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Why are we so tough on welfare programs that benefit individuals in need, yet so tolerant of or blind to corporate welfare programs?
Debo Adegbile's rejection by the Senate for the civil rights post highlights a failure of the rule of law.
Ending the "war on drugs" would save money, lives and families.
Former police chief Nate Harper himself proved that people abuse the system and are punished by it.
HR 3717 may not fix all the flaws and problems in mental health, but it is a good start. I hope it moves forward before the next tragedy.
It is more than time that our country knew what is in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the U.S. use of torture by the CIA.
U.S. Rep. Keith Rothus was more than gracious in talking with me on a recent flight and answered all my questions without hesitation.
If a merchant offers a service to the public, then the merchant has an obligation to provide that service to the public.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra seems to have an excessive number of employees.
Unless we want to live in a censored society, parents need to take more responsibility for the content their children are consuming.
UPMC has been attaching a “facilities charge” to its bills for years.
A couple of things jumped out when reading about the police spokeswoman who kept her city-owned vehicle several days after being terminated.
Rep. Murphy, neglecting action on gun control in order to appease the National Rifle Association is unforgivable.
So Barbie is in the public eye again for her disproportionate measurements.
I've doubled my Apple holdings despite CEO Tim Cook's attitude toward those not sold on climate change.
The poor structure of the governor’s proposal begins with his revenue estimates.
As Mayor Bill Peduto establishes his task force, I am hoping that he is considering representation from public libraries.
So many people find it necessary to drink to excess in St. Patrick's name, disrespecting themselves and others, as well as property.
Charles Krauthammer's blaming of Mr. Obama for Vladimir Putin’s actions in Crimea is just another right-wing assault on this presidency.
We have to learn how to cooperate on all levels to improve conditions today, not in three years.
People of “means” — whether multimillionaires or just a little “well off” — create and sustain jobs just by spending money.
The editorial on the proposed Endangered Species Coordination Act betrays a lack of understanding of what the proposal would do.
Unfortunately the American way of life has led us down a path of comfortable numbness in regard to our health.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on where we would be had we followed the advice of the critics of President Obama’s foreign policy.
Most of the murders throughout our area and our nation are because of the warring factions in the business of dealing narcotics.
Congressmen who can’t or won’t make decisions about important legislation, like transportation funding, should be sent to basic training.
During the last two weeks, two of my co-workers informed me of facility charges of $150 and $200 for UPMC doctor visits.
National debt is not an issue as long as it expands more slowly than GDP.
The EPA investigation into Alpha brought to light the lack of consistent and thorough review in the former administration’s process.
The federal highway trust fund is running out of gas. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office expects it to be empty in August.
Their theology dictated their position along with the Catholic and Episcopal churches.
These activist Presbyterians invented their root causes of the conflict and merely “scrupled” what were the real causes.
We will be the victims of indirect taxation.
Regarding former Pittsburgh police chief Nate Harper being sentenced to 18 months in prison, I completely disagree with letter writer
The real danger to Mr. Putin is a flourishing Ukraine.
Having a “World Series” together “with emerging baseball scenes, such as New Zealand and Italy” will make this endeavor very worthwhile.
Precisely what is the value of now ubiquitous media violence?
One aspect of the transportation bill was the inclusion of $35 million earmarked for the state’s Dirt and Gravel Roads Program.
Columnist George F. Will gives us shameless politicization of the serious international crisis in Ukraine instead of quiet analysis.
Today's teachers must compete with cell phones, tablets and iPads for students' attention.
The emphasis on sports throughout our education system is appalling.
“Pastoral Challenges of the Family” repeatedly prefaces the various findings by saying how lay people are ignorant of church teachings.
Do any rational people think the behavior of children is not affected by watching videos day after day that depict murder and mayhem?
I thank Dr. Cyril Wecht for his interesting and objective Forum commentary “The Mythology of Marijuana” (March 2).
I agree that the personal use of marijuana needs to be decriminalized and medical uses explored, but there are further considerations.
Thank you for the coverage of National History Day at the Heinz History Center in last Sunday’s Post-Gazette.
The Pirates should pay tribute to the late great player by wearing a suitable uniform sleeve patch this season.
We lead the industrialized world in gun violence for one primary reason: There are too many guns and they are easier and easier to obtain.
Studies show that students who eat school breakfast have better attendance and 17.5 percent higher math scores than those who skip the meal.
Why can’t police be judge, jury and executioner, just like individuals who have been given those rights under “stand your ground” laws?