her home surrounded by media after going for a bike ride with boyfriend Ted Wilbur in Fort Kent, Maine on Oct. 30.

Ruth Ann Dailey: Inconvenience or death — that is the question

Beware Ebola solons who act without doubt. Isn’t the more admirable person one who makes respect for fellow citizens the top priority?

3 weeks ago


 Steelers linebacker James Harrison pressures Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the first half Sunday night at Heinz Field.

Ron Cook: James Harrison turns back clock

Harasses Ravens once again with two sacks and four quarterback hurries.

3 weeks ago


 Steelers' Antonio Brown picks up a first down against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field Sunday night.

Gene Collier: Turnovers turn around Ravens rivalry in Steelers favor

The Steelers had flipped the field, script and scoreboard on their way to a 22-10 halftime lead that held up and resulted in a 43-23

3 weeks ago


David M. Shribman: The more things change

Tuesday’s elections are important — to the Congress, to the president, to the 2016 aspirants for the White House, to the country.

3 weeks ago



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