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The perpetrator in the Franklin Regional attacks should not be charged as an adult. He needs the right diagnosis and treatment.
Imagine if the young man in the Franklin Regional stabbings had had access to a gun.
Many years ago doctors and parent organizations put up a fight to remove violent cartoons from TV. Where are these organizations now?
Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA.
Nowadays, the law-abiding go through all manner of background checks to purchase guns, something that didn’t used to be the case.
Imbalanced spending has consequences as we see in reduced food stamps, unemployment spending and lack of job creation.
As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades.”
American people take a good look at the Republicans in the House and the Senate.
Pittsburgh has been invigorated recently by two forums that have cultivated conversation around women and equality.
Thank you for your recent coverage of the plans for the new Frick Environmental Center.
The State University of New York’s Maritime College in the Bronx has consistently done very well in the report of return on investment.
Because of the federal income tax code, those who pay their health care insurance out-of-pocket are being treated unjustly.
One of the huge problems that Pa. skilled workers and contractors are facing is the number of out-of-state contractors and workers.
Regarding the Franklin Regional stabbings, once more a shocked nation asks: How can this be happening — again — in American schools?
The Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield has provided support for cancer patients and their families since 1988.
If we fail to maintain our infrastructure, we are squandering our tax dollars.
The players have replaced the Zoltan "Z" with a gun-slinging move, but it only reminds me of all the victims of gun attacks.
I am dismayed by the PG’s persistence in citing “mental illness” as the primary precursor to murderous rampages.
Franklin Regional's student families received care and kindness at Forbes Regional Hospital.
Thanks to the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign finance, there is no need for average Americans to vote anymore.
While the Supreme Court further empowers the rich, millionaire singer Garth Brooks serenades George H.W. Bush with "Friends in Low Places."
If Afghan voters don't want to wait in long lines, they should enlist the help of the Koch brothers and the GOP.
Dubai is different and successful in a part of the world that is mired in conflict.
Rep. Tim Murphy's mental health bill would deliver more treatment to those who could do serious harm.
As mayor of Pittsburgh, I am committed to focusing on those neighborhoods that have not shared in our city’s economic boom.
Were violent video games and music to blame for the Franklin Regional attacks?
"The Following," a show about a serial killer on Fox, might have inspired the thinking behind the Franklin Regional stabbings.
Where is the call for knife control after the Franklin Regional student attack?
Will the NRA seek full protection for knives as arms under the Second Amendment?
The members of the U.S. House and Senate are again not in Washington working.
John Winthrop and the Massachusetts colony of the 1600s provided a shining example of theological elitism.
In the wake of the Franklin Regional High School stabbings, people must focus on the acts of courage.
Voters should send someone from middle America to the White House.
In regard to the killing of Zachary Sheridan and the verdict for the shooter, violent crime on our streets has won again.
When I heard the voluntary manslaughter verdict in the Zach Sheridan case, I was appalled.
The Palestinian Authority has made its demands, but what guarantees will Israel get?
Your support of the Shrine Circus in turn helps to support the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children.
My old policy is being canceled because it didn't meet the guidelines, but the insurance exchange to get a new policy has so far failed me.
From the inception of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families in 1996 to 2008, caseloads declined by 47 percent.
Greed, corruption and social injustice have reached new highs in what remains of American democracy.
Non-delivery of mail is not a problem just in Point Breeze, but in my Squirrel Hill neighborhood, too.
Since the departure of pitcher A.J. Burnett, is there anyone else in the Pirates' dugout who will give a pie in the face to team achievers?
Major League Baseball's Instant replay has made a slow game even slower.
Budding poets should not be discouraged by critics from academia.
Remember the formula for syllables in the lines of a haiku: five, seven, five.
Pennsylvania could curb litter by raising the fine, teaching children about the problem and requiring deposits on cans and bottles.
Modern America is plagued by financial and political corruption, which threatens our system of government.
Pittsburgh roads are littered with trash. Can't the region address this problem?
The Governor's School for the Sciences might not be sustainable beyond 2014 without more funding from the state.
UPMC would serve itself, its workers and the larger community much better if it did what is fair and equitable for its service workers.