As the savage season finale reminds us, heroism and hope can assert itself when least expected — even in real life.
His irrational attempt to prevent Harriet Tubman from being honored on the $20 is a transparent act of an authentic racist.
Ms. Bell did not deserve to be fired from WTAE for her Facebook posts, clueless as they were. So now it’s scorched-earth time.
The Associated Press, and I, learned the same lesson: Let’s call Orlando “the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.”
Guns, gays and God: why the Orlando bloodbath will defy rational discussion
Imagine the mental gymnastics it takes to swear allegiance to a candidate while publicly disavowing him as racist.
Yes, he a loud-mouth braggart when promoting a fight. But he was also an astute observer of this country’s foibles, failures, hypocrisies.
Twenty One Pilots? What the heck kind of music are those young folks lining up for, without my approval! Oh, I remember, back in the day ...
When a 4-year-old got into the gorilla enclosure and was menaced, killing the animal was the only logical choice. But why have them in zoos?
Riddle me this: Would a President Trump take his promised action to ban a Muslim convert to Christianity from visiting the U.S. of A?
Protesting cops have raised the apolitical singer’s profile, helping her to market both a critically acclaimed album and concert tour.
Here’s a thought experiment that could bring some perspective to the North Carolina bathroom debate ...
The Mexican beer Dos Equis has retired its Most Interesting Man in the World. Good thing that Donald Trump is waiting in the wings.
The guy who killed Trayvon Martin, and beat the rap, shows the depths of depravity by auctioning the gun he used. Must be top-Trump day.
These 16 female cadets at West Point are training to defend our country. Fear over their photo with fists raised is one sad commentary.
Three simple words: We were wrong. But our mistake pales in comparison to those who willingly voted for him.
The Jesuit priest, 94, lived his faith to its logical conclusion, seeking peace on Earth by any means necessary.
“Zero Minutes of Fame,” a web device from Brady anti-gun campaign, seeks to deny shooters their supposed glory. Nice idea, but bad practice.
An aspirational reading list from the PG’s book editor. Warning: not one of these books will make you mindlessly happy.
Prince’s ghostly falsetto could always be counted on to cut through the predictable bombast of most pop. It has gone silent far too soon.
Westinghouse student posted a complaint on Facebook last week about what he called a lack of educational quality at the school.
It generally isn’t a good idea for white politicians to riff on social stereotypes.
PPN’s criteria for voting from a “biblical perspective” is different from how many Christians, including me, understand the mandate.
Its “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” is just the latest way to let prejudice reign.
The purposeful diversity in the cast of “Hamilton” is a big part of its phenomenal appeal. It would feel like every other musical without
The worst part: It has become another opportunity for blacks and whites to talk past one another from a position of hurt and victimization.
What a contrast Bernie Sanders’ St. Francis-like moment on Friday was compared to the antics of the Republicans that day.
Re: Emory and Kansas. One of the ironies of acquiring a higher education these days is the right to be impervious to irony.
My friend David Shifren, a city cop in Zone 4, is taking youth outreach to a new place: ”“What about kids who aren’t athletic?”
There’s a natural assumption that mass murder is the result of logical calculation, albeit twisted. That’s an unwarranted assumption.
NPR’s “Reinventing the American City” event at August Wilson Center was a night of bracing talk, with respect, about our “livable” city.
To every voter: Follow your conscience wherever it may lead and vote accordingly. Don’t vote based on fear or calculation.
Because the GOP has allowed itself to be defined by racists, thieves and con men, it deserves the humiliation that has befallen it.
Comparing Hollywood’s racism to campus sororities lets the industry off easy, but it does get at the vacuity of the gatekeepers.
Born in segregated South Carolina in 1909, she came to the White House to be greeted by the president and first lady. It’s beyond a dream.
As he said: “If five black guys jumped one white guy, nobody would be going home. Nobody would get 100 hours of community service.”
No mas! When Trump can take on the pope, and kinda come out all right, it’s a strange new world we’re living in.
I hope President Obama has a coherent strategy for exposing the nihilism of the Republican Party for what it is.
At Penn Hills High School, the beating of a boy with cerebral palsy was filmed and shared. Vile, yes — but where were the adults?
On Monday, Bruce T. Kelley Jr. was finally laid to rest. No honor guard accompanied his family to the church service in Washington, Pa.
Something is often forgotten in the emotional coverage of a fallen K-9 officer: Humans put the dog into the position of being killed.
Feel the purge: Very few of the people in this race will have the gall to run for the presidency again.
Some are boycotting the Academy Awards because of the lack of diversity in the lineup of nominees.
Hubris by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, along with indifference about the lives of poor people, results in lead poisoning.
“Mein Kampf” is free to be published in Germany for first time since 1945. Its embrace shows that Germans are ever-ready to face hard facts.
In high school in the ’70s, I quickly noticed that every creative person I associated with admired David Bowie in some way. They were right.
President Obama has been criticized for taking “no drama” too far. His emotional response to gun violence victims is real stuff.
The men and women who took over the federal wildlife refuge buildings are traitors who don’t have the right to call themselves patriots.
The video of a man unleashing a racist tirade against anti-fracking protesters outside of a drilling site goes viral.
“Officers were confronted by a combative subject resulting in the discharge of the officer’s weapon which fatally injured two individuals.”