I feel for you: When you see me driving a huge truck, you think I’m an energy-wasting jerk. Time for a word from David Foster Wallace. ...
True tolerance does not mean agreement or approval. It simply signals a willingness to coexist in liberty so long as no harm is done.
The school year is the real New Year to me. Before I proceed, look-backs at Trump’s tone, Pa. booze laws and — how despairing should we be?
Ladies, can we talk? This is embarrassing. At least I think it is — unless it’s good news, in a twisted kind of way.
In rural Ohio, communities are finding unique ways to weave that thread into a bootstrap and pull themselves back up toward prosperity.
Trump says many outrageous things. But when critics leap to denounce him, their bias can show. Stick to the basics.
Never let it be said that bipartisanship is dead. When push comes to shove our politicians are looking out for one another.
“The world is on fire,” my daughter says sadly the morning after the Nice atrocity. It is. “Has it always been?” No.
Our nation’s primary cultural narrative is the black-and-white racism that is slavery’s tragic legacy.
Thomas Jefferson and John Adams — men whose intense friendship seems more remarkable and reassuring than ever before in this bizarre year.
In the wake of Orlando, widespread sorrow and outrage have provoked people to propose solutions of every kind. What will work?
A 50-something friend admitted that in this new millennium, he feels he has voted each time “for the lesser of two evils.”
In this bizarre political year, we’ve seen actual, physical crowds erupt too often for comfort.
Meet your one-woman Penguins luck machine.
This will come as a surprise to quite a few readers — and to my husband, as well — but apparently I have achieved a state of perfection.
Neither North Carolina nor the Obama administration is getting it right on this transgender matter, which calls for tolerance all around.
We love our animals, don’t we? They bring us so much pleasure. How we treat them says a lot about us.
Bursting with hometown pride. Makes me want to share — OK, maybe boast about — my own newish Pittsburgh story.
In the primary next week, GOP voters will choose 54 delegates for the July convention — who are free to support any candidate they please.
The governor’s moves to protect LGBT rights looks OK, but his promised veto of abortion bill puts him out of step with mainstream opinion.
Inconsistencies exist in almost every viewpoint possible to have on abortion. Chris Matthews made things worse with his Trump interview.
From Brussels to Lahore, the planet’s record of wrongs just keeps growing. But spring reminds us it was not supposed to be like this.
As Senate leaders flail, the president looks grand with Garland nomination (but then shows feet of clay with post-presidency moolah hike).
Since rational policies and character don’t count for much this year, here is my test: Who can I stand to listen to for the next four years?
We need men and women “to protect and serve.” Public service deserves fair compensation, but it’s not a gravy train.
America’s singular achievement is to have become a nation where people of any faith or none can hash out political consensus.
An ever-growing number of people dislike Clinton. Is it because she is a woman or because she’s a person whose actions they disapprove of?
Religious polarization is driving voters away from the Republican Party.
To expose Planned Parenthood, the Center for Medical Progress used the same techniques that investigative journalists do. Want to lose that?
Because in the long run, the real Republican — not the fake one — is more damaging to the GOP “brand.”
Rage is all the rage in politics this season. It’s a toxic element, but if its energy could be redirected, imagine the power.
If we cut through the tiresome spinning, what and who would we really find to blame for our budget woes? Everyone, alas.
When the name fits, you must admit: Usain Bolt is a fast runner, Francine Prose a great writer, Amelia Earhart a born airwoman ...
The Christmas season has a reason, though too many Christians get hot and bothered with “war” games. How about a whole lot of love?
Once revered, Democratic President Woodrow Wilson is just the latest victim of modern liberalism’s need to devour its own.
Why are conservatives and libertarians falling into the Trump trap? His nomination means that Hillary Clinton becomes president.
Our fear is not hysterical. It is completely rational. Rhetoric that asserts the contrary is not only illogical, it is bullying.
The national race provokes the vetting. It is absurd to decry its necessity. But who does the “vetting”?
After a long hiatus of charitable giving, I made one donation to a vets group. More appeals followed. Many more. What to do?
If all of us truly stumped by this election cycle could pick our jaws up off the floor and get together, we might be the majority of voters.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy has made mental health care reform his tireless focus since the Sandy Hook shootings. He deserves wide support.
Bernie Sanders cannot wish away Clinton’s conniving. Character, or the lack thereof, is the most important thing revealed by the scandal.
Polarizing political era may not be new, but it sure feels bad.
Pianist Tom Roberts and kids’ author Jonah Winter magically came together over a passion for Jelly Roll Morton. Go see the results.
Why are our society’s polarized disagreements on serious topics the primary concern in both the pope and Boehner news narratives?
Which presidential candidate has the right message and image for this fraught moment?
We shouldn’t be forced to violate our respective beliefs. That’s why Kim Davis should find a better way to recover her constitutional
Outrage is sometimes appropriate and necessary, but this summer it has seemed corrosive. Wearying.
Yet another video on the gruesome practice of organ-harvesting aborted fetuses. We want to avert our gaze, but we cannot.
Justice will be miscarried as long as human beings are administering it.