Opinion


George F. Will: Cuba, the irrelevant

President Barack Obama has made a geopolitical irrelevancy suddenly relevant to American presidential politics.

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 According to an audit by county Controller Chelsa Wagner, Corizon has failed, among other things, to provide required clinical care and directions for follow-up care when inmates leave the jail.

Corizon’s failures: Mounting evidence shows lousy care at Allegheny County jail

The county hired Corizon Health Inc. in September 2013 to replace the ineffective nonprofit that had been providing inmate health care.

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China syndrome: U.S. workers need a trade policy that saves jobs

The United States has let itself become prey to a trade deficit with China that cost 3.2 million jobs in this country between 2001 and 2013.

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Sony reconsiders: In the end, the studio defends artistic expression

Sony Pictures capitulated to hackers by pulling the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview” from distribution.

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Citizens can change the course of the nation

We need champions in government to take a different path and advocate for complete abolition of nuclear weapons.

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Doris Lessing's lessons on indoctrination apply to America's use of torture

The U.S. government has been engaged in torture since its founding and it will never voluntarily cease engaging in it.

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Congress' budget also cut the EPA, freed shaky banks and allowed bigger political donations

The trillion-dollar bill passed by Congress gives us an inkling of what to expect in the future.

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Christianity and Islam are perfect, but Christians and Muslims are not

Many non-Muslims tend to associate with Islam the barbaric acts of numerous terrorists who happen to consider themselves Muslims.

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With his Christmas Eve cartoon, Rob Rogers forgets Santa is a creature of white privilege, too

No need for the “hands-up” T-shirt you dressed Santa in.

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 Jackson Browne performs the song "Barricades of Heaven" in front of an audience at the Benedum Center on Oct. 12.

Tony Norman: Favorite music isn’t so avant-garde now

Here’s my favorite music of the year, a little more mainstream than previously.

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 Africa

Humans must take strong steps to save wildlife from extinction

Kruger National Park in South Africa was forced to relocate its remaining rhinos to secret sites to combat a surge of poaching.

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Damon Young: Politicizing murder

Ismaaiyl Brinsley he’d been arrested at least 19 times, imprisoned for two years and admitted to having mental health issues.

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Christmas in the time of Ebola

The holiday has been canceled in Sierra Leone, but we can see it in the distance.

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Heart of Christmas: In a Gospel or a TV classic, the spirit is the same

From the Post-Gazette family to your family, Merry Christmas.

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Joint practice: AHN and Johns Hopkins broaden their affiliation

The broader affiliation will give AHN and Highmark Health more options for improving patient care and achieving economic efficiencies.

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Unfinished justice: New guidelines on racial profiling still fall short

For such an anticipated policy change, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s new framework on racial profiling is disappointing.

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May we provide comfort and understanding

In this season of holiday observance, let us be mindful of the toll that violence can take on our community.

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The pope has given Catholics a gift

Pope Francis raised the hopes of this Roman Catholic as I read “Pope Scolds Vatican’s Curia” (Dec. 23).

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Obama should show courage like that of Pope Francis

I admire and applaud Pope Francis (“Pope Scolds Vatican’s Curia,” Dec. 23).

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It's time to call out Congress for problems similar to the Vatican Curia's

How do we get the pope to deliver a similar message to our Congress?

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Ornaments remind me of what is real, flawed and strong

They’re cherished because they are not perfect; they’ve seen rough times.

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WQED program's French connection influenced my career

In 1954, my teacher would parade me around to other teachers to hear me speak French or sing some of the songs from “The Children’s Corner.

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 Allegheny City in 1904, the year after Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co. was founded there.

Brian O’Neill: North Side has its own toy story to tell

This man loves playing with his old Pittsburgh toys any day of year.

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The U.S. must foster a better environment for Cuba

Once Cubans see what money and free enterprise can do for them and their country the current government’s days will be numbered.

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Joe Nocera: OPEC loses its clout

So you’d better get used to oil prices riding a roller coaster.

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Joy to the world!

The meaning of Christmas is meant for everyone.

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Margaret Carlson: Why was Obama smiling again?

He was heading for Hawaii, but maybe he’s made his peace with polarization.

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 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, right, appeared on the CBS show "Undercover Boss" on Sunday.

Undercover donors: ‘Boss’ Peduto should do another good thing

Mayor Bill Peduto has promised to disclose the names of those who contributed to rewards presented on “Undercover Boss.”

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Papal tirade: Humble Francis scolds the operators in the Curia

Outlining 15 problems within the church’s top bureaucracy, Pope Francis didn’t mince words.

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Assault remedy: The Pentagon still needs outside investigators

The Pentagon’s latest report on military sexual assaults brings good news and bad.

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Pitt’s firing of its athletic director is questionable

Is the athletic director not under contract to be paid through 2018?

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Samantha Bennett: Using 'Push It' in GEICO ads is pushing it

GEICO commercial pushes the columnist’s buttons.

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Pitt should look for these qualities in an athletic director and football coach

Understanding Pitt’s great football tradition and appreciating Pittsburgh as a home would be a good start.

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Pittsburgh has reason to be proud of its mayor

Mayor Bill Peduto represented the city with class and a special genuineness on “Undercover Boss.”

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Peduto's appearance on "Undercover Boss" gave Pittsburgh a boost

Mayor Peduto and the television network gave this city a national Christmas present of positive energy.

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"Undercover Boss" inadvertently exposed the sorry state of Pittsburgh schools

Did no one notice that two of the city workers were spending hard-earned money at great sacrifice to send their children to private school?

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The system has failed John Rush

Unlike many people interested in animal welfare, I am unable to feel any satisfaction over his conviction for the death of police K-9 Rocco.

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Reg Henry: A good ghost sure can liven things up

The ghosts of Christmas past could sure liven things up.

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The public no longer trusts UPMC’s promises

It’s time for our new governor, state legislators or the attorney general to step up and compel UPMC’s deeds to match its words.

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Black churches play a key role in helping black males succeed

They can help boost graduation rates and reduce the achievement gap.

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Dan Simpson: My Christmas wish list

Let’s see, body cameras for cops, a new prime minister for Israel, a . . .

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 President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are playing both chess and marbles, but which one is playing which game?

Thomas L. Friedman: Who’s playing marbles now?

Obama seems to be getting the better of Putin as the ruble nosedives

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 Police officers leave candles Sunday at an impromptu memorial near the site where two New York City police officers were killed in Brooklyn.

Officers down: NYC’s police killings are a reminder of the danger

Americans have seen enough dying on their streets.

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Fruits of labor: More Americans must share the economy’s gains

Federal and state minimum wages should rise, and Congress needs to restore extended benefits for the long-term unemployed.

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Space City? Welcome to Pittsburgh, maker of lunar rovers

Carnegie Mellon and Astrobotic have had a winning partnership.

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Expanding learning time generates results

It’s encouraging to see the results of this research by the Rand Corp.

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Up against ‘ol’ boys’

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner should feel proud that the “ol’ boys” have targeted her. She has wonderful role models.

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Google non-news

It was really disappointing to see a front-page story with invented news.

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Negative leadership

It is time that congressmen and senators of either party realize that they are elected to serve the will of the people.

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Put workers first when it comes to health care

Your series “Vitals: Building a Healthier Pittsburgh” notices that many patients do not “welcome” the confusing array of health care

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